Space Rock

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"Space Rock"
Space Rock cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded N/A
Length 1:53
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 684
COR# 344
Producer(s) Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford
Status Released
Live debut May 19, 2002
Maladroit track listing
"Burndt Jamb"
"Space Rock"
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Blues Riff"
(RC# 683)
"Space Rock"
(RC# 684)
"Wake Up Dry"
(RC# 685)

"Space Rock" (also known as "Place the Blame") is the eighth track on Maladroit.



Originally known as "Place The Blame", the song was first recorded during the Steak House/Cello Demos in November of 2001. The song's title was changed to "Space Rock" by the time the band recorded it for the Glenn Sound Demos. During the sessions for Maladroit, the lyrics were rewritten (beginning with the demo from January 7th) to reflect Cuomo's frustration at the rapport (or lack thereof) he had with online fans at the time. It is unknown why the title "Space Rock" was chosen, as the song bears little resemblance to the space rock musical genre, but guitarist Brian Bell described the song as "Spacemen 3-ish" in a 2002 interview [1].

"Space Rock" has been performed live only six times.

Live performances



Glenn Sound Studios

Maladroit sessions

Album version


Maladroit lyrics

You wanna cry
When you're dealing with the kids

They know it all
And they're pinning you to the boards

It's a game
And you'll play
But you can't have fun
When all they do is say

Demo lyrics

You'll never leave
When you're waiting up with me

You wanna die
When you're speaking to the blind

It's a game
It's a shame
And we'll never leave until we place the blame

See Also

External Links

Teenage Victory Songs entry for "Space Rock"