Pump It Up by Elvis Costello – Modern Song #2

The new book by Bob Dylan is The Philosophy of Modern Song – essays on 65 songs he admires. I’m gonna listen/revisit one a day, and today I am listening to Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up”.

Here’s the list from the Table of Contents and a playlist on Spotify if you’d like to play along- I’d love to hear your thoughts on these songs as we listen.

I’m considering this list to be the syllabus on a course Mr. Dylan is offering us with the book.

I’ll update this post later today with thoughts on the song.