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Featured video: A television advertisement for the release of The Blue Album; 1994

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Featured article: Generation Blue

Generation Blue is a 2024 multimedia project curated and edited by S.W. Lauden (a pen name for former Ridel High drummer Steve Coulter). It consists of a compilation album and oral history book covering Weezer's contemporaries in the early 90's in Los Angeles.

The book covers the influence of the Blue Album on the local music scene's development, and includes retrospectives and personal accounts from members of Ozma, Supersport 2000, Shufflepuck, Chopper One, and Nerf Herder, among others. Its foreword was written by Karl Koch and its afterword by Justin Fisher.

The record was released both digitally and as a limited-edition vinyl LP on April 26, 2024. It features 11 songs by the bands featured in the book, some of which are previously unreleased. A record release concert was held on April 28 in Monrovia, CA.

Featured song: "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here"

"The World Has Turned And Left Me Here" is the third track on the Blue Album released in 1994. The song was written by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson before Weezer formed. According to Cuomo, "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here is about the day my girlfriend left me. I remember that sad day; I picked up my guitar and spilled tears of grief over those four sad chords." The song was also a difficulty to record during the Blue Album sessions in fall 1993, according to Karl Koch, Cuomo couldn't settle on the song's guitar solo, and was holed up in a corner of the Electric Lady studio "laying on his back... with his guitar perched on his chest, his legs squished up the walls," discouraged with writer's block. Producer Ric Ocasek eventually helped prompt him into completing it, however, when he "hummed a little melody over the talkback mic" and suggested "something like da-dada-dee-dee-dee.

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On this day... May 30

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Weezer taking a practice photo for the cover of the Blue Album.
Photo by: Karl Koch
December 13, 1993
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Featured quote - An excerpt from Rolling Stone's interview with Weezer, Rolling Stone article - November 3, 1994,

Cuomo comes to surface a week later, calling from a Howard Johnson's and apologizing for his absence. "I was losing my mind that day," he says, "so I jogged for three hours around New York. That night we played - and it went great." An upbeat statement, considering that Cuomo's persona and lyrics are more sad than goofy. Weezer tread the dangerous line between gimmick and straightforward rock & roll: Anguished love songs like "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" butt heads with half-assed Cuomo asides: "I look like Buddy Holly...and you're Mary Tyler Moore."

-Rivers Cuomo, November 1994

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