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Out of Our Idiot


Download links and information about Out of Our Idiot by Elvis Costello. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:10:07 minutes.

Artist: Elvis Costello
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:10:07
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No. Title Length
1. Seven Day Weekend 2:37
2. Turning the Town Red 3:20
3. Heathen Town 3:06
4. The People's Limousine 3:38
5. So Young 3:26
6. Little Goody Two Shoes 2:27
7. American Without Tears 3:33
8. Get Yourself Another Fool 4:01
9. Walking On Thin Ice 3:42
10. Withered and Died 3:12
11. Blue Chair 3:38
12. Baby It's You 3:15
13. From Head to Toe 2:34
14. Shoes Without Heels 4:14
15. Baby's Got a Brand New Hairdo 3:21
16. The Flirting Kind 2:58
17. Black Sails In the Sunset 3:09
18. A Town Called a Big Nothing 5:43
19. Big Sister 2:16
20. Imperial Bedroom 2:47
21. The Stamping Ground 3:10



Elvis Costello has always been incredibly prolific and no matter how quickly he releases albums, there’s always something left over. It’s albums like this that collect those loose threads. These 21 rarities were often released under pseudonyms as one-off singles or tracks for compilation albums — T-Bone Burnett and E.C. are listed as the Coward Brothers, and Costello himself sometimes billed himself as The Imposter or Napoleon Dynamite. There’s an enviable looseness here, as Costello ranges from a playful cover like “Baby It’s You” with Nick Lowe to a tense cover of Yoko Ono’s “Walking On Thin Ice” and the solemnity of Richard Thompson’s “Withered and Died.” He throws in a fascinating act two with “American Without Tears” whose first act appeared on King of America. “Blue Chair,” a standout from Blood and Chocolate is delivered here in altered form. He collaborates with Jimmy Cliff for “Seven Day Weekend” and with Burnett for “The People’s Limousine.” “So Young” uses a graceful reggae groove. “Get Yourself Another Fool” covers Sam Cooke unmistakably. The man never runs out of ideas.