Costello had yet to form a band when Stiff Records sent him into the studio to record his debut, My Aim Is True. So the label enlisted an American country rock act called Clover for support. Its members included guitarist John McFee, later of the Doobie Brothers, and a harp player named Huey Lewis (who skipped the sessions in favor of an Amsterdam vacation). Based in the Bay Area, Clover had come to England to conquer the London’s pub rock scene. But when punk broke, the band found itself scrambling for work. For providing a solidly unobtrusive backdrop to Costello’s sonic grenades on ‘My Aim Is True’, Clover earned a small bit of immortality, or at least an answer to a potential Jeopardy! question.