Anyone here had a listen yet? I’m hearing Black Eyeliner sounds like an early version of Church On Sunday and that Place Inside My Head is really good. Side note: I wish release times were synced worldwide.
There are six on YouTube
Black Eyeliner is amazing (half Kill Your Friends and half COS) I like PIMH too
I’m using an Australian VPN to listen on Spotify. Black Eyeliner is 100% an early version of Church on Sunday. I haven’t heard anything else yet.
holy shit… this version of When It’s Time is beautiful
I absolutely love all these demos. But ’ Place Inside My Head’ is my favorite one, 'cause i love SPOILER →
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Love this version if when it’s time as @christie-rd said, beautiful.
Thanks! Was going to save them for tomorrow but I made it about 5 minutes after seeing your post before listening lol. Loved them all, other than Tre Polka which sounded more like just messing around in the studio than an actual demo. Highlights of these were the new songs (aside from Tre Polka) and When It’s Time
What I liked about Tre Polka was that the music and the chatting at the end reminded me of when The Beatles would jam and sing nonsense in the studios
I’ll take another listen when I get home, I couldn’t hear any of what they were saying on my truck speakers.
I was a bit confused why this song was included lol. I thought When It’s Time was written around 2004, due to Billie showing it off to Rob in the Heart Like A Hand Grenade documentary. Just found out it’s from 1992.
Love this demo of the song and definitely gonna check out the other songs later!
From what I’ve heard, Black Eyeliner has to be my favourite. 2 hours until it drops here in the UK and I’m considering fucking up my college day tomorrow to stay up and listen tonight.
As you said, When it’s Time is even older than Good Riddance it just took a long time for it to find a home and it never made a true Green Day album unfortunately. The song is beautiful but it’s only on the AI musical album. My favorite part of the 1992 version though are the harmonies with Mike which unfortunately don’t appear on this Billie solo demo. I can see them debating which ballad to use and I guess it was a good thing Good Riddance won out. Who knows what would have happened otherwise? When it’s Time is a beautiful love song but would it have been the monster hit of proms and weddings like Good Riddance? Doubt it
Which is so ironic given When Its Time is an actual love song and Good Riddance is a “fuck you”
I’m trying so hard to avoid listening early, because I like having something to look forward to, but I had to listen to this, and it did not disappoint!
Yeah, while I love When It’s Time, I definitely think Good Riddance was the better choice for the album. It’s probably confirmation bias lol, but that song just has something. Also, GR works for tons of occasions, while WIT is strictly a love song, so I think it just has a wider appeal.
Oh man thank you so much for this! I was DYING to hear something and I cannot wait to listen to it all tomorrow. I absolutely love the when its time demo and Mike on vocals for a song is so cool! I actually think you irritate me was the best of the bunch so it was a good pick for a “single”.
I love those Billie Joe gifs
I love those gifs