Twisting the Words of Your Label Makes for Good Videos

It has been said that Weezer’s newest single, “Pork and Beans,” was written after the band met with label Geffen. Their label told them that they needed to write more mainstream and airwave-friendly music. Of course, this pissed off the band and they wrote a great song about following the crowd that brings Weezer back to “The Blue Album” and “Pinkerton.” Probably one of my favorite Weezer songs (and I’m a big Weezer fan).

But then you have the music video. To follow with the lyrics in the song, Weezer got ahold of many people who got their 15 minutes of fame on Youtube and used them in the video. This includes my personal Youtube favorite, the Mentos-and-Coke scientists, as well as Mr. Leave-Britney-Alone (Chris Crocker) as well as the All-Your-Base-Are-Belong-To-Us video game character and Charlie the Unicorn.

Great video. Great song. Great concept.

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Published in: on June 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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