You've got to really know your song, inside and out.
I'm playing to the sort of people who like the same records.
The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
When punk rock came along, the one thing you were not supposed to be was musical.
When somebody like Elvis Costello comes along, anybody can make a good record with him.
In the '70s, you had to come up with an album every year whether you were ready or not.
Be a military flier or be in a band; those were the two hippest things I could imagine.
I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio.
As long as my body holds out, I'll be grooving when I'm 70, and not some sort of horrible spectacle.
Elvis Costello had a brand new bag. He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.