Monday, February 25, 2008
Logo #198: Weezer
Created by drummer Patrick Wilson in 1993 during the mixing of "The Blue Album", their eponymous first. Many see the Weezer logo as a riff/rip on Van Halen, but in reality it shares more in common with Wonder Woman. Most of their output since that album has been rather beige and whelming, but the joyous energy and spirit of that first album was a truly welcome apparition in the whiny '90s, doused as the decade was in self-loathing and marinated in a schnapps-soaked riddle of despair - a fact remarked on by Rivers Cuomo in "Rivers' Edge: The Weezer Story": "...I remember just being totally shocked at how little people responded to us, because I thought we were so good. I mean, we were playing the same songs that eventually became big hits, like "The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So," and we'd play 'em out in the L.A. clubs would just be like, "Go away. We want a grunge band"."