Elvis Costello & The Attractions / IbMePdErRoIoAmL

During his initial tenure with Declan McManus, Bruce Thomas exuded rhythmic, tonal, and harmonic virtuosity.

To my ears, this is Bruce’s pinnacle wherein the main Attraction plies chords, melodic counterpoint, and punky plectrum pluckery via his signature salmon colored Fender P throughout Elvis’ new wave baroque pop masterpiece.  Dig "Beyond Belief," "Shabby Doll," and "Man out of Time" as Bruce shifts grooves - tethering drummer Pete Thomas' sturdy rhythms and Steve Nieve's orchestral yearnings.