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 Weezer
Status Released
Live debut May 19, 2002
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Blues Riff"
(RC# 683)
"Space Rock"
(RC# 684)
"Wake Up Dry"
(RC# 685)
Maladroit track listing
"Burndt Jamb"
(7)
"Space Rock"
(8)
"Slave"
(9)

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

Appearances

Overview

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

Personnel

Audio

Glenn Sound Studios

Maladroit sessions

Album version

Lyrics

Maladroit lyrics

Ooo-hooo...
You wanna cry
When you're dealing with the kids

Ooo-hoo....
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
Lies

Demo lyrics

Ooo-hooo...
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"