Did I say that there weren’t any titanic songs on Get Happy!!? Well, I exaggerated to make a point. Because “Riot Act” has always been one of my all-time favorite Elvis Costello songs.
Even before I found out what it was all about 30+ years after the fact. Which was, of course, the infamous incident where his drunkenly private use of a forbidden word in order to piss people off backfired when they went to the press.