Elvis Costello ‎– My Aim Is True

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Welcome To The Working Week 1:20
Miracle Man 2:40
No Dancing 2:30
Blame It On Cain 2:00
Alison 2:00
Sneaky Feelings 2:30
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes 2:30
Less Than Zero 1:30
Mystery Dance 2:00
Pay It Back 2:00
I'm Not Angry 2:30
Waiting For The End Of The World 3:40

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SEEZ 3 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True(LP, Album, Pin) Stiff Records SEEZ 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
940 560, HS 67 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (LP, Album + 7") Stiff Records, Stiff Records 940 560, HS 67 France 1977 Sell This Version
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lynjensen

lynjensen

November 22, 2017
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, JC 35037
Several versions here have the note, "First US pressing with yellow rear sleeve." Does that mean if ours has a white rear sleeve, it's not this version?
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 7, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, JC 35037

Without taking the time to review every Elvis Costello album, please indulge me, and allow me to link all of his releases together as a single comment.

Riding in on the ‘New Wave’ and ‘Punk’ scene, stealing his looks from Buddy Holly, his name from Elvis Presley [Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus], his current image from Van Morrison, and his attitude from Steve Allen. Elvis Costello has always been the darling of the head down hands in pockets shuffling feet music critics who heap endless praise on this rather egocentric artist with a bad voice, a voice that can be taken but in small doses.

Costello seems to think that he can do no wrong, that he’s only capable of being misunderstood, though truth be told, I find he and his voice annoying, with vocal inflections that are certainly distinctive, though more than redundant repetitive smirky monochromatic and sounds for all the world that he’s over in the corner jumping up and down, interrupting other people, begging for attention, where he continues to fall in and out of fashion.

Having lived through the aforementioned ‘Punk’ and ‘New Wave’, I remember the man calling his early works ‘Punk’ when what he was laying down was his own rather awkward take on ‘Blue Eyed Soul,” though I find it nearly impossible that Elvis is the actual narrator of his own verse, feeling that he’s lifted his entire life and visions from something he’s heard or read someplace else, where the mechanics of his material are cut from the same endless piece of cloth … and not a very comfortable one to wear either, just continually misanthropic less than substantive bitching that hangs in front of him where with the gears in his brain forever turning, I would suggest that he can’t believe that he got away with this nonsense, let alone for so long. Listen, we already have one artist with a nasal visionary voice, and Elvis Costello will never be another Bob Dylan.

Alright, I hear you, you want me to support these opinions, then let’s begin with the ego. His first real break came in December of 1977 when he filled in for the Sex Pistols on Saturday Night Live, where he’d promised his adoring fans that he’d be playing his current single “Less Than Zero” [regarding politics in the UK], and instead, lectured the audience and the world as he launched into “Radio Radio” [about corporate controlled broadcasting, a jab at Saturday Night Live] and managed to get himself banned for life. Of course at 23, this was all a great lark and this pseudo punk with his new band The Attractions, had their way. Be that as it may, eighteen years later, Costello found himself invited back for SNL’s 25th Anniversary Show, where this time, at 41, he forced his way on stage during the Beastie Boys' song “Sabatoge,” ordering them off stage, and yet again, launched into a “Radio Radio” rant. Of course this wasn’t Elvis being inventive or even innovative, he was copying [and says so] what Jimi Hendrix had done back in the 60’s when he sidestepped the scheduled number on the Lulu Show, and got himself banned. So right there, I’ve managed to check boxes that indicate that Elvis Costello has an ego that not only allows him to think he’s on par with Hendrix, and the box that indicates he’s more than willing to copy antics laid down by someone else ten years prior.

Of course there’s an undercurrent of racism that few know regarding Costello, where during a confrontation in a Holiday Inn with the Stephen Stills band, he managed in a few minutes to direct more racial slurs at both Ray Charles and James Brown than either had experienced in their entire lives … though perhaps we can write this off as Elvis attempting to copy an infamous John Lennon moment. Then he goes on to bite the hand that feeds him and those he encounters in life by saying, “I bear a grudge, I’m vindictive, and I couldn’t care less whether this attitude is damaging to me or not because I’d like to take them all to bits and rain havoc on them. They deserve it. They deserve me. They deserve everything they get.” So maybe Elvis is a bit ‘Punk’, though probably just an angry young man who refuses the moniker as the Patron Saint of Losers, even though that’s what channeled him to success.

As to his music, I believe it speaks for itself. His songs are rather uninspiring, though are covered by others much better and with much more passion than he manages standing there belting out numbers that are nothing more than snippets of a life unrealized as a reality, always sounding as if he’s going to be found out. His music is a parody of itself, and whether he fancies himself as some sort of jazz hybrid or not doesn’t matter, because his songs don’t hold up in that area either. Take any Elvis Costello song and insert it onto any other Costello album, and it will work perfectly, meaning there’s little or no progression. As to my comment about Elvis taking on the attitude of Steve Allen … Allen claimed that he wrote a song or two every day, and in doing so, that made him a great musician, while in the forty years that Costello’s been releasing material, he’s dropped 34 full albums, 25 EP’s, 25 live albums, and 85 singles on the world … and if that does’t meet the mark of being a Steve Allen wannabe, then I don’t know what does.

And finally … Elvis Costello has reached out in 2006 with his EP My Flame Burns Blue [a take on the song "My Aim Is True"] and outrightly stole the artwork from the Miles Davis album Sketches Of Spain, a man who was a true emotional intellectual musical artist who was beholding to no one, as opposed to Elvis Costello who’s forced open doors, riding on the backs of countless others with his lackluster performances, performances that offer little, while Costello demands much.

No, I have no inkling where to point you with the music of Elvis Costello to find something deeply satisfying, because there is nothing deep, he’s a one-sided record spin, and a labor to listen to, a man who if nothing else believes in himself, where if people instantly stopped purchasing his music, he’d still manage to release an album every year for his own pleasure.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

October 26, 2016
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037
I've gone through all the variations of the Columbia repress with the white back cover and mine most closely resembles this one with some differences in the side A etching. Mine is P AL-35037-2AC. There is also an I (eye) or 1 (one ) T and a C all by itself .

The B side listing is the same P BL 35037-2F
5wao

5wao

July 18, 2016
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, Pin, SEEZ 3
I have some diffrent back cover copy of first press. I found that there are 120g wt. vinyl and 140g wt.vinyl.
AdmiralAckbar

AdmiralAckbar

January 4, 2014
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037
I have matrix numbers:
Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): PAL-35037-G2D
Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): (F1AP) PBL 35037-G2C
geobrick

geobrick

November 5, 2011
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, JC 35037
I see a yellow background on the front cover photo, but I don't see any image anywhere showing a "yellow back cover" as described in the notes section.
jadedtom

jadedtom

June 9, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, RP, JC 35037

Elvis Costello's first lp is a real tour-de-force for this underrated talent. Costello has a huge cult following, but perhaps his voice, which can snivel and snarl on a dime, does not work commercially. So Elvis remains an acquired taste.
The band is not the Attractions, but the group is tight. There are no big productions here, just straight ahead pop and rock and roll.
Lots of vitriol here. "I'm Not Angry" is a great rocker which sees the singer in comic denial.
"Waiting for the End of the World" is prophetic, as it appears we have a whole generation waitng for 2012! "Mystery Dance" harkens back to fifties' rock, and dares to ask "what the hell does sex mean?" "Watching the Detectives" is chilling and cynical. "She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake...."
The lp opens with the solid pop rock of "Welcome to the Working Week", and Elvis never lets up, offering up a solid album of intelligent lyrics and tight rock and roll. And in the middle of all this is the beautiful ballad "Allison".
An impressive debut album for Mr. McManus.
jussumen

jussumen

April 6, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing My Aim Is True, LP, Album, Gre, SRL 910.010, SEEZ 3
A fine album and an even stronger debut. Still today this LP sounds real good. the sound if full and on point. Heavy drums , dense bass, effective guitar works and Elvis voice that runs the show with clever and sometimes very melodic songwriting. The impact of this style, reminiscent of old Beat and Rock'n Roll let in a breath of fresh air at a time (the late seventies), when long Progressive or Hard Rock songs were the norm. Here the songs range from 1.30 - 3.35 minutes - the ideal length for a Pop Song or a Single. This was the winning formula of 'My Aim Is True'. Stripped off all unnecesary doodling the songs are on point and the album is over before it has a chance to bore you. We can argue about what is the best LP by Elvis Costello - but this will always be mentioned among the favouites..