Here's a treat for fans of The Smiths, a early demo recorded before the release of their 1984 album The Smiths. The 1983 tape was recorded in a blue jeans factory on a cassette player. The source of the tape posted the following on Youtube as to the origins of the tape:
"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 list:
'You've Got Everything Now'
'What Difference Does It Make?'
'Reel Around The Fountain'
'These Things Take Time'
'I Don't Owe You Anything'
'Hand In Glove'