When Your Favourite Songs Started Life As Crummy Demos

Song writing is an evolutionary process. On countless occasions have human beings began brilliant anthems only to later banish their work to wooden drawers, never to lay eyes on it again.

Here you can witness exactly how that writing process occurs, by way of a few polished (and not so polished) home demos. It’s always fascinating to hear the transformation, after essentially rendering the creative procedure in reverse. You really do need nothing more than a few chords, some words and a voice with which to sing a tune. Your band and producer can add the glitter and gold afterwards.

John Lennon/The Beatles – He Said/She Said

Julian Casablancas/The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once (You Only Live Once)

Chris Martin/Coldplay – Lovers In Japan

Thom Yorke/Radiohead -Motion Picture Soundtrack

Bob Dylan – Mr Tambourine Man

-James Godwin, June 29th, 2011

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