That's what I was thinking...My suspicions were pretty much confirmed when
I read an interview where Mark or Jerry mentioned that "Working in a
Coalmine" was originally a FOC demo. "Fountain of Filth" sounds like it's
from that same session and they both ended up on Hardcore Vol. 2...They
can fudge all the recording dates they want as long as the songs are as
good as those two! It would have been a shame if contractual obligations
had made us wait another 10 years to hear "Fountain of Filth" as a track
on Recombo DNA.
I think that "Fountain of Filth" did sort of make it onto FOC in the form
of "Ton o' Luv"-- they're very similar tracks, although I prefer "FOF".
On the subject of demos, I wonder if "Nutty Buddy" or "Those Darn Girls"
were ever recorded in a studio.
Post by jt
Yeah, Fountain of Filth does sound a LOT like it is from FOC.
My theory has always been that this was a demo they recorded on their
own dime (as opposed to Warner Bros $$$), and it (in a finished
version) didn't make it to FOC. We know Devo did a lot of FOC era
demos, since the rest of these demos ended up on Rhino's Recombo DNA.
I think FOF is from the same demos as the Recombo stuff. Dates on the
Hardocre CD liner notes have been, shall we say, fudged, in order to