Late pass for me but I just caught wind of the Weezer drama round here. I wouldn't call myself a fan, but I do treasure those first two albums, and definitely hearken back to when I first heard Marco Collins play "The Sweater Song". Lulz and such at the campaign but I thought it was funny that in the comments section, the world's most dedicated Weezer hater J.Burns (dude, are you related to J.Cole, J.Pinder, or J.Period?) cited "Jamie" as the one Weezer jam he sort of liked. Uh, YEAH, "Jamie" is the shit, and first came to the world on the awesome DGC Rarities Vol.1 tape, a bit of a personal classic even if it had some real booshit on it.
that dog.'s "Grunge Couple", that was the fucking goods; there was the aspect of an LA band calling out a Seattle stereotype (a satisfactory volley back for all the Angelenos getting bashed weekly on Almost Live), plus the awesome end-credits-of-Sesame Street violin breakdown at the end. I stanned hard for that dog. and still do to this day; it was love at first sight from the first time I saw "Old Timer" on Bohemia Afterdark. Plus, y'know. Nirvana demo. The Sundays. "Mad Dog 20/20". Sloan's double Eric's Trip cover. What's Murray Attaway doing these days? Shit, I actually looked that up earlier this year.
The DGC label was seww cool to a kid like me sprung on gateway bands, and yeah, Sonic Youth helped make that happen, as the other guy in the running for Musical Hater of the Week award contender, Mr. Steve Albinirecently griped about ; I thought it was hellar sweet that they had a song on a compilation called "Compilation Blues". And that it sorta sucked. I loved that fake indie comp, and it in turn helped me find cooler music and I'll love it forever; much like with Big Trouble In Little China, I always secretly hoped for a sequel.
But I don't know, dude, citing "Jamie"? That, to me, is such a undercover-Weezer-fan thing to say, Mr. Weezer Hater. JUST SAYING.