Get Happy

by Simon


Probably Costello’s greatest, especially the flawless first half, and one of my favourite EC bitter slowies Riot Act.  Arguably responsible for all those ex-punks playing Motown riffs during the 80s.  Came before Dexys first album, by minutes, and it shares a similar attitude.  And as for Weller, he was dining on those two albums a lot I suspect.

If you’re not sure where to start with Costello pick Get Happy.  You’ll not be sorry.