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* AltarTheSpeed: "Waiting For The End of the World":
-->"Hiding from a scandal in the national press\\
They had been trying to get married since they stole the wedding dress"



-->''They've got a million variations every service with a smile''\\
''Jenny puts on some coffee and then she comes back with a smile''\\
''She says, "I hear that South America is coming into style."''

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-->''They've got a million variations every service with a smile''\\
''Jenny puts on some coffee and then she comes back with a smile''\\
''She
-->''She says, "I hear that South America is coming into style."''



* BeYourself: From "Pay It Back":
-->"And I tried so hard just to be myself\\
But I keep on fading away"



** Bret Easton Ellis' debut novel ''Literature/LessThanZero'' was TitledAfterTheSong.
** Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Christine}}'' has a different car-related song lyric as the epigraph for each title. One he uses is the "traded in their baby for a Chevrolet" line from "Less Than Zero".

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** Bret Easton Ellis' debut novel ''Literature/LessThanZero'' was TitledAfterTheSong.
** Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Christine}}'' has a different car-related song lyric as the epigraph for each title. One he uses is the "traded in their baby for a Chevrolet" line from
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Less Than Zero".Zero," from ''The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made'' by Dave Marsh:
-->ďA couple are making out on the couch at the home of one of their parents (it isn't clear which, only that they have no place of their own to go, and are worried that the old folks will arrive home too soon.) The lights are off but the TV is on. On the tube, an interviewer is talking with Oswald Mosley, leader of Britain's fascist movement in the thirties, and Mosley's sister. Mosley is enjoying something of a revival, and he has been brought to the screen to further falsify history- his own, the world's, perhaps even the singer's. But the singer is only dimly aware that Mosley's being on TV helps explain his own unemployment and lack of housing, partially because he's too wrapped up in his lovemaking, partially because creating unawareness is Mosley's purpose. (And those cries of 'Hey red!' in the chorus- who's shouting them, and to what end?) This isn't something I made up. This is what Elvis Costello is singing about."

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* TheChikan: "Waiting for the End of the World":
-->''And then they shut down the power all along the line''\\
''And we got stuck in the tunnel where no lights shine''\\
''They got to touching all the girls who were too scared to call out''\\
''Nobody was saying anything at all''


'''''My Aim Is True''''' is the debut album from Music/ElvisCostello, released in 1977. The album consisted mainly of songs that he had written while with his former band, Flip City, and brought to his audition at Stiff Records, along with some newly composed material. His backing band for the album was the Bay Area's Clover, essentially Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews without Huey Lewis.

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'''''My ''My Aim Is True''''' True'' is the debut album from Music/ElvisCostello, released in 1977. The album consisted mainly of songs that he had written while with his former band, Flip City, and brought to his audition at Stiff Records, along with some newly composed material. His backing band for the album was the Bay Area's Clover, essentially Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews without Huey Lewis.


* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Male sexual inadequacy, [[MostWritersAreMale for various reasons]], has never been a big topic in rock music, but it's all over this album. Special case in point, the second verse of "Mystery Dance":
-->''Well I remember when the lights went out''\\
''And I was trying to make it look like it was never in doubt''\\
''She thought that I knew and I thought that she knew''\\
''So both of us were willing but we didn't know how to do it.''

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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Male sexual inadequacy, [[MostWritersAreMale for various reasons]], has never been a big topic in rock music, but it's all over this album. Special case in point, the second verse of "Mystery Dance":\n-->''Well I remember when the lights went out''\\\n''And I was trying to make it look like it was never in doubt''\\\n''She thought that I knew and I thought that she knew''\\\n''So both of us were willing but we didn't know how to do it.''

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* BigWhy: "Welcome to the Working Week" has a repeated one:
--> ''All you gotta tell me now is why why why why''

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The album was listed at nr. #168 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The cover photos.


* AlbumTitleDrop: "Allison":
-->''Allison, I know this world is killing you''\\
''Allison, '''my aim is true'''.''

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* AlbumTitleDrop: "Allison":
-->''Allison,
"Alison":
-->''Alison,
I know this world is killing you''\\
''Allison, ''Alison, '''my aim is true'''.''



* AtLeastIAdmitIt: The chorus to "Allison" seems to translate to "I know the world will break your heart, but I'll be more forthright about it than the rest."

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* AtLeastIAdmitIt: The chorus to "Allison" "Alison" seems to translate to "I know the world will break your heart, but I'll be more forthright about it than the rest."



* GenreRoulette: Costello shows stylistic versatility already. "No Dancing" has a Music/PhilSpector sound and is in fact one of many rock songs to use the slow, echoey drumbeat from the Ronettes' "Be My Baby". "I'm Not Angry" is punky hard rock. "Allison" is country-influenced. "Mystery Dance" is a rockabilly number that takes its cue from [[Music/ElvisPresley the other Elvis]]' "Jailhouse Rock".

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* GenreRoulette: Costello shows stylistic versatility already. "No Dancing" has a Music/PhilSpector sound and is in fact one of many rock songs to use the slow, echoey drumbeat from the Ronettes' "Be My Baby". "I'm Not Angry" is punky hard rock. "Allison" "Alison" is country-influenced. "Mystery Dance" is a rockabilly number that takes its cue from [[Music/ElvisPresley the other Elvis]]' "Jailhouse Rock".



* OneWomanSong: "Allison"

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* OneWomanSong: "Allison""Alison"

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* RecordProducer: Music/NickLowe, Costello's usual producer in the early years.



[[AC:Side One]]




[[AC:Side Two]]



!!Don't you think that I know that troping on water won't make me a miracle man?:
* AlbumTitleDrop: From "Allison", natch:

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!!Don't !! ''Don't you think that I know that troping on water won't make me a miracle man?:
man?'':
* AlbumTitleDrop: From "Allison", natch:"Allison":



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: From "Miracle Man":

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: From "Miracle Man":



* PoliceBrutality: From "Watching the Detectives":

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* PoliceBrutality: From "Watching the Detectives":


!! Bonus Track (from the original American release and all CD version):

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!! Bonus Track (from the original American release and all CD version):versions):


[[caption-width-right:350:''"Oh ,I used to be disgusted/And now I try to be amused..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Oh ,I [[caption-width-right:350:''"Oh, I used to be disgusted/And now I try to be amused..."'']]


[[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Oh ,I used to be disgusted/And now I try to be amused..."'']]


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[[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]



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!! Bonus Track (from the original American release and all CD version):
# "Watching the Detectives" (3:42)



** Theatre/{{Romeo and Juliet}} appear in the first verse of "Mystery Dance">

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** Theatre/{{Romeo and Juliet}} appear in the first verse of "Mystery Dance">Dance".


''She says, "I hear that south america is coming into style."''

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''She says, "I hear that south america South America is coming into style."''

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