Ben Folds 1990 Demo Recordings Greensboro, NC and Nashville, TN
Well, I think the title says it all really. Ben Folds pre-Five demo sessions, what totally fantastic songs they are too, I really cannot spout enough praise for their debut album. Uncle Walter, Jackson Cannery, Underground, simply fantastic writing and performance allround! From the non-album tracks Clueless is very much in his light hearted, taking a poke at someone manner, My Dog, co-written with Evan Olsen and not released until the Speed Graphic EP. Situation is a good example of his many songs that are based on anecdotes or actual events that have occured, in the vein of Stevens Last Night In Town, or at least that's how it seems. Burnings is very reminiscent of Zappas You Are What You Is material to me, Mudd Club, Charlies Enormous Mouth, and I'm not suprised it never made the final cut, it really doesn't fit amongst his other fine songs. All in all, a very cool and interesting demo recording indeed.
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