Ultimate Unreleased Demos & Outtakes Collection (1973-2009)
A deep dive into the Basement collection and beyond, this collection aims to present a comprehensive set of circulating demos and other studio-based material the band has recorded, arranged in approximate chronological order, 1973-2009.
Sources and Commentary:
All tracks are pulled from long-circulating sources or official video material, except as noted below.
Tracks 3-6: These songs used to appear on the Basement’s “Live Rarities” collection, but they have since been confirmed to not be recordings of public performances.
Tracks 26, 37, 46 and 48: Taken from MP3-only online bootleg.
Tracks 28 & 50: Out-of-print bonus tracks.
Track 49: Online promo MP3 in true stereo.
Tracks 51 & 52: Originally appeared with the bootleg release of a 1982 tour rehearsal, but are not from the same session.
Tracks 56 & 57: Taken from Mark Mothersbaugh’s Pee-weejects collection.
Tracks 58-60: Newly extracted music featured in the film Slaughterhouse Rock.
Track 67: Sourced from a mastering house reference CD-R. Sounds much better than the final album version.
Track 68: A studio jam by Mark, Jerry, Bob 1, and Bob 2 recorded as a part of a video greeting for attendees of DEVOtional 2000.
Track 69: Re-recorded version used for advertising campaigns, etc.
Tracks 71-73: Re-recorded versions for the Rock Band video game.
Track 74: Mix created from stems released as part of a remix competition.
Track 76: This track has been moved to the end of the collection because, while it has circulated with DEVO demos for many years, its provenance as an actual DEVO recording is questionable.
Track 77: Original dual-mono bootleg version of the same demo above.
Compiled from the Basement collection.