Weezer Reveal Details For 'Pinkerton Diaries'

Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pays tribute to the 'Pinkerton" era with "Alone III" compilation.

Weezer Reveal Details For 'Pinkerton Diaries'
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Weezer crooner Rivers Cuomo took to his official website this week to announce the upcoming release of "Alone III", a collection certainly of interest to any true fan of the punk-pop darling. "Alone III", which arrives Dec. 12, will include "The Pinkerton Diaries", a 237-page book that combines Cuomo's "journals, emails, letters, photos, and school papers, everything from those years '94-'97" of the "Pinkerton" era, a time known for taking the sunny, alternative pop-oriented group down a darker, scrappier road. The book, available at Cuomo's website, provides "an inside look as to exactly what I was thinking" during the recording of that landmark album, with "an intimate look into the writing and recordings of Rivers Cuomo from 1994-1997." For more of a picture of what to expect, the site explains the book "is an intimate ride along on the journey as Rivers goes from playing an empty club with Weezer to selling millions of records and touring all over the world then willingly trades the life of a rock star for the life of a Harvard undergrad." Sounds enticing, right? If you're on the fence, not that the first 500 orders include a limited-edition poster signed by Cuomo, so you might want to hurry up. The 26-track "Alone III" features early, rough demos from 1994-1997. If it's all a bit too much Weezer for you to handle, an additional, web-only premium pack is also available, complete with a 20×40 "Pinkerton" lithograph, a black t-shirt featuring a 1996 Cuomo photo and a "Pinkerton Diaries" postcard set. Find the full track listing for "Alone III" on Cuomo's page. Thanks for the report to Cat Badra, AudioInkRadio.com.

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    Tigershark2112
    Love Weezer, but the fact that Rivers can't write a good song these days and is just trying to ride the Pinkerton train from '96 (with re-releases, full album shows, and now this) is pretty pathetic. Pink was a great album, but it's time to either hang it up or write something worth hearing Rivers. At least Hurley was an improvement from Baditiude.
    Dallen_007
    I thought Hurley was fantastic, and most of the Red Album was great. Honestly Ratitude and Make Believe were the only two albums from them that have disappointed me. I think Rivers still has it in him.
    mereed
    I still don't really understand the hate for Raditude. It has some great pop songs. Nothing legendary lyrically by any means, but damn it's catchy. (I Want You To) is a song that I don't think will ever get old.
    FlyingPirahna
    Tigershark2112 wrote: Love Weezer, but the fact that Rivers can't write a good song these days and is just trying to ride the Pinkerton train from '96 (with re-releases, full album shows, and now this) is pretty pathetic. Pink was a great album, but it's time to either hang it up or write something worth hearing Rivers. At least Hurley was an improvement from Baditiude.
    +1. The Blue album and Pinkerton are classics, Green and Maladroit were pretty good, but with the exception of about half the Red album, their output has been shit. And yeah, Hurley at least had 'Unspoken', the most Weezer-sounding song in many years.
    mka12992
    What's sad is that he hated Pinkerton for the longest time, and is now seemingly embracing that album (I'd bet because of all the growing acclaim for it).