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Post-Pinkerton examines every Weezer song released after the band's 1996 album Pinkerton.

Post-Pinkerton John Carroll

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Post-Pinkerton examines every Weezer song released after the band's 1996 album Pinkerton.

    Christmas Celebration

    Christmas Celebration

    Ep. 82. Before the Green Album, there was Christmas CD, a special Weezer release to celebrate the holiday season, but which also in turn celebrated the band's return after their post-Pinkerton hiatus. On today's show, John talks about track two, "Christmas Celebration," and how it was a preview of things to come for the band.
    LISTEN:
    1. "Christmas Celebration" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "Oh Lisa" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    3. "Sugar Booger" on YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "Christmas Celebration" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "Christmas Celebration" at Weezerpedia
    2. Christmas CD at Weezerpedia
    3. Christmas with Weezer at Weezerpedia
    4. Christmas with Weezer episodes at Post-Pinkerton
    5. The Green Album at Weezerpedia
    6. "Oh Lisa" at Weezerpedia
    7. "Sugar Booger" at Weezerpedia
    8. Billie Joe Armstrong at Wikipedia
    9. "The Christmas Song" at Weezerpedia

    • 5 min
    You Might Think

    You Might Think

    Ep. 81. In light of Ric Ocasek's sudden and unexpected death over the weekend, John talks about the time Weezer covered a Cars song for a Cars movie soundtrack. He also discusses the band's long-ranging relationship with the Cars lead singer.
    LISTEN:
    1. "You Might Think" (Weezer cover) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "You Might Think" (Cars original) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    3. "Drive" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    4. "Just What I Needed" (Cars original) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    5. "Just What I Needed" (Weezer cover) on YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "You Might Think" at Genius.com
    2. "Drive" at Genius.com
    3. "Just What I Needed" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "You Might Think" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    2. Ric Ocasek at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    3. "The Cars' Ric Ocasek Dead at 75" at Pitchfork
    4. The Cars at Wikipedia
    5. The Blue Album at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    6. The Green Album at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    7. Everything Will Be Alright in the End at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    8. Heartbeat City at Wikipedia
    9. "Drive" at Wikipedia
    10. MTV Video Music Awards at Wikipedia
    11. Cars 2 at Wikipedia
    12. The Teal Album at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    13. "Just What I Needed" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    14. Born in the U.S.A. at Wikipedia
    15. John Luerssen's Rivers' Edge at Amazon
    16. "Buddy Holly" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
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    • 11 min
    Get Me Some

    Get Me Some

    Ep. 80. "Get Me Some" is one of Weezer's heaviest rock songs, but John explains why the song feels out of place in both the album era it was created (Raditude) and the larger Post-Pinkerton era in which it was born.
    LISTEN:
    1. "Get Me Some" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "Get Me Some" (Jacknife Lee version) on YouTube
    3. "In the Garage" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    4. "Detroit Rock City" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    5. "The End of the Game" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "Get Me Some" at Genius.com
    2. "In the Garage" at Genius.com
    3. "Detroit Rock City" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "Get Me Some" on Weezerpedia
    2. Raditude on Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    3. Maladroit on Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    4. Dr. Luke on Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    5. Detroit Metal City on Wikipedia
    6. KISS on Wikipedia
    7. "Detroit Rock City" on Wikipedia
    8. "In the Garage" on Weezerpedia
    9. Jacknife Lee on Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    10. The Red Album on Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
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    • 11 min
    Eulogy for a Rock Band

    Eulogy for a Rock Band

    Ep. 79. John is back with a brand new episode about one of his favorite Post-Pinkerton songs EVER! "Eulogy for a Rock Band" is exactly what its title says it is, and yet, there's a lot of mystery to explore as well, including figuring out which band this song is about.
    LISTEN:
    1. "Eulogy for a Rock Band" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "Eulogy for a Rock Band" (Rough mix) on YouTube
    3. "Don't Worry Baby" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    4. "Beach Boys" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    5. "Pacific Coast Highway" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    6. "Mr. Brightside" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "Eulogy for a Rock Band" at Genius.com
    2. "Beach Boys" at Genius.com
    3. "Pacific Coast Highway" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "Eulogy for a Rock Band" at Weezerpedia
    2. Everything Will Be Alright in the End at Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    3. Ric Ocasek at Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    4. Ric Ocasek in Studio with Band on Instagram
    5. EWBAITEEYD at ExceptYouDie
    6. "I Can't Imagine Weezer Stopping" at Wall Street Journal
    7. Rivers Cuomo: Ask Me Anything at Reddit
    8. Ozma at Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    9. Daniel Brummel at Wikipedia
    10. Ryan Slegr at Wikipedia
    11. The Astronauts at Weezerpedia
    12. "Foolish Father" at Weezerpedia
    13. Nirvana at Wikipedia
    14. "Heart Songs" at Weezerpedia
    15. "Heart Songs" Episode of Post-Pinkerton
    16. Kurt Cobain's Suicide Note at Wikipedia
    17. Dave Grohl at Wikipedia
    18. Foozer Tour at Weezerpedia
    19. Oasis at Wikipedia
    20. KISS at Wikipedia
    21. The Rolling Stones at Wikipedia
    22. The Beatles at Wikipedia
    23. Encyclopedia of Pop at Weezerpedia
    24. Paul McCartney at Wikipedia
    25. Wings at Wikipedia
    26. The Beach Boys at Wikipedia
    27. Brian Wilson at Wikipedia
    28. "Don't Worry Baby" at Weezerpedia | Wikipedia
    29. Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo at Weezerpedia
    30. "Beach Boys" at Weezerpedia
    31. Pacific Daydream at Weezerpedia
    32. All Things Weezer forum
    33. That's Why God Made the Radio at Wikipedia
    34. Rivers Cuomo on Spotify
    35. Psychedelic Mellowness playlist on Spotify
    36. The Killers on Wikipedia
    37. "Mr. Brightside" on Wikipedia
    38. "Say It Ain't So" on Weezerpedia

    • 24 min
    Freak Me Out

    Freak Me Out

    Ep. 78. "Freak Me Out" is one of the rare Weezer songs for which we have no alternate versions. There's no demos, no live performances, nothing but the album track. John explains why, and examines what makes this one of the most unique songs in Weezer's entire catalog.
    LISTEN:
    1. "Freak Me Out" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "In the Garage" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    3. "The Spider" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "Freak Me Out" at Genius.com
    2. "The Spider" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "Freak Me Out" at Weezerpedia
    2. Make Believe at Weezerpedia
    3. We'z Talkin' Weez 2 Thee podcast
    4. String Harmonics at Wikipedia
    5. Harmonica at Wikipedia
    6. "In the Garage" at Weezerpedia
    7. "Spiderbitch" at Weezerpedia
    8. "The Spider" at Weezerpedia
    9. The Red Album at Weezerpedia
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    • 8 min
    Take On Me

    Take On Me

    Ep. 77. If any school offered a Masters Degree in covers of the A-Ha song "Take On Me," today's guest Jess Lampe would not only hold one, but also be a tenured professor in the department. Jess joins John to talk about the A-Ha original, the Weezer cover, and so much more in-between. 
    LISTEN:
    1. "Take On Me" (Weezer) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    2. "Take On Me" (A-Ha, 1984) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    3. "Take On Me" (A-Ha, 1985) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    4. "Take On Me" (Reel Big Fish) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    5. "Take On Me" (MxPx) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    6. "Take On Me" (A1) on Apple Music | YouTube
    7. "Take On Me" (Bluegrass) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    8. "Greyhound" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    9. "Say It Ain't So" (Weezer) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube
    10. "Say It Ain't So" (Calpurnia) on Spotify | YouTube
    LYRICS:
    1. "Take On Me" at Genius.com
    2. "Greyhound" at Genius.com
    3. "Say It Ain't So" at Genius.com
    MORE INFO:
    1. "Take On Me" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    2. Weezer (Teal Album) at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    3. Jess Lampe on Twitter
    4. Edgerton Life podcast
    5. Edgerton.Life Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 
    6. A-Ha at Wikipedia
    7. Hunting High and Low at Wikipedia
    8. Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1985 at Wikipedia
    9. Rotoscoping at Wikipedia
    10. Reel Big Fish at Wikipedia
    11. BASEketball at Wikipedia
    12. Napster at Wikipedia
    13. Goldfinger at Wikipedia
    14. MxPx at Wikipedia
    15. Wes Anderson at Wikipedia
    16. Tenacious D at Wikipedia
    17. "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly" at Weezerpedia
    18. A1 at Wikipedia 
    19. "Africa" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia
    20. Toto at Wikipedia
    21. Stranger Things at Wikipedia
    22. Finn Wolfhard at Wikipedia
    23. Calpurnia at Wikipedia
    24. Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo at Weezerpedia
    25. Under Cover podcast
    26. Calpurnia / "Say It Ain't So" episode of Under Cover 
    27. "Say It Ain't So" at Weezerpedia
    28. @WeezerAfrica Twitter account
    29. "Tween Tweets Weezer Into Covering 'Africa'" at Cleveland Magazine
    30. "L.A. Girlz" at Weezerpedia
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

ruthproof ,

One of the best podcasts about a band imaginable

Post-Pinkerton is the finest of podcasts: brilliant both in scope and execution: die-hard Weezer fans and newbies alike will find plenty to value here, in each episode's carefully constructed, well-crafted delivery; this podcast is a Homerun.

John Carroll is an inspired host, frequently brings on amazing guests, and every episode is gem in- and unto-itself.

jeremyoatmeal ,

Quality

I'm lost for words, other than to say this is a high quality podcast for any Weezer fan.

Wendel Yankovich ,

Great info for all Weezer fans!

I’ve been listening for a few months now and I love the meticulous detail John goes into on each song. This is a great resource for anyone who wants to know a bit more about this eclectic, erratic, frustrating,wonderful little band.