WHY ISN'T COSTELLO MUSIC OUT STATESIDE?
epsteinsmutha | At the bottom of Juan Epstein's excuse note | 01/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey you! Yeah, you! Mr. Trendy! Come here!
You've seen the iTunes advert by now with the KT Tunstallesque guitars going into the boomslap rhythm song of the guy sort of singing/talking, right before that "I know I heard this somewhere before" Bada bompa dararara bada bompa dararara chorus, right? Well, my friend, that is the NME's latest darlings, Scotland's own Fratellis.
The song is "Flathead" and for some reason unbeknownst to any sane person who bought their full-length on import, they are unknown to the greater public stateside. So you have two choices, either buy this and hope their label (I think it's Universal) has sense enough to release the full-length or shell out the $$ for the full-length of Costello Music and see what the mother country is on about. There's nary a clinker on this or the full-length.
Me? I'm mad for it.