Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Elvis Costello & The Attractions



Elvis Costello and The Attractions played "Pump It Up" on on the German music TV show Rockpalast, June 6, 1978. The agitated performance fits the song's theme of sexual frustration and is characteristic of the new wave genre of rock music that Costello, among others, created at the time.

2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

"Pump It Up" may indeed be the anthem of new wave generation - the "Satisfaction" of the seventies. I enjoyed this one immensely.

Jeff Tone said...

Yes, it's a great performance.