Post-Pinkerton examines every Weezer song released after the band's 1996 album Pinkerton.
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.
You Might Think
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.
Get Me Some
"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.
Eulogy for a Rock Band
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.
Freak Me Out
"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.
Take On Me
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.
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.
I'm lost for words, other than to say this is a high quality podcast for any Weezer fan.
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.