Historic event: 08/01/1992

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2nd official demo tape - "the kitchen tape"

...All the while, the band had been making demo recordings and would continue to do so. These were everything from full band rehearsal tapes to collaborative multitrack demos to demos done by just one bandmember, getting a new song down to show the rest of the guys. [Extensive info on these recordings is found in the Recording History section.]

However, there sometimes arose a need to get a "real" demo recorded, with the whole band playing together, recorded as best as possible, in order to have a tape the band could use to further its goals. This recording session was the band's second attempt to get such a tape made. It was recorded at their practice space, "the garage" at 2226 Amherst Ave in West L.A.. The idea this time was to try and make a full album. If they suceeded in getting a full albums worth of good material, then they would look into making an indie record out of it. But they were aware it was unlikely they'd get a full albums worth of good stuff out of it. the project was ambitiously titled "weezer's first ablum". Later, the name "the kitchen tape" was adopted because the drums were recorded in the kitchen, adjacent to the garage. This sounded good but definitely bummed out the neighbors!

When the dust settled they had 8 decent tracks, and conceeded that this was to be "demo #2", not "album #1". There were 2 different song selections used for the demo tapes that were dubbed up. Version 1 had all 8 tracks. Version 2 had 5, with no "the world has turned and left me here", "undone" and " say it aint so". About 12 copies TOTAL [incl. both versions] were made back in the day, on whatever blank cassetes that were lying around. Much later, the 5 songs from 'version 1' were distributed as mp3s, and are fairly well available now. The remaining 3 songs were apparently not available to the original "bootlegger" as they have not turned up.

Master reels tracklisting:

1. drum sounds, incl "world has turned" test/instrumental [not on final demo] [remains undistributed]
2. lets sew our pants together [on final demo as track #3] [widely avail in mp3 form]
3. lets sew our pants together (alt., no vox) [not on final demo] [remains undistributed]
4. only in dreams (take #1 - abandoned) [not on final demo] [this take was destroyed, does not exist]
5. no one else (unfinished, no vox or guitar) [not on final demo] [remains undistributed]
6. the world has turned and left me here [on final demo as track #8] [remains undistributed]
7. theif, youve taken all that was me [on final demo as track #1] [widely avail in mp3 form]
8. my name is jonas [on final demo as track #2] [widely avail in mp3 form]
9. say it aint so [on final demo as track #6] [remains undistributed]
10. say it aint so (alternate, no vocals) [not on final demo] [remains undistributed]
11. paperface [on final demo as track #5] [widely avail in mp3 form]
12. undone [on final demo as track #4] [remains undistributed]
13. only in dreams (take #2 - abandoned) [not on final demo] [this take was destroyed, does not exist]
14. only in dreams (take #3) [on final demo as track #7] [widely avail in mp3 form]
15. "i said so" (possibly just rivers playing) [not on final demo] [remains undistributed]


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the original 8-track "reels", today
[click on any photo for a larger size pop-up version]


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