As a student with the School of Rock, Cinema Dave will play bass on this song,
According to an interview with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, "Hash Pipe" was written on the same night as the song "Dope Nose" off Maladroit. The story goes that Cuomo took "a bunch of Ritalin and had like three shots of tequila," paced around for a while, then wrote both songs.
Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson is featured on the cover of the song's CD single. Since late 2001, the band has played the song live with a reworked guitar solo that no longer follows the verse melody.
The song is about a transvestite prostitute.[3
With a tempo of 128 bpm, "Hash Pipe" is composed in the key of A minor. The opening line, "I can't help my feelings, I go out of my mind", is quoted from The Beatles' "You Can't Do That".