Declan Patrick MacManus aka Elvis Costello was one of a good number of energetic performers on the London 'pub' circuit in the mid 1970's.
He was linked to the 'punk' scene and perhaps more fittingly to the development of 'new wave' music.
This recording is from his first USA tour in 1978, with material from his 1977 debut (My Aim Is True), and his then forthcoming new album 'This Years Model'.
The frenetic energy of Elvis Costello and The Attractions is recaptured in full on this recording.
Performing live at The Warner Theater, Washington DC, USA on the 28th February 1978, the concert was broadcast on WHFS-FM.
Set List is:
1.Pump it up.
2.Waiting for the end of the world.
4.Less than zero.
6.(The angels wanna wear my) Red shoes.
7.(I don't want to go to) Chelsea.
8.Hand in hand.
11.You belong to me.
13.Watching the detectives.
16.Blame it on Cain.
Sound quality is very good stereo FM and edited down to the full concert performance only.
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