Weezer’s “Blue Album” Turns 21
The self-titled debut album (a.k.a. “The Blue Album”) from Weezer was released on May 10, 1994. The album featured a high profile producer in Ric Ocasek of The Cars, and was recorded in the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York’s Greenwich Village. The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard charts and went on to triple-platinum status in the U.S.
“The Blue Album” spawned 3 hit singles that still receive airplay on KRNA to this day – “Undone-The Sweater Song”, “Say It Ain’t So” and “Buddy Holly”. I’ve always loved the album track, “In The Garage” due to its lines of tribute to KISS (“My favorite rock group KISS – I’ve got Ace Frehley, I’ve got Peter Criss…”). It’s a tight, 10-song, 41-minute blast of geek rock. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine put it on their list as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.