Weezer's first demo

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Weezer's first demo
Demo by Weezer
Released 1992
Recorded May 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Label Self-released
Weezer chronology
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Weezer's first demo was recorded in May of 1992. It was recorded in the garage of 2226 Amherst Ave. on an 8-track belonging to Rivers Cuomo.


Master 8-track recording of the demo showing the unfinished version of Undone - The Sweater Song and various Cuomo demos.

According to Karl Koch in Weezine Issue #3:

And now back to the beginning. In May '92 the band made a three song demo in the garage. It contained three songs ("Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me,", "Lets Sew Our Pants Together", and "The World Has Turned")and only a few copies were made. It was designed to get more and better shows (they had been gigging since March), as many clubs and show promoters in LA would only book a band if they liked their demo tape. ("Thief" and "Sew" are "deceased" songs, don't try and request them!) Note that these demos are whole band efforts, unlike the countless song writing demos done solo by Rivers or Pat, that were never intended for anyone else's ears.

Karl Koch, Weezine Issue 3 - Summer 1995[1]

The songs were recorded in layers onto Cuomo's 8-track[2] and while Undone - The Sweater Song was attempted for the tape, it was left unfinished with only drum and bass tracks being recorded.[3]

Around 10 copies of the demo were made on whatever blank cassettes the band had,[4] however only one reached the owner of the English Acid which was able to help secure a show at the club.[3] The demo was considered problematic from the get-go and plans were set to record a better demo or even an independent album as soon as possible.[4]

Track Listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me"  Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson  
2. "Let's Sew Our Pants Together"  Cuomo, Wilson  
3. "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"  Cuomo, Wilson  

See also