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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Whereas Weezer's studio cover of Toto's Africa was a sleepy, hollow karaoke version that almost ruined the song, Toto's studio cover of Weezer's Hash Pipe turned a dull hipster bore into a rocking, energetic classic   ( ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 03:27:34 PM  
I'm willing to bet that they are building on having both bands play some crappy song together at one of their concerts.

/at least it's not Nickelback
//right?
///...RIGHT!?!?
 
2018-08-10 04:29:09 PM  
Again?! How many times they gonna cover that song?
 
2018-08-10 04:31:29 PM  
I was introduced to Weezer thanks to a Windows 95 CD
 
2018-08-10 04:37:06 PM  

cman: I was introduced to Weezer thanks to a Windows 95 CD


Oh yeah. I remember that.
 
2018-08-10 04:37:17 PM  
"Beverly Hills" is their blandest, worst song.
 
2018-08-10 04:38:53 PM  

cman: I was introduced to Weezer thanks to a Windows 95 CD


The one with the Buddy Holly video? Yeah. Good times.
 
2018-08-10 04:40:26 PM  
Is it Groundhog Day?
 
2018-08-10 04:41:43 PM  
Steve Lukather is a top shelf musician.
 
2018-08-10 04:42:53 PM  
Honestly I thought Toto's version of Hash Pipe removed the uniqueness of the song. Didn't sound like "Hash Pipe by Weezer" covered by Toto. It sounded like "generic rock song" covered by Toto.
 
2018-08-10 04:45:42 PM  
Wait, so Fark doesn't like Weezer?
 
2018-08-10 04:47:42 PM  

H31N0US: Steve Lukather is a top shelf musician.


farking A!
 
2018-08-10 04:48:25 PM  

LavenderWolf: Honestly I thought Toto's version of Hash Pipe removed the uniqueness of the song. Didn't sound like "Hash Pipe by Weezer" covered by Toto. It sounded like "generic rock song" covered by Toto.


They couldn't even do the song in the original key*.

* Dropped it a whole step (A to G)
 
2018-08-10 04:49:25 PM  
Oh thank goodness, I was starting to think I was the only one who found Weezer's Africa to be boring and damn near a note-for-note remake of the original.
 
2018-08-10 04:51:14 PM  

H31N0US: Steve Lukather is a top shelf musician.


He played the SMOKING solos on The Tubes' Talk to Ya Later.
 
2018-08-10 04:53:50 PM  
I got in to them because the local "alternative" station (i.e. didn't constantly play Beatles/Stones/Zep/Who but Pearl Jam/Nirvana/The Cure/Depressed Mode) played Undone - The Sweater Song about every 20 minutes. I love the first two albums, I think this is a really great album:

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Only seen them live once, at Coachella in 2001. I didn't like them at all, they had a vibe of "Wow, you idiots still lap up the crap we're throwing at you because you remember us from high school".
 
2018-08-10 04:54:05 PM  
Beavis & Butthead watch to Weezer's video
Youtube XpUhN1q0mEQ
 
2018-08-10 04:54:57 PM  
Wow, both are terrible.
 
2018-08-10 05:00:41 PM  

SkylineRecords: "Beverly Hills" is their blandest, worst song.


I cannot listen to them anymore, and that song is why.

Cuomo is the front man for one of the bigger rock bands of the day (Weezer's day, anyway. They were huge.)

And the dude is kvetching that he wants to live in Beverly Hills. I get that songs can be sung in first person and not be ABOUT the singer, but Cuomo doesn't do that. Everything seems to be about him.

Dude, you're rich and popular AF. Move to Beverly Hills. Or don't. But don't expect me to care.
 
2018-08-10 05:01:05 PM  

SkylineRecords: "Beverly Hills" is their blandest, worst song.


I don't keep up with them very often but was that song supposed to be bad? Like in a ha-ha tongue-in-cheek way? It's cheesy lyrics over a "80s Butt-Rock for Beginners" guitar riff. And then it became one of their most popular songs.
 
2018-08-10 05:06:17 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait, so Fark doesn't like Weezer?


I do, always a fun show. The "memories" tour was a freaking blast. Blue album and Pinkerton in full, 1 set each.
 
2018-08-10 05:19:38 PM  

FlashHarry: Wow, both are terrible.


But also terribly entertaining. I dare you to listen to "Rosanna", "Africa", "El Scorcho", or "The Sweater Song" without smiling and/or singing along.
 
2018-08-10 05:20:00 PM  
Never liked Toto.  While I can appreciate the Lukather is technical and all I just don't get the feelz.  Too sterile.  Give me some mistakes in my rock and roll.
 
2018-08-10 05:25:16 PM  

ZMugg: They couldn't even do the song in the original key*


Men don't sing that high.
 
2018-08-10 05:27:50 PM  

LavenderWolf: Honestly I thought Toto's version of Hash Pipe removed the uniqueness of the song. Didn't sound like "Hash Pipe by Weezer" covered by Toto. It sounded like "generic rock song" covered by Toto.


Hash Pipe alwayssounded like "generic rock song".
 
2018-08-10 05:30:24 PM  

Wessoman: FlashHarry: Wow, both are terrible.

But also terribly entertaining. I dare you to listen to "Rosanna", "Africa", "El Scorcho", or "The Sweater Song" without smiling and/or singing along.


I love Weezer's originals, generally speaking. I don't hate "Rosanna" either. But Weezer's "Africa" cover is godawfully bland and Toto's "Hash Pipe" cover is just godawful.
 
2018-08-10 05:33:47 PM  

cman: I was introduced to Weezer thanks to a Windows 95 CD


Doesn't get any more hipster than that, does it?
 
2018-08-10 05:39:03 PM  

This text is now purple: ZMugg: They couldn't even do the song in the original key*

Men don't sing that high.


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Say what?
 
2018-08-10 05:56:53 PM  
Screw you people. Weezer did the blue album so they get a permanent pass. And now Im going nuts cause I cant find my africa cut-out vinyl single. Goddamn I need to organize my records.
 
2018-08-10 06:05:24 PM  

browntimmy: SkylineRecords: "Beverly Hills" is their blandest, worst song.

I don't keep up with them very often but was that song supposed to be bad? Like in a ha-ha tongue-in-cheek way? It's cheesy lyrics over a "80s Butt-Rock for Beginners" guitar riff. And then it became one of their most popular songs.


It's "I Love Rock n Roll" for people who don't.
 
2018-08-10 06:07:22 PM  

Arachnophobe: Oh thank goodness, I was starting to think I was the only one who found Weezer's Africa to be boring and damn near a note-for-note remake of the original.


The thing that I thought made Toto's version was their harmonies, especially in the "raaaiiins down in Africa" part.  Weezer's version was a note-for-note remake, like you said, but they also didn't do the harmonies.  So it was a boring remake AND more bland.
 
2018-08-10 06:07:57 PM  
The Blue Album is one my top ten list of ALL TIME.  For start to finish, it rocks.

From there, YMMV.
 
2018-08-10 06:10:24 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: Hash Pipe alwayssounded like "generic rock song".


Do you have ears?
 
2018-08-10 06:13:45 PM  

Xythero: Arachnophobe: Oh thank goodness, I was starting to think I was the only one who found Weezer's Africa to be boring and damn near a note-for-note remake of the original. The thing that I thought made Toto's version was their harmonies, especially in the "raaaiiins down in Africa" part.  Weezer's version was a note-for-note remake, like you said, but they also didn't do the harmonies.  So it was a boring remake AND more bland.


Yes, this exactly! Also, any excuse to post this cover:

Toto - Africa (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli feat. Rabea & Hannah)
Youtube MH9FyLsfDzw
 
2018-08-10 06:15:12 PM  

Arachnophobe: Oh thank goodness, I was starting to think I was the only one who found Weezer's Africa to be boring and damn near a note-for-note remake of the original.


Nope. I hear that farking song at least twice a day in the car. I actually want to murder the host that enjoys it.

The new version is boring, bland, and insipid.
 
2018-08-10 06:16:41 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait, so Fark doesn't like Weezer?


Apparently a song from about 1995 is "hipstery" now, despite hipsters not being a thing between 1979 and 2010.
 
2018-08-10 06:20:36 PM  
Is this the thread where we profess our hatred of everything?
 
2018-08-10 06:25:52 PM  

fusillade762: Is this the thread where we profess our hatred of everything?


No, that's the fake "Firefly is returning" thread
 
2018-08-10 06:29:23 PM  
Both covers are technically decent attempts at the originals which utterly botch the soul and feeling of the songs. Neither band does a good job on the other band's song.
 
2018-08-10 06:29:24 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: LavenderWolf: Honestly I thought Toto's version of Hash Pipe removed the uniqueness of the song. Didn't sound like "Hash Pipe by Weezer" covered by Toto. It sounded like "generic rock song" covered by Toto.

Hash Pipe alwayssounded like "generic rock song".


It sounds like "Theme to Peter Gunn". With lots of guitar tube cheese.
 
2018-08-10 06:32:34 PM  
I've unapologetically bought the blue album three times, and Pinkerton might be the most underrated album of the 90's.
Fight me if you disagree.
 
2018-08-10 06:32:57 PM  

fusillade762: Is this the thread where we profess our hatred of everything?


Mostly Weezer haterz here to tell us how cool they are for having halted their musical evolution at 70s arena rock, along with a scattering of Kool Kids too hip to listen to Toto.
So, yeah - negative creeps fussing at clouds.
 
2018-08-10 06:33:34 PM  

TheMarchHare: I've unapologetically bought the blue album three times, and Pinkerton might be the most underrated album of the 90's.
Fight me if you disagree.


Nobody's afraid to fight a Weezer fan.
 
2018-08-10 06:34:18 PM  

Naido: TheMarchHare: I've unapologetically bought the blue album three times, and Pinkerton might be the most underrated album of the 90's.
Fight me if you disagree.

Nobody's afraid to fight a Weezer fan.


Yeah think how much I'm going to bleed from all those hits I take. Didn't think of that did you.
 
2018-08-10 06:36:33 PM  

TheMarchHare: Naido: TheMarchHare: I've unapologetically bought the blue album three times, and Pinkerton might be the most underrated album of the 90's.
Fight me if you disagree.

Nobody's afraid to fight a Weezer fan.

Yeah think how much I'm going to bleed from all those hits I take. Didn't think of that did you.


I was just kidding, I'd never want to get blood all over your vintage sweater and corduroys :)
 
2018-08-10 06:36:45 PM  

TheMarchHare: I've unapologetically bought the blue album three times, and Pinkerton might be the most underrated album of the 90's.
Fight me if you disagree.


I've got your back, although I only had to replace the jewel case for the blue album.
 
2018-08-10 06:44:08 PM  

fusillade762: Is this the thread where we profess our hatred of everything?


No, this is the thread where the white guys in their 40s and the white guys in their 60s find common ground to agree "lol rap sux."
 
2018-08-10 06:45:53 PM  
You can actually make a solid 12 song album out of everything Weezer did after Green. The problem is that you're picking from nine disks to do it. They keep throwing stuff at the wall and only one or two tracks stick each time.
 
2018-08-10 06:47:30 PM  

toddism: Never liked Toto.  While I can appreciate the Lukather is technical and all I just don't get the feelz.  Too sterile.  Give me some mistakes in my rock and roll.


Newsflash: great studio musicians make nearly technically perfect studio music. Listen to them live if you want to hear some imperfection.

I wish today's popular musicians had half the chops those guys did.

/nope, just cut and paste in pro tools
 
2018-08-10 06:49:27 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: You can actually make a solid 12 song album out of everything Weezer did after Green. The problem is that you're picking from nine disks to do it. They keep throwing stuff at the wall and only one or two tracks stick each time.


This is actually where I am with Weezer.  A few catchy songs and lots of monotonous filler
 
2018-08-10 07:08:38 PM  
Toto said they picked that song to cover because they were smoking hash before Weezer was born.
 
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