Stop Us If You've Heard This Before
The Canadian pop-rock group signed with Reprise in 1992 and cultivated a loyal following who appreciated their freewheeling concerts and memorable songwriting. Stop Us If You've Heard This Before
draws deeply from those formative years with an early, live version of "Same Thing," a live cover of the Beastie Boys "Shake Your Rump," the demo for longtime favorite "Old Apartment," and the previously unreleased live track "Teenage Wasteland." Also included from that era is the rare Pull s Break Remix version of "One Week," the smash that helped propel the Barenaked Ladies to international stardom in 1998. Stop Us
also unearths several unreleased tracks recorded during sessions for Everything To Everyone
(2003), including "Long While" and "I Don t Get It Anymore," along with the demo for the album track "Second Best." Also included from those sessions are versions of "Half A Heart" and "Adrift" - two songs the band later re-recorded for Barenaked Ladies Are Me
The collection offers two remaining gems: an early version of "I Can, I Will, I Do" recorded in 2001 during sessions for Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits<?i>; and "Yes, Yes, Yes," a song previously available only as a UK b-side or as a bonus track from the deluxe version of Everything To Everyone.