Here’s a demo version of “Older” that was recorded during the sessions for Factory Showroom.
In honor of this song not being applicable to him tomorrow, here’s the demo of “It’s Not My Birthday” from The Frank O’Toole Show!
I was listening to the Demo Tape yesterday and I realized I only knew like 10% of the lyrics to “Hell Hotel” (they are, as Ant put it, “pretty incomprehensible”), so I looked them up on the wiki and I was like “OH MY GOD THIS SONG IS EVEN MORE AWESOME THAN I THOUGHT.” Dig it! (And look up the lyrics so you really can.)
It’s like John wrote the “Don’t Let’s Start” demo and he was like “Ah yes I’ve taken care of the heartbreakingly sad lyrics part but the music is not really incongruently and disconcertingly upbeat THIS WILL NOT POSSIBLY DO”
The demo of “Bangs,” from TMBG Unlimited. This is one of those times when I like the demo better than the album version, just cos the last verse is so bizarre.
Here’s that “When It Rains It Snows” demo, IF YOU WANNA BE REALLY CREEPED OUT TOO. But yeh I would recommend middle-of-the-night-all-alone listening for maximum effect.