Join Our E-List

join our e-list for exclusive updates and coupons





  Home > Shop Music > GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP >

  Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album) GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog 180g LP



 
Our Price: $29.99

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: MFSL1-390
Qty:

Description
 

Weezer Weezer (Blue Album) on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Ranked #297 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Weezer doesn’t look like rock stars, its amusing name doesn’t evoke stadium-heights glories, and the group’s lyrics don’t exude confidence or flash. For precisely these reasons, and the fact that the band’s songs on its self-titled debut are the stuff of air-guitar dreams and shout-it-out choruses, the quartet became ironic arena-rock stars equally celebrated by in-the-know hipsters and mainstream radio listeners. Replete with urgent melodies, quirky confessional narratives, wry humor, and gargantuan hooks, Weezer (Blue Album) remains the best geek-rock record ever made.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, our analog version of the 1994 release Rolling Stone named the 297th greatest album ever recorded finally possesses the grand-scale sonics that the music’s bunker-busting hooks deserve. Cars frontman Ric Ocasek’s polished production is now both free of artificial ceilings that squashed the explosive dynamics and rid of the compression that saddled the frequency range. Instrumental separation is vastly improved, and the amount of midrange energy seemingly doubled. This reissue is guaranteed to help you rock out.

Underdogs and misfits, Weezer emerged from Los Angeles as nerdy kids that eschewed traditional party-hard ways in favor of studying Kiss records, engaging in conversations about old LPs, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. The band’s awkwardness joyfully translates in its songs on its 1994 debut, largely concerned with jealous insecurities, pop culture, true-to-life heartbreak, common accidents, youthful misconceptions, and daydreaming. Unlike many of their indie-rock peers, Weezer finds no need to conceal feelings in obscurities, snark, or impossibly impenetrable quirkiness.

While every song on Weezer is a delight, “In the Garage,” the ultimate ode to a heavy-metal practice space and private musical retreat, best spells out the album’s appeal and the band’s intent. “I’ve got an electric guitar/I play my stupid songs/I write these stupid words/And I love every one/Waiting there for me/Yes I do, I do/In the garage/No one cares about my ways/In the garage where I belong” sings leader Rivers Cuomo, his voice often meshing with that of Matt Sharp, and giving the material a barbershop-quartet harmonic boost in line with the catchiness of the guitar-driven bridges and rhythmic foundations.

More than three-times platinum, the Blue Album, as it’s often called, also claims an iconic cover that pays tribute to that of the Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms.  The picture—as well as the bubblegum-inspired content within—has become an indelible part of modern culture. Weezer graces must-have lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Guitar World, and more. And needless to say, “My Name Is Jonas,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and “Undone (The Sweater Song)” are all modern classics.

Weezer Weezer (Blue Album) Track Listing:

1. My Name Is Jonas
2. No One Else
3. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
4. Buddy Holly
5. Undone (The Sweater Song)
6. Surf Wax America
7. Say It Ain’t So
8. In the Garage
9. Holiday
10. Only in Dreams

Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »


  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Audiophile rock September 10, 2014
Reviewer: Justin Morris from Hawthorn East, Victoria Australia  
I permanently "borrowed" my dads mofi  recordings from the 70's because while I might not have been the biggest fan of some of the artists on mofi but listening to recordings that good I had to put my preferences aside while listening to great recordings. So then we get to my generation in artists like Weezer. Great pressing, great recording, great album. The only problem is having time now days turn an album like this up to 11 without children or wife around. With that said I'm sitting here listening to it late at night at a low volume and I can hear more in it than the cd release at twice the volume. F$&k you vinyl, how could you be this good and I bought CD's in there thousands for the last two decades. I liked my speakers before I bought some mofi recordings, now I love my speakers.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
The Blue Album June 20, 2013
Reviewer: Andrew from Dallas, TX United States  
Just got home and listened to my copy of 180g goodness. The sound was just amazing! They really breathed new life into a classic 90's album I know from start to finish. I definitely don't think I'll need my cd version anymore. I can't imagine listening to it in any other format.

Was this review helpful to you?