El Scorcho (4:03)

Cover of Pinkerton

From Pinkerton and 14 other releases

“El Scorcho” is the first single off the second album Pinkerton by Weezer, released in 1996. The music video features the band playing in an old ballroom in Los Angeles (as revealed by Weezer’s Video Capture Device DVD), surrounded by light fixtures of diverse origin, flashing in time to the music. The name of the song was supposed to have come from a packet of hot sauce from Del Taco, labeled “Del Scorcho.”

The song was not a successful single; several radio stations refused to play the song, and the video stiffed on MTV. This is considered to be one of the causes for the initial commercial failure of the album.

It was, however, extremely popular in Australia, and made it to #9 on the Triple J’s Hottest 100 chart, the national poll for the most popular alternative songs. It was later released on the 1996 Hottest 100 compilation.


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Goddamn you half-Japanese girls
Do it to me every time
Oh, the redhead said you shred the cello
And I'm jello, baby

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  • RespectableChap

    Get in the fucking robot

    20 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • OblivionJustice

    i'd gay for rivers

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • sls

    What, this is that track people have been raving about for 20 years? This is one of the weaker ones off Pinkerton tbh - but thats a high bar to meet!

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold


    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    God damn these half Japanese girls indeed... [2]

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • veruschkan

    Or maybe you're scared I've fallen for you. - Ya think?LOL

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • Oppressotron

    shit was that an Evangelion reference? [3} Yep. Thought that too, except she doesn't play the... well you know. Nevertheless, its the theme for nerds who DID work up the balls to ask her out. And no, not Auska.

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Awesome song. So damn catchy.

    26 Feb 2014 Reply
  • miserific

    that's exactly what I thought too lol.

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Nibwoddle

    totally sounds like malkmus in that opening line

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SonicDevMonkey

    I think we'd make a good team.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • -Trail-

    God damn these half Japanese girls indeed...

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    these fuckin' lyrics are fantastic

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • meltedsn0wflake

    Where do these tears come from? Why am I crying?

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Luminous_Luna

    I can't believe I finally got to see this song live yesterday @_@ ahhhhhh

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    "I asked you to go to the Green Day concert/You said you never heard of them" Out of every line in this song, I find this the funniest [2]

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • krustywazoo

    "I asked you to go to the Green Day concert/You said you never heard of them" Out of every line in this song, I find this the funniest, because most people have heard of Green Day.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    shit was that an Evangelion reference? [2]

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wangyu199x


    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wills316

    shit was that an Evangelion reference?

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
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