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Rock Musician Elvis Costello.

Rock musician Elvis Costello. Since he debuted with "My Aim is True" ten years ago (for which he won a Grammy nomination as Best New Artist), Costello has been one of rock's most influential acts. His music has been praised for the wit and intelligence of his lyrics, and the inventiveness of the music. He spoke with Terry Gross last February, just after he released his 13th album, "Spike." Fresh Air's rock critic Ken Tucker described the album as "a thrilling example of a rock musician grown to maturity." (Originally broadcast 2/28/89).


Other segments from the episode on December 28, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 28, 1989: Interview with Richard Price; Commentary on the best rock albums of 1989; Interview with Elvis Costello; Commentary on the best films of 1989.


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