Weezer

I hate to say it, but my introduction to Weezer was in the fourth grade with “Beverly Hills,” which I hope we can agree was cause enough for me to not feel the need to pursue its discography for quite some time. But, oh boy, did fourth grade Jonny love that song! California sounds great!

But enough of my unnecessary sarcasm, we’re here to take a look at one of the most important and influential bands of the nineties. Is it even possible to talk about that decade without mentioning songs like “Say It Ain't So" from Weezer’s debut album? And while the band has had its fair share of ups and (mostly) downs, its latest release, “Everything Will Be Alright in the End,” came out earlier this month and is thankfully something of a return to original form by a group that was starting to be known by the general public for tracks like, well, “Beverly Hills.”

Check out the playlist below to see local music figures’ favorite Weezer songs and be sure to notice that a grand majority of them come from the group’s first two and most prolific albums, “Weezer (Blue Album)” and “Pinkerton.”

Jack Blauvelt, vocalist/guitarist, Dana Swimmer/Padre: “Pink Triangle”

Sienna Chandler, vocalist/guitarist, Monsoon: “Pork and Beans”

Terence Chiyezan, Murk Daddy Flex; guitarist, Nurture: “Undone — The Sweater Song”

Nathan Kerce, music director, WUOG: “Only In Dreams”

Michael Buice, bassist, Scooterbabe/Programs: “Surf Wax America”

Richard Hunsinger, guitarist, Magd: “The Good Life”

Sebastian Marquez, vocalist/guitarist, Dead Neighbors: “Tired of Sex”

Patrick Brick, Futo: “Pink Triangle”

Drew Kirby, vocalist/guitarist, New Wives: “Butterfly”

Emmitt Cappi, drummer, Strays/Velocirapture: “In The Garage”

Jesse Mangum, owner/engineer, The Glow Recording Studio: “Say It Ain’t So”

JJ Posway, vocalist/guitarist, Scooterbabe: “Across The Sea”

Dafna Kaufman, programming director, WUOG: “Only in Dreams”