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Featured article: Geezer
Geezer is an unlicensed bootleg Weezer CD released by the Australian record label Kiwi Records in the Spring of 1995. It is deemed by band archivist and webmaster Karl Koch to be the first Weezer bootleg ever released.
The bootleg contains fan-recorded audio from Weezer's December 4, 1994 concert in New Britain, Connecticut. The performance includes songs from Weezer (The Blue Album), interspersed with an early performance of "Getchoo" (which would later appear on Pinkerton in 1996) as well as the B-side "Jamie".
Geezer was produced in the city of Findon, South Australia, by the record label Kiwi Records. The label is credited with numerous other bootleg releases from the mid-'90s for bands such as Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, Deep Purple, and other alt-rock contemporaries. The Weezer bootleg uses the same cover art as Weezer (The Blue Album), only with the heads of each member replaced with those of old men, conforming with the title. In its track listing, "Getchoo" is listed as "Get to My Heart" (a mishearing of the song's chorus), as the song's title was not yet publicly known. It is unknown how many copies were produced or how broadly it was distributed, however it is claimed that the CD appeared in an advertisement in the American music collecting magazine Goldmine, its price ranging around $25–30. The CD is now considered to be rare, and is coveted by some as a collector's item.full article | edit | previous featured articles