Picks and Pans Review: Punch the Clock

updated 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Backup singers and a horn section help rock's most trenchant writer put a soulful, ebullient spin on such unlikely subjects as unemployment and the Falklands war.

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