Last update 2022-10-18
Since the 2002 relaunch of the Spin Doctors’ official website, the band releases some audio and video stuff there every now and then. Here’s a list of all music and video downloads that were/are provided on the official site since 2002. As with the rest of the discography, the most recent releases are on top of the list.
official mp3 release for 2018 Brooklyn Bowl 30th anniversary show ticket buyers
What Time Is It?
Nice Talking To Me
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
If The River Was Whiskey
Big Fat Funky Booty
Freeway Of The Plains >
Off My Line
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
About A Train
Two Princes >
Yo Mama’s A Pajama
A professionally mixed soundboard recording of the band’s show in Grand Forks, North Dakota on September 15, 2018 labeled as “Live in NC” was given away by the band for people who bought tickets for the 30th band anniversary show at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on November 8th, 2018. Recorded by Rob Killenberger, mixed by Roman Klun.
Non-official artwork using a picture from the Grand Forks show by Aaron Comess. Used by permission.
official free mp3 release via spindoctors.com; April 2nd, 2006
Written by R.G. Ford, and made famous by the great Albert King, this track was recorded on September 14, 2005 in Burlington, VT while aboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. “After several months of doing this song during soundcheck, and with Chris being sick that day, it seemed like the perfect song to record on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus,…basically a recording studio on wheels. […] Aaron was forced to play on a strange electronic drum kit, Chris was sick and there was only 1 hour to get this done. Given all that, I think it turned out pretty well. Simply,……basics again in one shot, followed by Eric’s lead vocals” (details provided by JB on the Spin Doctors board).
official free mp3 release via spindoctors.com; April 1st, 2006
“‘Jambalaya’ was recorded with Sam Bush in Nashville, TN on July 23, 2005 as part of the syndicated radio show, Radio Bonnaroo. With a gig later that night, there wasn’t much time to get this done, but it was recorded and mixed in just a few hours. Basics recorded on the first shot, followed by Chris’ lead vocals and then Sam Bush’s 3 tracks,…mandolin, violin and backing vocals” (details provided by JB on the Spin Doctors board).
official free mp3 release via spindoctors.com; March 24, 2006
This is a edited sample (about 2 minutes) of “Tantrum”. The song is the opening track of Sandra Boynton’s book/cd release “Dog Train”. Recorded with Michael Ford on piano at Avatar Studios in New York City on March 31, 2005. Check the Compilations list for details on “Dog Train”.
official free mp3 single release via spindoctors.com; June 13, 2005
1. Can’t Kick The Habit (Single Edit) 4:40
This is the first single from Spin Doctors’ fifth studio release, “Nice Talking To Me”, (Ruffnation Music). The single edit, which features a shortened, fade-out version of the full “Can’t Kick The Habit” recording, was available as a free download at the band’s official website.
official video release via spindoctors.com; May 4, 2005
A 2-minute video featuring Eric Schenkman recording one of his guitar tracks for the song “Tantrum”, recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC on March 31, 2005. The track was released later in 2005 on the Sandra Boynton book/cd-release “Dog Train”. Check the Compilations list for details on “Dog Train”.
official mp3 releases via spindoctors.com; 2005/2006
1 Woodstock (from the “Mary Jane” single; added 2005-01-31)
2 I Can’t Explain (from the UK “YLYHGTF” single; added 2006-03-22)
3 Uranium Century (from the “Cleopatra’s Cat” single; added 2005-01-31)
4 Stop Breaking Down (live) (from the “Cleopatra’s Cat” single; added 2005-01-31)
5 Scotch & Water Blues (live) (from the “YLYHGTF” single; added 2005-01-31)
6 Jimmy Olsen’s Blues (live) (from the “YLYHGTF” single; added 2005-01-31)
7 What My Love (live) (from the “YLYHGTF” single; added 2005-02-18)
8 Piece Of Glass (from the UK “YLYHGTF” single; added 2005-03-10)
Since January 2005, JB, the webmaster of the band’s official site, put most of the b-sides to the 1994 singles (from the “Turn It Upside Down” album) online as free mp3 downloads.
mp3s officially released via spindoctors.com; August 7, 2003
1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
2. Bags Of Dirt*
3. Yo Mama’s A Pajama
4. Freeway Of The Plains > Lady Kerosene
5. Rosetta Stone
7. What Time Is It?
8. Hungry Hamed’s*
9. Big Fat Funky Booty
Live soundboard recordings from the 2002 “Below The Radar” reunion tour that were released via the band’s official website between 2002 and 2004. The full 9-track-version was released when the sd.com re-launched on August 7, 2003. “Freeway > Lady” and “Rosetta Stone” were removed from the free download section after a few months, the rest of the tracks was available until the end of 2004.
Tracks 1-6: 2002-04-25 – Live @ Northern Lights – Clifton, NY. Tracks 7-9: 2002-04-27 The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY.
* = first officially released live version of this song.