Crack open the new vinyl edition of The Special Goodness’ Land Air Sea, and what you’ll find in the gatefold liner notes isn’t an essay on the recording process, an invocation of the band’s songwriting influences, or anything related to the actual tunes. Instead, you’ll find a statement from Pat about his and Atom’s shared obsession: vintage cars.
The Special Podness returns with another episode devoted to The Special Goodness, with Pat Wilson of Weezer, Atom Willard (Rocket From the Crypt, Against Me!) and Weezer historian Karl Koch. This episode focuses on the MTV Music Awards, Atom Willard meeting the Weezer/Special Goodness crew, and that time Jay Leno ended up knocking on Pat’s door—and by the way, Elvis is involved.
Welcome to the Special Pod-ness, a four-part mini-series dedicated to the history of The Special Goodness by the three dudes who (probably) know it best: Pat Wilson of Weezer, drummer Atom Willard (Rocket From the Crypt, Plosivs, Against Me!) and Karl Koch, Weezer historian, celebrating the surprise release of the first-ever vinyl edition of Land Air Sea.