Spin Doctors Promo & Demo Releases
Here's a list of promo and demo releases which I know of - there are more, definitely. I will add all new information soon. If you can submit additional information, please feel free to do so and I will add it immediately.
Nice Talking To Me (Enhanced Promo CD)
(October 2005; Ruffnation Music)
1. Nice Talking To Me 3:58
Promotional CD for radio stations. The enhanced part of the CD includes the "Nice Talking To Spin Doctors"-featurette which is available on the DVD part of the NTTM-album.
Can't Kick The Habit (CD 1-track Promo)
(June 13, 2005; Ruffnation Music)
1. Can't Kick The Habit (Single Edit) 4:40
This is the first single from Spin Doctors' fifth studio release, "Nice Talking To Me". The promo CD single includes a shortened, fade-out version of "Can't Kick The Habit".
The Bigger I Laugh, The Harder I Cry (CD 1-track promo)
(DAS/Universal, 1999, Cat# U5P-1530)
1. The Bigger I Laugh, The Harder I Cry 3:26
This was the first (and only) single off "Here Comes The Bride". It was released as a promo cd only. The package includes a 2-page-cover card with the song lyrics and an inlay card with the credits to the song.
She Used To Be Mine (CD 1-track promo)
(Epic, 1996, Cat# ESK 7715)
1. She Used To Be Mine
One of the promo discs you can get easily at record fairs in Europe - until today. The artwork of this promo is the same as on the regular release, at least the cover.
Up Close (syndicated radio show CD)
(Media America Radio, Neer Perfect Productions, Cat# 9435)
This is a radio-only CD including the full "Up Close" episode that was aired US-wide because of the release of TIUD. It's an 1-hour radio show with interview segments, some songs etc. It even includes commercials. The CD comes without cover card, but with a 2-page cue sheet for the radio stations.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (CD 1-track promo)
(Epic, 1993, Cat# XPCD 381)
1. Have You Ever Seen The Rain 2:39
The artwork of this promo CD is similar to the one from the Philadelphia soundtrack CD. There's a sticker on the jewel case with some record label info on the Spin Doctors and it mentions that this is a "radio only" track. Which is not completely true, as HYESTR was released as a regular single too (check the singles section), at least in Europe.
How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?) (CD 2-track promo)
(Epic, 1993, Cat# ZSK 74910)
1. Album Version 4:59
2. Edit 4:25
An US-only promo CD accompaining the HCYWH-video from 1993. The artwork features 2 photos by Paul LaRaia that were made at the HCYWH-video-shoot in France.
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong (live) / Shinebone Alley (live) (CD 2-track free European promo single)
(Epic, 1993, Cat# SAMP 1900)
1. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
2. Shinebone Alley
A free promotional 2-track CD released in Europe. It promotes the "forthcomin live-album 'Homebelly Groove'" and mentions the band's gig at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on October 6th 1993. This promo CD was given away for free at concerts during the 1993 European tour. Still an easy-to-get collector's item in Europe (mostly Netherlands, Germany and Spain).
Piece of Glass (Demo Tape)
(Independently released demo recording, released March 4, 1990)
1. What Time Is It?
2. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
3. Hungry Hamed’s
5. Two Princes
6. Refrigerator Car
7. Rosetta Stone
8. Freeway of the Plains
Released March 4, 1990. Currently out of print.
Can’t Say No (Demo Tape)
(Independently released demo recording, released November 25, 1989)
1. Refrigerator Car
2. Cheeseburger Deluxe
3. Cop That Robber
4. Yo Baby
5. Piece of Glass
6. Yo Mama’s A Pajama
8. Rosetta Stone
9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
10. Shinbone Alley
11. Hungry Hamed’s
12. Freeway of the Plains
Released November 25, 1989. Currently out of print.
I got this information from Mark M. Personally, I know of a "Can't Say No" demo with a different setlist. My copy of it features six songs including an early BFFB with horns. So I'm not sure if there are different demo tapes with the same name. If you know more about this one, please let me know and I will correct this entry.
(Independently released demo recording with handwritten credits / track list)
SD-Archive.com reader Trudatman sent this info to us: "Saw your list of demo tapes online. figured you'd like to know about this one I have. handwritten as follows:
Jimi Olsen Blues
Big Fat Funky Booty
At This Hour
Forty Or Fifty
(c) Spin Doctors 1989
"I think Yo Baby is live, 'cause it's cut at the start."
Released 1989. Currently out of print.