Ok, this one goes WAY back! What we have here is two (yes, two!) versions of Back of Dave’s 5-song demo from 1993!! Yup…these recordings are 19 years old this year! Damn!! Most of you who visit this blog will remember Back of Dave with Dan Cambell on vocals. You know the dude…he went on to sing for Asia Minor, Five Deadly Venoms, Keyop and if my memory serves me correctly, stripped naked during a Back of Dave set at the long-time closed Davey Byrne’s Cafe in Springfield, IL. Well…before Dan came into the picture, the band had a different vocalist — Ben Johnston. I’ll admit, I had no idea Back of Dave had a different singer before Dan until I got my hands on these recordings some years back. Imagine my surprise when my package of CDs arrived in the mail and there were TWO different versions of the 1993 demo! I think the coolest thing about hearing these songs with two different vocalists is the fact that Ben Johnston’s words are COMPLETELY different than Dan Campbell’s. Although the instrumental arrangements between both versions are identical, when you add different vocal arrangements the songs sorta take on a different feel between the two and that is SUPER cool!
So here ya go, folks! Back of Dave’s 5 song demo from 1993 with TWO different vocalists!!
Also…these songs MIGHT be in the wrong order, but this is the order in which they arrived on the CD I received years ago, so I’m keepin’ ’em that way. Feel free, of course, to put them in whatever order you wish!