Stranded In Stereo: Weezer: The "WTF" Continues

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Weezer: The "WTF" Continues

Weezer recently stopped by AOL for one of those live sessions and boy is it .. interesting to say the least.

Sticking mostly to material from the recently release sixth overall, third self-titled effort more notably known as The Red Album due to its color modification, the band also revisited Pinkerton fave, "Why Bother?", which featured guitarist Brian Bell on lead vocals. This move made me prompt the question, 'Gee, Weezer, why bot--" Ha ha ha, I am funny, oh yes.

The other songs were weird choices if I may say so, outside of lead single "Pork & Beans" and "Troublemaker", as the band played deluxe bonus tracks "King" (lead by bassist Scott Shriner) and the iTunes only bonus track that is actually a demo from Make Believe, Brian Bell's "It's Easy," which I actually .. don't .. mind. Even though I hate to admit it.

The most interesting clip comes with their performance of "Miss Sweeney," complete with Rivers Cuomo dressed in a suit, singing behind a desk to Miss Sweeney herself, whoever that poor actress is. I guess this could be the next single? Maybe this could be the treatment for the video.

You can the see rest of the performances and an interview right here.

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