Friday, February 6, 2009

Superdrag - Head Trip in Every Key demos (1997)

While the world (or at least I) awaits Superdrag's "reunion" album, Industry Giants, I thought I'd commit to cyberspace this collection of demos recorded in 1997 at the fabled Bearsville Studios in upstate New York for their second LP, Head Trip in Every Key. While they never recorded a less than stellar album or ep, Head Trip... found Superdrag at their creative apex, building on the foundation of their riveting debut, Regretfully Yours.

Naturally, most of these songs were fully realized on the record in question, but I believe at least five didn't make the cut ("Here We Come," "She Says," and "My Day (Will Come)") found their way onto the Superdrag outtakes collection Changin' Tires On The Road To Ruin almost ten years later. Enjoy.
01. Bankrupt Vibration (alt lyrics)
02. Sold You an Alibi
03. Hellbent
04. Simple Simon
05. I'm Expanding My Mind
06. Bristol Gurls
07. She's a Holy Grail
08. She Says
09. Take Your Spectre Away
10. Senorita
11. Man on the Flaming Pie (later Shuck & Jive)
12. I Know the Score
13. Hallucination (later Annetichrist)
14. Simpleton's Make Believe (later Mr. Underground)
15. Here We Come
16. My Day (Will Come)
17. Head Trip in Every Key
18. Pine Away
19. The Art of Dying


Jonathan said...

You can count me as another who is looking forward to hearing a Superdrag reunion album. Great band.

joe said...

I don't think I've heard a good 90% of these demos, so thanks a lot! I, too, am anxiously waiting the arrival of Industry Giants.

Sbam said...

dude, this made my day. I've been looking for songs like Bristol Girls, Head Trip.... I'm freaking out at work right now. THANK YOU!!!

by the way, I did this interview with John Davis that got into detail about his demos a few years back