Columbia House Party: Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)

Title: Columbia House Party: Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)
Date: November 4, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the first episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into Weezer’s Pinkerton, an emo touchstone the band initially hated.

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In the inaugural episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy dive into the Weezer’s sophomore album, the cult classic and infamously divisive Pinkerton. The record, a follow up to their wildly successful Blue album, came after a short hiatus that saw headman Rivers Cuomo undergo extensive surgery and commence studies at Harvard University. Disillusioned with his once-dream of being a rockstar, Cuomo had originally planned for Pinkerton to be a rock opera. Although that idea was abandoned, the album’s namesake was a character described as being not too unlike a touring rock star. Find out more about Cuomo’s struggles with the album, letters received by a particular Japanese fan and which big-name director the band turned down in this week’s podcast.

Check it out at Columbia House Party.

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