Behave Yourself, Baby

Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Ok. 3: Good. 4: Great

This early demo sounds an awful lot like some around the campfire hippy dross, with some sort of trumpet, tambourine, and hand clapping intro. We then get Beatles/Beach Boys/Monkees melodies and ‘baa ba baa’ harmonies which are fairly amusing. The vocals aren’t great, the melodies are passable, the playing is ok. Naturally, aficionados will recognise the middle section which features the lyrics ‘all we want from you is the skin you live within’ which would later be updated to ‘all we want from you are the kicks you’ve given us’ in Motorcycle Emptiness with the same melody.  Again it’s really only worth listening to for those interested in seeing how the band developed in the early days.

Behave Yourself Baby: 2: Ok




2 thoughts on “Behave Yourself, Baby

  1. John Charet June 12, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Great post 🙂 One wonders If The Preachers were trying to homage the aforementioned 60’s groups you mention here. As for me, I am not sure that is just an uneducated guess on my part. The song has it’s moments, but again, not their finest hour. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  2. carlosnightman June 12, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I think when you’re starting a band you just try.playing every idea that pops into your head, taking influences from a hundred places. None of these early demos were ever meant to be heard of course, but they are quite funny and have that strange universal charm

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