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Post - Maladroit: Spring 2002 +

Contents

March 2002: Westlake Studios - early Album 5 sessions

In between theHyper Extended Midget Tour and the Spring '02 Europe tour, the band recorded new material, with the intention of getting a start on their 5th album before the 4th (Maladroit) was even released! None of these songs or recordings made it to the 5th album, creating yet another set of well recorded demos. Listed below are what songs were worked on that day. Many takes of each song were tried.

  • 03/03/02:
"367"
"Mad Kow"
  • 03/04/02:
"367
"Modern Dukes"
"Prodigy Lover"
  • 03/05/02:
"Misstep"
"The Victor"
  • 03/06/02:
353 "Sacrifice"
"Serendipity" (very long jam - not recorded?)
"Superstar"
  • 03/07/02:
  1. "Yellow Camaro" (Brian lead)
  2. "Untenable"
  3. "She Who Is Militant"
  4. "Garbage Can"
  • 03/08/02:
"Yellow Camaro"
"Modern Dukes"
"Mad Kow"
"She Who Is Militant"

album #5 demos April 2002 - recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood

Another breif studio run, between the Europe and Dusty West tours. Continued attempts at getting a head start on the 5th album, though like before, none of this material would end up on the 5th album.

4/21/02 "Private Message" (released as mp3 on weezer.com)
4/21/02 "Yellow Camaro" (released as mp3 on weezer.com)
4/22/02 "Prodigy Lover" (released as mp3 on weezer.com)
4/22/02 "367" (released as mp3 on weezer.com)
4/22/02 "The Victor" (released as mp3 on weezer.com)
4/22/02 "Misstep"

5/02 Pat Wilsons home, Los Angeles

George Hartwig (recorded 5-2002) programmed by Pat. (released as mp3 on weezer.com in an incomplete form)

This recording was later finished up and became a commercially released b-side, the "Franklin Mint" version of "Keep Fishin'".

May 2002 - Japan World Cup Tour

The band had all shows on this tour recorded. Later, a live E.P. was released in September '02 called The Lion and the Witch, which consisted of performances culled from these recordings.
Shows that the songs were drawn from:

  1. Intro (Fukuoka) / "Dope Nose" (Nagoya)
    (the intro includes an instrumental piece known as "Polynesia", that wasn't listed in the track listing due to a 6 song limit on what officially constitutes an "E.P.")
  2. "Island in the Sun" (Nagoya)
  3. "Death and Destruction" (Hiroshima)
  4. "Falling for You" (Tokyo Zepp 5-26)
  5. "El Scorcho" (Tokyo Budokan 5-27)
  6. "Holiday" (Sendai)

album #5 demos June-July 2002 - recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood

all were released as mp3s on weezer.com

(all were later dropped from consideration for the 5th album)

"Hey Domingo!" (recorded 2002-06-29 w/out keys)
"Mansion of Cardboard" (recorded 2002-06-29 w/out keys)
"Queen of Earth" (recorded 2002-06-25)

"Hey Domingo!" (371- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Mansion of Cardboard" (295- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Fontana" (379- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Running Man" (378- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Little Songs" (289- recorded 2002-07-02)
"She Who Is Militant" (369- recorded 2002-07-02)
"The Organ Player" (381- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Lullaby" (380- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Mad Kow" (192- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Private Message" (360- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Prodigy Lover"(368- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Sacrifice" (353- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Untenable" (359- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Superstar" (197- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Misstep" (347- recorded 2002-07-02)
"367" (recorded 2002-07-02)
"Booby Trap" (373- recorded 2002-07-02)
"The Victor" (348- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Mo' Beats" (372- recorded 2002-07-02)
"The Story Is Wrong" (recorded 2002-07-02)
"Reason to Worry" (recorded 2002-07-02)
"Modern Dukes" (190- recorded 2002-07-02)
"Acapulco" (284 - recorded 2002-07-02)
"Queen of Earth" (362 - recorded 2002-07-02)

(the following were worked on in Indianapolis during the Enlightenment Tour (see below), and released as mp3s thereafter)

"Private Message" (360 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Untenable" (359 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"The Victor" (348 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Mansion of Cardboard" (295 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"The Organ Player" (381 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Mad Kow" (192 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Superstar" (197 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Lullaby" (380 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"She Who Is Militant" (369 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Hey Domingo!" (371 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Running Man" (378 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Fontana" (379 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"Queen of Earth" (362 - recorded 2002-07-16)
"367" (367 - recorded 2002-07-16)

additionally, some of these recordings were also shot with 16mm film by Rod Cervera, and later finished with mixed sound from the recordings. "Prodigy Lover" from these films ended up on the Weezer DVD.

The Enlightenment Tour - 07/02 - 8/02

The Enlightenment Tour was heavily documented. Most shows were recorded by the band's sound engineer, who recorded the show in one of 2 different ways, depending on the situation. The first method involved recording the mix from the mixing board direct to a cd-r in a 'consumer' stand alone cd burner. The other method involved recording multitrack to a DA-88 8 track rig, the masters from which were later mixed down by Rod Cervera. This second method was preferred but not always possible, particularly earlier in the tour.

Also, many of the shows were covered by a video crew for the 'jumbotrons', and their live multicamera video mix was preserved to video tape which usually (but not always) ended up in the bands possesion after the shows. Meanwhile Karl was also shooting digital video, usually with 2 different cameras (one on a tripod, the other hand held), selecting various songs each night to focus on.

Additionally, some shows on this tour were audio bootlegged by fans, sometimes secretly, and sometimes with the cooperation of the band and Karl, working with a co-ordinating fan who acted as an online liason betweeen potential fan 'tapers' and karl, who each night would guide the taper to the soundboard area, where they were allowed to set up their independent recording system (everything from minidiscs to semi-pro setups).

Also, there were some recordings made of soundchecks, where the band would work on new material, at the time intended for Album 5.

the following list is a work in progress, as it is incomplete in the bootleg info department. Your input is welcome, email Karl with additions/corrections.

  • 07/06/02 Salt lake City - show - cd-r 1 track master, later recut into 19 tracks
  • 07/07/02 Denver - show - cd-r 1 track master, later recut into 20 tracks
  • 07/09/02 St Paul - show - cd-r 1 track master, later recut into 19 tracks
  • 07/11/02 Chicago - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Lullaby" (fragment)
"Falling for You"
  • 07/11/02 Chicago - show - cd-r 1 track master, later recut into 19 tracks
note: the last 6 tracks have a digital noise problem.
  • 07/11/02 Chicago show - audio from sound board to the jumbotron cameras, (as heard on the videotape of the jumbotron cameras) - cut to 19 tracks.
  • 07/12/02 Detroit - Auburn Hills soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Pink Triangle" (2x)
"Keep Fishin'" (parts)
"Island in the Sun" (vocal harmonies)
  • 07/12/02 Detroit - Auburn Hills show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks.
  • 07/14/02 Toronto soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
Brian plays unknown song
"In the Garage" (bass/drum tech Aron on drums?)
  • 07/14/02 Toronto - show - cd-r 1 track master (never re-cut into individual tracks)
  • 07/15/02 Cleveland- Cuyahoga Falls - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Pink Triangle"
"No Other One"
  • 07/15/02 Cleveland- Cuyahoga Falls - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - incomplete.
16 tracks. (missing 1st 3 tracks)
  • 07/16/02 - indianapolis - studio work - adding overdubs to the june '02 recordings. Engineer Chad Bamford was flown out for the session. The following tracks were worked on, and then released on weezer.com as mp3s:
"Private Message"
"Untenable"
"The Victor"
"Mansion of Cardboard"
"The Organ Player"
"Mad Kow"
"Superstar"
"Lullaby"
"She Who Is Militant"
"Hey Domingo!"
"Running Man"
"Fontana"
"Queen of Earth"
"367"
  • 07/17/02 noblesville IN - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Getchoo"
"Across the Sea"
"Across the Sea" (1/2)
"My Name Is Jonas" (1/2)
"Island in the Sun" (1/2)
  • 07/17/02 noblesville IN, Indianapolis - show - cd-r 1 track master (never re-cut into individual tracks)
  • 07/18/02 Columbus, OH - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Crab"
"Dope Nose" (fragment)
  • 07/18/02 Columbus OH - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks.
  • 07/20/02 Hartford CT - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Hey Domingo!"
  • 07/20/02 Hartford CT - show - n/a - (missing or not recorded).
  • 07/21/02 Mansfield, MA Boston - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Fall Together"
"Hey Domingo!"
  • 07/21/02 Mansfield, MA Boston - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - incomplete.
(missing 1st 2 songs, missing 3 songs between "My Name Is Jonas" and "Tired of Sex")
  • 07/21/02 Mansfield, MA Boston - show - Fan Bootleg - (DR) - Complete, recorded from 'front of house' position.
  • 07/23/02 Homdel NJ (near NYC) - recording for Philadelphia's y100 "Weezer Radio" (recorded in dressing rooms pre show, not broadcast till 2 weeks later) - 4 hours, featuring Brian, Scott, Pat and Rivers djing and playing their fave tracks, (+ some weezer stuff from albums, selected by y100). The recording didnt take the full 4 hours, as the actual song choices of the band members were added in later.
  • 07/23/02 Homdel NJ (near NYC) - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Keep Fishin'" (bits)
"Keep fishin'" - backing vocals only
"Smile"
  • 07/23/02 Homdel NJ - near NYC - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - incomplete.
missing last 2 songs
  • 07/26/02 Camden NJ - near Philadelphia - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"December"
"Don't Let Go"
"December" (breaks down)
"Fall Together"
"American Gigolo"
  • 07/26/02 Camden NJ - near Philadelphia - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks
  • 07/27/02 Columbia MD - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"American Gigolo" (bits)
"Butterfly"
  • 07/27/02 Columbia MD - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
(19 tracks but 'missing' 6 and 7, and 1st 2 songs of set are combined into track 1 - errors in indexing)
  • 07/29/02 Atlanta GA - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Pink Triangle" (2 times)
  • 07/29/02 Atlanta GA - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks.
  • 07/30/02 Antioch (Nashville) TN - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Keep Fishin'"
  • 07/30/02 Antioch (Nashville) TN - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks.
  • 08/01/02 Houston TX - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
learning "Hyde"
"Hyde" (2 times)
(Green Day noodling)
"December"
  • 08/01/02 Houston TX - show - DA-88 8 track master, mixed down by Rod Cevera - complete.
18 tracks.
  • 08/03/02 Dallas TX - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Photograph" (no lead vocals)
"Seinfeld" (?)
  • 08/03/02 Dallas TX - show - cd-r 1 track master (never re-cut into individual tracks)
  • 08/04/02 San Antonio TX - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Turn Me Round" (extremely rough)
"Turn Me Round" (1st real run thru)
"Turn Me Round" - no lead vox
  • 08/04/02 San Antonio TX- - show - cd-r 1 track master (never re-cut into individual tracks)
  • (apparently there are no show or soundcheck recordings between 8/4 and 8/9)
  • 08/09/02 Irvine CA - show - cd-r 1 track master (never re-cut into individual tracks)
  • 08/10/02 Concord CA - soundcheck - direct to cd-r master (includes much noodling, discussion, etc)
"Fall Together"
"Turn Me Round" (2 times)
  • (apparently no show recording exists of Concord, the final night of the Enlightenment Tour)

08/23/02 Reading Festival - BBC broadcast -widely bootlegged

  1. Improv/"Undone - The Sweater Song"
    ("Keep Fishin'")
  2. "Island in the Sun"
  3. "My Name Is Jonas"
  4. "Why Bother?"
  5. "Don't Let Go"
  6. "Say It Ain't So"
  7. "Dope Nose"
  8. "The Good Life"
  9. "Surf Wax America"
  10. "Hash Pipe"
  11. "Buddy Holly"

Released in 3 parts on weezer.com as Mp3s. "Keep Fishin'" was played but not included in the download.
Part 1: Tracks 1-4
Part 2: Tracks 5-8
Part 3: Tracks 9-11

09/05/02 Pat and Scott on Kroq 106.7 FM Los Angeles "Loveline" show.

Master Kroq recording plus bootlegs from radio.

09/11/02 - Recording session at a voiceover studio in Los Angeles

Doing the DVD commentary tracks. Patrick, Scott, Brian and Karl.
3 discs worth of raw material recorded to DA-88.

09/15/02 Demo session at S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles

  1. "Turn Me Round" 385
  2. "Perfect Situation" 384
  3. "I Need an Answer"

(Josh Freese sitting in on drums for Pat, who was unavailable this day)

09/22/02 Demo session at S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles

  1. "Frozen Tears" 331
  2. "Sweetest One of All" 392
  3. "Everybody Let's Rock" 386
  4. "Turn Me Round" 385
  5. "Turn Me Round" 385
  6. "Don't You Let My Heart Down" 371
  7. "Don't You Let My Heart Down" 371
  8. "Give Me an Answer" (later known as "Yahoo") 387
  9. "Riff Jamb"

(Josh Freese sitting in on drums for Pat, who was unavailable this day)

09/23/02 Demo session at S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles

  1. "Sweetest One of All" 392
  2. "Everybody Let's Rock" 386
  3. "Turn Me Round" 385
  4. "Frozen Tears" 331
  5. "Give Me an Answer" 387
  6. "Don't You Let My Heart Down" 371
  7. "Take Me Home" 383
  8. "Perfect Situation" 384

(No Brian this day. Rivers, Scott, and Josh Freese sitting in on drums for Pat, who was unavailable this day)

09/27/02 Demo session at S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles

  1. "Don't You Let My Heart Down" 371
  2. "Give Me an Answer" 387
  3. "Give Me an Answer" 387 #2 ("is better")
  4. "Sweetest One of All" 392
  5. "Take Me Home" 383
  6. "Perfect Situation" 384
  7. "Everybody Let's Rock" 386
  8. "Turn Me Round" 385
  9. "Frozen Tears" 331

unknown personel - likely Rivers only.

10/02 Demos recorded by Rivers (only) at S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles

10/07 386 "Everybody Let's Rock"
10/08 371 "Don't You Let My Heart Down"
10/08 385 "Turn Me Round"
10/08 394 "Frozen Tears"
10/08 396 "Sugar Daddies"
10/08 360 "Private Message"
10/09 393 "Another Lover"
10/09 397 "Furthest of Seas"
10/06 395 "This Is My Home"
10/09 387 "Give Me an Answer"

10/18/02 SIR acoustic rehearsal

  1. "Sweetest One of All"
  2. "Don't You Let My Heart Down"
  3. ______ (398)
  4. 399 "Relax"
  5. "Turn Me Round"
  6. "Sacrifice"
  7. "(Everyone Wants) The Chance to Be All Alone"
  8. "The Heart of the Past"
  9. "Take Me Home"
  10. "Frozen Tears"
  11. "Gimmie An Answer" (a.k.a. "Yahoo")

10/21/02 SIR acoustic rehearsal

  1. "Baby Relax"
  2. "Take Me Home"
  3. "Another Lover"
  4. "Perfect Situation"
  5. "Yahoo"
  6. "Emotion"
  7. "Sacrifice
  8. "Don't You Let My Heart Down"
  9. "Prodigy Lover"
  10. "Heart of the Past"

10/22/02 (unknown)

  1. "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
  2. "Private Message" (Acoustic)

note: these are referenced in writing but the original recordings seem to be missing - these tracks only seem to exist in mp3 form, as they were spread around the various weezer message boards on 10/25/02.

10/23/02 Rivers home acoustic demo

  1. 353 "Sacrifice"
  2. 295 "Mansion of Cardboard"

10/24/02 acoustic demos - unclear where done

  1. 396 "What's Already Done"
  2. 395 "Take Me Home"
  3. 394 "Frozen Tears"

11/01/02 SIR acoustic rehearsal

  1. 387 "Yahoo"
  2. 360 "Private Message"
  3. 396 "Cold Glass of Water"
  4. 371 "Peace"
  5. 398 "Emotions Let You Down"
  6. 353 "Flown Away"
  7. 397 "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
  8. 368 "Kings of Money" (a.k.a. "Prodigy Lover")
  9. 395 "Leave Me Alone"

11/02/02 SIR acoustic rehearsal

  1. 387 "Yahoo"
  2. 360 "Private Message"
  3. 396 "Cold Glass of Water"
  4. 371 "Peace"
  5. 398 "Emotions Let You Down"
  6. 353 "Flown Away"
  7. 397 "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
  8. 368 "Kings of Money" (a.k.a. "Prodigy Lover")
  9. 395 "Leave Me Alone"

11/03/02 Show: acoustic set at The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

  1. 387 "Yahoo"
  2. 360 "Private Message"
  3. 396 "Cold Glass of Water"
  4. 371 "Peace"
  5. 353 "Flown Away"
  6. 397 "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
  7. 368 "Kings of Money" (a.k.a. "Prodigy Lover")
  8. 395 "Leave Me Alone"

11/08/02 Rivers home acoustic demo

  1. 402 "Love Is the Reason"
  2. 409 "Only Just This Once" ('short verse long chorus')
  3. 409 "Only Just This Once" ('shortest edit')

11/19/02 SIR rehearsal

  1. "Reason to Worry" (by Pat Wilson)
  2. 409 "Only Just This Once"
  3. 372 "Keep it Safe" (version 1)
  4. 372 "Keep it Safe" (version 2)
  5. 402 "Love Is the Reason"
  6. 417 (untitled)
  7. 403 "Haunt You Every Day"

11/29/02 SIR rehearsal

  1. 386 "Everybody Let's Rock"
  2. 396 "Cold Glass of Water"
  3. 403 "Haunt You Every Day"
  4. 387 "Yahoo"

12/??/02 rivers home recording

  1. "The End of the World" (cover version of a Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt) song)

this recording was unofficially released online in mp3 form.

01/??/03 rivers appears on a Mark Ronson recording

  1. "I Suck" (collaboration with DJ Mark Ronson)

This recording was released later in 2003 on Mark Ronson's Here Comes The Fuzz album.

02/12/03 Session at Rod Cevera's studio

  1. "Worry Rock" (Green Day cover)

this recording would be released on the Green Day Tribute album, which was put out on Skunk Ape records later in 2003.

02/??/03 Rivers home demos

In February 2003, Rivers posted 2 cover song mp3s on his Myspace page, which quickly spread throughout the online community before he took them down.

  1. "Without You"
  2. "Je Changerais d'Avis"

03/06/03 rivers home recording

  1. 426 "Hold Me"

This recording was unofficially released online in mp3 form at this time. Throughout the 2003 recording process, Rivers was doing various (very) lo-fi home recordings, either directly into his computer or into a handheld digital voice recorder, in order to save new song ideas, even as the new album was taking shape. There is no list of these recordings and it it unknown if they were saved or not. This "Hold Me" and a handful of cover songs are just about the only home Rivers demo material from this time that has ever surfaced.

"...Rivers posted on the RCB that Scott played on it, and some other non =w= people, i think he said there were 2 other guitarists, but i could be wrong. -jason skislak"

3/??/03 - rehearsal at SIR (?)

  1. "Hold Me" (partial clip)

There is a (partial) full band electric version of "Hold Me" that was shared with fans by Rivers via a direct-to-fan mp3 sharing, around this time, soon after the acoustic hom demo of "Hold Me" was released (see 3/6/03 above). It does not show up on the known SIR tapes from this period, but there was a lot of confusion and some unfinished/undocumented stuff around this time so it may have slipped away from the cataloguing process.
According to the talk at the time, the personell on this recording is Rivers and Scott plus 2 fill in players. This does match what was going on in the SIR sessions at the time (see 3/21, below).
many thanks to Jason S. for help in clearing up the 'Hold Me' story.

03/07/03 rivers home recording

  1. 439 "I Don't Want Your Loving"

this recording was unofficially released online in mp3 form.

03/21/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. 439 "I Don't Want Your Loving"
  2. 443 "The Formula"
  3. 424 "See You, Feel You"
  4. "Without You" (cover)
  5. "The End of the World" (cover)

personell: Rivers, Scott, with Luke Adams and Jimmy Messner (Patrick Wilson and Brian Bell were unavailable)

03/26(25?)/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. 439 "I Don't Want Your Loving"
  2. ??? "Mr. Mastermind"
  3. 443 "The Formula"
  4. "Unbreak My Heart" (cover)
  5. "Without You" (cover)
  6. "The End of the World" (cover)
  7. 424 "See You, Feel You"

note: this rehearsal likely took place on 3/25, but the recording is dated 3/26.

03/26/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. "Without You" (cover)
  2. "The End of the World" (cover)
  3. "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" (cover)
  4. "Little Diane" (cover)
  5. ??? "Mr. Mastermind"
  6. 443 "The Formula"

personell: Rivers with Andrew, Patrick and Chris from Sloan (the other members of weezer were unavailable)
Rivers wanted to continue rehearsals but the rest of weezer wasnt in town. Sloan was in L.A. at this point preparing to work on their next album, and via mutual aquaintance Todd Sullivan came in to S.I.R. to jam with Rivers and help him out with his demo-recording needs.

03/29/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. "The End of the World" (cover)
  2. "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" (cover)
  3. "Without You" (cover)
  4. "Little Diane" (cover)

personell: Rivers with Andrew, Patrick and Chris from Sloan (the other members of weezer were unavailable)
Rivers wanted to continue rehearsals (entirely cover songs on this day) but the rest of weezer wasnt in town. Sloan was in L.A. at this point preparing to work on their next album, and via mutual aquaintance Todd Sullivan came in to S.I.R. to jam with Rivers and help him out with his demo-recording needs.

04/02/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. ??? "Mr. Mastermind"
  2. 439 "I Don't Want Your Loving"
  3. 424 "See You, Feel You"
  4. 443 "The Formula"

personell: Rivers, Scott, Brian, with 'Jerome' (Patrick Wilson was unavailable)

04/06/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. ??? "Drama Queen"
  2. 424 "See You, Feel You"
  3. 443 "The Formula"

(full weezer in effect)

05/??/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. 392 "Baby Come Back"
  2. ??? "Do You Love Me?"
  3. "Ugly Days" (Brian Bell)
  4. ??? "Save the Day"
  5. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"

05/20/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. ??? "Come Back to Me"
  2. ??? "Save the Day"
  3. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  4. 391 "Cloudy Day"
  5. "Ugly Days" (Brian Bell)

05/21/03 SIR rehearsal

  1. 443 "The Formula"
  2. ??? "Save the Day"
  3. "Ugly Days" (Brian Bell)
  4. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  5. 392 "Baby Come Back"
  6. ??? "The Way You Used to"
  7. ??? "Mr. Mastermind"

this session helmed by Rick Rubin.

06/21/03 Acoustic session at Rod Cervera's Studio

  1. 443 "Let Me Go"
  2. 516 "Pardon Me"
  3. 518 "My Life (Is My Life)"
  4. 520 "You're My Best Friend"
  5. ??? "Drama Queen"
  6. ??? "The Way You Used to"
  7. ??? "Bus Stop"
  8. 443 "The Formula"
  9. ??? "In the End"

06/23/03 acoustic Office demo

  1. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"

informal demo recorded directly into Rivers's laptop computer.

06/24/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. ??? "On My Own"
  2. ??? "The Message"
  3. "Give it Up" (Brian Bell)
  4. "Pretty Mama" (Brian Bell)
  5. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"

informal demo recorded directly into Rivers's laptop computer.

07/11/03 Pat wilson home demos

  1. "Can't Stop Loving"
  2. "Myself"
  3. "Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday"
  4. "Wasted"

by this time there was talk of all members contributing songs to the mix for consideration for album 5. Pat recorded these demos at home and shared them with the rest of the band for their consideration.

07/18/03 radio interview, WBER Rochester

Phone Interview with Pat Wilson

08/03/03 Acoustic session at Rod Cervera's Studio (part 1)

  1. ??? "Save the Day"
  2. 524 "I Was Scared"
  3. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  4. "You Should Have Thought Of That" (Brian)
  5. 516 "Pardon Me" (Rivers song, not the Wilson SG song)
  6. "Reason to Worry" (Pat)
  7. ??? "Drama Queen"
  8. "Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday" (Pat)
  9. "Pretty Mama" (Brian)
  10. 514 "Let Go of Me"
  11. 443 "The Formula" (click version)
  12. 526 "Et Tu Brute"
  13. "What Goes On" (Pat)
  14. 528 "We Are All On Drugs"
  15. ??? "Dead Man's Float"

08/03/03 Acoustic session at Rod Cervera's Studio (part 2)

  1. 518 "My Life Is My Life"
  2. 520 "You're My Best Friend"
  3. "Ugly Days" (Brian)
  4. ??? "Mr. Mastermind"
  5. 532 "Clearer Eyes"
  6. ??? "It's Only Love"
  7. "Wasted" (Pat)
  8. "The Way You Used To" (Brian)
  9. "Can't Stop Lovin' You" (Pat)
  10. "Give It Up" (Brian)
  11. "Too Bad I'm On My Own" (Brian)
  12. "The Message" (Brian)
  13. "Lost in the Translation" (Brian)
  14. "It's So Easy" (Brian)
  15. ??? "Bus Stop"
  16. "The Rat Race" (Brian)
  17. 443 "The Formula" (no click version)

09/07/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. ??? "I Can Love"
  2. ??? "Let's Get Married"
  3. ??? "Stand By My Side"
  4. 610 "Save Me"
  5. 544 "Why Oh Why"
  6. ??? "The Story"
  7. "In the First Place" (Brian)
  8. ??? "Perfect Body"
  9. ??? "Looking for a Fight"
  10. "Pure Sap" (Pat)
  11. "Give It Up" (Brian)
  12. "Attention Deficit Disorder"

09/16/03 Pat wilson home demos

  1. "Ghosttown Life"
  2. "Pure Sap"
  3. "Sun Off of the Sea"

Pat recorded these demos at home and shared them with the rest of the band for their consideration.

09/24/03 Pat wilson home demo

  1. "You've Been Taken"

Pat recorded this demo at home and shared it with the rest of the band for their consideration.

10/04/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. "My Haircut Needs a Change" (Brian)

10/05/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (verses 4 & 5)
  2. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (verses 7 & 6)
  3. ??? "Memories"
  4. ??? "Hold On"
  5. ??? "Mama's Song"
  6. ??? "The Story of My Life"
  7. ??? "I'm Afraid (Lost Bread Crumbs)" (double chorus outro)
  8. 524 "I Was Scared"
  9. "We Belong in Each Other's Arms" (Brian)
  10. "You've Been Taken" (Pat) (partially FKA "Went Down Swinging")
  11. "Talk About Your Feelings" (Pat)

10/07/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (verses 4 & 5)
  2. ??? "Hold On to My Loving"
  3. ??? "I'm Afraid (Lost Bread Crumbs)"
  4. "We Belong in Each Other's Arms" (Brian)
  5. ??? "Let's Get Married" (new)
  6. ??? "Let's Get Married" (old)
  7. ??? "Memories"
  8. ??? "I Can Love"
  9. "Patterns of Love" (Brian)

11/04/03 acoustic Office demos

  1. 506 "Blowin' My Stack" (rejected take)
  2. (chatter re: "Blowin' My Stack")
  3. 506 "Blowin' My Stack" (rejected take)
  4. 506 "Blowin' My Stack" (best take)
  5. 518 "My Life Is My Life"
  6. 516 "Pardon Me" (rejected take)
  7. 516 "Pardon Me" (best take)
  8. 395 "Leave Me Alone"
  9. ??? "Mama's Song"
  10. --- (error)
  11. 368 "Kings of Money" (FKA "Prodigy Lover") (incomplete)
  12. 368 "Kings Of Money" (FKA "Prodigy Lover") (rejected take)
  13. 368 "Kings Of Money" (FKA "Prodigy Lover") (rejected take)
  14. 368 "Kings Of Money" (FKA "Prodigy Lover")

11/05/03 full electric demos at Swing House, L.A.

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 518 "My Life Is My Life"
  2. 403 "Haunt You Every Day"
  3. ??? "Let's Get Married"
  4. ??? "Hold On to My Loving"
  5. --- (error)
  6. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  7. 506 "Blowin' My Stack" (selected as best take)
  8. 520 "You're My Best Friend"
  9. 520 "You're My Best Friend"
  10. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (selected as best take)
  11. 516 "Pardon Me"
  12. 516 "Pardon Me"
  13. 516 "Pardon Me" (selected as best take)
  14. --- (error)
  15. 518 "My Life Is My Life" (selected as best take)
  16. 403 "Haunt You Every Day"
  17. 403 "Haunt You Every Day" (selected as best take)
  18. ??? "Let's Get Married" (confusion, false start)
  19. ??? "Let's Get Married"

11/06/03 full electric demos at Swing House, L.A.

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"
  2. 371 "Peace" (selected as best take)
  3. 369 "Happy on Your Own"
  4. 369 "Happy on Your Own" (selected as best take)
  5. 360 "Private Message"
  6. 360 "Private Message" (selected as best take)
  7. 524 "I Was Scared"
  8. 524 "I Was Scared" (selected as best take)
  9. ??? "Save the Day"
  10. 368 "Kings of Money"
  11. ??? "Save the Day"
  12. ??? "Save the Day"
  13. ??? "Save the Day" (selected as best take)
  14. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"
  15. 528 "We Are All on Drugs" (selected as best take)
  16. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"
  17. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"
  18. 524 "I Was Scared" (also selected as best take somehow)
  19. 520 "You're My Best Friend"
  20. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (selected as best take)

11/07/03 full electric demos at Swing House, L.A.

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 13 minutes of Pat Wilson drum soloing, inadvertantly (but fortunatley) recorded
  2. 384 "Perfect Situation" (selected as best take)
  3. 384 "Perfect Situation"
  4. 384 "Perfect Situation"
  5. 384 "Perfect Situation"
  6. 384 "Perfect Situation"
  7. 384 "Perfect Situation"
  8. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  9. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  10. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  11. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  12. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  13. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  14. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'" (selected as best take)
  15. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
  16. 426 "Hold Me" (selected as best take)
  17. ??? "I Can Love"
  18. ??? "I Can Love"
  19. ??? "I Can Love"
  20. ??? "I Can Love"
  21. ??? "I Can Love"
  22. ??? "I Can Love" (selected as best take)
  23. ??? "Let's Get Married" (selected as best take)
  24. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  25. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"
  26. 506 "Blowin' My Stack" (selected as best take)
  27. ??? "Hold On to My Lovin'" (selected as best take)
  28. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (selected as best take)

11/08/03 acoustic demos at the band's office

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Todd Sullivan.

  1. ??? "I Want to Be Free"
  2. ??? I Want to Be Free"
  3. ??? I Want to Be Free (selected as best take)
  4. ??? "Grey Man" (selected as best take)
  5. ??? "Grey Man"
  6. ??? "Grey Man"
  7. ??? "Give Me the Sword" (selected as best take)
  8. ??? "Give Me the Sword"
  9. ??? "Give Me the Sword"
  10. ??? "Give Me the Sword"
  11. ??? "I Don't Know"
  12. ??? "I Don't Know"
  13. ??? "I Don't Know"
  14. ??? "I Don't Know" (selected as best take)
  15. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 1)
  16. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 1)
  17. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 1)
  18. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 1) (selected as best take)
  19. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 2)
  20. 574 "The Other Way" (Way 2) (selected as best take)
  21. "Mow the Lawn" (Brian Bell)
  22. "Mow the Lawn" (Brian Bell)
  23. "Mow the Lawn" (Brian Bell)
  24. "Mow the Lawn" (Brian Bell) (selected as best take)
  25. "Sweet on You" (Brian Bell)
  26. "Sweet on You" (Brian Bell)
  27. "Sweet on You" (Brian Bell)
  28. "Sweet on You" (Brian Bell) (selected as best take)

11/11/03 rehearsal demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 528 "We Are All on Drugs"
  2. 443 "The Formula"
  3. 520 "You're My Best Friend (version 1)
  4. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (version 2)
  5. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (version 3)
  6. 520 "You're My Best Friend" (version 4)

11/13/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 384 "Perfect Situation" (version 1)
  2. 384 "Perfect Situation" (version 2)
  3. 506 "Blowin' My Stack"

11/14/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 518 "My Life Is My Life" (version 1 - no fast part)
  2. 518 "My Life Is My Life" (version 2 - with fast part)

11/17/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 516 "Pardon Me" (version 1)
  2. 516 "Pardon Me" (version 2)
  3. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'" (version 1 - loud intro)
  4. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'" (version 2 - quiet intro/verse)
  5. 436 "I Don't Want Your Lovin'" (version 3 - whole take)

11/18/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 385 "Turn Me Round" (version 1)
  2. 385 "Turn Me Round" (version 2)
  3. 371 "Peace" (partial - up to solo)
  4. 371 "Peace" (complete)

11/19/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 426 "Hold Me"
  2. 368 Untitled (FKA "Kings Of Money", FKA "Prodigy Lover")

11/20/03 demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. "Unbreak My Heart" (cover)
  2. 426 "Hold Me"

11/21/03 rehearsal demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 403 "Haunt You Every Day" (unfinished)
  2. 369 "On Your Own" (version 1)
  3. 369 "On Your Own" (version 1)

11/24/03 rehearsal demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 403 "Haunt You Every Day"
  2. 518 "My Life Is My Life"

11/25/03 rehearsal demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 360 "Love Me for Who I Am" (FKA "Private Message")

11/28/03 rehearsal demos at Swinghouse

recorded direct to Marantz cd burner recorder, with Rick Rubin.

  1. 360 "Love Me for Who I Am" (FKA "Private Message")
  2. 518 "My Life Is My Life"
  3. 574 "The Other Way"
  4. "Unbreak My Heart"
  5. 426 "Hold Me"
  6. 385 "Turn Me Round"
  7. 443 "The Formula"

Side note

"Peace" is #371, not #390. It was mis-numbered for a long time.
All of these titles are #371:
"Hey Domingo!"
"Don't You Let My Heart Down"
"Peace"