Diamond Rings

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"Diamond Rings"
Demo by Weezer
Length 2:58
Label none
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 610
COR# 291
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Bootleg, demo circulating
Live debut October 24, 2001
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Rejuvenation"
(RC# 609)
"Diamond Rings"
(RC# 610)
"Through Other's Eyes"
(RC# 611)
This song is part of the "Troublemaker" lineage of songs

Diamond Rings (also known as "Anything but Love") is a demo by Weezer, recorded in contention for the album that would eventually become Maladroit.

Appearances

Overview

"Diamond Rings" was first written and recorded by Rivers Cuomo onto his personal recorder in 2001. The song was first known to have been demoed by Weezer at Sage & Sound Studios in late summer of that year, the first sessions to feature bassist Scott Shriner. The band continued demoing the song and performing it at concerts throughout the following months, debuting at a Goat Punishment concert at the Knitting Factory. The only live recording known to exist in fan circulation is from a concert in December of 2001. Though the song did not appear on Maladroit, the song was reworked years later into the song "Special", an earlier iteration of the song "Troublemaker", the first track and second single from the band's self-titled 2008 album.

Known recordings

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Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Anything but Love 291 Anything But Love.mp3 2001 4:17 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Diamond Rings August 29, 2001September 8, 2001 Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Diamond Rings October 22, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix (Take 2)
Weezer Diamond Rings October 22, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix (Take 3)
Weezer Diamond Rings October 22, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix (Take 4)
Weezer Diamond Rings October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 24, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Very" rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 24, 2001 The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Filmed for HBO's Reverb. Did not air.
Weezer Diamond Rings October 25, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 26, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings October 27(?), 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Final CD" rough mix
Weezer Diamond Rings November 4, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Diamond Rings November 4, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA Alternate
Weezer Diamond Rings December 2, 2001 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI 2:57 Audience bootleg
Rivers Cuomo Special special (I-IV).mp3 ? 3:32 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Special special (diamond rings, all my life.mp3 ? 3:27 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Rock Star rock star.mp3 ? 3:23 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker feel and low bridge.mp3 2006 3:03 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker melody crammed.mp3 2006 2:02 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker melody shifted.mp3 2006 3:07 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker chunky GFeF.mp3 2006 1:23 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker orig feel.mp3 2006 3:18 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker troublemaker strummy.mp3 2006 2:18 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Troublemaker Troublemaker.mp3 2006/2007 2:48 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years "Last Ditch Efforts for Album 6"
Weezer Troublemaker 2007 Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA
Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA
Threshold Studios, Santa Monica, CA
2:44 Weezer (The Red Album)
Weezer Troublemaker 2010 2:45 iTunes Originals

Live performances

Audio

Lyrics

So it goes and down the line
You wanna dance? Wanna have a good time?
And if you do we'll have some fun
And in the end you'll be ???

I'll give you anything
Anything but love
My heart beats diamond rings
Diamonds from above

You like to go and run around
I can never tell if you're digging my sound
Basic flip with lots of guys
And in the end I just wanna know why

I'll give you anything
Anything but love
My heart beats diamond rings
Diamonds from above

Take control
Don't you know?
You can have anything you want,
And then let go
Let me go
Let me go

See also

External Links

Teenage Victory Songs entry for "Diamond Rings"