Golden Nuggets is the title of an unreleased 2001 collection of Weezer b-sides and rarities, that was totally under wraps at the time of its assembly. The album was decided against and never went into production, but the artwork, liner notes and tracklisting was completed by Karl Koch. The existence of Golden Nuggets was revealed in 2003, however the title was not revealed then.
As time went on and the band accrued an ever expanding library of unreleased tracks and rarities, Golden Nuggets became an anachronism, although several of the rarities chosen for it have still not been released to the public or bootlegged as of 2016.
By 2008, the idea of an album of unreleased material had changed into Odds And Ends, later released as Death To False Metal in 2011. That collection was curated and chosen by Rivers (in a few cases modifying the existing recordings to prepare them for release) and bears little resemblance to the track list of Golden Nuggets.
- "Mykel and Carli"
- "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"
- "Blast Off!"
- "Waiting on You"
- "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
- "I Swear It's True"
- "Getting Up and Leaving"
- "Don't Worry Baby"
- "Teenage Victory Song"
- "The Christmas Song"
- "My Evaline"
- "Longtime Sunshine/"coda""