A band that dominated the charts in the late 90s with the #1 albums White On Blonde and The Hush, as well as a ridiculously high number of hit singles.

I don’t have any Texas songs from that era.  All I have, courtesy of its inclusion on the Park Lane Archives compilation that I’ve referred to a few times over the years, is this:-

mp3: Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover (demo)

What many folk don’t realise, or perhaps forget, is that Texas for a long long while were in danger of being cast as one-hit wonders.  I Don’t Want A Lover was the debut single.  It reached #8 at the beginning of 1989.  There would then be another twelve singles, only one of which made the Top 20 (and even that was a cover song!), before they struck gold with Say What You Want in 1997.

The demo of the debut single is all slide guitar and bombastic backing track. The drums, incidentally, are the work of Stuart Kerr who had previously been part of TVV favourites, Friends Again.