Jellybelly Ugly (Beautiful One) Bullet with Butterfly Wings (w/ raw/early vox) Weeping Willowly (No Escape) To Forgive (To Forgive For Nothing Less) Blast Mouths of Babes (Descendo) Pennies (And I Stumbled Onto You) Dizzle A/Ab/E/B/F# Rings So So Pretty (James Complex Song) With Longing Love (Straight Ab) Set the Ray to Jerry
Galapogos (The Innocents) Speed (A Drone) Lucky Lad (Busy Downtune Bb/G) Jackboot New Wave A to G A/B/G Drop A Marquis in Spades (Glamey Glamay) Walking Country Tonight, Tonight The Groover Germans in Leather Pants (New Wave Echo) Millieu (Pretty Drop A) E-drone E/C#/A The Aeroplane Flies High (Disconnected)
Label: (none) ID: - Track info: Disc 1: Tracks 1-15: 1994 - Gravity Studios - studio, electric Disc 2: Tracks 1-14: 1994 - Gravity Studios - studio, electric All tracks electric & instrumental, except Bullet with Butterfly Wings (w/ vocals).
From a 100m cassette, given by BC to an online fan in April 2000 with instructions to "circulate these". Originally, it was supposed to be a 90m cassette with more recent material (see Friend & Enemies of Modern Music, but he screwed up the tape somehow, & dug this one out instead.
March 11, 2020 Subject:
Interesting and pleasant enough
The earliest demos we've got from the MCIS sessions, and they suggest that it could have been a very different album in the end. Most of the tracks here are quieter and less aggressive than would've been expected, and (despite all of the working titles) they're tangible songs rather than just sketches, almost all of them having definite choruses.
It's clear that there was plenty of development done, considering that most of these songs were relegated to B-side status (or even just being part of the Pastichio Medley). That said, the songs that ended up on the final record stand on their own really well. It's a super weird experience to hear 'Tonight, Tonight' in C, and 'Love' is sunk by the lack of vocals.
Probably not something to go back to regularly, but if you ever need instrumental listening, this is probably it. Personal favourite: "Busy Downtune Bb/G".