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Golden Nuggets

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Not to be confused with Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets (2010).
Golden Nuggets
Compilation album by Weezer
Released Unreleased
Recorded March 1993February 5 2001
Genre Alternative rock, emo

Golden Nuggets is an unreleased compilation of Weezer songs compiled in 2001 by Karl Koch.


Golden Nuggets was to contain 17 tracks spanning 1993 to 2001, including seven then-unreleased songs. All of these recordings would eventually see release over the next decade, with "Getting Up and Leaving" and the "Longtime Sunshine" coda mix not appearing until 2011. Other songs came out as Green Album b-sides or on future retrospectives like Rivers Cuomo's Alone albums and the deluxe reissues of The Blue Album and Pinkerton.

Golden Nuggets ... was totally under wraps at the time of its assembly. The album was decided against and never went into production, but the artwork, liner notes and tracklisting were completed...

As time went on and the band accrued an ever expanding library of unreleased tracks and rarities, Golden Nuggets became an anachronism, although several of the rarities chosen for it have still not been released to the public or bootlegged as of 2016.

By 2008, the idea of an album of unreleased material had changed into Odds And Ends, later released as Death to False Metal in 2011. That collection was curated and chosen by Rivers (in a few cases modifying the existing recordings to prepare them for release) and bears little resemblance to the track list of Golden Nuggets.
- Karl Koch, Weezerpedia[1]

Most of the recordings intended for the album were released at the time or have been released since the track listing was compiled in 2001, with the exception of "Blast Off!", a recording done during the August and September 1995 sessions at Electric Lady Studios, and "Superfriend", which was likely wiped at some point between 1995 and the compilation of Pinkerton Deluxe in 2009.[2]

The compilation's title is similar to Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets, the second disc of the Blue Album deluxe edition, which released in 2004.

Track listing

According to Karl Koch, the album's finalized tracklist was:[3]

No. Title
1. "Jamie"    
2. "Mykel and Carli"    
3. "Susanne"    
4. "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"    
5. "Devotion"    
6. "Blast Off!"    
7. "Superfriend"    
8. "Waiting on You"    
9. "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"    
10. "I Swear It's True"    
11. "Getting Up and Leaving"    
12. "Velouria"    
13. "Don't Worry Baby"    
14. "Teenage Victory Song"    
15. "The Christmas Song"    
16. "My Evaline"    
17. "Longtime Sunshine" ("coda")  

See also


  1. Karlophone. (2016, July 12). "Difference between revisions of "Golden Nuggets"". Weezerpedia. Retrieved from https://www.weezerpedia.com/w/index.php?title=Golden_Nuggets&diff=51873&oldid=51872.
  2. Koch, Karl (as Karlophone). (August 24, 2023). Discord message. Archived from the original on Weezerpedia at Weezerpedia Discord Q&A with Karl Koch - August 2023.
  3. Karlophone. (2016, July 13). "Difference between revisions of "Golden Nuggets"". Weezerpedia. Retrieved from https://www.weezerpedia.com/w/index.php?title=Golden_Nuggets&diff=51876&oldid=51873.