The Blue Demo

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The Blue Demo
The Blue Demo cover
Demo by Avant Garde
Released 1987
Format cassette
Recorded 1987 at Trod Nossel Studios, Wallingford, CT
Genre Metal
Length 14:26
Label None
Producer(s) Unknown
Avant Garde chronology
The Blue Demo
The Purple Demo

The Blue Demo (released 1987) is the first studio demo by Avant Garde and probably the earliest studio recordings of Rivers Cuomo. This demo was pressed on black shelled cassettes with plain looking light blue label stickers on one side. There were probably less than 50 copies printed. The demo is currently circulating in mp3 form.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Avant Garde. 

No. Title Length
1. "Black Rose"   5:00
2. "I Must Be Dreaming"   3:24
3. "Tongue of Fire"   6:02
Total length:


  • In the Recording History on the tracklist of this tape is reversed. However, the correct track list can be seen in the picture of the tape.
  • The song "Tongue of Fire" was later re-recorded and released under the title "Judge and Jury" on Somethin' Different!.