A few years back, I went to a Rentals concert here in Columbus. The highlight of the show was easily the band (which included Rachel Haden) covering the Weezer B-side I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams, which featured Haden on lead vocals. While the song was the highlight of the show and enjoyable, it wasn’t what I would call a great rendition. But back then, the Rentals were the only band performing the song at all.
Weezer’s current tour, the Memories Tour, features them performing The Blue Album and Pinkerton on back-to-back nights (and of course, they’re not stopping in Columbus). In addition to playing the complete album with some other hits, the band is also throwing in some seldom-played B-sides, like last month, when they played Jamie.
Over the weekend, in Vegas, they performed another rarely-played (if ever) B-side, I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams, featuring, you guessed it-Rachel Haden. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, video of that performance is online. And yes, it’s better than when the Rentals played the song: