Elvis Costello is….oh, we all know who Elvis Costello is (god damn it!). What we have here is a new track – the B side to the recently released ‘We Are All Cowards Now‘. ‘Phonographic Memory‘ is an apocalyptic fantasy of Orson Welles and the collapse of civilisation.
What makes this a track rather than a song is that Costello narrates the tale over an acoustic backing track. It’s rather cool.