Weezer just re-released their incredible second album Pinkerton, with enough b-sides and rarities to please even Rob Fleming. It reminded me that, during their golden period 1992-97, Weezer were an incredible band who rarely, if ever, wrote a bad song (oh how they would change their ways in future years) and consistently had incredible b-sides. So I’m lumping in the b-sides to their legendary first 2 albums together to hear exactly how prolific Rivers Cuomo was at this point.
I’m not gonna include everything, as that would be pointless, but here are the cream of the crop of non-album tracks from that particular time period. Enjoy, as these songs could have really formed an incredible third album. From the lurching I Swear It’s True to the sugar coated vocals of Suzanne, the vast majority of these songs were as good if not better than most of their preferred bretheren that made it onto The Blue Album or Pinkerton. And lets all try to ignore what the band have become now.
Weezer B-Sides (92-97)
2. You Gave Your Love To Me Softly
4. You Wont Get With Me Tonight
6. Mykel And Carli
7. Waiting On You
8. I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams
9. I Swear It’s True
10. Long Time Sunshine
11. Getting Up And Leaving
12. Tragic Girl
And, if that wasn’t enough, i’m gonna offer up their cover of the classic Pixies tune Velouria, released on the Where Is My Mind compilation in the late 90’s. Why? Cause it’s great.
Weezer – Velouria (Pixies Cover)