Monday, April 11, 2011

The Strokes- You Only Live Once (Demo)

This song comes from The Strokes in the form of the rough demo for "You Only Live Once" off the band's 2006 release First Impressions Of Earth.

At this stage in the recording it was called "I'll Try Anything Once", and features lyrics much different than those of the song on the finished studio album.

This features only Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi playing keyboard and Julian Casablancas singing softly over it. Very mellow and a nice bare bones take on a cool song.

The song is in the new Sofia Coppola film Somewhere and features prominently in the movie's trailer.

And the album version.

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