This is real exciting stuff, although the scholar's emphasis on the A-side contents, a collection of L.R. live performances which might be great but also somewhat commonplace, seems misplaced given the far greater significance of finding new and essentially unknown songs on the B-side. As if "I'll Be Your Mixtape" isn't an annoying enough title on the face of it, It's a real stretch to call the thing a mixtape. The revelation in the Times
article that Lou used an Eagles tape as his "blank" is a juicy bit of added detail.
With gratitude and respect to pineappleaftermath, https://jm.ucpress.edu/content/36/4/401.figures-only
goes to the page with the sound clips. The five pieces available there are:
1. "Kicks" - Perth performance
2. "Kicks" - "demo with jetphaser (excerpt)"
3. "I Wanna Be Black" - "demo with overdubs (excerpt)"
4. "Leave Me Alone" - "overdub demo (excerpt)"
5. "Philosophy Song (excerpt)"
An additional piece of B-side song can be heard in the first 0:15 of the promo video linked to in pineappleaftermath's post (with a downloadable MP3/audio-only version at https://tinyurl.com/yymctxky
), before the scholar ruins the rest with her yappery.
That and clip #5 appear to be the only portions from the B-side. #5 runs 0:31, too brief to get much of a feel for the song. More excitingly for my money, there's an edit between the bulk of the clip and its last seven seconds, with the latter (and only on the L channel at that) sounding like a portion of Metal Machine Music
, played in what might be its original speed, and sounding to me like chording through effects as opposed to feedback. Given the dating of 1975, what we might have here is a glimpse, brief as it is, of Metal Machine Music
in development, or perhaps a "demo version"!