Number 656 - Weezer
Well, none of Weezer's sibling sons of Nirvana have been as influential as them. And for that, and because they've spawned a whole new generation of bands that are doing exactly what they were doing a decade ago, we should give Weezer the respect they deserve"
The video for Weezer's third single, "Say It Ain't So," was directed by Sophie Muller.It featured the bandmates playing hacky sack and performing in the band's original rehearsal space and home in California. A photo of what the band calls the "Garage" is featured on the inside cover of the album. The house featured in the video has since been demolished.
The Blue Album is currently certified triple platinum in the United States, making it Weezer's all-time best seller. It is ranked 297 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums.It was re-released and repackaged in 2004 as a Deluxe Edition, which included a second disc of b-sides along with other previously unreleased rarities.
In February of 2007, Rick Rubin, in an interview for MTV News, mentioned Cuomo sending in new demos, confirming that the band is still together and may be working on new material in the near future ~ [Source:Wikipedia]
What does Rolling Stone think about Weezer?
Wafting out of countless college dorms, "Undone – the Sweater Song" seemed only the latest in slacker sloth: Above an ambience of beer-bash chitchat, a sad sack wails forlornly (the title "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" just about sums the album up).
But these four young survivors of the Los Angeles club wars can no doubt handle the mixed blessing of a novelty hit. Weezer's Rivers Cuomo is great at sketching vignettes (the Dungeons and Dragons games and Kiss posters that inspire the hapless daydreamer of "In the Garage"), and with sweet inspiration like the waltz tempo of "My Name Is Jonas" and the self-deprecating humor of lines like "I look like Buddy Holly/You're Mary Tyler Moore," his songs easily ingratiate. [Source:Rolling Stone RS 698/699]