Weezer’s Pinkerton Reissue Will Come with a Sake Cocktail Recipe

When Weezer their second album, Pinkerton, on September 24, 1996, it was treated as a disappointment. Those expecting more of the sound heard on the “blue” album were upset and Pinkerton was written off as a misstep forcing Weezer to pivot for their third album. They did that and things turned out just fine.Over the years, the record has undergone a serious re

But over the years, Pinkerton has undergone a serious re-evaluation. Fans and critics now consider it to be a fine piece of work that was perhaps too far ahead of its time.

There’s a new (another!) reissue coming our way, this time through a subscription service called Vinyl Me, Please. The new edition will be pressed on “dark blue translucent vinyl with black marbling” with all kinds of cool new artwork.

Along with a 12-inch print from Japanese painter Fuco Ueda, there’s a Pinkerton-inspired sake cocktail recipe.

If you want this new edition, you have until May 15 to register at Vinyl Me, Please. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.

Weezer Pinkerton

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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