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St. Vincent Pays Homage to Elvis Costello on Conan


It's no secret St. Vincent has a certain affection for pop-punk heroes a few generations back. Note her impressive collaborations with the Talking Heads' David Byrne, which include live performances, a record and an interpretation by a 12-piece marching band . Now St. Vincent (er, Annie Clark) seems to be having a little more fun.


Last night on Conan , St. Vincent performed her new single, "Cheerleader," but first she and her band kicked into the opening riff of Elvis Costello's "Radio Radio." They played a few bars of the song and Clark turned and stopped her band, just like Costello did on his infamous performance (shown above) on Saturday Night Live in 1977. Do I smell a new collaboration?


Check out St. Vincent's nod to Costello and her song "Cheerleader."


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