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The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection

Demo Tapes are recordings (once on cassette or reel to reel, although CDs and digital files have taken their place) created by artists who are working on example versions of their songs and audio, often with the intention of sharing with bandmates, or providing to managers and contributors for potential choices for final release. They range from unique initial versions of later popular songs, to never-otherwise-recorded efforts, saved once on one tape.



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The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Hollye Leven
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Written by Hollye Leven and sent to Cher in the hopes she'd cover it.
Topics: demo tape, studio demo, publishing demo, cassette, promo
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Source: http://lplive.net/cache/Xero-Demo_Tape-FLAC-1997-LPL.zip
Topics: linkin park, demo, 1997, music, tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ashley Morris
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Demo tape created in January 1992 by Florida-based blogger, professor and musician Hinton Ashley Morris  (October 20, 1963 – April 2, 2008).
Topics: Demo tape, found audio, cassette tape, unreleased music, lofi rock, lost music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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German NSBM demo tape 1994
Topics: NSBM, BM, white youth music, white pride music, metal
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Misty
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Promo for New York singer Misty,. She had several releases on Mixed Emotions Records Co, and a music video with her single I'm Gonna Shake You Up.
Topics: 80s pop, demo tape, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Arti Rhythm
Topics: demotape, democassette
wavy
Topic: wavy
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Leaked by mynameis_elmo on /r/nirvana: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nirvana/comments/4n2kk1/are_you_the_police_no_maam_were_musicians/
Topics: kurt cobain, nirvana, demos, unreleased
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Steel Angel
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Unknown country demo. Probably 1970s.
Topics: Demo tape, cassette, country music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Michael & Rose Crouse
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Opera demo tape by NY based singers, Michael Crouse (Tenor) and Rose Marie Guariglia (Soprano), who later married Crouse. Rose Marie Crouse, soprano, born Rose Marie Guariglia, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and began her career singing the role of Magda in "La Rondine" with the Juilliard Opera Center. Ms. Guariglia was subsequently engaged by the San Francisco Opera to perform the role of Rosalinda in "Die Fledermaus" and Violetta in "La Traviata" The...
Topics: cassette, tape rip, opera, demo tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Nancy Failla
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80s-sounding private pop tape, made in 1991 by Nancy Sebastian (Real name Nancy Failla, B. 1961) and produced by Seth David Walter, a musician who went on to found the HALI Center For Autism. Failla performed several times in the early 90s at Danny's Skylight Room in Hell's Kitchen, backed by late pianist Barry Levitt.
Topics: Private press, pop music, cassette, found audio, demo tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Moments Présents
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Moments Présents - Les Apnées du Sommeil
Topics: Moments Présents, Cold wave, French cold wave, French coldwave, Post punk, French post punk,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Duncan C. Macfarlane
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Acoustic guitar and a drum machine, 3-track demo tape by Duncan C Macfarlane, who currently works as a Lawyer and Attourney.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, acoustic rock, unreleased music, outsider, lo-fi rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Unknown
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Unknown new wave band. Recorded at Chicago IL's Soundscape Studios in the mid 90s.
Topics: demo tape, cassette tape, unknown artist
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Kalle
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first demo-tape of the german gothic/rock band Giants Causeway recorded and released in 1991 and check out this artist too: A DEATH CINEMATIC
Topics: giants causeway, gothic, rock, demo, kalle
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Bradley James
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Unknown date, 2 acoustic tracks by Tekanewa's Bradley James,
Topics: demo tape, cassette, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Deana Glazier
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Slightly quirky, slightly off, but completely a bop, here's a 1993 demo tape by a mysterious woman named Deana Rochelle Glazier, born in 1972. Produced by Kevin Toussaint, born 1963. No other information regarding this tape is known at this time. Tracklist 1. If You Need Me 2. Never Again 3. Out 
Topics: cassette tape, demo tape, found audio, obscure music, synthpop, 90s synthpop, outsider music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Dallas Schmitz
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Unreleased 90s rock demo by Witchita, Kansas' Dallas Schmitz.
Topics: cassette, demo tape, unreleased music, 90s rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by The Boys
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Demo tape by a new wave group from Los Angeles. THE BOYS are: Paul Wayne Osborne  Kenneth Lansdale Nowell Steven Douglas Long
Topics: demo tape, found audio, cassette, new wave, los angeles, unreleased music, 1980s
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Sony Music Productions
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Sony Music Productions cassette from April 1992 featuring known artists (tracks omitted) and a few songs from an aspiring singer called Marbella. Could not find anything about her
Topics: Demo tape, found audio, Sony music productions, Italian pop, 90s pop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Johnny Caruso, Richard Marcus
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Demo tape featuring songs by musicians John Caruso and Richard Marcus, who have both been very active working on music in film & television, among other things. Also included is their song "It's Great To Be A Pirate", written for an unproduced Aladdin sequel.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, children's music, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Drats
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Punching The Clown
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Demo tape that an unknown record label passed up. Recorded 1994, all the information I have on this band is the members: Words and Music - David D'Alessandro, Anthony Cresta,Phillip Baptista Hinchey   Drums - Michael Albicro. The tape is standard rock of the time, possibly trying to sound like RHCP.  Tracklist: 1. Sliver 2. Fishy Smile 3. Don't Come In Me 4. Coffee & Cream
Topics: demo tape, rock music, studio demo, cassette rip, found audio, tape rip, 90s rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Nurse
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Sweet Tyme
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Sweet Tyme was a Canadian acapella trio consisting of Sue Goldberg, Karen Kaplan and Susan Lawrence, from somewhere in the Toronto Area. Can't find any information on them at all, but there's an E-mail address on the tape, so I believe this is from between the mid-late 90s.
Topics: music, cassette, demo tape, acapella, canadian folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ronald Douglas
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Demo of a pretty 70s-esque pop/lounge tune by musician Ronald Douglas, who was born in 1942 and wrote some songs with a Chicaco-based musician  named James S Holvay in the early 80s. in 2021, Ronald contributed backing vocals on a project by Holvay: http://michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com/2021/03/james-holvay-sweet-soul-song-2021-cd.html
Topics: demo tape, studio demo, obscure music, found audio, lounge music, vocal pop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Break
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Chaos
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Frank Fuchs, Peter Brown
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Promotional demo written & composed by Frank Fuchs & Peter Brown.
Topics: demo tape, 90s pop music, cassette, unreleased
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Larry Meyer
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Jazz demo by Halesite, NY guitar instructor Larry Meyer.
Topics: found audio, demo tape, cassette, jazz music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Colette Gschwind
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Demo tape by folk singer Colette Gschwind, 1990s.
Topics: cassette, demo tape, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Mark Dacey
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4 song demo tape by Wayne, NJ resident Mark Dacey.
Topics: demo tape, unreleased demo, 1990s rock, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Factory Toys
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Synthpop/funk group demo tape. Couldn't find anything about them.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Goffin/Shuckett
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Zomba Music Publishing demo. Written by Gerry Goffin and Ralph Shuckett. Date unknown.
Topics: demo tape, pop music, cassette, tape rip
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by M. Reid
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Mellow Christian pop demo. The identity of M. Reid is a mystery.
Topics: Demo tape, found audio, christian music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Johnny Saliba
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Demo tape from Boston lawyer John Eugene Saliba.
Topics: cassette rip, demo tape, synthpop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by L'Avis G821
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L'Avis G821 - Musique en la Sainte Chapelle
Topics: L'Avis G821, Cold wave, French cold wave, French coldwave, Post punk, French post punk,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Chess
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Promotional demo of a songwrighter/children's storyteller who identifies herself as The Yellow Genie.
Topics: found audio, demo tape, cassette rip, children's, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Patricia Glaser
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3 song sampler by Lindenhurst, NY resident Patricia Glaser.
Topics: demo tape, music, cassettes, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Hitfinders Publishing
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Cassette of 2 unreleased demos by Florida based songwriter Terry M. Hogan (B. 1954). Singer's identity is unknown.
Topics: demo tape, studio demo, soft pop, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Mena Leandro
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Demo tape by the late Fado singer Filomena Leandro. Probably put out some time in the early 90s.
Topics: demo tape, fado, found audio, synth
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Renaissance Noire
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Renaissance Noire - Royaumont
Topics: Renaissance Noire, Underground, French underground, Gothic, French gothic, French scene, Demo, Demo...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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"Tina Robin - The Complete Entertainer" Demo tape showcasing the musical and comedic talents of 1960s pop singer Tina Robin, also known as "The  Little Dynamo" due to her diminutive stature and powerful voice. This was presumably recorded in the late 80s or early 90s. Produced by Alan Paller.
Topics: Demo tape, unreleased music, cassette, 60s
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Three demo songs from Dookie. First is JAR, then Having a Blast, and lastly Don't Wanna Fall in Love. More info: http://www.greendaycommunity.org/topic/100974-dookie-demos-tape-4/ http://www.gdtorrent.com/live_guide.php?op=show&id=1884
Topics: green day, demos, 1992, dookie, music, punk
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape AT-X
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Dier
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Fake
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ramona Sweeney
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Home-recorded 90s acoustic folk by Ramona Sweeney, who I cannot find any info on. The first 2 songs are pretty, sunny tracks, and the third is fast and rockabilly-esque.
Topics: demo tape, lost media, cassette, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Phōs
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"Tempest Song" demo tape by Christian synth-rock band Phōs, recorded in 1987. Keith Thibodeaux, who plated Little Ricky on I Love Lucy, was the drummer. Also in the band was Keyboardist Jim Cooper, guitarist Jody Davis, and vocalist Gary Miller.
Topics: cassette, demo tape, christian rock, 1980s
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Deadstare: Demo Tape (ripped)
Topics: Deadstare, Demo Tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Fitting
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Semper Eadem
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Semper Eadem - Ode to Sadness
Topics: Semper Eadem, Underground, French underground, French scene, Goth, Gothic, French gothic, Scene,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Doug Walker & Leslie Wolfe
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Date unknown.  Walker and Wolfe are classically trained singers and dancers who were members of the original production of Godspell and have toured as a duo.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, found audio
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Bruce Aronson
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Demo tape from NY composer Bruce Aronson
Topics: cassette, demo tape, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Michael G. Bryant
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Unreleased demo tape, vocals & piano. Bryant was born in 1961 and might be a resident of Duluth, Georgia (Though I am not sure). He specialises in solo piano instrumentals and vocal ballads. He actively posts on YouTube and SoundCloud: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5npSTNh3FIf2kWzONotaAw/videos https://soundcloud.com/michael-bryant-41
Topics: demo tape, cassette, lost music, tape rip, demo, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Richard Niles
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Unreleased track by UK based songwriter/producer Richard Niles.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, rock music, unreleased music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Segunda demotape da banda INDOOR
Topic: indoor babies
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Shima33
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Topic: shima33
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20141201161104/https://shima33.bandcamp.com/
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Hutchinson Persons
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Demo tape by Ohio musician Hutchinson Persons, date unknown.
Topics: demo tape, unreleased, cassette rip
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Demo by an unknown performer. Song written by Ken Hirsch and Marilyn Berglas. https://www.reverbnation.com/marilynberglas http://hebrewhillbilly.com/performers/ken-hirsch/
Topics: demo tape, studio tape, synthpop, unreleased music, promo tape, found audio, pop music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by God#9
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Christian pop by an artist only known as God #9, sometime in the 1990s . Was manat 
Topics: demo tape, found audio, cassette, christian pop, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Nose Hair
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Incredibly odd minimal lo-fi punk out of Patterson, NY.
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Topics: cassette, demo tape, weird music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape The Bronx
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Michele Brourman
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Unreleased demo tape from 1992. Track 3 was reworked and re-recorded for a 2018 album called The Price Of Love.
Topics: demo tape, unreleased music, cassette rip, land before time
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Bruce Aronson
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Date unknown. Second demo tape by NY composer Bruce Aronson, playing snippets of acoustic  compositions.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, music, new york
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Guy & Rennie Crucianelli
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1996 4 track demo by Kenosha, Wisconsin band Guy's Brother Rennie (Guy and Rennie Crucianelli). The two would go on to form the band Brothersix with their other brothers Rick, Steve, John and Dave. They released 2 albums, Demonstrations and The Live Family Album.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, music, unreleased
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Cotton Brothers
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by L'Avis G821
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L'Avis G821 - Die Kaisergruft
Topics: L'Avis G821, Cold wave, French cold wave, French coldwave, Post punk, French post punk,...
Demo for EMI Virgin Music, written by Carol Duboc and Patrick Moten, relaxing vocal jazz/pop tune. Recorded in 1993.
Topics: studio demo, vocal jazz, jazz pop, 90s pop demo, 1990s demo tape, unreleased music, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Vagina Dentada
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Vagina Dentada - Demo ex-Vae Victis https://5962.fr/60_s/pages/vae_victis_asmadi.html
Topics: Vagina Dentada, Vae Victis, Frank Barton, Underground, French underground, Gothic, French gothic,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Arnetta Bradford
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2-track demo tape by Palo Alta,CA resident Arnetta Bradford AKA Arnetta Albert (B. 1948).
Topics: christian pop, demo tape, cassette, unreleased music, studio demo, gospel, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
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Demotape Drats
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Frank Fuchs, Peter Brown
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Unreleased track written by Frank Fuchs and Peter Brown, taken from an SMP cassette.
Topics: demo tape, music, cassette, pop music