Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence

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Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence
Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence cover
Demo by Weezer
Released September 4, 1992
Recorded August 1992
Genre Alternative Rock
Label Independent
Weezer chronology
The Kitchen Tape
(1992)
Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence
(1992)
Weezer's third demo
(1992)

Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence is the name of a tape distributed by Rivers Cuomo to Paul duGre, who eventually produced the Blue Album b-sides "Mykel & Carli", "Susanne", and "My Evaline". This tape was notable for having two yet unreleased tracks from the Kitchen Tape (Say it Ain't So and The World Has Turned and Left Me Here). The tape was purchased by a member of the Allthingsweezer board, GuitWiz, for $4,350 off eBay with the help of many other boardies who donated to purchase the tape.

Origin

The name and concept of the tape was not known until the tape mysteriously appeared on eBay. However, the Super-Chrono entry for 8/1/1992 notes the following:

"If they succeeded 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 album". Later, the name "the kitchen tape" was adopted because the drums were recorded in the kitchen, adjacent to the garage. [...] When the dust settled they had 8 decent tracks, and conceded that this was to be "demo #2", not "album #1"."

Track list

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Say It Ain't So"  Rivers Cuomo 4:22
2. "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"  Cuomo/Pat Wilson 5:09
3. "Paperface"  Cuomo 3:06
4. "Undone (The Sweater Song)"  Cuomo 5:39
5. "Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me"  Cuomo/Wilson 3:40
6. "My Name Is Jonas"  Cuomo/Wilson/Jason Cropper 3:18
7. "Let's Sew Our Pants Together"  Cuomo 4:32
8. "Only In Dreams"  Cuomo 5:59
Total length:
35:45