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Bedbug
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Posted - 06/25/2018 :  10:37:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know nothing about the band, other than they are touring with the 2.0s.

I mean Iíve heard of them obviously, but couldnít name a song of theirs.

Anyone on the forum a big fan?

Favorite song?

Recommended listens?

Cool story?

Iím planning on checking them out this week, so any input is welcome.

Stevio10
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/26/2018 :  04:48:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I listened to a lot of Weezer in late 90's and 00's, saw them once in 04 or so.

Their best 2 albums in my opinion are the debut self titled blue album and Pinkerton.

I instantly liked the song 'Buddy Holly' when I liked it but most of the stuff from those 2 albums are good or great, haven't listened in a while so will have to revisit!

Cool story is I believe Weezer or Rivers Cuomo covered Los Angeles. And Weezer once covered Velouria for a Pixies tribute album.




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picpic
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Belgium
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Posted - 06/26/2018 :  04:58:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Only thing I remember from them was the "Buddy Holly" video in .AVI format bundled on the Windows 95 CD.

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Discoking
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Belgium
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Posted - 06/26/2018 :  23:47:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by picpic

Only thing I remember from them was the "Buddy Holly" video in .AVI format bundled on the Windows 95 CD.

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omg yes!

i only know their blue debut album, and i think also a green one (also self-titled?).


it's educational

Edited by - Discoking on 06/28/2018 01:32:11
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Bedbug
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Posted - 06/27/2018 :  01:07:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gotta be honest, couldnít make it through the album. Doesnít do it for me. Didnít even like Buddy Holly.

I would imagine there will be some Pixies fans at the tour who will skip the Weezer portion and vice versa.
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coastline
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USA
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Posted - 06/27/2018 :  14:43:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw them open for Live about 25 years ago. Someone in the band was sick or injured or something and couldn't perform, so the rest of the band decided to have fun with the situation by trading instruments and trying to do the show that way. It was amusing in a writing-with-the-wrong-hand kind of way -- not exactly good, but a lot of fun.

I remember the video from the Windows 95 CD, too, picpic. Wasn't there also an Edie Brickell video? In the rain or something?


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Discoking
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Belgium
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Posted - 06/28/2018 :  01:32:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I would imagine there will be some Pixies fans at the tour who will skip the Weezer portion and vice versa.


definitely. they're a weird combination.


it's educational
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picpic
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/02/2018 :  20:25:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by coastline
I remember the video from the Windows 95 CD, too, picpic. Wasn't there also an Edie Brickell video? In the rain or something?


Right ! I forgot about that one.

It was the big thing back then
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqi2Jy0UMiA

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picpic
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/02/2018 :  23:34:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey I was all wrong. It was a mpeg.

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pixiestu
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Posted - 11/04/2018 :  14:14:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Gotta be honest, couldnít make it through the album. Doesnít do it for me. Didnít even like Buddy Holly.

I would imagine there will be some Pixies fans at the tour who will skip the Weezer portion and vice versa.


I'm so late to this but Pinkerton, in my opinion, is probably a better starting point for any Pixies fan.

I may be mistaken but I think Pinkerton was self produced and as a consequence was a bit more raw sounding, the lyrics are more personal to Rivers and overall it's just heavier in parts, yet still poppy. I really like the way the drums sound, especially on the opening track to kick off the album.

Tracks I'd recommend:

Tired of Sex
Getchoo
Across The Sea
El Scorcho
Falling For You

It's become a very important album to me over the past year. If anyone has a chance to see Pixies and Weezer in 2019, do it! I just wish they had some UK dates together!



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Edited by - pixiestu on 11/04/2018 14:16:15
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Bedbug
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Posted - 11/07/2018 :  11:52:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will try some of these tracks you recommend, thanks pixiestu
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TarTar
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Posted - 12/13/2018 :  17:33:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pinkerton was self-produced. They were going for more of a Steve Albini vibe, thus why it's a little more rough around the edges than the debut (the latter of which it's worth noting was basically all Rivers on guitar, Brian Bell's different style of playing varies up Pinkerton a lot more).

I bought that album right after it came out when I was 16 and it was exactly the record I needed at that age. A lot of the lyrical themes went over my head at the time but I could tell that it was honest and confessional in a way little else I was hearing at the time was and that was huge at that age. So it's still an important record to me 22 years later.

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pixiestu
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Posted - 12/16/2018 :  00:27:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Having been high (and low) on Pinkerton for the last year or so, after only just being introduced to it, it's really disappointing to hear some of the more recent Weezer output.

But it is what it is. I guess that's the downside of such a personal, honest record; you can't fake it to try and do the same thing again, no matter how much the fans want a return to the glory days.

I think a lot of Weezer fans think they want another Pinkerton. I think it would be too contrived at this stage.
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hammerhands
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Canada
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Posted - 12/16/2018 :  00:41:47  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thereís one Weezer song that takes parts of two Pixies songs and puts them together.

That, Buddy Holly and floopís loathing are all I know.
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peter radiator
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USA
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Posted - 12/16/2018 :  14:50:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab5WvwfLuLM

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Bedbug
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Posted - 12/19/2018 :  23:22:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter radiator

Heh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab5WvwfLuLM

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Great mix of two things that are lamer than ever? SNL and Weezer?
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peter radiator
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USA
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Posted - 12/20/2018 :  10:25:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

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Great mix of two things that are lamer than ever? SNL and Weezer?



YEP.

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