Get In Where You Fit In: Samiam - "1995 Demos" + Astray Demos

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

The first set of demos here I got it from a great french blog:

I normally wouldn't repost someone else's content knowingly but since this was an analog source it was a bit scratchy sounding and some of the songs were cut incorrectly so the ending of one song would be on a separate file. I've fixed it all as best I could. If the labelling is to be believed these were recorded in '95. This would make sense as most of them are demos for songs off You Are Freaking Me Out, which was supposed to come out in 1996 I believe but didn't come out in North America til '98 because Atlantic Records rejected the album and dropped them from the label (which is fucking insane as the album is easily one of their most accessible). However, two songs in this set of demos, "Simca" and "Time By The Dime" were both on Clumsy which was released the year before. Curious. Even more curious is the fact that there is a whopping seven - count 'em -seven songs that have never appeared on any retail Samiam release: "Issues", "Dive", two versions of "Lie To Me", "Sour Days", "Why Should I?", "Jealousy" and "Gone So Long". I hope one day the band decides to give these tracks a proper release, with a good mix and mastering job.

The second group of demos is five songs from Astray and they are of much higher quality and sound as though they are properly mixed and mastered just completely different recordings than the album versions. I posted them before as part of the b-sides collection but they fit better on their own. Enjoy!


  1. Adam says:

    I remember when Samiam posted these Astray demos on their web site. They recorded them in Billie Joe's (of Green Day fame) basement studio. That said, thank you for these exhaustive collection of demos and alternate versions. I love the raw energy and emotion in their demos. They are amazing!!!

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  1. Josh says:

    Downloads prompt for a password. What are the passwords for the downloads?