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Summer '94: Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Weezer; Warren G's 'Regulate' Was A Hit?!?; Dum Dum Girls Plays Live

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Weezer's self-titled debut -- known to fans as The Blue Album -- was released on May 10, 1994. Weezer's self-titled debut -- known to fans as The Blue Album -- was released on May 10, 1994.

In this episode: Soundcheck's Summer ‘94 retrospective continues: Comedian Hari Kondabolu looks back on an album so near and dear to his heart that it that inspired his very first AOL screen name – Weezer’s self-titled debut, known to most as the "Blue Album."

Then: Also that summer: hip hop met yacht rock, when Warren G and Nate Dogg sampled Michael McDonald’s hit slow jam “I Keep Forgettin’” on their song “Regulate.” It was a match made in heaven. We feature the song in our occasional series “That Was A Hit?!?”

And: Hear Dum Dum Girls perform music from its latest album, Too True, in the Soundcheck studio.

Guests:

Dum Dum Girls and Hari Kondabolu

Summer '94: Comedian Hari Kondabolu On The Golden Age Of Weezer

Comic and writer Hari Kondabolu talks about his longstanding obsession with Weezer, pick his favorite Weezer songs, and discuss the heartbreaking disappointment that comes with being a Weezer fan.

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That Was A Hit?!?: Warren G, 'Regulate'

In our occasional series That Was A Hit?!? pop chart analyst and contributor to NPR Music and Slate Chris Molanphy returns to our studio to tell the story of 1994's summer smash "Regulate" by Warren G and Nate Dogg.

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Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is out Sept. 30.

Hear Weezer's New Song 'Back To The Shack'

For longtime fans who felt a little burned by a string of not-so-good efforts, news of a new Weezer record always comes attached with some trepidation. But the band's new single "Back To The Shack" from the forthcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, seems to point towards a return to its beloved early years.

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Jenifer Jackson's latest album, 'Texas Sunrise,' is out now.

Download This: Jenifer Jackson, 'Texas Sunrise'

Rootsy folk singer performs live at Rockwood Music Hall. Download 'Texas Sunrise.'

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J.D. from Neptune, N.J.

Warren G. now works at Footlocker in the Paramus Mall. He's assistant manager.

Jul. 21 2014 09:35 PM
Omar from NYC

One universal truth about the Summer of '94: It was all shite.

Jul. 21 2014 09:31 PM

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