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Featured song: "El Scorcho"

"El Scorcho" is the seventh track on Pinkerton. It's one of the first narrative songs Rivers wrote at Harvard. In a 2006 interview with the Harvard college newspaper, The Crimson, that the lines mentioning "Cio-Cio San" and "watching Grunge leg-drop New Jack" were actually taken from an essay from a classmate of his at Harvard in an Expository Writing class. The printed lyrics to the song identify these two lines as quoted with the enclosure of quotation marks. "...one example is, in 'Pinkerton,' in 'El Scorcho,' two lines in the song are actually taken from someone else’s essay in my Expos class. Because at one point, we had to do a little workshop thing, and we each got assigned to review someone else’s essay. So, I reviewed this one person’s essay, and I liked some of the lines in it, so I took them and used them in the song." The actual meaning of "watching Grunge leg-drop New Jack" is a reference to ECW's star Johnny Grunge leg dropping New Jack, through a table, possibly referencing a photograph of Grunge fighting wrestler New Jack that was published in Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

The song is jokingly referenced as a song by Weezer's fictional alter-ego The Astronauts in the storyline of the teasers promoting Everything Will Be Alright in the End, where one of the label executives remarks that he is a fan of their deeper cuts like El Scorpio.

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