April 14, 2014 - submitted by Brock, Canada

Q. I was just wondering if the song Ode to Deodorant was really the first song ever recorded by Coldplay?

The Oracle replies:

The first songs that were recorded on tape as rough demos didn't include Ode to Deodorant.
Ode was recorded in a studio (with Brothers & Sisters) and there was a master CDR of it. From this, cassette copies were made.
The Safety EP was the first recording that had multiple CDs pressed and distributed hence that being credited as their first release - though it was never available for sale.