If You’re a Child of the 90s, This is Gonna Hurt: Weezer’s Blue Album Turns 20 Today

It was May 10, 1994. Weezer wasn’t even close to be ing a grunge band, but the grunge boom allowed groups like them to bleed through into the mainstream.

Their self-titled debut album–the so-called Blue album–is now an alt-rock classic, thanks in large part to the Happy Days-themed “Buddy Holly” directed by Spike Jonze.

Fun fact:  the Windows 95 installation discs–the CD–contained the video in a folder called “Fun Stuff.”


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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