Demos

Mike Jones on Latin Quarter Demos

Not every lyric I've written has been converted into a song. And not every song I've co-written has been written with Steve - although probably 95 percent have been. There are several more songs that appeared in the live-set that most fans will be unaware of, there are also many songs that were demo'd but never made it either to an album or to the live set.

Of the demos, the early ones really are 'early' - two people learning how to write. I think (a very gloomy) album could consist of Another Night's Broken Glass, She's a Rebel (which is great), Even Superman is Dead, Gave Somebody a Night, Other Mothers, That's Why I Turned My Badge In, Jerry Medley (original version) and She Can Afford the Dogs. Predominantly these are 'Steve' songs. Jerry Medley (early demo version) is brilliant, way better than the B-Side recording. Of the unrecorded Latin Quarter material then Che's Ghost, The Big Pool, and One Stone, the Avalanche stand up. Night School should have been on Mick and Caroline but didn't make it (neither did One Fell Swoop). Hearts Don't Stop Beating on Their Own was a mainstay encore of one particular tour but was a kind of throwaway. Corruption was a Swimming Against the Stream contender but didn't swing - it lasted about six shows, and The Right (not The Night) lasted ONE performance - in Birmingham!! Mike Jones, March 2001.

DEMOS NEITHER RECORDED NOR INCLUDED IN THE LIVE-SET

  • Ten For a Raid
  • Last Bus to Broadway
  • Cooling Out
  • Dream in the Day-time
  • Charlie Aint a Baby Anymore
  • Destination Peppermint
  • Take Out the Poor
  • Larnaca
  • Another Night's Broken Glass
  • Night School
  • The Big Pit's a Museum
  • Your Last Show
  • Corinne's Room
  • Call Me 'Auguste'
  • Tent City
  • She Can Afford the Dogs
  • Keeping My Head
  • Start to Move
  • Cut The Cord
  • Kid
  • She's A Rebel
  • Even Superman is Dead
  • Little Buddy
  • Gave Somebody a Night
  • Other Mothers
  • That's Why I Turned My Badge In
  • Look Away
  • No Family Album
  • Shot at Romance
  • Natural Balance
  • One Big Happy (Across the Atlantic)
  • A Bit Part in Life Itself
  • Copra Trading
  • Another Name
  • Back to the Well
  • Bone and Skin - Mike on vocals!
  • He Left
  • David in the Rock
  • No Mans Land
  • The Wizard of 'Because'
  • Take it to Miriam
  • Pulse
  • Savage Earth
  • Sister World
  • Crystal Clear
  • Friday's Child
  • The Lies Shadows Tell
  • Shot At Romance
  • Love is a Nova
  • Tsunami
  • When Time are Hard
  • Auto Is (As Auto Does)
  • How Many New Toys

LIVE SONGS NEVER RECORDED FOR ALBUMS

  • See Him
  • Snow Blind
  • This Side of Midnight
  • Jerry Medley
  • Across the Atlantic
  • The Right
  • Titles You Can't Hire
  • Sandinista
  • The Colour Scheme
  • Corruption
  • Night School
  • Che's Ghost
  • The Big Pool
  • Hearts Don't Stop Beating on Their Own
  • Start to Move
  • One Stone, the Avalanche
  • Mid-Day