In the Garage

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"In the Garage"
In the Garage cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Blue Album)
Released May 10, 1994
Recorded August-September 1993 at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
Length 3:55
Label DGC
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 168
COR# N/A
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Live debut August 1, 1993
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Port O' Jonas"
(RC# 167)
"In the Garage"
(RC# 168)
"I Swear It's True"
(RC# 169)
Weezer (The Blue Album) track listing
"Say It Ain't So"
(7)
"In the Garage"
(8)
"Holiday"
(9)

"In the Garage" is the eighth track from The Blue Album.

Appearances

Overview

Along with "Holiday", "In the Garage" was written out of a sudden burst of excitement and creativity shortly after Weezer was signed to Geffen Records. The inspiration for "In the Garage" predominately came from the garage of the Amherst House, which was the location for Weezer's early rehearsals.

In the first verse, Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo describes his interest in comics, Dungeons & Dragons, and superheroes. In the chorus, he expresses his comfort with these genuinely nerdy things. In the second verse, Cuomo mentions Kiss, a rock group that influenced him in his youth. The garage was adorned with posters of various musicians, including Kiss members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Frehley and Criss are name-dropped in the song.

A reprise, described by Karl as "a weird vocal harmony thing", was recorded with Ric Ocasek in pre-production for The Blue Album, but was abandoned. It's unknown where it would have appeared in the tracklist otherwise.

In January of 1995, Weezer recorded a new in-studio version of the song, featuring an organ in place of harmonica, exclusively for the BBC Radio 1 program The Evening Session.

Video Capture Device live take

Shot in Denver in the afternoon, at a different venue from the that night's gig at the Ogden, which was with a seated audience-for reasons we never figured out... Oh yeah, it was for the Weezer DVD 9 years later!
-Karl Koch on this live take of "In the Garage," from the liner notes for Video Capture Device

Audio

Lyrics

In-the-Garage-lyrics.jpg

I've got the Dungeon Master's Guide
I've got a 12-sided die
I've got Kitty Pryde
And Nightcrawler too

Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

I've got posters on the wall
My favorite rock group Kiss
I've got Ace Frehley
I've got Peter Criss
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

In the garage I feel safe
No one cares about my ways
In the garage
Where I belong
No one hears me sing this song
In the garage

I've got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
And I love every one
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

In the garage I feel safe
No one laughs about my ways
In the garage
Where I belong
No one hears me

No one hears me sing this song

See also

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