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After some fan footage of Weezer doing a dual MGMT/Lady Gaga cover became a (relatively) minor YouTube sensation, =w= had no choice but to edit together a supercut of the crowd-pleaser for official embed purposes. Rivers keeps up with the kids admirably on the band’s reverent MGMT spin/Gaga segue, and not so much with the video’s old-school overlay/background design. Haven’t decided about his sunglasses selections yet.

Nice job, Weezer. And somewhat related: In his entertaining one-man show at UCB, comedian Gabe Liedman refers to Lady Gaga as an “avant-garde tranny supernova,” which is just about my favorite phrase ever.

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Comments (16)
  1. joe   |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 0

    this shit is WACK

  2. I thought the MGMT cover was probably the best thing I’ve heard from Weezer in ages. “Pokerface” sounds awful, but I get the feeling that’s not Weezer’s fault.

  3. Aren’t they suppose to cover the Deftones or something?

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  5. annie onymous  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 0

    weezer + synths = fail.
    this is five minutes of awful.

  6. Weezer has sucked since 2008. I mean 2009.

  7. What happened to Weezer?

  8. monica  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 0

    is it weird that i like their cover of kids better than the original?

  9. bob loblaw  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 0

    I AM GUILTY OF LOVING THIS

  10. Not really sure these covers are “necessary”. Weezer are a great live band as well but musically its a bit lacking at this stage

  11. i am also guilty of loving this. i can’t help it. glorious.

  12. Bikebird  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2009 0

    Yeah, this is “guilty pleasure” defined. Kinda like a car wreck–you’re vaguely repulsed, yet can’t turn away.

  13. Jeremy  |   Posted on Sep 23rd, 2009 0

    This “supercut” video, frankly, sucks. It is an annoying mish-mash of scenes that cut too quickly and seem odddly ordered and plain old cheesy. Crap.

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