The Constitution of the United States of Weezer

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The Constitution of the United States of Weezer is a document that was created in 2007 as a way of making sure the band stays true to it's goals.

Overview

The Constitution of the United States of Weezer was mentioned in a June 2008 issue of Spin Magazine, in which it is referred to as a "sacred parchment". None of the band members will divulge any specifics of the document but it is inferred that part of it refers to division of labor, allowing each member to contribute.

Spin Magazine Mention Transcript

"I think we're the only band in the history of rock with a mission statement and a constitution," Bell says. "The Constitution of the United States of Weezer was drafted over a year ago as a way of making sure we stay true to our goals, and it kept us focused in a way we'd never been before. We have to prove to ourselves that we're still valid and that rock music is still valid."

No one will divulge any specific tenets of this sacred parchment, but a major one seems to concern the division of labor. While Cuomo has always been the band's de facto leader (and he admits he is publicly perceived as “the guy who wears glasses and is nerdy and whines a lot and is a control freak”), he was more than ready to share the burden. Everyone contributed songs and switched instruments, and the new album features two tracks that were neither written nor sung by Rivers Cuomo: Bell's "Thought I Knew” and drummer Pat Wilson's "Automatic." A third, Cuomo's uncharacteristically creepy “Cold, Dark World," has Shriner on lead vocals. [1]

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References

  1. SPIN Media LLC. SPIN. SPIN Media LLC; June 2008. p. 64.