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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 crafted some of the finest power pop records of the past two and a half decades. Their latest effort, OK Human, finds 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.

Rivers and drummer Pat Wilson joined me for a “two music fans” version of "8Track," each picking four songs and bringing us some pretty diverse selections and segues. Listen in the player above to hear great stories from Weezer's early days and check out their playlist, which ranges from influential to autobiographical. And for more "8Track," subscribe to the 8Track podcast.

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]