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Studies in song evolution...

Unlike some artists, Chris Ballew is someone who is not afraid to let someone hear a rough or unfinished work.  Numerous Demos were released as b-sides, included in fan club tapes and sent to friends.  It really is interesting to see how a song can evolve from a rough demo to a finished product.  Sometimes the changes are quite remarkable, to the point that you'd think it is a different song!

 

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Song Title Source Where can I get this? Real Audio
Lump Demo from PUSA Rarities
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Lump PUSA S/T
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Volcano Demo from PUSA Rarities cdnow ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
Volcano PUSA ii
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Twig Caspar & Mollusk
This one is pretty bizarre! Hard to imagine that this song evolved to its form on PUSA ii, and a staple on PUSA's last Tour
Cosmic Records ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
Twig in the Wind (Semi-Acoustic) B - side from the Australian Lump single, also found on Rarities cdnow ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
Twig PUSA ii cdnow ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
Twig in the Wind (acoustic) Westwood One Spin Sessions #96-45 not commercially available ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
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Ribby Rib Caspar not commercially available ra_logo2.gif (649 bytes)
Ribby Rib SUbSET
From their "Pain in the Grass" performance, 8/28/99
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