It's no secret that Elvis Costello is one of my biggest influences. I was lucky enough to be 15 when "My Aim is True" came out. Those were the days of ridiculously exciting music. These John Peel sessions show off the crafty musicianship Elvis Costello and the Attractions are known for. These tracks are unbelievably hot. Check out Pete Thomas's drums on "Mystery Dance." Punk.
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