Vinyl Me, Please have announced Weezer’s Pinkerton as their May Record of the Month.
Vinyl Me, Please have unveiled their May album of the month, Weezer’s Pinkerton. Pinkerton is the second studio album by Weezer and was originally released in 1996.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Rivers Cuomo, guitarist Brian Bell, bassist Matt Sharp and drummer Patrick Wilson had scored with 1994’s self-titled debut (aka “The BlueAlbum”). The triple platinum disk spun off the hits “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So.” But Cuomo shelved an ambitious rock opera for the follow-up. His experiences of sudden rock stardom coupled with entering Harvard and enduring painful leg surgery suggested a darker, more visceral, less playful tone than Weezer’s previous power pop.
At the time, the band’s musical journey with the Weezer-produced album Pinkerton with its vulnerable lyrics and edgier music took audiences and critics by surprise. But redemption was near. Today Pinkerton is widely hailed as one of modern rock’s greatest albums. -Vinyl Me Please
VMP’s Special-Edition pressing of Pinkerton includes the original album and is pressed on dark blue translucent vinyl with black marbling. It’s housed in a gatefold sleeve along with a custom pop-out art when the sleeve is opened.
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