|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Released||November 25, 2008|
|Writer(s)||Professor Nancy Yousef & Rivers Cuomo|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
|Alone II track listing|
"Harvard Blues" is a 30-second sound collage featured on Alone II.
Harvard Blues was recorded in 1997 while Rivers Cuomo was attending Harvard University. The track is comprised of a phone message from Cuomo's answering machine played at two different speeds -- one out of each speaker. The message was left by a classmate who explains an elaborate assignment using extensive literature jargon. The track concludes with a frustrated scream from Cuomo. On Alone II, the track purposely segues into My Brain Is Working Overtime to extend the frustrated theme of the song.
- Harvard classmate - speech
- Rivers Cuomo – scream