Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Punch the Clock (1983)
First, I have to point out that I had glasses that were almost identical to the ones worn by Prince Charmless on the cover of Punch the Clock.
Second, I hated Everyday I Write the Book. I think that probably had a lot to do with how often I heard it and saw the damned video. In 1983, it seems that there weren't enough videos to satisfy demand and so a few videos were replayed constantly. I wonder if this song would have been as popular if there hadn't been a video. The Charles Diana thing got old very fast for me.
But, today, I think that the song is OK. The rest of the album is OK too.