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May 23 at
Is that Tay Zonday? Is that KFed? Is that CHRIS CROCKER!?
Yes and yes and yes.
“Pork and Beans” stars the stars of YouTube.
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.
Get over yr weezer.
Fun video but won't hold up in ten years a la "Buddy Holly" (which is 14 years old now, by the way.)
"These memes are mines"
the video (minus the music) is the most exciting thing weezer have done in the last 10 years or so.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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