Alone V cover art
|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
- Performed live
- Alone V: Before Weezer (2020)
"Hey M'Darlin'" was originally written (under the title "I'm Your Man") in summer of 1991 while Cuomo was living at 2914 Urban Avenue in Los Angeles. The song was brought back in 1997 for two shows as the band Homie, which Cuomo described as a chance to play "goofball", "country" songs. The song was rehearsed and recorded in-studio (likely at Fort Apache Studios in Boston, MA) for a Homie album that never materialized.
When asked about the song at Nerd Night 2 in 2011, Cuomo purportedly expressed an intent to release the original demo eventually. Early-90s demos of the song were leaked onto the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020, and were shortly thereafter sold as single-quantity MP3s when the store launched on November 11. The demos were made available to purchase by all on November 22 as part of the demo compilation Alone V: Before Weezer.
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||I'm Your Man / Hey M'Darlin||08 Hey M'Darlin.MP3||Summer 1991||2914 Urban Avenue, Los Angeles, CA||1:54||Alone V: Before Weezer|
|Rivers Cuomo||Hey My Darlin'||16 Hey My Darlin'_ I'm gonna sing a.mp3||December 1991||2914 Urban Avenue, Los Angeles, CA(?)||2:55||Alone V: Before Weezer|
|Rivers Cuomo||Hey M'Darlin'||September 1997||Boston, MA||DA-88 demo.|
|Homie||Hey M'Darlin'||05 Hey M'Darlin'.mp3||November 5, 1997||The Middle East, Cambridge, MA||2:41||Audience bootleg|
|Homie||Hey M'Darlin'||02. Hey M'Darlin'.mp3||November 21, 1997||T.T. the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA||2:47||Audience bootleg|
|Homie||Hey My Darlin'||Fall 1997||Boston, MA(?)||Homie rehearsal tape|
|Homie||Hey My Darlin'||Winter 1997/1998||Fort Apache Studios, Boston, MA(?)||Studio recording with Fred Eltringham and Drew Parsons.|
Hey, my darlin’!
Hey, my darlin’!
- the nest. All Things Weezer. 26 September 2011. https://www.allthingsweezer.com/index.php?threads/nerd-night-2.25637/ Screenshot of original thread: https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Thenest_nerdnight-2011.png
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