Jul 17, 2019
Ep. 75. Raditude may be the worst album in Weezer's discography, but "Let It All Hang Out" is a surprising gem that you may not have heard. John explores this collaboration between Rivers Cuomo, Jermaine Dupri, and Jacknife Lee, and explains how a video game managed to make this song even better.
1. "Let It All...
Jul 10, 2019
Ep. 74. You'd think this rough, 46-second demo would inspire an equally short podcast episode, but instead, it allows John to discuss many topics, ranging from Rivers Cuomo's longtime friendship with the musician Kevin Ridel to Cuomo's business instincts in the early 2000s.
1. "I Admire You So Much" on Spotify...
Jul 3, 2019
Ep. 73. John discusses the Maladroit demo "High Up Above," as well as the recent loss of beloved Weezer fan Running Monk. Please note the content warning at the top episode regarding discussion of death and suicide.
1. "High Up Above" (BBC Sessions) on YouTube
2. "High Up Above" (Live) on YouTube
3. "High Up...
Jun 26, 2019
Ep. 72. John discusses "Queen of Earth," a scrapped Album 5 demo that was a departure for the band in terms of its lyrics and sound. John examines why he didn't like it back in 2002, why it's grown on him, and how the band's experiment with a fifth member impacted the initial demo fans heard.
1. "Queen of Earth"...
Jun 19, 2019
Ep. 71. John talks with comics artist Alec Longstreth about the song "It's Been So Long," a single released to the Weezer Fan Club this year. John asks Alec about his work illustrating the single's packaging, his history working with the band, and his book about his history as a fan.