Sunday, May 29, 2011

The 100 Greatest Bands of all time - #99 Weezer

Weezer formed in L.A. in 1992 and found success with their first album the very next year. Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Matt Sharp (later Scott Shriner), and Pat Wilson put together a great power pop sound with fantastic songwriting. That first self-titled album contained classic early 90s tracks like “Buddy Holly”, “Say It Ain’t So”, and “Undone – The Sweater Song” each with very original videos that contributed to the band’s popularity.

More great songs with great videos like “Hash Pipe”, “Island in the Sun”, “Dope Nose”, and “Pork and Beans” were to come. They found their way onto this list thanks to those videos, the awesome power chords, and great songwriting.

one of the most original videos ever made.

any video is only made better by having a pack of dogs running across the set.

The rule about dogs in videos works for sumo wrestlers too. Great guitars in this one.

This is a thing of beauty.

Great crunchy guitars in Dope Nose.

and we conclude our look at Weezer with this brilliant video that attempts to use every internet meme ever. They even got the actual Numa Numa guy. 

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