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Slob

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"Slob"
Slob cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Length 3:08
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 495
COR# 188
Producer(s) Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford
Status Released
Live debut June 22, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA
Last played June 17, 2005 in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Maladroit track listing
"Death and Destruction"
(5)
"Slob"
(6)
"Burndt Jamb"
(7)
Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #2) track listing
"Keep Fishin' (Radio Version)"
(1)
"Slob (Live)"
(2)
"Knock-down Drag-out (Live)"
(3)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Doin' Business"
(RC# 494)
"Slob"
(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.

Appearances

Overview

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.

Guitar World interview[1]

"Slob" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 2000. The song is first known to have been demoed by Weezer at Cole Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles in July of the same year.[2] The song was subsequently debuted live, as one of what would later be dubbed the "Summer Songs of 2000" (or "SS2K"). A live soundboard recording of the song performed at The Troubadour on July 30, 2000 was released to fans online as part of a semi-official SS2K album by Rivers Cuomo on November 11, 2001.

At the urging of fans, "Slob" was revived in 2002 for inclusion on Weezer's next album, Maladroit. 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."[1]

Weezer performed "Slob" multiple times at concerts throughout the summer of 2000, though the song was only performed three times while touring in support of Maladroit, and only 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.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Slob July 2000[2] Cole Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Slob WEEZER-2000-summer-05_Slob_188.mp3 July 30, 2000 The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA 3:03 Summer Songs 2000 ("album")
Weezer Slob WEEZER-2002-01-10_01Slob_188.mp3 January 10, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:33 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Slob December 2001—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" BJM #11946
Weezer Slob December 2001—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" LIGHTING HILL/11982
Weezer Slob December 2001—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:09 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" LIGHTNING HILL 12020
Weezer Slob December 2001—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Maladroit (unmastered German promo)
Weezer Slob December 2001—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:08 Maladroit
Weezer Slob May 20, 2002 Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan 3:31 "Keep Fishin'" (United Kingdom, "CD2")
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Personnel

Live performances

Music video


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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, Video Capture Device booklet, 2004


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

Audio

Lyrics

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 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

I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob

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

I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob

See also

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beaujour, Tom. "Odder Than Hell" Guitar World. May 2002. Weezerpedia mirror.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weezer Recording History - Page 12