WeezerOpposite Sides Of The Same Good Ol' Fence

Label:Not On Label (Weezer Self-released) – none
Cassette, Promo
Style:Alternative Rock


1Say It Ain't So
2The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
4Undone (The Sweater Song)
5Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me
6My Name Is Jonas
7Let's Sew Our Pants Together
8Only In Dreams


The Kitchen Tape is the name of Weezer's second demo tape and first proper album. It was recorded in an attempt to create a "serious" demo to hand around local clubs in attempts to generate "a buzz."

Rivers Cuomo made a personal copy of The Kitchen Tape (a demo of which only 15-20 were made) for an engineer named Paul DuGres. He recently auctioned the tape off on ebay. The labels of the tape reveal that Rivers named the tape Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol' Fence as a reference to his previous band Zoom, serving as an introduction to the sound of Weezer before the first chords of Say It Ain't So begin.

The Kitchen Tape was mostly recorded on August 2, 1992 in The Garage, but the drums were recorded in the kitchen of the Amherst House. Accordingly, it was nicknamed The Kitchen Tape. The demos were recorded using frontman Rivers Cuomo's 8-track tape recorder. According to Karl Koch's article in Weezine Issue #3, the recordings of "Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me", "Let's Sew Our Pants Together" and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" originate from Weezer's first demo and were simply added to the tape. Bootlegs of this demo have surfaced, however only five were surfaced through a copy of the original. Two other songs from the tape (Undone - The Sweater Song and Only in Dreams) were released officially on The Blue Album Deluxe Edition bonus disc, Dusty Gems And Raw Nuggets.


  • Cold_storage's avatar
    this is a demo tape bro. complain about all the live sets..............
    • clombardo's avatar
      This is not an album, it should not be here. Belongs in compilations or miscellaneous. Whoever put it here is a psycho.


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