Dope Nose

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"Dope Nose"
Single by Weezer
from the album Maladroit
Released 2002
Format CD
Recorded December 2001
Genre Power pop, pop punk
Length 2:17
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Weezer
Weezer singles chronology
"Photograph"
(2001)
"Dope Nose"
(2002)
"Keep Fishin'"
(2002)
Music video
"Dope Nose" on YouTube

"Dope Nose" is a song by American alternative rock band Weezer. It is the first single off the band's fourth album, Maladroit. It was officially released in 2002, though it had been performed live and in the studio during the band's 2000 summer tour comeback after hiatus.

"Dope Nose" was said to have been written on the same night as the hit song "Hash Pipe" from The Green Album, although Rivers' Catalog of Riffs suggests otherwise. A common belief is that frontman Rivers Cuomo had three shots of tequila and Ritalin moments before writing both songs.[1] "Dope Nose" is one of the songs playable in the PlayStation 2 video game Amplitude, developed by Harmonix. An interview in Electronic Gaming Monthly with the creators of the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero (also developed by Harmonix) mentioned the game's early builds were based on "Dope Nose". The song also appears in an episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show", the Psych episode,"Romeo and Juliet and Juliet" and as a playable track in Guitar Hero: Van Halen. During various live shows in 2005, Weezer bassist Scott Shriner would perform lead vocals on the song.

Music video[edit]

Director Michel Gondry wrote a treatment for a "Dope Nose" music video. The video would feature the members of Weezer playing a game of soccer against a Mexican heavy metal band. Though the band rejected the treatment, it is still available in written form on Gondry's Directors Label DVD.

The song's official music video was directed by Marcos Siega.

Track listing[edit]

Radio Only Promo CD
  1. "Dope Nose" - 2:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 8[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eliscu, Jenny. "Rivers Cuomo's Encyclopedia of Pop". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Weezer Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 

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