Spiderbitch

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"Spiderbitch"
Spiderbitch cover
Alone V cover art
Demo by Weezer
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 44
Status Demos circulating
Live debut March 19, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA
Last played May 21, 1992 in West Hollywood, CA
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Dear Woman"
(RC# 33)
"Spiderbitch"
(RC# 44)
"Peter No No - Samples and Riffage"
(RC# 34)

"Spiderbitch" (sometimes written as "Spider Bitch") is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and one of the earliest songs demoed and performed live by Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

Cuomo recorded various demos of the song throughout 1990 into early 1991, including a live practice recording dated February 18, 1991 and a demo dated March 9 as Fuzz (Cuomo's musical project at the time with Patrick Wilson). Wilson recorded a 4-track cover of the song in July of that year. According to the Recording History, the song may have been later considered a 60 Wrong Sausages track. Eventually, the song was practiced by the then-newly-formed Weezer in February of 1992. The band recorded the song during practice on February 16. The song may have been performed at Weezer's first live show at Raji's club in Hollywood, but no recording exists to confirm this. The song was played live at 8121 Club in Los Angeles on April 7 and again at a show on May 21.

"Spiderbitch" is not known to have been performed live since 1992 and full-band recordings remain unheard by fans. The song appeared on "The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo" (listed as a 1991 Fuzz demo), but did not see release until November 7, 2020, when it was among hundreds of demos leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com. Two versions of the song were sold through the store a few days later on November 11, and made available for purchase again through the digital compilation Alone V: Before Weezer, on November 22.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Spider Noise 16 Spider Noise.mp3 April 1990[1] 1:38 Alone V: Before Weezer "Best of the Worst" demo
Rivers Cuomo Spider Bitch 17 Spider Bitch.mp3 April 1990[1] 4:10 Alone V: Before Weezer "Best of the Worst" demo
Rivers Cuomo Spider Bitch 03 Spider Bitch.mp3 Late 1990[1] 4:37 Alone V: Before Weezer "Finishtum Productum" demo
Rivers Cuomo Spiderbitch Late 1990[1] Ver. 1
Rivers Cuomo Spiderbitch Late 1990[1] Ver. 2
Rivers Cuomo Spiderbitch Late 1990/Early 1991[1] Ver. 3
Fuzz Spiderbitch February 18, 1991[1] Practice session
Fuzz Spiderbitch March 9, 1991[1] Fuzz demo
Patrick Wilson Spiderbitch July 1991[2] 1711 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Spiderbitch February 16, 1992 T.K. Productions & Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Practice
Weezer Spiderbitch April 7, 1992 8121 Club, Los Angeles, CA Live acoustic performance, taped by Karl Koch
Weezer Spiderbitch May 21, 1992 8121 Club, Los Angeles, CA Live acoustic performance, taped by Karl Koch
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Lyrics

She says she knows me better than
Her purple diamond ring
I cut her head right off and she
Didn't feel a thing

I've got no legs to run away
I've got no wings to fly
She's got me caught like a bug in her web
She won't even let me die

Her smile is bright and swallows
My happy soul
I'm trapped in the buffalo position
With no room to grow

I've got no legs to run away
I've got no wings to fly
She's got me caught like a bug in her web
She won't let me die

I wanna start over
I wanna be free
As the river
Belongs to sea

She's got me caught like a bug in her web
She won't let me die
I wanna start over
I wanna be free
As the river
Belongs to sea

I wanna start over
Belong to the sea

(To the river)

See also