The Best of the Demos

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The Best of the Demos
The Best of the Demos cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Released December 3, 2020
Format Digital
Rivers Cuomo chronology
Alone XII: The White Year
(2020)
The Best of the Demos
(2020)
Patrick & Rivers
(2020)

The Best of the Demos is a digital compilation released by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The "best of" collection of songs, curated by riverscuomo.com users Geewiz and KingTom, is comprised of tracks from other Alone digital bundles sold on riverscuomo.com. This bundle was made available for purchase on riverscuomo.com on December 3, 2020. The compilation was removed from the demo storefront some time thereafter.[date?]

Overview

Curator "Geewiz" said of the curation process on the All Things Weezer forums:

I think I've posted on this forum somewhere about this, but the intention here was never an all-encompassing "greatest hits" but a brief survey of what kind of sounds are available. Calling this "the best of" is definitely a misnomer, and a mistake that is probably traceable back to me. It is not a best of or a greatest hits. This was meant to be an easily digestible entry point into the RC.com market. The plan was to have 9 curated Alone entries, one for each bundle which functioned in the same way, and then to use those 9 (135 tracks) to boil into a "welcome bundle" sort of deal with 20 tracks.

Limiting myself to 20 tracks meant I was going to have to pick 1 or 2 from each era that would give, in broad strokes, what the era sounds like. Extremely limiting, and again, not at all a "best of," because as countless have said, tastes vary and not everyone thinks Hurley is the greatest concept album Weezer have produced

For this specific question of why Volunteers wasn't included... I had already included 4 EWBAITE era songs when I was trying to restrict myself to 2 per era.

Track listing

Note: Files are grouped alphabetically per compilation. Columns can be sorted alphabetically by clicking on the respective column header.

Title Filename Length Appears on
Preview 2020-12-03 12.11-2.mp3 3:43
Punk Rock Girl 26 Punk Rock Girl.MP3 2:15 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Rosemary 05 Rosemary.mp3 4:05 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Simply State (and the Girl Will Follow) 01 Simply State.MP3 1:32 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Superman 10 Superman.MP3 2:11 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Anything 4 You 11 Anything 4 You (Take 3).mp3 2:21 Alone V: Before Weezer
Make Me a Pallet 10 Make Me A Pallet.MP3 1:57 Alone V: Before Weezer
Average Town C-9 Average Town.mp3 3:22 Alone VI: The Black Room
French Pop 107 French Pop.MP3 4:11 Alone VI: The Black Room
Girl's Soccer TK-10 Girl's Soccer.mp3 2:18 Alone VI: The Black Room
Island in the Sun 109 Island in the Sun.MP3 2:55 Alone VI: The Black Room
I Wish You Luck 212 I Wish You Luck.MP3 3:10 Alone VII: The Green Years
You Stupid Piece of Shit 168 You Stupid Piece of Shit.MP3 3:29 Alone VII: The Green Years
Message Board 357 Message Board.MP3 1:08 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
The Formula 05 The formula.mp3 4:41 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Simple Fisherman 07 588 Simple Fisherman (8va solo_ d.mp3 3:50 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Mother Dearest Mother Dearest.mp3 4:47 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Respect Respect (revised 2007).mp3 3:24 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Run Over by a Truck 14 Run Over By A Truck 2.mp3 3:48 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Softies Softies (2008 edit).mp3 4:00 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
The Ballad of St. George The Ballad Of St. George      9.mp3 3:17 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Gravity Will Bring You Down Gravity Will Bring You Down     13.mp3 2:55 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
The Ivory Telephone The Ivory Telephone     10.mp3 3:23 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Let's Go to the 33rd Dimension Let's Go To The 33rd Dimension     8.mp3 3:36 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
The Rules of Life The Rules of Life     58.mp3 2:58 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Up in the Clouds Up In The Clouds     31.mp3 2:59 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Hawaii Hawaii   6.mp3 2:56 Alone XII: The White Year
Johnny Clash Johnny Clash   7 bridge vox @180.mp3 3:41 Alone XII: The White Year

See also