Spread – Unicorns & Rainbows

Spread - Unicorns & Rainbows

Spread – Unicorns & Rainbows

Spread is an aborted side project by Dave Navarro and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith.  The pair wrote and recorded a number of demos in Dave’s own Blue Light Studios, for a planned album with the tentative titled Unicorns & Rainbows: The Pelican.  These demos featured appearances by fellow Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea, and Twiggy Ramirez who is known for his work with Marylin Manson, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle.  Eventually Chad Smith dropped out of the project, and the Spread name was dropped due to a conflict with an existing band of the same name.

Dave Navarro would end up re-recording most of the album, which already contained elements of his Rhimorse demos, and incorporated the songs into his solo album Trust No One.

These are the original demos were never officially released, but were leaked and made their way into collector’s hands in unofficial form.  These demos have a less polished and rougher sound compared to the versions found on Dave’s solo album.  A couple of these demos were officially released as bonus tracks or b-sides for singles from Dave’s solo album.

Track Listings:

Leaked Demos:

  1. Mourning Son
  2. Everything
  3. The Bed
  4. Sunny Day
  5. Rexall
  6. Hungry
  7. Easy Girl
  8. Avoiding The Angel
  9. Venus In Furs
  10. Cry Myself To Sleep
  11. Not For Nothing
  12. Whore
  13. Mourning Son (Reprise)
  14. Somebody Else
  15. Message From Twiggy
  16. Everything (extended Mix)
  17. No Friends

Virgin Master CD:

  1. Mourning Son
  2. Everything
  3. The Bed
  4. Sunny Day
  5. Rexall
  6. Hungry
  7. Easy Girl
  8. Avoiding The Angel
  9. Venus In Furs
  10. Cry Myself To Sleep
  11. Not For Nothing
  12. Whore
  13. Mourning Son (Reprise)
  14. Somebody Else
  15. Sparks (Instrumental The Who Cover)
  16. Everything (extended Mix)
  17. No Friends

Release Date: 1998
Released By: N/A
ID Number(s): N/A
Medium(s): CD (Virgin master), CDR (leaked demos), Various Digital Format (leaked demos)
Time: 68:08 (leaked demos), 68:59 (virgin master)

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