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VoicePop duo Tegan and Sara have re-recorded their high school songs – and they’re not the only songwriters to have started young
Bowies gnome and Dr Dres hospital: musicians embarrassing early songs
Music is, for most people, a learning curve. The more you write and play, the better you get. Which makes Tegan and Sara’s decision to re-record songs they wrote in high school for their new album Hey, I’m Just Like You rather remarkable. Most people would have shunted this stuff out of sight, never to be mentioned again. It’s unfair, of course, to judge an artist on their juvenilia, the music they made before they settled on their eventual course. But it can be enlightening, too – to see both their immaturity and their precocity, and try to locate threads they would later expand on.

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