A friend once told about the luck involved in Artist & Repertoire. "It´s amazing that any band ever gets signed," he said. "Usually after an A&R person signs their first band, they immediately start to develop a check list of what will and will not succeed." If the band plays sloppy, or they look like normal schleps, don´t have that rock star presence, wear glasses, sing in normal unaffected voices, wear their pants a little too high, etc... they will not succeed.
(from Weezer´s Blue Album Deluxe Edition booklet)