Further to the earlier post by iaws2, I can confirm that I am in possession of the demo of “Mantis” on which I played piano for the Roses. It’s an eight minute Giorgio Moroder disco type track with a great krautrock bassline which breaks down 5 minutes or so in, where the band let me cut loose to do my thang. After that Squire goes absolutely ballistic with a searing solo. It has a great refrain from Ian throughout, “I wish I’d never planned this/ Said you’d take me to Atlantis/ You’re nothing but a preying mantis/ An insect cannibal, and a fantasist”
It’s disappointing that Ian isn’t using it for his solo record which is out soon so I plan to post it on you tube.