MONDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2015|
Posted by: Vince Brigante
In light of Weezer releasing two great new singles for us, we put together a list of some Weezer songs NOT from the Blue Album nor Pinkerton. Because that would just make it too easy for us. So feast your eyes (and ears) on 10 really good Weezer songs. In no particular order, we think we have a Weezer-ific list, sure to make you wheeze. (Man, that was too easy!)
"We Are All On Drugs" - Make Believe
Humor and drugs. Two things that go hand to hand with Weezer. But what makes that so cool in that song, is that it explicitly implies both those things. Plus, it's a gem off an album that isn't entirely full of them.
"Hash Pipe" - the Green Album
This might be one of my favorite Weezer songs. Say whatever you want about that statement, but it's true. It's heavy, it's catchy, and Rivers Cuomo attempts a falsetto.
"Island In The Sun" - the Green Album
It landed in three different US Billboard categories. Get over it, it's on the list.
"Pig" - the Red Album
Weezer takes on campfire folk. Maybe it's more like a drunk backyard bonfire-ballad, but a happy-ish one. There's some real songwriter potential here, and a deeper Weezer that isn't always showcased. Melancholic Weezer? Who knew.
"I'm Your Daddy" - Raditude
There's not too much reasoning behind this making the list. I just like the song. It reminds me of a high school football game where everyone is having fun, your team wins, and you even score a smooch from the babe in math class. Yeah, maybe she should tutor you cause you're about to fail the class.
"Everyone" - Death To False Metal
I mean if the song chants "Everyone!" shouldn't it make the list for everyone to hear? This song is perfectly Weezer. At a much mature stage in 2010, this is exactly what I would expect to hear from the former Pinkerton creators.
"Where's My Sex?" - Hurley
This is perfect. What better topic than sex? And ladies, Rivers Cuomo? Hot stuff. He needs his sex! Or at least, that's what the song infers. Although it incites a chuckle, this is actually storytelling. And at times, it even personifies sex. Call them Weezer-Keats. Bonus: there's a tempo change at the end of the song.
"Photograph" - the Green Album
The first line is "If you want, you can have it. But you gotta learn to reach up there and grab it." Plus, it's got hand claps in the background for both time markers and just overall fun. Plus as a follow up to Pinkerton, Weezer sounds revitalized and fresh as ever.
"Keep Fishin'" - Maladroit
Question for the reader (and listener): Which floor tom-style intro is better: "Keep Fishin'" or "Longview?"
"Thank God for Girls" - Upcoming, untitled release
There's a freaking bible reference that ends with Rivers Cuomo praising a higher being. Does it get better than that?! On top of that, this song is just really hefty and it's promising insight as to what Weezer has been up to. I know some will disagree, but it's just flat out a good song. And it made my list. Argue all you want, but it's here to stay.