Single: Pills And Soap
From The Elvis Costello Wiki
|Release date||Media||Catalog number||Comments|
|1983-05-27||7"||Demon IMP 001||UK, no ps|
|2003-10-27||5" CD||Edsel IMP 001||UK, available only in Singles, Volume 2 box set|
- Performed by: The Imposter
- Produced by: Colin Fairley and The Imposter (uncredited on original single)
- #16 (UK)
- EC wanted this single out fast, before the general election, while F-Beat was undergoing a change of distribution. For this he formed a new label and issued it as "The Imposter". Originally, the single was only going to be available for less than a week, and planned to be deleted on the eve of the general election. The first pressing was of only 15,000 copies, but finally a total of 160,000 copies were made.
- This song was slightly remixed for the album.
- In the extended version the chorus "Give me the needle/Give me the rope..." is sung twice just before the "Four and twenty crowbars..." verse.
- This single was also included with the 2xLP version of The Very Best Of Elvis Costello And The Attractions.