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The Special Goodness

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The Special Goodness is the side project of Weezer’s drummer Patrick Wilson. It currently features Pat on guitar and vocals and Atom Willard on drums. Throughout the years the band has featured various musicians both in the studio and on tour such as bassists Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray, Mikey Welsh formerly of Weezer, Scott Shriner of Weezer, Pat Finn, and drummers Lee Loretta and Jeb Lewis. The band’s name comes from a description of how Patrick feels making music.

The band has released three albums; “Special Goodness” (aka “The Bunny Record,” re-packaged and re-released during tours in 1999 and 2000 and given a full Japan-only release in 1998), “At Some Point, Birds and Flowers Became Interesting” (2001, self-released and also known as “Pinecone”) and “Land Air Sea” (2003). After being signed to Epitaph Records in mid-2003 the band re-released a remixed and re-ordered version of “Land Air Sea”. Their song “Life Goes By” was featured on “Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9” and an unreleased track “Not The Way” was featured on “Punk-O-Rama Vol. 10”.

The Special Goodness began touring together in 1999. Of the many side-projects/spin-offs from Weezer (such as Space Twins, The Rentals and Homie) they are the only one to ever actually open for Weezer, which they did on the band’s 2002 Enlightenment Tour. Wilson minded both the duties as front man for The Special Goodness and as drummer duties for Weezer. Other notable tours include a west coast tour with fellow Weezer side-project The Space Twins in 1999 and opening for the Foo Fighters in 2003, a feat that Wilson would repeat in 2005 as the drummer of Weezer.

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  • callmesnake

    atom!

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    It really says something that a month after release the most amount of plays for a song off the new TSG album is... 8. Not to be a dick, but it shows that Weezer's dug itself into a rough, rough hole.

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • OptimusDan

    You can listen the new TSG album "Natural" here: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/14

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • ToastedBanana

    If anyone could give me a copy of their album It'd be greatly appreciated.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sda_casl

    I'm sure those who are interested in this band will be interested in Weezer and Pat Wilson, well check out an exclusive drum cam video here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB5lLcwZK1E

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • foosarecool

    how could i forget this band I HAVE A COPY OF AT SOME POINT, BIRDS AND BEES.... so happy

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • josomething

    "land air sea" gets better every time i listen to it.

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • SVH-Matze

    atom willard?

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • dennisbinkhorst

    @turfyouth "and the drummer from soundgarden lead audioslave"... That's not true. Chris Cornell was the guitarist/lead singer of Soundgarden. Former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has in Pearl Jam for over decade now. Now, to the point: Anyone managed to get hold of Special Goodness' "Bunny Album"? Please PM me...

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • turfyouth

    drummers freakin rule... pat from weezer also plays guitar, the drummer of nirvana, now leads foo fighters... and the drummer from soundgarden lead audioslave

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • pixiedustedd

    had no idea one of the weezer guys was in this band... probably explains why i dont like them as much as i wish i did - there's one song i really love but i haven't quite been able to get into any others (NFA)

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • afacademusing

    i transitioned for the most part right from pinkerton into the special goodness.

    9 Aug 2008 Reply
  • rawky

    It's just amazing how great a guitar player Pat is! And HE is the drummer in Weezer - and great at that as well! What a man.

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Charlie_Radcore

    Join Atom Willard Fans PLEASE!! Thank you!! xx =)

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Charlie_Radcore

    Please join if you love Atom ... Atom fans! Just because he is a bloddy amazing drummer! Thank you!! xx

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
  • constructionist

    Pat rocks.

    28 Nov 2007 Reply
  • chillX

    WTF are you kidding there have been like 50 of them

    10 Apr 2007 Reply
  • icanhaveablast

    i had no fucking idea they were a weezer side project. WOW

    17 Sep 2006 Reply