Costello spins gold at Wolfe Auditorium show

Citizen Times: Tony Kiss: 20th July, 2011

"The first spin of the wheel yielded “This Wheel’s On Fire.” Then came “I Want You,” “Joanna,” “Episode of Blonde,” “Bedlam” and “Girl". Another game gimmick was the “Hammer of Songs,” a sort of strong man routine, in which a contestant pounded a bell-ringing carnival device to determine the next song. That brought “Pump It Up.”

Late in the gig, he brought out (T Bone) Burnett for a couple of tunes, including “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" ("The Wild Side Of Life"). The crowd was into it through the night, jumping to its collective feet again and again. It all made for a memorable musical night."

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