Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rivers Cuomo: Alone II - The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo
Alone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo
Geffen Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:

I believe the priceless album cover says it all for Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's second Alone release of home recordings. It is this free spirit that has kept Weezer going for all these years and this second offering of demo tracks written from 1992-2007 are completely entertaining no matter if they are 5o seconds or 4 minutes. Mostly this release will attract fans and notable songs on this album include a cover of the Beach Boys' song "Don't Worry Baby", and three more songs from the long lost unreleased album and supposed real follow up to The Blue Album [1994] - Songs From The Black Hole [unreleased].

Key Track: "I Was Scared"

Band With Similar Fire: Ben Kweller

Official Rivers Cuomo Website

Rivers Cuomo MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony