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Slob cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded N/A
Length 3:09
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 495
COR# 188
Producer(s) Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford
Status Released
Live debut June 22, 2000
Maladroit track listing
"Death and Destruction"
"Burndt Jamb"
Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #2) track listing
"Keep Fishin' (Radio Version)"
"Slob (Live)"
"Knock-down Drag-out (Live)"
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Doin' Business"
(RC# 494)
(RC# 495)
"I Screwed My Best Friend"
(RC# 496)
Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #2) cover
Cover for Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #2) single
Cover for Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #2) single

"Slob" is the sixth track on Maladroit.



"Slob" was originally written in 2000 as part of the "Summer Songs of 2000" batch of songs. A live soundboard recording of the song performed at The Troubadour on July 30, 2000 was released to fans online as part of an "official" SS2K album by Rivers Cuomo on November 11, 2001. At the urging of fans, "Slob" was brought back and included on Weezer's next album, Maladroit, in 2002. Said Cuomo in a 2002 interview with Guitar World: "I never would have thought to put the song "Slob" on the record if the fans did not request it." Cuomo was asked about the song's writing process during the same interview:

GW: The song "Slob" reflects a really bleak state of mind. Do you frequently feel a sense of desperation?

Rivers: That kind of song was written in a very emotionally extreme moment. It's not often that I feel that way. Maybe once a week or something I'll get overwhelmed by a situation in my life and write a song about it. If I were to put all those songs on an album you'd think I have a really bleak life, or I'm an emotional wreck or something. But, really, I only feel that way for an hour or two. Most of the time I'm a pretty cool character.

Weezer performed "Slob" multiple times at concerts throughout the summer of 2000. The song was only performed three times while touring in support of Maladroit, all in Japan. A live recording of the song from a concert in Japan appeared as a b-side on the "CD2" single release of Keep Fishin' in the UK. The song was performed at a number of shows on the Make Believe Tour in 2005 before being retired by the band. However, Rivers Cuomo performed the song at a solo acoustic concert in 2018.


Live performances

Music video

Shot on the beach in Barcelona, Spain and in a (cold!) dressing room somewhere else in Spain, plus live stuff mixed in. Originally Rivers was supposed to have an electric guitar on the beach, but when we never had time to go back down to the beach and re-shoot, the acoustic became "it."
-Karl Koch on the "Slob" music video, from the liner notes for Video Capture Device

In 2003, Karl Koch assembled a music video for the song out of prerecorded footage. The video contains lots of live performances and footage of Rivers Cuomo playing the song. Notably, the video contains footage of the then-existing Rivers Correspondence Board, which Cuomo frequented during the Maladroit album cycle.



Official releases


Leave me alone
I won't pick up the phone
And I won't listen to messages
Sent by someone who calls up and says
I don't like how you're living my life.

Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living in a dream
Don't you be a slob

Leave me again
Don't hang out in my den
Waiting for little clues to appear
That I drank some of granddaddy's beer

Waiting for little clues to appear
That I drank some of granddaddy's beer

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