This page features information on unreleased Izzy Stradlin songs. The interview quotes are shown in chronological order...
Izzy Stradlin (2002)
Fans at the Izzy Stradlin message board often talk about a 'lost Ju Ju Hounds' record that was recorded around 1993. Is this the 117 Degrees album that you put out in 1998, or is there another record full of tracks out there?
Nothing i know of is unreleased, 117 was new stuff back then.
Ju Ju Hounds bassist Jimmy Ashhurst (2005)
We read that a number of songs didn't make the final cut of the Ju Ju Hounds LP. For example, 'Memphis' & 'Good Enough' surfaced 6 years after its release. Can you recall any other songs that were dropped?
Jimmy Ashhurst wrote:
I don't know if there were any other complete songs... I do remember some ideas that were in varied states of completion. It was so long ago...even before the modern digital recording methods at our disposal nowadays. The stuff I left the studio with was all on cassette, and I haven't the foggiest idea of where that little bastard is now...I've moved a few times since then...who knows. I think Izzy ended up using probably the best stuff from those sessions. [...] Anyway, I'll have to look around... my parent's garage seems to have become a repository of lost music. When I go there next I'll have to have a look around.
Ju Ju Hounds producer Eddie Ashworth (2005)
Eddie Ashworth wrote:
Not to open a can of worms - but to set the record straight, we did record a few songs that did not appear on the Ju Ju Hounds record or on any subsequent release:
- Gotta Wanna Go
- Silver and Gold
- Outta Yer Blood
- Mile Away
Plus a couple of short instrumental pieces.
All the other stuff recorded at that time that didn't make it to the record ended up on EP's or as B-sides.
- How Much
- Came Unglued
- Been A Fix
- Got Away
- Cant Hear Em
Also, I personally listened to all the tapes that Izzy had recorded prior to our starting on the 117 Degree album and can say there that to my knowledge there is no "lost" Izzy tracks from that period.
Izzy Stradlin (2006)
Is there any chance that some unreleased projects (acoustic album, Slash/Duff album etc.) will see the daylight some day?
Yes, I have a few ideas..... 06/07 release of some cool stuff possible.
Most of your albums contains 10 songs, are there a lot of songs that didn't make it to the final cut or did you just record those 10 songs?
We usually record as many as possible, and pull the 10 favorites for a CD. So... yes, there are a few others hangin around.
JT Longoria (2006)
Do you remember how many songs in total where recorded for "Like A Dog"? Where there many songs that didn't make it to the final cut?
JT Longoria wrote:
There were one or two that didn't make the record. When working in that sort of spontaneous environment there are always going to be a couple of tracks that don't make the final cut.
In 2004 there was mentioned that you and Steven Adler had recorded some songs at Izzy's home on a digital 8-track. An mp3 of "Do You Love Me" surfaced on the internet shortly after. Where there any original songs recorded aswell at those sessions?
JT Longoria wrote:
That was done in Izzy's basement!
I had flown to California to do some tracking with Izzy. When I got there he said that Steven was flying in to hang out for a bit and maybe jam a little. "Do You Love Me" was the only song we did but it was so much fun! We only had like 3 or 4 microphones and we recorded it on a little digital 8 track thing that Izzy had. We mixed it on a small pro tools rig I had brought with me and it turned out sounding not-too-bad considering we did it all in one day and with VERY limited gear.
As far as any original music, Izzy played guitar on 3 Kittyviolet tunes (JT Longorias band). Steven was not involved with that.
Note: Two of the three above mentioned songs that Izzy recorded with Kittyviolet were officially released. Entitled "Up" and "Guys With Oakleys" these songs can be found on the Kittyviolet album "Winterblossom Is Dead".
Rick Richards (July 2006)
Are there any unreleased Izzy albums/projects that the public doesn't know about?
Rick Richards wrote:
Hell yeah~ Every session has yielded some great material that I think is some of Izzy's best work. There's bound to be stuff in the can when you're as prolific a song writer as he is. Hopefully some of this will see the "light of day".
Rick Richards (2007)
Chopaway.com: Are there many 'leftovers' a.k.a outtakes from the Miami sessions?
Rick: Every track is out, nothing left over to my knowledge.
Izzy Stradlin (June 2007)
I've got 2 songs from Japan 2000..... good quality but a little shaky (the camera) ...Sounds ok for live... its Pressure Drop and Spazed live.... great audience......... [...] I've located 15+ DATs from solo tours and will listen over next few weeks.... maybe some good live stuff. I'll let you know after I've heard em.