The kitchen tape offers three songs which for a variety of reasons, the band never recorded after this point. 'Let's so our pants together' offers weird (yet poinent) lyrics, and has a 'blue album' vibe to it. 'Theif, you've taken all that was me' is a classic weezer, that was erroneously known by bootleggers as 'silent dreams'. Finally, 'Paperface' is fast-paced and sounds a bit like the pixies. A great song, but far different than the direction rivers' songwriting was going at the time. All in all, eight songs were recorded:
(not in any order)
let's sew our pants together
Karl Koch said the demo was made to get shows and to "make an impression". He estimated that only about 10 copies were made back at the time of recording, and has no idea how it got leaked into trading circles. Currently, the blue dotted songs are still available on a freedrive account. The quality, isn't top-notch, but it still isn't too bad.
The kitchen tape, once the holy grail of weezer bootlegs, is now a rather common commidity on the market and on napster. Although, it isn't fully intact, what is there offers an amazing look at weezer during its early stages.
also see the chronology for more info on other early demos the band did.
special thanks to Karl for all the information. neil lewis, july 1999. edited and updated septemeber
If you have any corrections or information on the kitchen tape or other demo sessions please email me.
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neil lewis, july 1999. edited and updated septemeber