Sunday, February 7, 2016

the last book I ever read (Elvis Costello's Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, excerpt two)

from Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello:

Halfway between the two large studio rooms was a smaller mixing suite. For half a week, the final mixes of The Jam’s new double A-side, “Town Called Malice”/ “Precious,” could be heard blasting out every time the control room door swung open.

The next day, I ran into Alice Cooper on his way to work. He was a very likable fellow and completely free of snakes. I immediately ran out to the big HMV record shop on Oxford Street and bought copies of School’s Out and Billion Dollar Babies and asked Alice to sign them for Steve Nieve, as he had claimed they were the only rock and roll records that he knew when he had joined The Attractions.

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