Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Lost Dogs: 2009-2013



More time to look back again. Like they did in 2003 and 2004 with the release of Lost Dogs and ‘Rearviewmirror - Greatest Hits’. Deluxe remastered editions for Ten, Vs and Vitalogy were released. The Ten release finally saw Just A Girl and Brother get a proper release. Although check that Rarities Unreleased Cuts for even better versions of those songs! The Ten deluxe edition also included fun outtakes like ‘2000 Miles Blues’ and ‘Evil Little Goat’. The Vs and Vitalogy deluxe remasters had very few bonus tracks. But the instrumental ‘CreadyStomp’ was now released!


After these remastered editions the band would also look back at its career with a movie, book, exhibition and festival PJ20. The ‘Ten’ outtake ‘Chinese’ was heard in the movie and played on PJ’s own Sirius channel but strangely was not included on the movie soundtrack. Dave Abbruzzese comments about ‘Chinese’ on his Facebook: 

2013: At an Amsterdam listening party for Lightning Bolt Brendan O'Brien was present. During the Q&A a reporter asked about 'Off the Earth' (which was played live since 2010).  O'Brien said it was not tried again during the Lightning Bolt sessions, but confirmed it was tried for Backspacer.  He said there were not many outtakes this time around. Maybe only one or two tracks. He was probably thinking about Olé


During these years only one original song was released on the fanclubsingles. 'Turning Myst' remains the only PJ song that featured Mike McCready on vocals. One other studio recording was released on the fanclubsingles. 'Better Things' a song from the Kinks was nicely covered by the band.