Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Video: Weezer – Pork and Beans

Say what you will regarding the leaking-as-I’m-speaking album and Rivers Cuomo’s terrifying facial hair, but you must hand it to the =w= this time. The leadoff single Pork and Beans and its resulting video bring a dying band out of Beverly Hills and back into the realm of (le gasp!) rock credibility. And also into the Iraq.

While we’ve seen this concept before (Barenaked Ladies’ “Sound of Your Voice” clip,) it’s still an entertaining concept: Let’s pay tribute to the real heroes, the stars of YouTube! The video cameos/parodies ‘em all, from the Mentos and Coke explosion dudes to the Chocolate Rain guy. From Brolsma (Numa Numa dancer) to Kelly (OMG Shoes, betch!). Even CATS shows up to tell us that all our pork and beans are belong to them. If you are even remotely an internet nerd (which hey, let’s face it, if you’re reading an obscure music blog, then you most likely are) it’s fun to recognize the nods and nuances (hey, that opening sequence sure looked a lot like Canon Rock...). Just add this one with the Muppets and Elisha Cuthbert.

Weezer - Pork and Beans



Ethan Stevenson said...

my favorite is the william thode-esque video blogger

Andrew said...

"Hey, these guys aren't half bad!"

"Yeah, they're all bad!"

-Keep Fishing video hehe

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