Phantom Tollbooth: Seven-song demo, 1985

Phantom Tollbooth: Seven-song demo, 1985

Jon Coates: Drums
Dave Rick: Guitar, vocals
Jerry Smith: Bass, vocals

1. Jack Of All Phobias
2. Ohm On The Range
3. Saturday Afternoon
4. More Paranoia
5. More People
6. Good Luck
7. The Fuck

Unless I am mistaken, this is the original seven-song demo from which four songs were chosen for re-mastering and 2014 release by PT5Speed as the Demolition EP. Judging from the sound quality, this likely was recorded live in the band’s rehearsal space, possibly on Jon Coates’ 4-track. There are probably a few copies of this floating around the world (Willfully Obscure has a copy), but only a few. The trio is in ferociously fine form on this session. The extended version of “More Paranoia” is particularly earthshaking and volcanic. As a bonus, we get “More People”, which as far as I’ve been able to determine, was never formally released.

Phantom Tollbooth: Seven song demo, 1985. cassette

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