By Skwerl at 8:52 AM Tuesday, April 12th 2011
Two new (old) Weezer demos have surfaced, for I Swear It’s True and You Won’t Get With Me Tonight, two Pinkerton outtakes recorded in 1995 or 1996.
I Swear It’s True (Crushing Version):
You Won’t Get With Me Tonight (Crushing Version):
Versions of these songs appeared on the deluxe edition of the recently released Pinkerton reissue, but these two versions, which the Weezer fan community has dubbed the “crushing tracks,” are… well… better! The “crushing” version of I Swear It’s True in particular boasts a far clearer mix, but both have all of the sort of youthful vigor and attitude Weezer is known for, that was missing from the versions on the Pinkerton reissue. Now we get to hear these songs as they were before being produced to death. And thus we get another glimpse of Weezer as they were before running out of spunk in the late 1990s.