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Simon Frith's early review of Elvis Costello...

Item # 671871

December 26, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, December 26, 1977  The front page has: "Elvis Costello: Pleased to Aim", which shows the introduction to a review by the world renowned music critic Simon Frith, and includes a small image of Costello. The text of the review is found on page 55 and includes an additional photo.

An unrelated but interesting article is headed: "Female Trouble: Valerie Chow Bush", with a subheading: Abortion casualties - minorities and poor women on the frontline...", with more. Additional "Village Voice" feature articles and advertisements are found throughout.

Complete in 180 pages and in nice condition.

Provenance: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Background: The Village Voice was an American counterculture newspaper known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse - a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history. It is quite common to find great political cartoons, satirical cartoons and articles, thought-provoking editorials, and ads and reviews for both concerts and theater productions - both on and off Broadway. Many iconic writers and musicians credit their appearance in The Village Voice for at least a portion of their success.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. If purchasing, please do so with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century