The Whitechapel Demonstrations are a set of demo tracks recorded by Peter Doherty in early 2004, when he was still part of The Libertines. Though commonly referred to as being recorded by "Babyshambles", only Doherty features on the recordings. The demos are quite lo-fi, containing talking over certain songs and background noises, such as sirens and mobile phones ringing, due to their being recorded on a portable minidisc at Peter Doherty's flat in Whitechapel on 22nd January 2004.
The session features a cover version of The Only Ones' track, Another Girl, Another Planet, first released in 1978. It also features acoustic versions of early Libertines songs, such as Smashing and Anything But Love, that were only recorded as demos and have not been released by The Libertines.
When Andrew Kendall uploaded the contents of Doherty's "My Music" folder in April 2006, it contained a folder called "Unknown Album (06-04-2004 16-47-45)," which contained part of The Whitechapel Demonstrations. Included in this version were three previously unheard tracks, dubbed by fans as "Random old Jazz," "Unknown" and "More Random old Jazz."
There are also some extra tracks not the ones found on the laptop as mentioned above. The session was re-released as 'Whitechapel Demos REDUX' in July 2006, with the missing tracks reinstated and some minor improvements to the audio quality.
|#1||6||Back from the Dead||02:50||(Doherty, Wolfe)|
|#3||4||Anything But Love||03:04|
|#4||4||Dilly Boys||01:47||(Barat, Doherty)|
|#5||9||Love On The Dole||02:51|
|#6||2||Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones cover)||01:00||(Perrett)|
|#7||8||The Whole World Is Our Playground||02:39||(Doherty)|
|#9||3||I Love You But You're Green||04:42||(Doherty)|
|#10||What Sophie Did||04:38|
|#11||2||Skag & Bone Man||01:11||(Barat, Doherty)|
|#12||1||Monkey Casino (Pipey Magraw)||03:23||(Doherty)|
|#13||Random Old Jazz||-|
|#15||More Random Old Jazz||-|