Thoughts on the demos from the Monster 25th Anniversary?
Uptempo Ricky - I liked this one…I wonder if this was re-written as Hollow Man?
Harlan County With Whistling - Probably my favorite from the entire release. I much prefer the western feel vs. Final Straw.
Mike’s Gtr - Seems like a blend of Find the River and Sad Professor. Could have been some potential here.
Sputnik 1 - Interesting different type of sound from them.
Black Sky 4-14 - This and Until the Day is Done have never quite clicked for me, even though I want to like them.
Revolution 4-21 - I liked the song when I was a teenager, but I don’t much care for it or Ignoreland anymore, as I find the overtly political lyrics lazy. I can see why they held it back.
Experiment 4-28 - Interesting different type of sound from them.
Highland Fling 4-29 - Another interesting different type of sound from them. Could have been interesting.
It would be interesting to have a translation key between the demos listed in the original album art vs. what they are here.
I also wish they had put out demos of the album songs, such as Star 69 extended, and other demos that ended up on future albums (like Bittersweet Me).