Weezer - Weezer - Blue Album - 1994 Indie Alt Rock 180 Grm Audiophile Analog LP

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Weezer - Weezer

Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-390
Series: GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Numbered, 180 gram, Gatefold
Country: US
Originally Released: 1994
Released: 02 Oct 2012
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


A1 My Name Is Jonas 3:23
A2 No One Else 3:14
A3 The World Has Turned And Left Me Here 4:26
A4 Buddy Holly 2:40
A5 Undone (The Sweater Song) 4:55

B1 Surf Wax America 3:04
B2 Say It Ain't So 4:18
B3 In The Garage 3:56
B4 Holiday 3:26
B5 Only In Dreams 8:03

Companies etc

Licensed From – Geffen Records
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Mastered At – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


Bass, Vocals – Matt Sharp
Drums – Patrick Wilson
Engineer – Chris Shaw
Guitar, Vocals – Brian Bell
Lacquer Cut By – KW
Producer – Ric Ocasek
Remastered By – Krieg Wunderlich
Vocals, Guitar – Rivers Cuomo

There's a classic episode of The Little Rascals where one of the gang can't join everybody else on the ballfield because he has to stay home with his younger brother, who has the croup. "I can't come out and play," he whines. "I've got to stay home and grease Wheezer!" Nobody at Geffen Records knows whether this was the inspiration in naming Weezer, but it makes sense. Like many of their peers, the members of the Los Angeles quartet seem to have spent their formative years in front of the TV; when they were a little older, they were just as entranced by college rock. Finally, ala the Rascals, one of the gang said, "Hey, kids, let's put on a show!," and the result is Weezer's uplifting, unpretentious, and extremely endearing debut.

The self-titled Weezer is lean and mean at 10 short, punchy tunes, but nearly every one is powered by a larger-than-life chorus or a simple but effective lyric. "Undone-The Sweater Song" uses an unraveling sweater as a metaphor for a relationship on the rocks; "Buddy Holly" pays heartfelt tribute to the '50s rocker, and "In the Garage" paints a scene of suburban teens jamming while surrounded by posters of Kiss. Producer Ric Ocasek of Cars fame pushes the vocals and rhythm guitars, and this bare-bones approach may earn comparisons to fellow garage-pop band Green Day. But Weezer has more in common with the late, lamented Big Dipper, another group of slacker wiseguys that you just had to love.

It'll always remind me of those lazy humid summer days me and my friends spent strumming on old acoustic guitars while watching Monty Python and arguing over Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rules. "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" reflects those alienated times, when we felt the world was against us - stuck in the dredges of suburbia. While I've kind of outgrown those feelings, the song is still a beautiful display of yearning. "Buddy Holly" with its charming "ooh-oohs" was one of those songs that left us humming and tapping our feet. And "Undone-The Sweater Song" with its ambient guitar beginning, voices streaming in and out of the conscious is absolutely brilliant with its short phrasings.

"Say It Ain't So" was our geeky anthem of despair and lonelieness. We practically thought "In The Garage" was written for us. Cynical and self-depreciating, Weezer writes witty songs with an amazing pop sensibility. This is one of those albums that I will always hold close to heart because it basically represents my childhood in a way. Weezer is one of those albums that will take a long time to manifest itself as a timeless classic.

Weezer - My Name Is Jonas

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Weezer - Buddy Holly

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Weezer - Undone

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Weezer - Say It Ain't So

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Mobile Fidelity
Color Black