DGC Rarities, Vol. 1

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DGC Rarities, Vol. 1
DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 cover
Studio album by various
Released July 5, 1994
Format CD, cassette, vinyl
Recorded various
Genre Alternative rock
Length 50:07
Label DGC
Producer(s) various
Professional reviews

DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 is a 1994 compilation featuring rare or unreleased tracks by bands from the then-current stable of DGC artists.


Weezer's contribution is the song "Jamie", and was exclusive to this release until it surfaced on the "Buddy Holly" single later that year, and again on The Blue Album Deluxe Edition in 2004.

The album also includes the non-LP single "Grunge Couple" by Weezer associates That Dog, "Pay To Play", an early demo of "Stay Away" by Nirvana (a primary influence of Weezer's), and rare tracks by other notable mid-90s acts.

The European version was titled Geffen Rarities, Vol. 1, and it removes "Never Too High" by Cell and "Don't Tell Your Mother" by The Sundays and switches "Mad Dog 20/20" by Teenage Fanclub and "Beautiful Son" by Hole for "Dropout" by Urge Overkill and "The Plague" by Maria McKee. The track order is also slightly rearranged.

From the liner notes:

There's something wrong with this song, but we can't figure out what it is. It is sweet though, and playing it makes us feel a weird sort of nostalgia for a time in out lives that actually sucked. This recording was done live to 2-track at LMU for this guy Dale's Junior Recording project. He only got a B+, but it still sounds cool. - Rivers Cuomo

Track listing

No. TitleArtist Length
1. "Mad Dog 20/20"  Teenage Fanclub 2:38
2. "Pay To Play" (early "Stay Away" demo)Nirvana 3:27
3. "Jamie"  Weezer 4:18
4. "Never Too High"  Cell 5:20
5. "Beautiful Son"  2:27 Hole
6. "Bogusflow"  Beck 3:09
7. "Compilation Blues"  Sonic Youth 2:59
8. "Grunge Couple"  That Dog 3:52
9. "Einstein On The Beach (For An Eggman)"  Counting Crows 3:53
10. "Open Every Window"  The Posies 3:14
11. "Stove/Smother"  Sloan 4:43
12. "Wild Goose Chasing"  St. Johnny 3:00
13. "Allegory"  Murray Attaway 4:31
14. "Don't Tell Your Mother"  The Sundays 2:36
Total length:

See also