For most Weezer fans, the time period between 1997 and 1999 holds a lot of mystique. The band lost a bassist, replaced him and started demoing and recording songs for their third album. But by the time The Green Album hit record stores in May 2001, the material from the summer of 1998 was forgotten by the band and never heard by the fans. Not much is known about this time period, perhaps something adding to the era’s mystique.
A few months ago, I was selected to be a blogger at All Things Weezer, the band’s leading fan site, with the idea that I’d write and develop feature-style pieces Back in February, I started writing about the fascinating, yet maddening period between 1997 and 1999. It’s taken a while to compile it all, but I’ve published the first of three pieces on the time period. The first piece mostly deals with Rivers’ time in Boston and while it sets up what’s next, it’s probably the part with the least amount of new information.
Taken overall, the article isn’t meant to be a definitive statement about the time period, but rather, it will hopefully shed some light on what happened. If you want to take a look, the first part is online at allthingsweezer.com/2010/05/05/indecision-and-abandoning-the-past-part-i/.