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Rivers debuted this one at one of our Decomposed sessions, alongside co-writer Jermaine Dupri. There was a loose jamboree-chant goofiness to the track in that early iteration. And then news broke that Weezer would be joined by Weezy on the album’s Raditude version. So many of those words would seem so bizarre to a =w= fan in the Pinkerton era; at this point, those same fans are either watching through cracked fingers as Cuomo keeps pushing his skewed populism to its illogical extremes, or they just let Rivers run free from their minds long ago. Or, I guess, they are fans of the slowly Jonas Bro morphing Weezer and are super incredibly psyched about everything Raditude related, from its track names and Kenny G live collabs on up. But to the point: Here’s the Polow Da Don-produced “Can’t Stop Partying,” now less a jamboree, more a sorta morose paean to PatrĂ³n with a lazy Weezy verse. For you:

Raditude is out 10/27 via Geffen.

[Weezer/Weezy image compliments of hiphopmarvel.blogspot.com]

Comments (67)
  1. I like it.

    The whole album is a blissful mix of power pop tunes.

    • Bryan  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

      Sorry, but the album has leaked and its complete garbage. Its the absolute worst album Weezer has done, which is a whole new low for them. All the tracks they’ve released so far are misleading because the rest of the album sounds like Jonas Brothers + Katy Perry + pick any awful pop punk emo band. The production and generic songwriting is made for pop FM radio stations.

      Remember when Liz Phair made that Avril Lavigne sounding album? Weezer just did the same thing, and if it were up to me, I’d put Raditude in the 0.0 club on Pitchfork.

      • You’re a loser ~~ WEEZER, is the Rock like key is to lock ~~ This band has been around since Moses parted the sea.. Have you checked out AOL Sessions? No, you haven’t b/c you’re a moron and close minded~~ Weezer is doing some experimenting and I happen to love Lil’ Wayne and whatever happens to be in his cup~~ You’re idiot, you probably listen to Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga~~ You need to check yourself before you start bashing the GREATEST BAND THERE EVER IS WAS AND EVER WILL BE..

    • Chris Parker  |   Posted on Nov 2nd, 2009 0

      kinda poppy for me to respect it too much… but
      “gotta stop mixing alcohol with pharmaceuticals
      And the unusual is the fucking usual. Man, my life is beautiful.”

      Weezy you suck man, but nice line. Hot line.

  2. Shea  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    I’m imagining 13 year old jaded “Beverly Hills” fans complaining about the “new” Weezer.

  3. Cameron  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    ew.
    this crap is weak.

  4. rgekogrepgekremp]  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    this is the greatest song i have ever heard in my entire life. If you don’t like this song you don’t know what real music is.

    Now let’s go party and drink “The Goose.”.

  5. Friend of P  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    gimmick after cheeseball gimmick…Rivers should lock himself in a room with Pinkerton blasting and chug Pepto until he’s unable to excrete any more of this shit.

  6. Joe Pepetone  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    The Weezer jokes pretty much write themselves at this point.

  7. old weezer fan  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    Generic weezer hating comment.

  8. haa  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    lolz.

  9. Michael  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    This is obviously imo a brilliant piece of ironic pop art, a statement about culture in america at this point in time and how we’ve come to a point in music that an artist can do whatever they want nowadays and get away with it. I think Rivers is getting a huge kick out of this shit. I just wonder if the artists he’s featuring get it, probably not.

    • I know it’s hard, but we may have to entertain the notion that this is not meant to be ironic in the slightest.

    • nahdude  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

      yeah uh, it’s all just some ironic prank…yeah, that’s the ticket. it’s only really sharp artistic minds like us that got that. like, totally…

      • It does sound kind of retarded…. But I’ve been kind of thinking the same thing lately. The more I listen to some of this shit, the more I do believe he’s being ironic. He’s too smart for this. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

        • You are only just now realizing that this is a little tongue in cheek? Have you ever listened to “The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived?” Do you really think Rivers is the kind of guy to get down like this? He’s having a laugh and it is both incredibly obvious and hilarious.

  10. John  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    this is hilarious. how can you not love this?

  11. KVN  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    If this was a hidden track it would have been hilarious. As a actual album cut, emesis.

  12. I’m filing this entire album as something to blast at parties. Gets the blood pumping and the crowd jumping… Something like that. It’s fun, kind of catchy, and ridiculous so I don’t think it’s anything to bitch over but I don’t think it’s anything to praise.
    Oh, and this has happened before: http://www.weezyer.com/

  13. Not so much the Lil Wayne parts but this new Weezer-synth-pop sound is what disturbs me the most. Desperate times, desperate times.

  14. Weezer Fan Club Representant  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    Can’t you see? He’s so ironic that hurts… How can you dare to call this midlife crisis? When I achieve fully understanding of his jokes, I’d probably call this guy GENIUS.

    • rwiggum  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

      A parody ceases to be a parody when it becomes indistinguishable from what it mocks.

      • Its not really mocking anything. Well its mocking Rivers maybe. Its Rivers making an intentional joke about himself. And that doesn’t make it any less funny.

  15. jodfrey_gr8  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    this song is stupid but kinda fun but when you hear the rest of the album, you’ll never let yourself listen to another weezer album again.

  16. Greg  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    new weezer : old weezer :: new star wars : old star wars

    but

    new weezer > the bob dylan christmas album

  17. Hey, startin up a blog for my friends and i was just wondering how you embedded that youtube player as such a small thing

  18. the voice of reason  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    Of course it isn’t wry and ironic. There’s too much of this “Rivers is just messing around with his true fans” nonsense going around. I think we should take R at his word as wanting to write catchy pop songs. Yes, it’s pretty lame and way out of touch – there’s no naturalism here – but I would rather have this unaffected goofiness than what would be if it truly were a joke. C’mon. It is catchy.

  19. beary  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

    I think it sounds cool!! Yeah!!

    I used to be one of the ‘special-ones’ who had “good taste” in music too. Constantly shiting on any FM pop etc… simply to boost my own sense of being so great and full of wonderful, real and rare taste in music. Then I realized how stupid and limiting I was being and that I actually secretly liked some of the shit I was poo-pooing on(Ha. you know what I’m talking about…come on now…admit it).
    Now, I just listen to and enjoy whatever sounds good to my heart at the time…whatever puts a kick in my step. I discard all the stupid superficial labels and notions about what is “tasteful” or “sold-out” or “not sold-out” or “indie” or whatever. Now I just enjoy whatever sounds good to me at that time. In my opinion, it’s much more fun this way. Who cares about both extremes of being “sold-out” or “pure.” -don’t be a sucker…don’t buy into either of the games…just enjoy the music that hits you and leave the rest alone.
    Besides…in his personal life, Rivers is one of the least “sold out” human beings you’d ever meet. dude does hardcore 45-day vipassana retreats for christ sake. He’s allowed to do whatever he wants musically.

    • Jesse  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2009 0

      I love it when the record label’s online marketing teams write these type of comments to parlay the negative press on their releases. This was my favorite line: “When I realized how stupid and limiting I was being and that I actually secretly liked some of the shit I was poo-pooing on(Ha. you know what I’m talking about…come on now…admit it).” Its like you guys got Rivers Cuomo himself to write it.

  20. I was kind of like, “Oh, I can be content with this as just radio friendly what-I’ve-come-to-expected-as-less-than-quality Weezer” until about the 4th time I had to suffer through the chorus.

  21. qwerty  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    The Gorillaz, it ain’t.

  22. poontease  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    Hahhahahahahahahaa. puke. Hahaha. puke some more. oh god…puke.

    I like puke. Does that mean I like this? Just because Weezer makes me vomit doesn’t mean I like them. I like the act of vomiting, purging something awful from my insides. I name them. I named this one River. Thanks Rivers Cuomo, you make me puke.

  23. tommy  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    if this is just rivers fucking with us, then its hilarious.

    if its rivers being serious, then its still hilarious.

    god, this is such an inane song. and for that reason…i kind of like it. i dont want to like it. it should be bad. it IS bad. but i think this song reached “so bad its good” status midway through its first listen.

  24. They owe an amends.

  25. I’m all for postmodern commentary, but this is just plain silly.

  26. Hector  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    Christ, I hate Lil Wayne. Even more so that Weezer decided to do a track with him. However, halarious it is and infectious it definatly is. Damnnit weezer, I feel ill, but god damn its catchy for you pop-mongers out there..*punches self and listens again*

  27. Weezinator  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    This is awesome.

    FYI, Weezer is a pop band and this is what pop music sounds like.

    • Realityi  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

      No, this is throwaway pop. For quality pop, see Outkast’s “Hey Ya!”, anything by Robyn, The Clash’s “Train in Vain”, Pheonix’s “1901″, The Killers “Mr. Brightside” and dare I say it? Animal Collective’s “My Girls.” You see, there’s a huge difference between writing a hook for the sake of an easy grab and writing a hook that’s original, has redeeming value to it and changes the way pop music is made. Weezer falls into the latter.

  28. cuttooth  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 0

    I don’t understand some of you guys. Weezer is a fun band, a funny band. They’ve always been — see: Surf Wax America, In the Garage, Pink Triangle, Buddy Holly, etc. Ok, so this album has a little (or maybe a lot!) more of a light-hearted tone than their others. So what! It’s silly, it’s catchy, enjoy it (this goes for the rest of the album too). This song is a pastiche and it’s funny, relax. Or you could keep being super alternative indie snobs, that’s fun too.

  29. In reference to his Timbaland-produced album, someone asked Chris Cornell what he’d say to people who hated it. He answered that he’s not taking the old albums away from you. You can still listen to them. If you don’t like this one, maybe you’ll like the next one. Excluding the “maybe you’ll like the next one” bit, I try to remember this line of thinking when it comes to Weezer. I threw Pinkerton on in the car this morning. Their recent efforts horrify me, but at least they’ve given us a couple of good albums. I’m thankful for that.

  30. When I first heard that Weezer was coming out with a new album, I was crazy excited. Their albums have all made their way on to my most played obsession at some point or another. Be it the early work or the more recent albums, it all maintains a certain level of fun and mockery that I’ve come to love about them. I get that artists grow and sounds change, but this is almost too much for me personally. I know that if I want to hear the Weezer that played Pinkerton, its only a matter of popping it in the CD player. But part of me will always wish I could hear new songs with that feel. I have to say I love the first single “If You’re Wondering…” but I mean, Lil Wayne… really? I like the mockery of the idea, but not the result. The way Rivers said “Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the charts, Maybe if I work with him I could perfect the art”…. it was laughable to imagine the two collaborating because it was such an unlikely pairing. From what I’ve heard, this album is not what we’ve come to expect, but I wont make a judgement until I’ve heard it start to finish. What is there to lose in giving it a shot? Regardless of this song, they are still a great band, and great performers.

  31. Whatsa  |   Posted on Oct 28th, 2009 0

    Weezer is popular enough and has been around long enough that they can do whatever the hell they want. People need to stop ragging on them, just because it’s not what you think is cool, doesn’t mean other people don’t like it. Get over it, get over yourself, listen or don’t and move along.

  32. Zach   |   Posted on Oct 30th, 2009 0

    This is the worst song I’ve ever heard in my entire life. And I say that as someone who counts the first two Weezer albums as two of my favorite albums of all time. The silver lining is that after this song I can completely give up on Weezer and never pay any attention to anything they ever do again.

  33. Are we sure this isn’t a terrible garage band remix? or a Lil’ Wayne rock album outtake? Yikes!

    Also, for your lol pleasure: a Chipmunks version. Complete with terrible photoshop of Lil’ Wayne’s head as the raditute dog.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbVbUwg3qcQ

  34. Could someone from the blog update the YT stream? I had to go to YouTube, this one was deleted.

  35. Thing is I actually really liked “Pork and Beans” and the decomposed version was also great. But, this version is just……meh’. Maybe if this version had more flute it would be better, Weezer needs less Lil’ Wayne and more flutes.

  36. Hairdresser Jones  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2009 0

    Weezer have become a poor man’s Bloodhound Gang. Nice one dudes!

  37. Ted Tedson  |   Posted on Oct 31st, 2009 0

    This song is terrible in every way. Weezer may have had some lighthearted songs in the past, but they were always done in a tasteful way influenced by greats like Elvis Costello, the Pixies, Cheap Trick, etc. This new stuff is just retarded and a huge bid for a sell out.

    • Translation: “I liked Weezer when I could arbitrarily choose what bands influenced them.”

      Alternate Translation : “I liked Weezer when they sounded like bands that were already in my record collection.”

  38. Jblazer  |   Posted on Nov 1st, 2009 0

    what…the…shit… i saw this weezer thing. then i heard the song. then my ears bled. fuck rivers, he’s completely lost it. FUCK THIS CRAP

  39. Is no one gonna comment on the fact that this song is the first Weezer song to contain an F-bomb?!? WHAT THE FUCK YOU GUYS.

  40. At this point, it’s safe to say that the Jonas brothers have more musical credibility than Weezer.

  41. sara k  |   Posted on Nov 2nd, 2009 0

    I used to listen to weezer then for the same reason I listen to JEFF The Brotherhood now. I’m not a jaded 13 year old, I’m 14 actually.

  42. damn girl! read this review: “They jam econo. They sound like they were teleported from a time when Rivers Cuomo still wrote songs we adored and our biggest concern in life was whether or not we’d get invited to a party before we were in college.”
    I JUST read that about JEFF the Brotherhood on RCRD LBL. That’s insane. And there’s nothing wrong with being a jaded 13 year old. We got a lot to be jaded about girl.

  43. c.  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 0

    defending this as parody or satire ignores the fact that the song is not clever or funny. at all. it is actually less interesting than the music that it riffs off of. coasting on the “rivers is a geek making fake mainstream-cool music lol” thing is the definition of fucking laziness. literally anybody with a copy of fruity loops and a basic command of melody, the english language and popular culture could have written this. irony is one thing; this is just very lazy music. worthless.

  44. what the hell!

  45. woozefa  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 0

    i have nothing seriously against weezer. in fact, i really sort of like ‘if you’re wondering if i want you to.’ but this is a horrible, horrible song.

  46. Anonymous  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2009 0

    Seriously guys, c’mon! Don’t you remember “timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the charts… maybe if I work with him I can perfect the art”…. Rivers has been and always will be a tongue in cheek, sattirical genius. Get over the face value and appreciate what’s behind it…which is his sense of fun, ingenuity, and in-your-face noncomfority of what you think his album should be. Nothing Weezer has ever done has pleased all people all the time… maladroit? pinkerton? Not exactly the most popular albums, but I love all of them for who Rivers is and what Weezer represents. That’s what a true fan is. (Radiohead fans out there will agree). Anyway, in my opinion, if you don’t get it, you don’t deserve to be a fan.

  47. adam  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2010 0

    What’s funny is that all the people who are complaining about how “terrible” and “poppy” and “sold out” Weezer sounds now would be complaining that they were “just doing the same thing” if they made 5 more Pinkertons….

    Think about it, do you want to hear the same songs over again?….then put your damn CD on repeat and shut up.

  48. You’re a loser ~~ WEEZER, is to Rock like key is to lock ~~ This band has been around since Moses parted the sea.. Have you checked out AOL Sessions? No, you haven’t b/c you’re a moron and close minded~~ Weezer is doing some experimenting and I happen to love Lil’ Wayne and whatever happens to be in his cup~~ You’re idiot, you probably listen to Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga~~ You need to check yourself before you start bashing the GREATEST BAND THERE EVER IS WAS AND EVER WILL BE..

  49. OK~~ You’re an idiot too~~ Guess what? Weezer is Power Pop~~ Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it~~ You need to educate yourself before you say they sound poppy ~~~ Because they are!!

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