The Arctic Monkeys B-Side & Rarities Project was inspired by Matthew Perpetuaâ€™s Pop Songs 07-08 project, and was first introduced on November 19, 2007 and it ended there. On March 21, 2009, Pretty Much Amazing reached out to a person with a lot more Arctic Monkey credentials, the man who named his music blog after a string of words Alex Turner wrote while try to figure out â€œWho The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeysâ€: Will Oliver from We All Want Someone To Shout For.
The goal of this series of posts is fairly simple, I am going to write a post about all of the Arctic Monkeys B-Sides, non-album tracks, bootlegs and other rarities. I have no clue how long this will take, or even if I will finish it, but it should be a fun ride. You might be curious as to why Iâ€™d select the Arctic Monkeys as the subject of such scrutiny. To be frank, the Arctic Monkeys are one of the only bands of which I can honestly say that I saw flounder and flourish from beginning to present. I feel that I can relate to their music, along with everyone else thatâ€™s young and living their life in all its blundering glory.
Arctic Monkeys – Choo Choo
Before Favourite Worst Nightmare was even a thought, Sheffieldâ€™s Arctic Monkeys got their name out with great live performances and memorable demoâ€™s. One of the songs that got left off of their debut album and any EP/Single release is the fan favorite â€œChoo Choo.â€
â€œChoo Chooâ€ was a track that fans still want resurrected from the dead. It really has Arctic Monkeys written all over it — raw and gritty. Unlike the darker newer material â€œChoo Chooâ€ showcases the band before all the hype and fame. I can really just imagine the band playing this in their garage, unaware of the future journey that they were about to take. It is the sound of urgency, of a band that has become more than legendary, riding a one way train to success.
We can only hope that the band surprises us and brings Choo Choo back from the dead someday.