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Featured article: Simpleton
Simpleton a fictitious fourth Weezer album created by Weezer fans as a prank in 2003 through online message boards.
Simpleton was created as a mock "sequel" to Pinkerton. Just as The Green Album was seen as a stylistic follow-up to the The Blue Album, it only made sense that Maladroit's follow-up, Simpleton, was to be similar to Weezer's sophomore album, complete with album art from a Japanese painting and a similar name.
As an April Fools joke, Simpleton's release was 'scheduled' for April 1, 2003. Photos of the album in a box with The White Stripes' "Elephant" were used to further the ruse, claimed to have been delivered to a record store in such fashion.
Fake track listing
- "Happy Grunge"
- "Three Sixty-Seven"
- "All Too Long"
- "Private Message"
- "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
- "O Girl"
- "I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
- "Jonas is a Bitch"
- "Hold Me"
- "Sometimes It's OK to Give Up"