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Song by Linkin Park from the album LP Underground 15
Working title Basil
Recorded 2008
Released November 25, 2015
Length 0:50
Writer Linkin Park
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Machine Shop

LP Underground 15 track listing
  1. Animals (2011 Demo)
  2. Basil (2008 Demo)
  3. Pods 1 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  4. Pods 2 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  5. Pods 3 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  6. Chance Of Rain (2006 Demo)


"Basil" was a demo recorded in 2008 during the A Thousand Suns sessions. It was released in November 2015 on the LP Underground 15 CD.

A LPU exclusive video about the song was released on January 8, 2016. On the video, Mike said: "At the time we were writing this demo, we thought we would going to be making or doing music to a video game. That video game relatively quickly fizzled out, but the ideas of the songs and kind of the vibe of the thing eventually turned into A Thousand Suns. This is pretty much as early as you can get as far as a demo. And so it doesn't really sound like A Thousand Suns ended up sounding like. It was a moment in time when kind of a little rap, almost freestyle kind of thing, I quickly wrote this thing out over a beat that I've made on my laptop. And this is what it turned into."


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Basil (2008 Demo) LP Underground 15 0:50 2008 November 25, 2015



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