- ELVIS COSTELLO: THIS YEARS MODEL: 1978: NEW WAVE: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: While I love EC’s debut My Aim Is True- you can certainly tell the difference in the music on album #2 “This Years Model”- EC’s first album with his back up band The Attractions. My Aim Is True is great due to Elvis- the back up band- Clover was fine- but on this it is Elvis- his songs and The Attractions. Outside of The Beatles albums- my most listened to albums were the first four Elvis Costello albums. It would be interesting if I had kept track of that stuff [well actually I did back during this time but the archives have been lost over the years} to know how many times I played those albums. Still sounds good.
- IGGY AND THE STOOGES: RAW POWER: 1973: ROCK: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: Iggy and The Stooges third album is the first one of theirs that I owned. I don’t know why I bought this album now- I must have read about Iggy and The Stooges in a magazine [this was in the late 70’s early in days as a music fanatic} and at first I didn’t really care for it- I had never heard anything like it. Of course once I heard more music- I went back to it- and it is a fantastic album- a forerunner to the punk that was soon to come. A great title which certainly describes what is inside.