Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thirty Three and a Third @ Gallery 1988



This show is pretty awesome, and i've done something a little different for it, but still very close to my heart. For this show now open at Gallery 1988 (East), artists were asked to recreate some of their favorite album covers in their style. I knew immediately which album I would choose to do for the show, the only problem is... it's not really an actual album, and it doesn't really have an actual album cover (though there is a fan created cover that has become the standard).

Songs From The Black Hole... where to start. If you're a Weezer fan, then i'm sure you've heard of this lost gem. After the huge success of Weezer (The Blue Album), Rivers Cuomo decided he'd follow up perfection with a very deep concept album with a sci-fi theme. Well, things changed, Rivers changed, and ultimately Songs From The Black Hole was scrapped. Some songs were moved over to their new album, Pinkerton, while some songs got locked away in the vault.

Prints are available by clicking HERE

A few songs were released as B-Sides from Pinkerton, and slowly over the years, more songs started leaking out. There are some incredible songs on this "album" and hopefully someday it gets it's time to shine. For more information about this rock opera that was never meant to be, click this link HERE.

Below are a few tracks that I love from SFTBH... sit back, relax, and imagine what could have been...

"Blast Off" This track opens the album and blew my mind the first time I heard it.

"You Won't Get With Me Tonight"

"Superfriend" This was written as a duet, it has an incredible melody. 


"I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams" This ended up as a Pinkerton B-Side, love that moog.


"Longtime Sunshine" Depending on the tracklist, this closes the album, and is pretty excellent.

Thirty Three and a Third is open now at Gallery 1988 East and closes December 21st. There's a ton of amazing artwork in this show from some incredible artists. Definitely don't miss it!

"Thirty Three and a Third"
December 5-21st
Gallery 1988 East
7021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.nineteeneightyeight.com

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I've been a big Weezer fan for years. I even got to hang out with them at the Playboy Mansion for the day... (A.K.A. one of the best days of my life!) You can see a 25 year old me at the .44 second mark...




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