No Doubt Tells All: The Stories Behind Their Classic Records

"Excuse Me Mr." (1995)

Album: Tragic Kingdom
Label: Trauma/Interscope
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Tony: “That was another one where we had different versions of that song, and I believe if I’m correct, on that song we had kind of a more mellow version, but we wanted to record the version that you hear now, more of a harder version. I do remember that we recorded a version of that song and somehow it got lost, and we had to go back in and re-record it. I love that song. I think about the video that Sophie [Muller] made for it and it’s cool.”

Adrian:
“When we recorded that, we used to play it the way it is now, and our producer wanted us to play it almost kind of like a country-shuffle, and so we gave it a shot. We later decided that we didn’t really like that, but the other version was erased from the tape. We had to go back in—it must’ve been months later—we re-recorded it the way we used to play it.”

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