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Weezer - My Name Is Jonas
My Name Is Jonas lyrics
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02
Weezer - No One Else
No One Else lyrics
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03
Weezer - The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
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Weezer - Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly lyrics
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05
Weezer - Undone [The Sweater Song]
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Weezer - Surf Wax America
Surf Wax America lyrics
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Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Say It Ain't So lyrics
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08
Weezer - In The Garage
In The Garage lyrics
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09
Weezer - Holiday
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Weezer - Only In Dreams
Only In Dreams lyrics
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album info:
Discs1
GenreAlternative, Rock, Pop, Indie
Rank
Released1994-05-10
Record labelDGC Records
Charts
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Last updatedJune 9th, 2017
AboutWeezer, also known as The Blue Album, is the debut studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 10, 1994, through DGC Records. The album was produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and recorded in Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The Blue Album was supported by three singles: "Undone – The Sweater Song", "Buddy Holly" and "Say It Ain't So", which brought Weezer mainstream success, helped by music videos directed by Spike Jonze.

As of August 2009, the album had sold over 3,300,000 copies in the United States. The album reached number 16 on the Billboard 200 and became a certified triple-platinum in the United States and became a certified double-platinum in Canada.

The album was well received by critics. Rolling Stone praised the album in their year-end review, saying "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 just like Buddy Holly/And you're Mary Tyler Moore", his songs easily ingratiate." Robert Christgau of The Village Voice was less complimentary and awarded the album a "neither" rating.

Most of the album was written by Rivers Cuomo. Exceptions are "My Name Is Jonas", which was co-written with Jason Cropper and Patrick Wilson, and "Surf Wax America" and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here", which were composed and written by Cuomo and Wilson. Weezer touches upon various life experiences of Cuomo, including subjects such as his brother's car accident, heartbreak, jealousy, alcohol, and former girlfriends. Weezer incorporates the genres alternative rock and power pop.

Many songs from the album are inspired by Cuomo's past personal experiences. "My Name is Jonas", deals with Cuomo's brother Leaves who had been seriously injured in a car accident while a student at Oberlin College and was having problem with his insurance. Jason Cropper earned co-writing credit for coming up with the intro to the song. Both "No One Else" and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" are lyrically connected, with Cuomo describing the narrator of "No One Else" as "the jealous-obsessive asshole in me freaking out on my girlfriend" and claiming that "'The World has Turned and Left Me Here' is the same asshole wondering why she's gone." The second single from The Blue Album was "Buddy Holly", whose music video was also directed by Spike Jonze. It portrayed the band performing at the original Arnold's Drive-In diner from the popular 1970s television show, Happy Days. The video combined contemporary footage of the band with clips from the show. Happy Days cast member Al Molinaro made a cameo appearance in the video. The video was met with great popularity and heavy rotation on MTV. The music video was also featured as an extra in the Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade CD, along with Edie Brickell's "Good Times" music video and the movie trailer for Rob Roy. The video won four awards at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, including prizes for Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Video.

The single "Undone - The Sweater Song" was described by Cuomo as "the feeling you get when the train stops and the little guy comes knockin' on your door. It was supposed to be a sad song, but everyone thinks it's hilarious." The video marks one of the early directorial efforts of Spike Jonze, whose pitch was simply "A blue stage, a steadicam, a pack of wild dogs." The video became an instant hit on MTV. The final single, "Say it Ain't So", was again inspired by Cuomo believing his parents split up when he was four because he thought his dad was an alcoholic. The music video, which was directed by Sophie Muller, was less successful than the previous Spike Jonze-directed video. It featured the band performing in the garage of their former house, and the bandmates playing hacky sack in the backyard.

In 2011, Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes covered the song "Holiday" as a bonus track on the iTunes deluxe edition of the soundtrack Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture.

Deluxe edition bonus disc

The 2004 deluxe edition included a bonus disc titled Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets.

Mykel & Carli
Susanne (remix)
My Evaline
Jamie
My Name Is Jonas (live)
Surf Wax America (live)
Jamie (acoustic live)
No One Else (acoustic live)
Undone (The Sweater Song) (demo)
Paperface
Only in Dreams (demo)
Lullaby for Wayne
I Swear It's True
Say it Ain't So (original album mix)

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