Hehehe, glad you appreciated the opinions of this old lady, Lang! Not sure if I'm an audiophile, and you boys truly lose me in the technicalities. But I do have an excellent ear, always have. And I've got a passion for these early songs, well, ALL the songs.
Like Greg Watermann suggested when we were talking to John's drum tech Sako in Denver, when I was asking him about John's different drum kits? I'm indeed a "superfan", for what it's worth.
And I'm looking forward to more of your FLACs. I'm not even entirely sure my Self-Titled album sounds this great, but I usually listen to it in my car, more likely than not when I've had a rough day & I've got some personal rage to express. But I should probably listen to it with headphones here at home some time. Because surely a studio recording (with the help of Rick Rubin, no less!) should be even more amazing than these demos. And I'm not entirely sure it is! (Peephole, Know, Soil &War? at least).