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Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)

Weezer
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Power pop, Alternative rock, Geek rock, Post-grunge, Pop punk, Emo, Indie rock

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Weezer, also known as The Blue Album, is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Weezer, released in May 1994 through DGC Records. The album was produced by former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and recorded in Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The Blue Album spawned the popular singles "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Buddy Holly", and "Say It Ain't So", all of which were responsible for launching Weezer into mainstream success with the aid of music videos directed by Spike Jonze. As of December 2007, the album had sold 3,146,000 copies in the United States, where it peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200. It is certified triple-platinum in the US and double-platinum in Canada.
Weezer was formed on February 14, 1992, in Los Angeles by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper. They would then play clubs and other small venues around L.A. However, it took a long time for the band to gain a following:
Weezer recorded the Kitchen Tapes as an attempt to create a buzz around L.A. The band eventually attracted attention from major-label A&R reps looking for alternative rock bands while performing on the same bill as the band that dog. They were then signed

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Tracks

3:24 My Name Is Jonas
3:04 No One Else
4:19 The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
3:06 Surf Wax America
4:18 Say It Ain't So (original album mix)
3:55 In the Garage
7:58 Only in Dreams
3:23 Holiday
2:39 Buddy Holly (LP version)
5:05 Undone (The Sweater Song)
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