Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weezer - Rock AM Germany 2005

Here's a blast from the past.
This is from 2005, when Weezer were played on MTV2. I remember catching this when it first premiered on the UK MTV2, it was around the time of Make Believe. Unfortunately this video is missing Buddy Holly which they closed their set with. I remember seeing Buddy Holly with an extended keyboard intro. It was my first time encountering that, which became a tradition for the band up until the memories tour.

I miss this Weezer, the version of the band that played decent sets, gave a shit, no Lady Gaga covers, no trampolines, no Pat on guitar, no Raditude, no cruises, no gimmicks.

Come back old Weezer... come back!



The setlist for this gig is as follows
01. In the Garage
02. Island in the Sun 3:56
03. We are all on Drugs 8:09
04. Beverly Hills 12:34
05. Hash Pipe 16:44

Monday, March 11, 2013

Weezer Cruise 2!

Another nail in the coffin...
It's official, the Weezer Cruise is coming back for a second trip across the sea.
After months of speculation an official announcment was made today regarding the cruise. The second cruise is set to sail from Jacksonville Fl to the Bahamas on February 13th - 17th 2014.

Below is an announcement video and the original press release.

The 2012 weezer cruise went down in history as an incredible new chapter for weezer and our fans, and everyone who stepped off that boat was wishing they could have just kept on sailing with all the great bands and fun activities. Well, naturally we wanted to do it again, and it was only a matter of time for us to sort out the details! So folks, check it out –"the weezer cruise 2: Atlantic Boogaloo!" weezer cruise announcement video The weezer cruise will sail to BRAND NEW PORTS February 13 - 17, 2014 on the Carnival Fascination. Sailing from Jacksonville, FL, the weezer cruise continues it floating festival odyssey to Freeport & Nassau Bahamas; where we will party on weezer’s own private Island in the Sun! Save your vacations days cause this year the cruise sails on President’s day weekend! Remember it is also Valentine’s Day, so bring your sweetheart and celebrate with weezer. Festival acts to be announced soon. What is included:


  • Accommodations onboard the Carnival Fascination (4-nights)
  • weezer Concerts – including a special private Island Beach Concert
  • A festival at sea with many more bands TBA
  • New Ports for 2014 Freeport & Nassau Bahamas
  • Private Island Beach party and Concert in Nassau
  • Q&A with weezer
  • Interactive weezer Game Show
  • Photo session for all guests with weezer
  • All Meals, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Juices
  • 24-Hour Complimentary Room Service & Pizzeria
  • Full Use of Ship Facilities: Two Pools, Whirlpools, Fitness Center, Ca sino, Library, Duty-Free Shopping & All Carnival Events
  • One-Hour Open bar Cocktail party
  • And much more...
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 21st 2013 at 12pm EST. Keep an eye on www.theweezercruise.com and the weezer cruise facebook page for announcements and details. There will be a special past cruiser exclusive presale before these tickets go on sale to the general public. Past cruisers can book on March 20th at 12pm EST and will run until 10AM March 21st. An email will be sent to past cruisers next week with the pre sale information. Prices start at $599 per person. Payment plans are available. Secure your booking with a $300 per person deposit. The last weezer cruise was a blast, and we can't wait to sail with you again in 2014! 

 

The original cruise is said to have great fun and judging by the videos and reports back from it I have no doubt that it was, however I would really like to see Weezer steer clear of these cash in gimmicks. We've had enough. Please just get back to making new music and get some more albums out there while you still have a shred of credibility left to cling onto. Please!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Indonesia Soul - Weezer Webisode

The latest Weezer webisode is up online and is centered around the bands recent trip to Jakarta. Not the most exciting or entertaining videos but hey, it's better than nothing.
I'm guessing we will be getting a few more of these soon enough that will feature footage from their Austrailian tour.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Homely Girl 2.0

Here's a new video for Scott and River's debut single 'Homely Girl'.
In my opinion this is a much better and livelier video for the song. Check it out and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DJ Rivers After Party

Meanwhile, in Australia....


A bit bizarre but still pretty nice to see Rivers do a song from Hurley...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Diffuser's Best Weezer Songs

Diffuser has recently compiled a list of their Top Ten favourite Weezer songs.
Their list and their reasoning is as follows:


10. Say It Ain't So
The third single from Weezer's self-titled debut album just missed the Top 50, but it's one of the bands most popular songs. 'Say It Ain't So' builds over four minutes to one of Cuomo's most celebrated guitar solos, which helped shape an entire genre of alt-rock over the next decade. The song's slow-churning riff isn't bad either.

09. Beverly Hills
The first single from the band's fifth album picks an easy target. After all, is there anything more vapid and disposable than celebrity culture? But Cuomo and Weezer deliver it with such enthusiastic glee, you start to think that maybe they're not poking fun at this lifestyle and maybe, just maybe, they're secretly yearning for it. But we know better.

08. Pork and Beans

The first single from the band's third self-titled LP (better known as 'The Red Album') takes a swipe at Weezer's record company, which asked the group for more hits. Whether or not Cuomo planned it, 'Pork and Beans' turned out to be one of Weezer's biggest songs, a No. 1 modern-rock hit that also made it to No. 64 on the pop chart.
 
07. Island In The Sun
After their second album, 1996's 'Pinkerton,' bombed, it looked like Weezer would be going the way of Seven Mary Three. Then, out of nowhere, they returned in 2001 with 'The Green Album,' a solid set of songs fueled by a pair of terrific singles, 'Hash Pipe' (see No. 5 on our list of the 10 Best Weezer Songs) and this one, a smooth-sailing pop song about taking it easy.
 
06. Memories
The opening track (and first single) from the band's most recent album features one of Cuomo's biggest hooks. It's also one of Weezer's most nostalgic cuts, a fond look back at alternative rock's heyday -- "playing Hacky Sack when Audioslave was still Rage," sings Cuomo -- and simpler times. "I want to be there again," he says, without a trace of irony or sarcasm. They earned this one.
 
05. Hash Pipe
Weezer's 2001 comeback (see No. 7 on our list of the 10 Best Weezer Songs) was spearheaded by this first single, a riff-driven rocker that became one of the band's biggest modern-rock hits, even though its lyrics (and title) caused a few problems for more conservative-minded radio stations across the planet.
 
04. Undone - The Sweater Song
Weezer's debut single and breakthrough hit set the template for the next 15-plus years: soft, underplayed verses interrupted by chunky, hook-stuffed choruses. 'Undone -- The Sweater Song' also signaled Cuomo as one of '90s alt-rock's most influential songwriters, a sharp lyricist who could make even the most mundane subjects bustle with new energy.
 
03. My Name Is Jonas
Unlike all of the other tracks on our list of the 10 Best Weezer Songs, 'My Name Is Jonas' wasn't released as a single. Still, the opening cut on the band's first album is one of their best, and best-loved, songs. It's also one of the very few Weezer numbers credited to other band members. But make no mistake: 'My Name Is Jonas' is pure Cuomo.
 
02. El Schorcho
Following the surprise success of their self-titled debut album in 1994, Weezer returned two years later with 'Pinkerton,' a complex, and somewhat perplexing, concept record about rock-star disillusionment as seen from Cuomo's increasingly fractured mind. The album tanked and was seen as a failure, sending Cuomo out of the music business for five years. 'Pinkerton' is now considered Weezer's masterpiece, and 'El Scorcho,' the LP's lead single, is its loosely played highlight.
 
01. Buddy Holly
The success of Weezer's big mainstream hit (it climbed to No. 18 on the pop chart, an all-time high, and No. 2 on modern rock) had as much to do with the song's killer hook as it did with its hilarious, groundbreaking video. Directed by Spike Jonze, the video features the band interacting with vintage clips from the '70s TV show 'Happy Days' as Cuomo sings one of his most endearing cuts, a love song about a pair of harmless nerds. Wonder where he found the inspiration?
 
Agree? Disagree? Drop them a line and let them know!

Homely Girl


Here's the music video for Homely Girl, the debut track from Scott and Rivers - which is the new side project from Rivers and Scott Murphy (Allister). The pair will share lead vocal duties, and have been writing and recording an album of original songs sung in Japanese for release in early 2013.
Enjoy!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scott and Pat Radio Interview

Scott and Pat are still carrying the Weezer torch for the band as they continue to promote their Austrailian tour. This time they're being interviewed on Triple J radio and it's a good one.
No breaking news or amazing scoops in this interview but the guys seem to be in good form throughout the chat and which nice to hear.
Enjoy....

Scott and Pat on Playing Old Material VS New

In a new interview with fasterlouder.com.au Scott and Pat discuss the Weezer Cruise, Game of Thrones and what it's like playing the older tunes as oppossed to touring with new material.
It's an interesting read - here's a snippet.

Would you be as satisfied touring your new albums or do you get more satisfaction out of playing old material?
SS: That’s an interesting question.
PW: I don’t think so. As long as the music’s good, I don’t really care. I don’t get sick of playing the old songs. I think people are surprised by that. But it feels good.

Definitely, I think a lot of bands avoid playing their old stuff.
SS: Like R.E.M.! At one point didn’t they say, “We’re not playing anything earlier than Green”. Like, why would you do that?

Sure. Radiohead, have also drawn that line in the sand fairly clearly.
PW: I don’t feel like that. It’s weird. I think ‘cause I grew up with records, maybe.
SS: I’d rather go see a band play for three hours, and cover all their material, to tell you the truth.

Do you think that your fans identify more with your earlier stuff?
SS: It depends on what group of fans. There’s people who are like Green Album-era fanatics.
PW: Or Make Believe people.
SS: There’s Make Believe people all the time. There’s a few Maladroit flag wavers, and some Red Album, you know. There’s different pockets, different groups.

Is there an album that you guys identify the most with, personally?
PW: Probably the Red Album.
SS: Yeah, same.

Really?
PW: Yeah, I felt really involved in that one, and it just sounds good to me.

Is it because you were more involved in the writing process?
PW: Not really. It’s just that we were all thinking you know “together” a lot in the same room – a lot of debating.

You can read the full interview here.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Angel and the One - LIVE!


Holy shit!
It looks like the Australian tour was worth the wait. During the greatest hits section of the show on Pinkerton Night in Melbourne the band perfromed a fan favourite tune from 2008's eponymous Red Album for the first time ever.
The Angel and the One is arguably one the best closing tracks from any Weezer album 'Post Pinkerton' (I hate having to use that term). Judging from the video the track seems to have gone down well. The audience doesn't seem to be as confused and uninterested as they did when the band played Blast Off for the first time in Seattle back in 2011.
I really wish that Rivers would attempt a show full of B-Sides and deep cuts. It's been a real treat the last few years to see Suzanne, Jamie, Blast Off, Put Me Back Togerther and Longtime Sunshine being played at shows. I would love the guys incorporate these songs into more shows instead of Lady Gaga covers and Hash Pipe.

Without further adieu here's the song.
Hope you all enjoy watching it as much I did.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

TAATO- Live?

According to a fan on the Weezerpedia fan group on facebook 'The Angel and the One' was played at the most recent soundcheck by the band.
Hmm.... could be wishful thinking or it could be the real deal. We'll wait and see....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Weezer in Jakarta





Weezer in Jakarta

This amazing photo of Rivers playing live during the bands show in Indonesia last night was found on the fuckyeahWeezer tumblr site.

This photo is thanks to WeezerIndonesia's twitter page.