Chris: Alright, let’s tackle the B Stiff EP in 3. 2. 1. Go!
Jon: Very stripped down still. Demo-ish. Lovably raw.
Chris: Yeah. Pretty close to the album version instrumentation-wise.
Chris: You can hear the grit on the tape.
Jon: Oh definitely. The four notes seem different. Off key.
Chris: Yeah. I agree.
Jon: The LP has them in key I think.
Chris: They seem like a insane steel drum.
Jon: Haha yeah.
Chris: Like, the steel drum lost it’s mind.
Jon: Some abrasive old synth.
Jon: I think this version has the extra, “rhyme in a riddle” part…?
Chris: Yeah. Unlike some of the other old versions, this one’s tempo seems pretty close to the album cut.
Jon: True true.
Jon: YES. O HI O.
Chris: 😃 That’s not in the album version.
Jon: I prefer it with that line. Was always sad they didn’t do it on the LP. Was that Eno’s suggestion…? Or maybe they didn’t wanna be The Akron Band anymore.
Chris: Yeah who knows. I also prefer the faster talk for the ape stuff.
Chris: The whooshing sound is also different.
Jon: Mm…Overall, not super different, but enough to so pick out a couple things. I don’t have much to say, sadly. Other than, “It whips ass, like all versions tend to.”
Chris: Haha yeah, absolutely! We can talk more about it when we do the LP version.