In Which We Keep Fishin’ for Weezer Catalogue Info
With the track list for Geffen/UMe’s deluxe reissue of Weezer’s Pinkerton announced, the question still stands: where’s the rest of the track lists?
It’s been confirmed time and again that Universal has two more sets of Weezer rarities and ephemera due, possibly by the end of the year. Death to False Metal is the long-gestating outtakes compilation spanning the band’s Geffen years, while another set of frontman Rivers Cuomo’s demos, set to cover the time surrounding the making of Pinkerton, is on its way as well.
But what will they feature? Metal has a release date of November 2, the same day as the deluxe Pinkerton, so a track list can’t be far off. Not much has been heard about Alone III, though; according to Weezer archivist Karl Koch, the compilation came from an aborted super-deluxe version of Pinkerton, so it’s likely waiting in the wings, too. But is three Weezer sets too much for the holiday season – particularly with a new album already in stores?
Time will tell, but in the meantime, ridiculously thorough fan site Weezerpedia has posted potential track lists for each of the remaining sets that look mighty tantalizing (although they go best with a grain of salt, as they lack citations). They are yours, after the jump.
Weezer, Death to False Metal (DGC, 2010)
- Turn It Up
- I Don’t Want Your Loving
- Blowin’ My Stack
- Losing My Mind
- I’m a Robot
- Odd Couple
- Unbreak My Heart
- Outta Here (Japanese bonus track)
- Yellow Camaro (Japanese bonus track)
Track 1 was written in 2008 as part of a collaborative effort between Rivers Cuomo and fans on YouTube
Tracks 2, 3 and 10 were outtakes from Make Believe (Geffen, 2005) recorded in 2003. Track 10 is, indeed, a cover of the Toni Braxton song.
Tracks 4, 6 and 11 were outtakes from Make Believe recorded in 2004. A demo of Track 4, “My Brain is Working Overtime,” appeared on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (DGC, 2008)
Tracks 5 and 7 recorded in 1998
Track 8 recorded after 2006
Track 9 recorded in 2007
Track 12 recorded in 2002 after the sessions for Maladroit (Geffen, 2002). Later released by Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s side project The Space Twins on the album The End of Imagining (Raga Drop, 2003)
Rivers Cuomo, Alone III: The Pinkerton Years (DGC, 2010)
- I’m So Lonely
- Getchoo (Demo)
- You Gave Your Love to Me Softly (Demo)
- Hone Your Aron?
- Susanne (Demo)
- There is No Other One (Demo)
- Let Me Wash at Your Sink
- Waiting on You (Demo)
- Oh No, This is Not for Me
- Tired of Sex (Demo)
- She’s Had a Girl
- What is This I Find?
- Now I Finally See
- Longtime Sunshine
- I’m Lonely on a Saturday Night
- Oh God I’m Hungry
- I’m on Fire, You Are a Liar
- The End of My String
- I Can’t Break Your Heart
- Money Makes Me Happy
- My Mind’s on You
- Defeat on the Hill
- Clarinet Waltz
- A Glorious Moment
Tracks 1, 11, 17 and 24-25 are 1995 demos. Track 24 is a companion piece to “Victory on the Hill,” released on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (DGC, 2008)
Tracks 2, 8 and 12-16 were demos from the unreleased album Songs from the Black Hole. Tracks 2, 8 and 12 later recorded for Pinkerton (DGC, 1996)
Track 3 is possibly a 1995 demo of “Oh Lisa,” the B-side to “Island in the Sun” (Geffen, 2001)
Track 4 is a 1993 demo
Track 5 is a demo of the B-side to “El Scorcho” (Geffen, 1996)
Track 7 is a demo of the B-side to “Undone (The Sweater Song)” (Geffen, 1994)
Tracks 9 and 18-22 are 1994 demos
Track 10 is a demo of the B-side to “The Good Life” (Geffen, 1996)