Back in my college days, I was heavily into buying British import records (thanks, JEM Records!) because I didn’t want to wait to get American releases of acts and artists I followed. That’s how I got my hands on Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True. I did the same thing for his follow up, This Year’s Model.
I liked Aim, and figured much the same for Model, so I wasn’t prepared for the shock I got when I dropped the needle on this bad boy.
“No Action” came roaring out of the gate and the album never let up. It’s one of the greatest opening songs on a rock record. What are some others you can think of?