Today is [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Weezer[/lastfm] drummer Patrick Wilson‘s birthday!
And Jack FM is celebrating by making “Undone – The Sweater Song” our Song of the Day!
That’s a helluva lot cheaper than renting the Playboy Mansion for a party…
To date, they have sold over nine million albums in the U.S. alone.
Formed in Los Angeles and led by singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rivers Cuomo[/lastfm], Weezer first impacted the music world in 1994 with their self-titled debut album. Also known as The Blue Album and produced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ric Ocasek[/lastfm], it sold three million copies and peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200. The singles “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So” and “Buddy Holly” were Top 10 hits on the Modern Rock chart. The video for the latter was also a smash on MTV, winning four Video Music Awards and expanding the band’s appeal to a broader audience.
However, following the disappointing commercial performance of their second album, Pinkerton, in 1996, Weezer took a break from the business. Four years later, they reunited for a handful of live shows. The reunion proved fruitful, as it fueled the band’s creativity.
In 2001, Weezer released their third album, The Green Album. Considered to be the band’s “rebirth,” the album received favorable reviews from critics and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The singles “Hash Pipe,” “Island in the Sun” and “Photograph” all landed in the Top 20 on modern rock radio.
Since then, the California alt-rockers have released such albums as Maladroit, Make Believe, The Red Album and Hurley, and they have also scored three No.1 rock hits: “Beverly Hills,” “Perfect Situation” and “Pork and Beans.”
Weezer are currently at work on their tenth studio album.
Here’s the video for Weezer’s “Beverly Hills.” Jack FM once went to a party at the Playboy Mansion. Sadly, we were kicked out and banned from the premises for groping the monkeys.
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