Rivers Cuomo produced by fans.
January 14, 2002 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Rivers Cuomo produced by fans. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been chatting with his fans about their new album. So far so usual. Except it hasn't been released yet and they've been listening to the rough cuts via mp3.
posted by nedrichards (12 comments total)
In my opinion this is hugely cool, others may think it is a symptom if Rivers' insecurity but it's the way ahead. p2p! distributed! Add your own buzzword in here! Smiliar to Wilco streaming Yankee Hotel Foxtrot except on this time the files change every day after feedback. And yes the music (available under 'audio-vido' on weezer.com) is rather good.
posted by nedrichards at 2:53 PM on January 14, 2002

Arg. Spelling. Sorry.
posted by nedrichards at 2:54 PM on January 14, 2002

Oh, they've been chatting on AIM too.

(sorry, these should all have been one post - my bad)
posted by nedrichards at 2:57 PM on January 14, 2002

Bon Jovi used to do that back in the '80s, they'd round up a bunch of fans and have a listening session in a cafe or a diner.
posted by riffola at 3:22 PM on January 14, 2002

What does it matter if your song doctors work for free or not?
posted by Ty Webb at 3:40 PM on January 14, 2002

I'm sure people have done this before but isn't the process cool? Looking through all those emails, seeing how the thoughts developed and listening to the songs on their website. Nice. Although there's alot to be said for hiding yourself in a studio and unleashing the finished product onto the world.
posted by hugsnkisses at 3:52 PM on January 14, 2002

I think that would be a great job, and the concept itself seems really great.. who'd have thought, a big time band directly in contact with the fans during production of their album.. I hope it's as good as the Blue album or Pinkerton.
posted by insomnyuk at 4:57 PM on January 14, 2002

A mid level punk band (I'm pretty sure it was Samiam) did the same thing using MP3.com a few years back.

Cuomo should have done this with the green album. Yech.
posted by tcobretti at 6:52 PM on January 14, 2002

Apparently some fans also figured out where Rivers lives. Was posted earlier on the =W= boards but has now disappeared.
posted by SpecialK at 8:16 PM on January 14, 2002

Apparently some fans also figured out where Rivers lives.

UNcool. of all the people to do this to, I think Weezer fans would know better.

I don't have a lot of faith in this method, relying so heavily on feedback from the fans - who is writing the material? But then again, I was hugely dissappointed in the green album, so maybe this might help.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 7:42 AM on January 15, 2002

...which is why the post was removed, and I thought it was proper that the post was removed. Sorry I didn't make that clear, I was trying to present a fact.
posted by SpecialK at 10:36 AM on January 15, 2002

...which is why the post was removed

As it should be, I am just dissappointed that someone would do the legwork to figure it out, then post it in the first place. Rivers is notoriously private, and this was a pretty malicious act. I hope nobody caught it and acted on it, i.e. showed up near there to "run into him".
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:22 AM on January 17, 2002

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