The Drugs Don't Work
For today's monday morning b-side, we have Richard Ashcroft's solo acoustic demo of The Verve classic "The Drugs Don't Work," from 1997 single of the same name. It's always interesting to hear a demo and see where a song started, and how it changed between its initial creation and the finished product. That's especially true for this, a standout track from one of the great albums of the 90s. Most of the main elements are there, though the lyrics did some evolving between this and the album version.
The Verve - "The Drugs Don't Work (Demo)" (mp3)
The single is out of print, but you can get the full band version on Urban Hymns or This Is Music: The Singles 92-98.