It’s been 20 years since Weezer released its debut self-titled “Blue” album, recorded with producer Rik Ocasek of The Cars.
Now, all these years later, the group returned to working with Ocasek (who also produced Weezer’s third effort, also self-titled and known as the “Green” album) on its ninth record, Everything Will Be Alright In The End.
For bassist Scott Shriner, who joined the band after the recording of 2001’s Green album, the experience of working with Ocasek for the first time was almost unbelievable. Shriner tells Music Connection that he was always a fan of The Cars, and that he felt like pinching himself as he and Ocasek shared the studio.
The record’s sound is classic Weezer. Just check out “Back to the Shack,” which has vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Rivers Cuomo catching listeners up on his progress in recent years as a person and band member. The video also features the band on the moon. Just watch:
And then there’s “Lonely Girl,” which is immediately identifiable as Weezer:
Everything Will Be Alright In The End Track List:
- Ain’t Got Nobody
- Back To The Shack
- Eulogy For A Rock Band
- Lonely Girl
- I’ve Had It Up To Here
- The British Are Coming
- Da Vinci
- Go Away
- Foolish Father
- The Futurescope Trilogy