Matt Sharp was the bass player for Weezer, the band that defined Geek Rock in the 90’s. As a side project he founded The Rentals, a place for him to work out the indie side of his musical soul. He assembled a crack team of musicians, including Weezer bandmate and drummer Patrick Wilson, and Petra and Rachel Haden (two-thirds of a set of triplets). The band released their first album, the ironically titled Return of the Rentals in 1995.
Almost immediately “Friends of P”, the first single from the album, rocketed up the Modern Rock charts, eventually peaking at #7. The band put out their second album Seven More Minutes in 1999, then broke up, seemingly forever.
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