(+Alex Chilton bonus)
Early, Rare Demos
late 1970s & early 1980s
various locations, variable sound quality (range: GD- to VG+)
*first share from dB’s Fan’s treasure trove*
HUMONGOUS BIG THANKS to dBF!
|Chris and Peter at Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, NC, 1981|
photo by dB's Fan
Think of this collection as “Ride the Wild TomTom, Part 2”-- except that most of these are without the other dB's
Never thought I'd hear demos for Repercussion tracks,
but here are 3 for your listening pleasure...
02 Ups and Downs (demo) CS
03 We Were Happy There (demo) PH
04 Happenstance (demo) CS
05 You've Been On My Mind 1 (demo) PH
06 You've Been On My Mind 2 (demo, full-length)* PH
07 instrumental (demo) PH
08 What You Said to Me (demo)* PH
09 Looking Around Corners (demo) PH
10 A House Is Not a Home (demo) PH
11 Leave My World Alone (demo) PH
12 Crimson & Clover (demo)* PH
13 The Death of Rock (earliest demo) PH
14 Depth of Field (demo) CS
15 Face of the Crowd (demo) CS
16 Excitement (demo) CS
17 Big Time (demo) CS
18 Walking the Ceiling (It's Good to Be Alive) demo CS
19 Tennis Bum (demo) LX with PH
20 My Rival (demo) LX with CS & Cossacks
21 Little Fishy (demo) LX with CS & Cossacks
TT: 73:20 mins.
TT: 73:20 mins.
Note: the oldest of these are the final two Alex Chilton tracks, accompanied by Chris and the rest of The Cossacks, probably 1977. “Tennis Bum” is a better-known track from Peter’s Memphis sessions, recorded some time in 1978 at Sam Phillips’ studio with Richard Rosebrough. Most of the other Peter tracks are thought to be from these sessions except for the 3 marked “ * ”. Those are said to be from a later session in 1979 at Mitch Easter’s Drive-In Studio in Winston-Salem, NC. Chris’ demos are dated 1982, but there’s no other info. (I’m very doubtful that the Repercussion songs would have been demo’d in 1982 since the album was recorded in 1981, but I’m just passing on the info I was given...)
|Peter visits London, 1981|
|Chris phones it in, just this once|
|A MAN CALLED LX|
Alex Chilton strumming away in someone's bedsit
photo by S. Chernikowski
Whaddya mean, "No, I just haven't got around to buying that one yet"?!?
Dude, you've got to fix that RIGHT NOW: