Monterey Jack

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Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Released 2020
Recorded 1992-1993

Monterey Jack is a cassette compilation by Rivers Cuomo, featuring demos recorded from 1992 through 1993. The cassette's existence became known when a photo of it was featured in the liner notes for Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. Songs from the compilation were listed on the demo storefront on in 2020. A majority of the demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years on November 22, 2020, with some songs later released on Patrick & Rivers on December 9, 2020.

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Simply State"  Rivers Cuomo 1:32
2. "The Purification of Water"  Cuomo 2:53
3. "The Bottle of Wine Song"  Cuomo/Patrick Wilson 2:36
4. "Why Can't You Be There?"  Cuomo/Wilson 1:53
5. "Why Do We Hurt Each Other?"  Cuomo 2:56
6. "Sweet Peepers"  Cuomo 1:26
7. "No One Else"  Cuomo 3:10
9. "Too Good for Me"  Cuomo 1:26
10. "Superman"  Cuomo 2:11
11. "Why Are We?"  Cuomo 2:44
12. "Say It Ain't So"  Cuomo 1:24
13. "Please Pick Up the Phone"  Cuomo 3:23
15. "He's My Sweetheart"  Cuomo 0:43
16. "Punk Rock Snippet"  Cuomo 0:29
17. "Lullaby for Wayne"  Cuomo/Wilson 3:17
18. "I've Thrown It All Away"  Cuomo/Wilson 2:54
19. "I Need Some Touch"  Cuomo/Wilson 3:57
20. "Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)"  Cuomo 2:39
21. "When You're Near Me"  Cuomo 0:30
22. "Jamie"  Cuomo 4:36
24. "If I Fell"  John Lennon/Paul McCartney 2:20
26. "Punk Rock Girl"  Cuomo 2:15

NOTE: Tracks 8, 14, 23, and 25 are unconfirmed. However, the chronology of songs listed in Cuomo's Catalog O' Riffs suggests that the tracks are "I Dropped the Bomb," "Ooh," "Lemonade," and "Don't Worry Baby", respectively.

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