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Featured article: Alone liner notes


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The following is an excerpt from Rivers Cuomo's liner notes for his first officially-related demo compilation, Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.


BUDDY HOLLY. June 1993

Rivers: I was in the Santa Monica College Choir and I met a kid named Steve Graff who lent me his Korg Keyboard. Inspired by its goofy synth sounds, I decided to write some new-wave influenced songs.

The chorus melody, though, I came up with as I was walking through the lawns of the campus. The melody was in time to my steps: "ooo-we-ooo I look just like Buddy Holly." The lyrics I struggled with, trying to find the right reference point. An early version read, "ooo-we-ooo you look just like Ginger Rogers. Oh-oh I move just like Fred Astaire."

The life-situation that inspired the lyric was an incident in which the Weezer guys were making fun of my friend Kyung He (also in the Santa Monica College Choir). They were the "homies dissin' my girl".

I rarely wrote lyrics about tension between me and the guys in the band because I thought it would be awkward for us all to perform those songs together. In this case, though, it didn't seem like a big deal.

Obviously, this track is kind of slow compared to how it ended up on the Weezer record. [Even on the Weezer record we recorded it pretty slow. We sped it up during mastering.] I've always like big, fat, heavy guitar sounds and when I write a song with a sound like that I end up digging in and playing real slow. It isn't 'til we hear a song back on tape that we realize, "hey, that's a little dirgy."


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Featured song: "Colorado" Icon - YouTube.png


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"Colorado" is a single by The Rentals released on September 27, 2008 as a precursor to Songs About Time.

The song was written during Matt Sharp's acoustic solo career, and he performed it many times while on tour. As Sharp explained in a 2008 letter to fans, the song received a full-band arrangement when he was approached about contributing a song for a compilation. The song became "a test run" for the forthcoming Songs About Time, featuring the nontraditional recording methods and ambitious artistic premises that would come to define the project. The song features drum beats programmed into a keyboard as well as percussion sourced from drum sticks drumming on the floor of the studio they recorded in. The second video released in the SAT project shows the band recording the song.

This was the first release by the band to include vocalist Jamie Blake.

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A Red Album-era Weezer shirt, riffing off the then-new Nintendo Wii gaming console.
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C. 2008

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Featured list: List of Carnival Art songs


The following is an excerpt of Weezerpedia's list of every song recorded by Brian Bell's pre-Weezer outfit Carnival Art.

Song Author Recorded Album
Dancing Earth Michael P. Tak 1989 Like Nobody's Business
Feel Like Makin' Love Paul Rodgers 1992 Holy Smokes EP
Itchy Little House Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone
Juice Dawg Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1990, 1991 Dig EP
Blue Food & Black Sparks
Mrs. Pear's Reptile Homework Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone
Wrestling Swamis Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone

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The Weezerpedia community stands in solidarity with the struggle for Black liberation. Please consider contributing to the movement for racial justice in whatever capacity you can.

--MyNameIsJason (talk) 16:33, 6 June 2020 (UTC)


RIP Ric Ocasek

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Ric Ocasek, who produced Weezer's first, third, and ninth studio albums, has passed away at age 75. Weezer owes much of their success to his artistry, guidance, and influence. He will be dearly missed.









--MyNameIsJason (talk) 00:49, 16 September 2019 (UTC)


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Join the Weezer Fan Club - NEW and IMPROVED for 2019!

Folks, the Weezer Fan Club has *re-opened* and new membership bundles are available NOW!

Download the Weezer Fan Club App for free from the Apple and Google app stores. The app is a handy free all in one Weezer portal of news, tour info and online weezer merch shopping. And when you use it to sign up for and log in to your Weezer Fan Club membership, you get much more for your annual renewable membership fee, including:

  • Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt
  • Fan Club only Lanyard
  • Fan Club only 7" record with exclusive song
  • Fan Club only Enamel Pin
  • In-app presale access with unique individualized presale codes to deter scalping and bots.
  • Access to exclusive club-only merchandise store
  • In-app Members only Karls Corner exclusive Feed posts
  • Regular push notifications so you don’t miss out on weezer news and presales.
  • Your own unique membership number, with membership numbering continuing from the original club numbering back in the 1990's. (see sidebar for details on how to get a physical membership card)
  • Access to members-only Facebook group, where you can hang out and share with your fellow Club members, including us, and even Rivers and the band from time to time!

When available:

  • Surprises from Karl and Lisa, including random drawings for special prizes, opportunities to get photos with the band (only when possible, cannot guarantee), and more!

(offer details subject to change)

A note to those who are already Weezer Fan Club members (signed up 2014-2018) - you do not need to renew your membership, you only need to log in for all the perks. And, the 'new membership' merch bundle is available to you too of course, as always, at a discounted cost. You will receive an email with the details.


--MitzyPeow 14:17, 21 June 2019 (PDT)

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