“Pump it Up” – Elvis Costello


Another classic from Mr. Costello. Second only to “Watching the Detectives,” this is my favorite Costello song. A very accurate approximation of 60s garage punk with all the bile and sexual frustration you’d expect from 60s garage punk. You have to watch this video for what Costello does with his freakin’ feet.  One of the most freakishly intense performances I’ve ever seen. I’d be shocked if he’s not wearing orthopedic shoes today, just for his work on this video alone.  From the classic 1978 album “This Year’s Model.”