The song “Undone – The Sweater Song” from Weezer’s second demo tape. The tape was recorded at the band’s recording space, in the garage at 2226 Amherst Avenue in Los Angeles, where Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp were living at the time. Because the drums were recorded in the kitchen, the tape is commonly referred to as “The Kitchen Tape”. The songs “Thief, You’ve Taken All That Was Me”, “Let’s Sew Our Pants Together”, and “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here” were recorded for the band’s first demo, and were simply added to the second demo.

Most versions of the tape only contained five songs (omitting “Say It Ain’t So”, “Undone”, and “The World Has Turned..”) but in June of 2016, an eight-song version of the tape, labeled “Opposite Sides of the Same Good Ol’ Fence” (originally given by Rivers Cuomo to producer Paul duGre) appeared on eBay, and was purchased for $4,350 by AllThingsWeezer user TJ “GuitWiz” McDonald (with a portion of the funds having been donated by members of the ATW community), who ripped and distributed it online, which marked the first time fans heard the demo versions of “Say It Ain’t So” and “The World Has Turned…” (“Undone” had been released in 2004 as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of The Blue Album).

The tape has been uploaded as a contiguous YouTube video here:

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