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The Smiths - The Pablo Kuckoo Tape album download
Performer: The Smiths
Title: The Pablo Kuckoo Tape
Country: Germany
Released: 2014
Style: Brit Pop, Indie Rock
Rating: 4.6/5
FLAC size: 1847 mb | MP3 size: 1297 mb | WMA size: 1918 mb
Genre: Rock

On the back of the sleeve it reads: "In May (exact date unknown), in the very initial stages of preparing for their first album, The Smiths ran through a selection of songs at a rehearsal room in manager Joe Moss' Crazy Face jeans warehouse. Considering it was only recorded on cassette with a stereo microphone pointing into the room, the quality isn't too bad. Morrissey's vocals are a bit distorted but everything else is surprisingly clear

Unofficial red vinyl - no matrix numbers. I Don't Owe You Anything is missing from the tracklist. Comes with a picture inner sleeve. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All.

This is the "Pablo Cuckoo" demo tape, sourced from a May 1983 recording session in Manchester, prior to The Smith's signing. Cat.

Da demo que foi descoberta semanas atrás. Dizem que foi gravado num ensaio, bem antes da época da produção do primeiro disco dos Smiths. a segunda do set. Nunca ouvi a versão de estúdio dessa música, se é que ela existe.

THE SMITHS LP the pablo cuckoo tape.

UPDATE: The demo was taken down but another one has surfaced. Who is the mysterious Pablo Cuckoo? Well, he’s indirectly responsible for the appearance online of a 39-minute demo tape recorded by The Smiths in the first half of 1983. It’s been in YouTube user hipsterdisco’s hands since 1997 but attempts to release it met legal obstacles

The Pablo Cuckoo tape is a 39-minute demo recorded on the floor of Manchester’s Crazy Face, the warehouse owned by Smiths manager Joe Moss, in May 1983. It was recorded for Troy Tate, the original producer of the Smiths, as a sampler of the band’s sound. So, what difference does it make, you ask? While the sound quality is obviously a bit scratchy, it can’t destroy the fact that the band is at top form. We can tell that the Smiths had fully fleshed out this handful of songs that would later be recorded for their debut studio album or as various sessions. Obviously the Smiths were going to be an immense force to be reckoned with based on the quality of these songs. Johnny Marr’s guitar is a little less jangly, a little more blistering, and the rhythm section is impressively tight. Their general sound is slightly rawer.

The Smiths is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band the Smiths, released on 20 February 1984 by Rough Trade Records. After the original production by Troy Tate was felt to be inadequate, John Porter re-recorded the album in London, Manchester and Stockport during breaks in the band's UK tour during September 1983. The album was well received by critics and listeners, and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks


A1 You've Got Everything Now
A2 Accept Yourself
A3 What Difference Does It Make
A4 Reel Around The Fountain
B1 These Things Take Time
B2 Hand In Glove
B3 Handsome Devil
B4 Miserable Lie


  • Producer – Troy Tate


Comes with printed color deluxe inner sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none The Smiths The Pablo Cuckoo Tape ‎(LP, Ltd, Unofficial, Blu) Get Down & Pray Ltd. none Germany 2014
8856 The Smiths The Pablo Cuckoo Tape ‎(LP, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Cle) Gato Gordo 8856 Spain 2014
8856 The Smiths The Pablo Cuckoo Tape ‎(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Gato Gordo 8856 Spain 2014
none The Smiths The Pablo Cuckoo Tape ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Not On Label none Unknown
none The Smiths The Pablo Cuckoo Tape ‎(LP, Unofficial) Get Down & Pray Ltd. none Germany 2014