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Friday, May 23, 2008

New Weezer Video - “Pork and Beans”

posted by on May 23 at 9:56 AM

Is that Tay Zonday? Is that KFed? Is that CHRIS CROCKER!?

Yes and yes and yes.

“Pork and Beans” stars the stars of YouTube.

Porkchop sammiches!

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Like most recent Weezer (like, past 10 or so years), another fine collection of power chords, but the lyrics are a rusty coathanger abortion. I do like how Pat Wilson looks kind of a lot like the Numa Numa kid, though.

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 23, 2008 10:38 AM

Get over yr weezer.

Posted by Biggie J | May 23, 2008 10:45 AM

Fun video but won't hold up in ten years a la "Buddy Holly" (which is 14 years old now, by the way.)

Posted by Jason Josephes | May 23, 2008 11:24 AM

"These memes are mines"

Posted by Porkchop Sandwiches! | May 23, 2008 12:34 PM

the video (minus the music) is the most exciting thing weezer have done in the last 10 years or so.

Posted by erik | May 23, 2008 12:44 PM

Pork & Beans is an OK song but I prefer Troublemaker of their new album. For all of you who degrade Weezer because making simple 'Rock & Roll' music is so 'uncool' look at what has survived over time.

Being able to consistently create radio friendly rock music to the masses for well over a decade is extremely difficult. Green Day (Billy Joe Armstrong) finally earned some recognition with their last album, I suspect that Rivers Cuomo is due for the same sort of appreciation.

Posted by DavidC | May 23, 2008 2:45 PM

"For all of you who degrade Weezer because making simple 'Rock & Roll' music is so 'uncool' look at what has survived over time."

I have no problem with "simple 'Rock & Roll' music" done well, but this song is terrible. And neither longevity nor popularity is necessarily a metric of merit.

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 23, 2008 2:59 PM

The way new Weezer releases seem to make some people, both here and in places like Pitchfork reviews, so angry is really odd. I can understand that people may not find anything interesting about them, but where does the venom that inspires phrases like "the lyrics are a rusty coathanger abortion." come from? This really seems like harmless pop music to me.

Posted by louis | May 23, 2008 3:45 PM

So it's not Pinkerton. Still, it's a rad video and a rad song. But I guess it's more fun to shit on established pop/rock whenever a new release comes out.
Keep on hating if it makes you feel good.

Posted by Jack | May 23, 2008 4:18 PM

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