Happened upon the following quote in an ´82 interview in the New York Times with Elvis Costello. "I always thought it was a big mistake to toss around that expression ´new wave´ in connection with my records. Why does everything have to be pigeonholed? Why can´t you hear Hank Williams and then Billie Holiday on the radio?"
Couldn´t agree more, El. So here goes. Not on the radio, which long ago ceased to be a ´sound salvation´, but in a blog post.
Hank Williams - Can´t Get You Off Of My Mind MP3
Billie Holiday - I Cried For You MP3
Elvis Costello - Radio Sweetheart MP3
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio MP3