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PostSubject: Weezer covers Toto   Thu May 24, 2018 11:24 pm



When I first read about this I thought it was a little odd. But when I heard it I think they did a really.good job and didn't stray too much from the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri May 25, 2018 9:43 am

Did you read the whole back-story on why they did this cover?

I'm not sure why, but their fans have been asking them to record a cover of 'Africa' by Toto. Social media campaigns, shouting it out live, on-line petitions, the whole 'magilla.

So Weezer responded by covering Toto's 'Rosanna'. Classic! Laughing very hard

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri May 25, 2018 10:52 am

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Did you read the whole back-story on why they did this cover?

I'm not sure why, but their fans have been asking them to record a cover of 'Africa' by Toto. Social media campaigns, shouting it out live, on-line petitions, the whole 'magilla.

So Weezer responded by covering Toto's 'Rosanna'. Classic! Laughing very hard

Why Africa? It's a great song, but I don't see why Weezer fans insisted for them to cover it. Strange request...
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri May 25, 2018 11:37 am

That just sounds like a bar band.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri May 25, 2018 12:24 pm

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MetalGuy71 wrote:
Did you read the whole back-story on why they did this cover?

I'm not sure why, but their fans have been asking them to record a cover of 'Africa' by Toto. Social media campaigns, shouting it out live, on-line petitions, the whole 'magilla.

So Weezer responded by covering Toto's 'Rosanna'. Classic! Laughing very hard

Why Africa? It's a great song, but I don't see why Weezer fans insisted †for them to cover it. Strange request...

If I read correctly, it goes something like this...

A 14-year old Weezer fan heard the song 'Africa' while watching the Netflix show 'Stranger Things'. She went on Facebook or Twitter or something and requested Weezer to cover it. Other fans picked up on it and it just became a "thing".

While I'd love to make fun of that and stupid millennials, I seem to remember a few older, seemingly more mature group of gentlemen starting a campaign to get a certain hair-band to address a hot dog jingle they did some time ago...




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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed May 30, 2018 11:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:59 am

Never underestimate the power of a 14 year old girl and her social media account.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Not bad. I'm a big Weezer fan, or maybe was I guess, I still haven't bought the newest album cause I haven't heard one song on it I'd like. I'm waiting for a Eyesore 99 cent deal on that one hahaha!

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:18 pm

Is there a point to these Toto covers?

They sound basically like the originals so it's not like Weezer is re-interpreting them or anything.† I've always felt that if a band isn't going to "re-imagine" a song then why bother covering it.

And if it's just a response to social media crap then that means I officially add Weezer to my "Don't Bother With This Band" list because that's just pathetic.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm

tohostudios wrote:
Is there a point to these Toto covers?

They sound basically like the originals so it's not like Weezer is re-interpreting them or anything.† I've always felt that if a band isn't going to "re-imagine" a song then why bother covering it.

And if it's just a response to social media crap then that means I officially add Weezer to my "Don't Bother With This Band" list because that's just pathetic.

You old farts with your misunderstanding of social media. lol!

They're probably just having fun, doing something cool for the fans. Why not?

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:53 pm

I really dislike "covers" of songs that don't actually "reinterpret" them.† What's the point if you don't put your own spin on a song?†

And while I'm on the subject, if I NEVER hear another cover of American Woman, I'll die a happy man.

Now that I think about it, you know what WOULD be cool?† Weezer covering "Freebird" complete with the southern accent.† I mean, if you're going to cover a song note for note and not change it up then at least do a creative job of mimicry.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 am

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I really dislike "covers" of songs that don't actually "reinterpret" them.† What's the point if you don't put your own spin on a song?†

And while I'm on the subject, if I NEVER hear another cover of American Woman, I'll die a happy man.

Now that I think about it, you know what WOULD be cool?† Weezer covering "Freebird" complete with the southern accent.† I mean, if you're going to cover a song note for note and not change it up then at least do a creative job of mimicry.

Some covers I like, some I don't. I agree on American Woman. I think of all the covers I have heard this one is probably my favorite. True to the original yet different.

Starts around 30 seconds in, not sure why the long delay. The song has a "guest vocalist" Cool near the end of the song. Very cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm

tohostudios wrote:
I really dislike "covers" of songs that don't actually "reinterpret" them.† What's the point if you don't put your own spin on a song?†

And while I'm on the subject, if I NEVER hear another cover of American Woman, I'll die a happy man.

Now that I think about it, you know what WOULD be cool?† Weezer covering "Freebird" complete with the southern accent.† I mean, if you're going to cover a song note for note and not change it up then at least do a creative job of mimicry.

I agree. Not a big fan of note-by-note covers, but sometimes they're cool and can even improve the original.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:53 am

Pointless and unimpressive.

But I guess it got us talking about Weezer again so mission accomplished.
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:37 am

So, we have directtv music stations on at work and I hear this once a day now. As others have said they didn't stray too far from the original and it is (as ToB said) unimpressive. I would rather hear a Weezer original than this cover as I think they are a pretty good band.

Also, the logo (title card?) on the vid screen reminds me of the Wonder Woman logo. Anything that references Gal Gadot makes the Sentinel happy. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 am

Eyesore wrote:
tohostudios wrote:
I really dislike "covers" of songs that don't actually "reinterpret" them.† What's the point if you don't put your own spin on a song?†

And while I'm on the subject, if I NEVER hear another cover of American Woman, I'll die a happy man.

Now that I think about it, you know what WOULD be cool?† Weezer covering "Freebird" complete with the southern accent.† I mean, if you're going to cover a song note for note and not change it up then at least do a creative job of mimicry.

I agree. Not a big fan of note-by-note covers, but sometimes they're cool and can even improve the original.

Agreed. I am actually a big fan of covers, especially when they do "put their own spin" on a song through a tempo change or having a signature sound or voice so it makes it their own.. Jorn does this a lot and I love it. I have a few comps I made of favorite covers. I know we have a covers thread, but since we are here, these are a few examples of not covering note for note:

CJSS - Locomotive Breath
Leather - Barracuda
Racer X - Godzilla
Liege Lord - Kill the King
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:25 am

A big meh for this one. I'll stick with the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 pm

the sentinel wrote:
Leather - Barracuda

That was Chastain, the band Leather Leone sings for, actually.
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:41 pm

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Leather - Barracuda

That was Chastain, the band Leather Leone sings for, actually.

My bad. It's tough to get old
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:33 am

the sentinel wrote:
Also, the logo (title card?) on the vid screen reminds me of the Wonder Woman logo. Anything that references Gal Gadot makes the Sentinel happy. Smile

It was originally designed as a take-off of the old Van Halen logo...


...but I can see how it's sorta morphed into WW these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:38 am

Now that Weezer has raised Toto's profile higher than it's been in years, Toto is returning the favor by covering Weezer's "Hash Pipe" on their current tour Laughing very hard


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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:41 am

Wow! Who new Toto was still around? That's pretty cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:45 am

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Wow! Who new Toto was still around? That's pretty cool.

One of the YouTube comments suggests that Weezer and Toto should tour together, with Weezer doing a set of all Toto songs and vice versa. Brilliant! Laughing very hard

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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
MetalGuy71 wrote:
Wow! Who new Toto was still around? That's pretty cool.

One of the YouTube comments suggests that Weezer and Toto should tour together, with Weezer doing a set of all Toto songs and vice versa. Brilliant! Laughing very hard

See. Now this is officially (in my mind anyway) pretty cool. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Weezer covers Toto   Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:55 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
MetalGuy71 wrote:
Wow! Who new Toto was still around? That's pretty cool.

One of the YouTube comments suggests that Weezer and Toto should tour together, with Weezer doing a set of all Toto songs and vice versa. Brilliant! Laughing very hard

Studio version is coming! This is hilarious. lol!

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