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]