Yesterday we posted Rivers Cuomo’s “I Want To Take You Home Tonight.” The track, which he supposedly recorded in 2002, is from the forthcoming Alone II: The Home Recordings. The photo that appears on Alone II’s cover was taken a few years earlier. As he told P4K:
Rivers Cuomo: That is a real photo, and there was not an ounce of irony in the room when that photo was taken …
Pitchfork: Can you remember anything about that particular moment?
RC: For some reason, I missed the photo session in my high school for my senior portrait, so I had to go to a photo studio in Willimantic, Connecticut. I didn’t really have any ideas: the guy just did his thing. And this is what he came up with [laughs]. But it’s from the same session as my high school picture …This was my look in high school. I was, you know, somewhat famous– or infamous– in my town for looking like this [laughs].
You might laugh, too.
Alone II: The Home Recordings is out 11/25 via Universal/DGC.