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Weezer: 8Track

8Track with Guest DJs Pat Wilson and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer

8Track with guest DJs Pat Wilson and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer

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Weezer has crafted some of the finest power pop records of the past two and a half decades. This year, the new album OK Human found the band building on the hooks of frontman Rivers Cuomo with the support of a 38-piece orchestra, but for "8Track," we got to hear what other sounds are inspiring them.

Just after the album's release, Rivers and drummer Pat Wilson joined me for a “two music fans” version of the show. They each picked four songs, which made for some pretty diverse selections and surprising segues, along with a chance to hear great stories from Weezer's early days.

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Featured Songs:

  • Randy Newman - "Louisiana 1927" (Rivers)
  • Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" (Pat)
  • John Prine - "Sweet Revenge" (Rivers)
  • Dua Lipa - "Don't Start Now" (Pat)
  • Stevie Wonder - "All in Love is Fair" (Rivers)
  • Van Halen - "Sinner's Swing" (Pat)
  • Loretta Lynn - "Fist City" (Rivers)
  • DJ Shadow - "Changeling" (Pat)

[Recorded: 2/17/21; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop; Theme music: Caroline Rose]