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Listen To A Rare The Smiths Demo Recorded Back In 1983

Listen To A Rare The Smiths Demo Recorded Back In 1983

NME has reported that former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has tweeted out a link to a YouTube video streaming an old demo The Smiths recorded prior to prepping for their debut album.

Titled The Pablo Cuckoo Tape, it was supposedly recorded with a cassette player in Joe Moss' jeans warehouse Crazy Face in Manchester. The account states:

"I was lent the master cassette by a source close to the band who made the recording, let's call him Pablo Cuckoo in 1997 with a view of trying to put it out as a semi-official release.? As it was recorded before the band had signed to Rough Trade, technically he had the rights to the recording. But a combination of poor sound quality & threats from Warner Bros meant that the idea was shelved." 

 

The Pablo Cuckoo Tape Track Listing:

01. You've Got Everything Now

02. Accept Yourself

03. What Difference Does It Make?

04. Reel Around The Fountain

05. These Things Take Time

06. I Don't Owe You Anything

07. Hand In Glove

08. Handsome Devil

09. Miserable Lie

Stream the demo below:

 

 

[NME]

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