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ava transformer 12-19-2018 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by fuzzyroes (Post 4489611)
It's pretty good actually, but nothing overly special. Here's a couple choice cuts you should definitely check out, brother. :cheers:




I was with them til Maladroit.. I actually liked it at the time..it had Matt Sharp flair even though he had left at that point.
The Rentals still rule

Raskolnikov 12-19-2018 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Mals Marola (Post 4489595)
why does no one ever talk about Maladroit

EASILY my third favorite record by them. Had way more punch to it than green, and had Slob on it, which is the best non-blue/pink song of all.

FlamingGlobes 12-19-2018 07:42 AM

Unpopular opinion time: though the records he played on were their best, Matt Sharp was an obnoxious presence. Try to get through a live show or bootleg from that era and not want to tear your ears off with his intentionally shitty and obnoxious background vocals.

johncg 12-19-2018 08:36 AM

Matt makes me feel sharp

fuzzyroes 12-19-2018 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ava transformer (Post 4489755)
I was with them til Maladroit.. I actually liked it at the time..it had Matt Sharp flair even though he had left at that point.
The Rentals still rule

Make Believe is where they lost me, but then they won me back with the Red album:cheers: Pork and Beans was a dope lead single.

I'm a big Matt Sharp fan too. I actually haven't listened to any of the new Rentals stuff, I'm gonna check that out.

fuzzyroes 12-19-2018 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Raskolnikov (Post 4489769)
EASILY my third favorite record by them. Had way more punch to it than green, and had Slob on it, which is the best non-blue/pink song of all.

It's dope, the fans actually picked Slob to be on the album. At the time the band was releasing all the demos on their website and conversing with the fans to get feedback on their message board.

fuzzyroes 12-19-2018 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by FlamingGlobes (Post 4489783)
Unpopular opinion time: though the records he played on were their best, Matt Sharp was an obnoxious presence. Try to get through a live show or bootleg from that era and not want to tear your ears off with his intentionally shitty and obnoxious background vocals.

lol how dare you! Matt Sharp was awesome live! He brought the quirky energy that has kinda been missing ever since... Don't get me wrong, Scott's a good dude and a damn solid bassist, but he just doesn't have that star quality

soniclovenoize 12-19-2018 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Raskolnikov (Post 4489769)
EASILY my third favorite record by them. Had way more punch to it than green, and had Slob on it, which is the best non-blue/pink song of all.

That's because Slob was a part of the album that was supposed to be the actual follow-up to Pinkerton. Then the label forced them to scrap it and make Green Album instead.

FlamingGlobes 12-19-2018 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by fuzzyroes (Post 4489794)
I'm a big Matt Sharp fan too. I actually haven't listened to any of the new Rentals stuff, I'm gonna check that out.

Big fan!

fluxequalsrad 12-19-2018 02:51 PM

For some reason I read a biography about Rivers ~2005, and the guy comes across as a total asshole. There are some groupie stories in there that would not fly in 2018.

Matt Sharp cropped out the girl in the band for the cover art of "Return of the Rentals", he also did not share writing credits. Guy seems like a ladder climbing jerk. Plus the tunes are shite.

Pinkerton is overrated and I have no idea how it gets the "soul-baring" reputation. It has some good songs but just sounds like leftovers from the blue album with In-Utero drums.

redbreegull 12-19-2018 04:05 PM

wasn't rivers cuomo sleeping upside down in a closet at one point

guy is a weirdo

FlamingGlobes 12-19-2018 05:10 PM

Batshit crazy, some might say.

FoolofaTook 12-19-2018 05:28 PM

i also remember reading about him painting his room black

fucking nutter

fuzzyroes 12-19-2018 10:16 PM

Back in the days of the Weezer message boards, there was always a TON of threads about Matt Sharp and people wanting Matt Sharp to rejoin so in 2004 Rivers actually reconnected with him to try and get him back in the band. The idea was to get him in on guitar and Rivers would just sing (cause they didn't wanna oust Scott on his ass). Matt considered but ultimately ended up deciding to reboot the Rentals instead.



Too bad. Fans would have been STOKED. Gotta hand it to Rivers for trying though. Say what you will about the guy, but he listens to the fans.

FoolofaTook 12-19-2018 10:22 PM


johncg 12-19-2018 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by fuzzyroes (Post 4489866)
Back in the days of the Weezer message boards, there was always a TON of threads about Matt Sharp and people wanting Matt Sharp to rejoin so in 2004 Rivers actually reconnected with him to try and get him back in the band. The idea was to get him in on guitar and Rivers would just sing (cause they didn't wanna oust Scott on his ass). Matt considered but ultimately ended up deciding to reboot the Rentals instead.



Too bad. Fans would have been STOKED. Gotta hand it to Rivers for trying though. Say what you will about the guy, but he listens to the fans.

“Sure you can rejoin the band. But only in a way that awkwardly includes other members that have nothing to do with the original lineup everyone cares about. And only under weird conditions. Youre good with that, right?”

Sounds strangely familiar.

Mals Marola 12-20-2018 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by johncg (Post 4489872)
“Sure you can rejoin the band. But only in a way that awkwardly includes other members that have nothing to do with the original lineup everyone cares about. And only under weird conditions. Youre good with that, right?”

Sounds strangely familiar.

you're right

i believe this is what The Verve did in the late 90s

good memory!

topleybird 12-20-2018 10:38 AM




fuzzyroes 12-22-2018 10:23 AM

The cool thing about Rivers is that if he makes some super corny pop song like Widow Wake My Mind, he'll just randomly release it and be done with it without so much as a whisper. He just released this the other day



kinda fun and quirky. The video's pretty funny, Rivers is a weird dude. Not the best song, but that's the cool part about releasing a track like this. No one cares if they don't like it because they weren't anticipating it in the first place.

fuzzyroes 12-22-2018 10:34 AM

You gotta love Weezer. This song is literally better than anything off of Shiny and Oh So Bright


fuzzyroes 12-22-2018 10:45 AM

I just love that ^ bridge

These are my friends, even though they are bugs
They have a big role in our world, even though they're bugs


Genius.

Cuomo straight up owns it.

FlamingGlobes 12-22-2018 10:46 AM

Pretty sure Widow Wake My Mind came and went with a whisper too, just like all the other Teargarden stuff.

fuzzyroes 12-22-2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by FlamingGlobes (Post 4490282)
Pretty sure Widow Wake My Mind came and went with a whisper too, just like all the other Teargarden stuff.

Many people don't remember or weren't paying attention, but that shit was HYPED. Lol it's funny to think back about really. There was so much good will in the fan-base and I think everyone was really willing to give the new project a shot and the band just burned the fan-base. I remember there was like months of anticipation between songs and then when a song would finally drop it sounded like some novice slapped together crap.

FlamingGlobes 12-22-2018 11:15 AM

Maybe it was hyped here, but as someone who mentally checked out after Jimmy left and before Oceania came out, I can confirm that it wasn't even a blip on the pop culture radar.

FoolofaTook 12-22-2018 11:35 AM

^this man knows his pop culture radar^

FoolofaTook 12-22-2018 11:36 AM


johncg 12-22-2018 01:15 PM

Rivers makes me quivers

fuzzyroes 01-02-2019 01:07 AM

Wow. Weezer sounded pretty brutal with the auto-tune going on during their performance of Africa on Dick Clarks Rocking New Year... At least it seems to be resonating with the youngsters... Everyone in the crowd is LOVING it.

More than you can say about current Smashing Pumpkins



Get a load of Rivers acting all smiley... Must realize that it's a high-profile performance.

fuzzyroes 01-02-2019 01:15 AM

It's pretty cool though. Weezer's had about 3 different surges of popularity... Usually a band gets 2 at most and even that's a rarity.

Mals Marola 01-02-2019 05:04 AM

top two threads in this forum have currently culminated in discussions about Weezer

I thought this was a board about a certain number of Gallants or something?


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