Skip to main content

The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection

Demo Tapes are recordings (once on cassette or reel to reel, although CDs and digital files have taken their place) created by artists who are working on example versions of their songs and audio, often with the intention of sharing with bandmates, or providing to managers and contributors for potential choices for final release. They range from unique initial versions of later popular songs, to never-otherwise-recorded efforts, saved once on one tape.



rss RSS

130
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 1,013

favorite 8

comment 0

German NSBM demo tape 1994
Topics: NSBM, BM, white youth music, white pride music, metal
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 3,514

favorite 10

comment 0

Source: http://lplive.net/cache/Xero-Demo_Tape-FLAC-1997-LPL.zip
Topics: linkin park, demo, 1997, music, tape
wavy
Topic: wavy
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Johnny Saliba
audio

eye 169

favorite 0

comment 0

Demo tape from Boston lawyer John Eugene Saliba.
Topics: cassette rip, demo tape, synthpop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 76

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Drats
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Nancy Failla
audio

eye 121

favorite 3

comment 0

80s-sounding private pop tape, made in 1991 by Nancy Sebastian (Real name Nancy Failla, B. 1961) and produced by Seth David Walter, a musician who went on to found the HALI Center For Autism. Failla performed several times in the early 90s at Danny's Skylight Room in Hell's Kitchen, backed by late pianist Barry Levitt.
Topics: Private press, pop music, cassette, found audio, demo tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Steel Angel
audio

eye 177

favorite 1

comment 0

Unknown country demo. Probably 1970s.
Topics: Demo tape, cassette, country music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Misty
audio

eye 123

favorite 2

comment 0

Promo for New York singer Misty,. She had several releases on Mixed Emotions Records Co, and a music video with her single I'm Gonna Shake You Up.
Topics: 80s pop, demo tape, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Larry Meyer
audio

eye 83

favorite 1

comment 0

Jazz demo by Halesite, NY guitar instructor Larry Meyer.
Topics: found audio, demo tape, cassette, jazz music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Vagina Dentada
audio

eye 59

favorite 0

comment 0

Vagina Dentada - Demo ex-Vae Victis https://5962.fr/60_s/pages/vae_victis_asmadi.html
Topics: Vagina Dentada, Vae Victis, Frank Barton, Underground, French underground, Gothic, French gothic,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 44

favorite 1

comment 0

Promotional demo of a songwrighter/children's storyteller who identifies herself as The Yellow Genie.
Topics: found audio, demo tape, cassette rip, children's, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Punching The Clown
audio

eye 122

favorite 0

comment 0

Demo tape that an unknown record label passed up. Recorded 1994, all the information I have on this band is the members: Words and Music - David D'Alessandro, Anthony Cresta,Phillip Baptista Hinchey   Drums - Michael Albicro. The tape is standard rock of the time, possibly trying to sound like RHCP.  Tracklist: 1. Sliver 2. Fishy Smile 3. Don't Come In Me 4. Coffee & Cream
Topics: demo tape, rock music, studio demo, cassette rip, found audio, tape rip, 90s rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Unknown
audio

eye 106

favorite 2

comment 0

Unknown new wave band. Recorded at Chicago IL's Soundscape Studios in the mid 90s.
Topics: demo tape, cassette tape, unknown artist
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 49

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape De Ronde Stip
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Bradley James
audio

eye 90

favorite 0

comment 0

Unknown date, 2 acoustic tracks by Tekanewa's Bradley James,
Topics: demo tape, cassette, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 68

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Duplex Johnson
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 117

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Chaos
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 319

favorite 4

comment 0

Leaked by mynameis_elmo on /r/nirvana: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nirvana/comments/4n2kk1/are_you_the_police_no_maam_were_musicians/
Topics: kurt cobain, nirvana, demos, unreleased
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by kalle
audio

eye 574

favorite 0

comment 0

demo tape of the band THERMICS from frankenthal/ludwigshafen (germany) great gothic/wave stuff, very unique because of using an e-violine copied from the original tape -------------------------------- from now on available at bandcamp -------------------------------- and check out this artist too: A DEATH CINEMATIC
Topics: thermics, gothic, wave, violine
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 53

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape The Bills
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 33

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Deafact
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ellis Island Klezmen
audio

eye 41

favorite 0

comment 0

Demo from Asbury Park, NJ Klezmer band.  They played at at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel in September 1998. Nothing else is known about them.
Topics: klezmer, cassette, demo tape, lost music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by God#9
audio

eye 56

favorite 1

comment 0

Christian pop by an artist only known as God #9, sometime in the 1990s . Was manat 
Topics: demo tape, found audio, cassette, christian pop, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 159

favorite 1

comment 0

German NSBM demo tape 1994
Topics: NSBM, BM, metal, white youth music, white pride music, pagan
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Johnny Caruso, Richard Marcus
audio

eye 49

favorite 1

comment 0

Demo tape featuring songs by musicians John Caruso and Richard Marcus, who have both been very active working on music in film & television, among other things. Also included is their song "It's Great To Be A Pirate", written for an unproduced Aladdin sequel.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, children's music, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 174

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape Arti Rhythm
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Renaissance Noire
audio

eye 117

favorite 5

comment 0

Renaissance Noire - Royaumont
Topics: Renaissance Noire, Underground, French underground, Gothic, French gothic, French scene, Demo, Demo...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 63

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Nurse
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 76

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Dier
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 80

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape AT-X
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 103

favorite 3

comment 0

"Tina Robin - The Complete Entertainer" Demo tape showcasing the musical and comedic talents of 1960s pop singer Tina Robin, also known as "The  Little Dynamo" due to her diminutive stature and powerful voice. This was presumably recorded in the late 80s or early 90s. Produced by Alan Paller.
Topics: Demo tape, unreleased music, cassette, 60s
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Semper Eadem
audio

eye 99

favorite 1

comment 0

Semper Eadem - Ode to Sadness
Topics: Semper Eadem, Underground, French underground, French scene, Goth, Gothic, French gothic, Scene,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 67

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Burn The Blankets
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 87

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Dojoji
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 109

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Break
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Kalle
audio

eye 452

favorite 2

comment 0

first demo-tape of the german gothic/rock band Giants Causeway recorded and released in 1991 and check out this artist too: A DEATH CINEMATIC
Topics: giants causeway, gothic, rock, demo, kalle
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Doug Walker & Leslie Wolfe
audio

eye 89

favorite 0

comment 0

Date unknown.  Walker and Wolfe are classically trained singers and dancers who were members of the original production of Godspell and have toured as a duo.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, found audio
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Dallas Schmitz
audio

eye 191

favorite 1

comment 0

Unreleased 90s rock demo by Witchita, Kansas' Dallas Schmitz.
Topics: cassette, demo tape, unreleased music, 90s rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by The Boys
audio

eye 130

favorite 0

comment 0

Demo tape by a new wave group from Los Angeles. THE BOYS are: Paul Wayne Osborne  Kenneth Lansdale Nowell Steven Douglas Long
Topics: demo tape, found audio, cassette, new wave, los angeles, unreleased music, 1980s
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 68

favorite 3

comment 0

Demo by an unknown performer. Song written by Ken Hirsch and Marilyn Berglas. https://www.reverbnation.com/marilynberglas http://hebrewhillbilly.com/performers/ken-hirsch/
Topics: demo tape, studio tape, synthpop, unreleased music, promo tape, found audio, pop music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 63

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape Carlene
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Guy & Rennie Crucianelli
audio

eye 65

favorite 0

comment 0

1996 4 track demo by Kenosha, Wisconsin band Guy's Brother Rennie (Guy and Rennie Crucianelli). The two would go on to form the band Brothersix with their other brothers Rick, Steve, John and Dave. They released 2 albums, Demonstrations and The Live Family Album.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, music, unreleased
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 124

favorite 2

comment 0

Primeira demotape da extinta one-man-band BRETT AND HIS SONGS
Topic: brett and his songs
Demo for EMI Virgin Music, written by Carol Duboc and Patrick Moten, relaxing vocal jazz/pop tune. Recorded in 1993.
Topics: studio demo, vocal jazz, jazz pop, 90s pop demo, 1990s demo tape, unreleased music, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Arnetta Bradford
audio

eye 82

favorite 1

comment 0

2-track demo tape by Palo Alta,CA resident Arnetta Bradford AKA Arnetta Albert (B. 1948).
Topics: christian pop, demo tape, cassette, unreleased music, studio demo, gospel, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 75

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Commercial Attack
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Dina Claire
audio

eye 48

favorite 0

comment 0

One of several demo tapes I obtained of singer Dina Claire.  Same program on both sides.
Topics: demo tape, cassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 77

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Accidental Gap
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Sweet Tyme
audio

eye 52

favorite 1

comment 0

Sweet Tyme was a Canadian acapella trio consisting of Sue Goldberg, Karen Kaplan and Susan Lawrence, from somewhere in the Toronto Area. Can't find any information on them at all, but there's an E-mail address on the tape, so I believe this is from between the mid-late 90s.
Topics: music, cassette, demo tape, acapella, canadian folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 119

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Chess
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 45

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape Coupe Belle
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Patricia Glaser
audio

eye 69

favorite 0

comment 0

3 song sampler by Lindenhurst, NY resident Patricia Glaser.
Topics: demo tape, music, cassettes, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ronald Douglas
audio

eye 80

favorite 2

comment 0

Demo of a pretty 70s-esque pop/lounge tune by musician Ronald Douglas, who was born in 1942 and wrote some songs with a Chicaco-based musician  named James S Holvay in the early 80s. in 2021, Ronald contributed backing vocals on a project by Holvay: http://michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com/2021/03/james-holvay-sweet-soul-song-2021-cd.html
Topics: demo tape, studio demo, obscure music, found audio, lounge music, vocal pop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 98

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Fake
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 128

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Fake
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Michael & Rose Crouse
audio

eye 99

favorite 2

comment 0

Opera demo tape by NY based singers, Michael Crouse (Tenor) and Rose Marie Guariglia (Soprano), who later married Crouse. Rose Marie Crouse, soprano, born Rose Marie Guariglia, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and began her career singing the role of Magda in "La Rondine" with the Juilliard Opera Center. Ms. Guariglia was subsequently engaged by the San Francisco Opera to perform the role of Rosalinda in "Die Fledermaus" and Violetta in "La Traviata" The...
Topics: cassette, tape rip, opera, demo tape
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Kevin Michael Magruder
audio

eye 33

favorite 0

comment 0

Promo tape by the late Kevin Michael Magruder.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, country music, unreleased music, tape rip, 90s music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ramona Sweeney
audio

eye 78

favorite 2

comment 0

Home-recorded 90s acoustic folk by Ramona Sweeney, who I cannot find any info on. The first 2 songs are pretty, sunny tracks, and the third is fast and rockabilly-esque.
Topics: demo tape, lost media, cassette, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Boyscouts
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 63

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Fitting
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Ashley Morris
audio

eye 155

favorite 1

comment 0

Demo tape created in January 1992 by Florida-based blogger, professor and musician Hinton Ashley Morris  (October 20, 1963 – April 2, 2008).
Topics: Demo tape, found audio, cassette tape, unreleased music, lofi rock, lost music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Mark DeCerbo
audio

eye 41

favorite 0

comment 0

Unreleased demo by Mark DeCerbo of Four Eyes.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, acoustic rock
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 68

favorite 0

comment 0

Segunda demotape da banda INDOOR
Topic: indoor babies
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 66

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Fritz Guppa
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Dead Center
audio

eye 120

favorite 1

comment 0

This 1986 Dead Center demo tape was discovered on eBay during a search for "The Mysterious Song" (also called "Like The Wind").  It is not the music we were looking for, but it's good.  Unfortunately, the tape was recorded on a cheap Walmart tape recorder, and has multiple glaring issues in terms of quality.  This is not a massive improvement, but it is far more listenable, and should fix issues playing the song through mono speakers (such as those on phones).  Also...
Topics: punk, new wave, punk wave, '80s, pop, music, mr. cool, dead center, ep
Date unknown, ripped from the original studio tape. Deane Hawley is best known for his cover of Look For A Star, which reached #29 on the Billboard 100 in mid 1960. This was recorded in the 80s or 90s. 
Topics: found audio, studio demo, pop demo, 60s pop, look for a star, lost music, unreleased demos, lo-fi,...
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Michael G. Bryant
audio

eye 47

favorite 1

comment 0

Unreleased demo tape, vocals & piano. Bryant was born in 1961 and might be a resident of Duluth, Georgia (Though I am not sure). He specialises in solo piano instrumentals and vocal ballads. He actively posts on YouTube and SoundCloud: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5npSTNh3FIf2kWzONotaAw/videos https://soundcloud.com/michael-bryant-41
Topics: demo tape, cassette, lost music, tape rip, demo, music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Shima33
audio

eye 37

favorite 0

comment 0

Topic: shima33
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20141201161104/https://shima33.bandcamp.com/
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 44

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape Buster Smiles
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Panzer Zulu
audio

eye 62

favorite 0

comment 0

90s rock demo by unknown band Panzer Zulu (also spelt as Panzler Zulu on the cover, but it could be a typo.) Date unknown, possibly mid-late 1990s.
Topics: demo tape, cassette, music, unreleased music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Dino Palazzi
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Undated demo by Seattle artist Dino Palazzi.
Topics: cassette, demo tape, unreleased music, 1990s, folk music
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 53

favorite 0

comment 0

Demotape Buster Smiles
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 56

favorite 1

comment 0

Demotape Eureka Deux
Topics: demotape, democassette
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
by Sony Music Productions
audio

eye 61

favorite 2

comment 0

Sony Music Productions cassette from April 1992 featuring known artists (tracks omitted) and a few songs from an aspiring singer called Marbella. Could not find anything about her
Topics: Demo tape, found audio, Sony music productions, Italian pop, 90s pop
The Demo Tape and Rough Audio Draft Collection
audio

eye 50

favorite 2

comment 0

Demotape Factory Toys
Topics: demotape, democassette