Sunday, September 25, 2016

This is where I walk out the door...

Q:  Can a band's studio outtakes vastly exceed the quality of their officially released product?

A: Yes!   Here are sixteen power poppin' examples.

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6 comments:

Bruce Kelly said...

From my memory I think you are very correct that these demos are much better than the released tracks. My recollection is that when I finally heard their "lost classic" power pop album I thought it was fine but not outstanding. I'd have to go back and listen, but either way I am liking this as good power pop.

Konrad Useo said...

I didn't know this artist, but I did quite like it. Many thanks. Reminded me of the Shoes, or the Records.

Elizabeth Klisiewicz said...

This is really good, and agreed. Sounds a lot like Shoes and The Records.

spavid said...

Glad you enjoyed. These guys reminded me of another band of the same era called the Producers. Check themout too.

Bruce Kelly said...

I think I have The Producers on LP. If so, I'll check it out.

And I thought of another case where the demos are much better than the released material -- Matthew Sweet's first two (pre-Girlfriend) solo albums. The demos I have heard of the same material are much better than the released stuff, which in my view (of course) suffers from some then-current production approaches.

Bruce Kelly said...

I checked. I don't have The Producers. I think I looked for that record so long I ended up thinking that I had it. So, I'd be interested to see if it lives up to the praise.

I did play the LP by the artist whose demos you have here. Better than I recalled but still not near as top-rate as the demos.