Not that you previously should have been particularly unexcited for the rerelease of Weezer’s cult-classic second album (it’s out November 2 with 25 bonus tracks, 16 of them unreleased). But now that Rivers Cuomo himself has gone and dropped a gem of an outtake called “Getting Up and Leaving” onto the Weezer.com forums, full-fledged enthusiasm can commence. Hooray! Presumably from the Pinkerton sessions, “Getting Up” is a sharp, focused, bummer-rock jam about how Rivers is upset that he’s famous (“my life is changing / I’m feeling blue / the things I wished for have come true”). Not only does it wonderfully portend more hidden bangers from the Pinkerton bundle, it’s inspired us to pull together a short list of our five favorite Weezer B-sides from over the years. Check ‘em out!
Stream “Getting Up and Leaving” right here
And the B-sides are:
“Teenage Victory Song”
Should have made the cut on the Green Album.