|Demo by Weezer|
|Album||Alone VI: The Black Room|
|Writer(s)||Rivers Cuomo, Mike_Elizondo|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
"New Joint" (previously titled "Roommate") is a song demoed by Weezer as a potential track for the band's third album.
- Alone VI: The Black Room (2020)
Alone VII: The Green Years(2020)
"New Joint was first demoed by Rivers Cuomo at some point in 1999. Two of Cuomo's demos from 1999 were released in 2020 as part of the Alone VI: The Black Room bundle.
The song was later demoed twice by Weezer at Cuomo's home studio in October of 2000. The song was likely attempted again in November (although the Recording History erroneously lists the song's alternate title as "Hammer Time"), before the song was abandoned by the band. The track was never officially released, but a recording circulates online among fans.
Another demo was recorded by Cuomo, likely in November of 2008 (based on the filename and "Date modified" field in the file metadata.) This version features new lyrics and a new chorus. Two different mixes of this version were temporarily released on the 2020 Alone VII: The Green Years bundle, one with vocals (noted as being recorded on November 15) and one without. These versions, released on December 15, 2020, both of these files were removed a day later, likely due to producer and songwriter Mike Elizondo's writing credit in the file's tags.
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||New Joint||073 Roommate.MP3||1999||1:30||Alone VI: The Black Room|
|Rivers Cuomo||New Joint||073 New Joint.mp3||1999||0:25||Same audio as "073 Roommate.MP3"|
|Weezer||New Joint||October 25, 2000||6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA|
|Weezer||New Joint||October 28, 2000||6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA|
|Weezer||New Joint||November 12, 2000||6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA|
|Weezer||New Joint||October or November 2000||6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA||2:29||Leaked online||Leaked as MP3; FLAC version also circulating. Likely one of the above recordings, though specific date unknown.|
|Rivers Cuomo||New Joint||New_Joint_11.15_vox.mp3||November 15, 2008(?)||3:10||Added to Alone VII on December 15, 2020. Removed on December 16.|
|Rivers Cuomo||New Joint||New_Joint.mp3||November 15, 2008(?)||3:14||Added to Alone VII on December 15, 2020. Removed on December 16. "Composer" metadata credits "Rivers Cuomo and Mike Elizondo;"|
- Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals
- Patrick Wilson – percussion
- Brian Bell – rhythm guitar
- Mikey Welsh – bass guitar
Hey, get off my back
Hey, get off my back
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