Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers

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Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers
Compilation album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Released 7 November 1980 (UK)
Recorded 1977–80
Genre Punk rock, new wave
Length 52:37
Label F-Beat
Producer Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe
Elvis Costello and the Attractions chronology
Taking Liberties
(1980)
Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers
(1980)
Trust
(1981)

Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers is an Elvis Costello and the Attractions album comprising tracks not previously released on albums. It is mostly made up of b-sides, however it does feature two previously unreleased recordings. It was released in the UK only, initially only on cassette, though it was later issued in other formats. Its tracklisting is almost identical to that of the American release Taking Liberties.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Elvis Costello except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Clean Money" (previously unreleased) – 1:57
  2. "Girls Talk" (b-side of "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down", 1980) – 1:56
  3. "Talking in the Dark" (a-side, 1978) – 1:56
  4. "Radio Sweetheart" (b-side of "Less Than Zero", 1977) – 2:24
  5. "Big Tears" (b-side of "Pump It Up", 1978) – 3:10
  6. "Crawling to the USA" (from soundtrack to Americathon, 1979) – 2:52
  7. "Just a Memory" (b-side of "New Amsterdam", 1980) – 2:14
  8. "Watching the Detectives" (a-side, 1977) – 3:43
  9. "Stranger in the House" (a-side, 1978) – 3:01
  10. "Clowntime Is Over" (Version 2) (b-side of "High Fidelity", 1980) – 3:44

Side two[edit]

  1. "Getting Mighty Crowded" (b-side of "High Fidelity", 1980) – 2:05
  2. "Hoover Factory" (previously unreleased) – 1:43
  3. "Tiny Steps" (b-side of "Radio, Radio", 1978) – 2:42
  4. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" (Nick Lowe) – 3:31
  5. "Dr. Luther's Assistant" (b-side of "New Amsterdam", 1980) – 3:28
  6. "Radio, Radio" (a-side, 1978) – 3:04
  7. "Black and White World" (Demo version) (previously unreleased) – 1:51
  8. "Wednesday Week" (b-side of "Talking in the Dark", 1978) – 2:02
  9. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) (b-side of "Oliver's Army", 1979) – 1:25
  10. "Ghost Train" (b-side of "New Amsterdam", 1980) – 3:05