If you were a certain type of kid in the ’90s, instead of baseball cards or postage stamps you might have collected Weezer b-sides. The Blue Album and Pinkerton were already canonized as classics, and if you really wanted to seem cool (in your presumably uncool circles), you’d tell your friends that the b-sides were better. “Jamie,” “Mykel and Carli”, “Teenage Victory Song, and – my personal favorite – “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams” circulated first on homemade cassettes, and then on Napster. Nowadays you can find any of them in seconds on YouTube, but at the time each song took some digging to find and was cherished.
Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• When some people get high, their biggest accomplishment may be finishing a family-size pack of Cool Ranch Doritos. When Nathan Williams of Wavves smokes up, though, he records covers. Hence the unexpected Sonic Youth cover he tweeted last week.
MP3: Wavves – 100% (Sonic Youth cover)