Chronology:Cowtown

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
Cowtown (Original Demo) 2:23

Podcast 46 1985 Sounds significantly slower, and features Linnell singing behind Flansburgh more.
Cowtown (1984 Demo) 2:17

1984 Demo Tape, 1985 Promotional Demo Tape #3 1984 Identical to the 1985 demo, but with a more prominent drum beat and guitar.
Cowtown (1985 Demo) 2:22

1985 Demo Tape 1985 This version is quite different than the later re-recording for Lincoln. Instead of a clarinet, the main instrument is an odd sounding, warbly synth. Also, the guitar is much more timid and the arrangement is much more minimal (for instance, there are no screams in the bridge).
Cowtown (Demo) 2:22

The Frank O' Toole Show 1985  
Cowtown 2:21

Lincoln 1988  
1999 - Cowtown Medley 4:15

TMBG Unlimited 2001 A live version in which the Johns combined the melodies and lyrics from Prince's famous song, 1999, and Cowtown