Though their name sounds like a suffering from chronic asthma patient, Weezer was still one of the most recognized rock bands of a post-grunge era.
While it’s true that Weezer drew a lot of inspiration from arena rockers like the Pixies and Cheap Trick, their sound became a mash-up of melody-meets-70s-metal. But the band’s appeal came not just from the noise they made, but because its members had an unconventional appeal – none of them were conventional rockers. Instead, they presented as kids holed up in a musty garage simply playing along to their favorite bands.
Some of Weezer’s most known songs, like “Undone” (The Sweater Song), “Say It Ain’t So,” and “Buddy Holly,” and are also cataloged as some of modern rock’s biggest hits. They also helped to take the band away from the “one hit wonder” label some critics had volleyed at them, and they went on to record other notable songs like “Perfect Situation,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills” and “Pork and Beans.”
The eighth studio album of the band, named “Hurley,” was recorded and released in September, 2010. They followed it with a deluxe release of their album “Pinkerton” (1996) and “Death to False Metal,” a collection of ‘rare and previously unreleased’ songs. That music could have been heard during the Weezer’s tour from summer 2013 to the fall of 2014.
The band recently announced a show at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA on November 23 and will play the Weezer Cruise from February 13-17, 2014 as it sails from Jacksonville to the Bahamas.