The demo of This Broken Machine is next to flawless, being the first time we ever played the song and tracking it onto tape cassette.
There has been much gnashing of teeth here at Attorney Towers about whether to stick with the old recordings: they capture something fresh and special, but often contain a lot of mistakes and nasty bits too. I know now that John, You Saved My Life and Cash Mason will use the original mp3s, with other parts added to that, so as to preserve the initial take.
This Broken Machine would probably join these two in that category, were it not for a later version containing inspired Shille bass and some very odd Kaoss guitar. Upon playback tonight, it was decided to go with the more recent take. We'll see how it goes; the harmonica section will decide it for certain.