Weezer cover Africa

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dindudedindude Frets: 5418
I thought this was a joke when I heard they’d done it, but a surprisingly straigt down the line cover, but I kinda like it!

https://youtu.be/E4c7EE8_IX0

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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2350
    Heard this one?



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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5418
    JezWynd said:
    Heard this one?



    Yeah, and really does nothing for me at all tbh.
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  • DrCorneliusDrCornelius Frets: 907
    JezWynd said:
    Heard this one?



    Funny enough when I listened to the Weezer version I was half expecting that maniac from frog leap studios to come in at the chorus with that growly stuff he does
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2350
    The Weezer one is like a covers band version. At least the other guys put some thought into it, It's a naff song in anyone's hands.(imo)
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5418
    JezWynd said:
    The Weezer one is like a covers band version. At least the other guys put some thought into it, It's a naff song in anyone's hands.(imo)
    See I find the Weezer one quite listenable. The other one is well done but ultimately a novelty and just a little immature. After first watch I can’t see why you’d go back.
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1427
    I prefer the weezer version, but then I quite like the original and am not really into death metal or whatever that is so not surprising really!
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  • guitarfishbayguitarfishbay Frets: 6982
    JezWynd said:
    The Weezer one is like a covers band version. At least the other guys put some thought into it, It's a naff song in anyone's hands.(imo)
    Hold the line... Africa’s a great song in my mind.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    They covered Roseanna too, FWIW
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  • hubobuloushubobulous Frets: 2057

    Africa, Hold the Line and Rosanna. Brilliant.

    The Weezer one is a bit safe for me which is a shame. I like the band, but they've bought very little new to the party. For a pub covers band that's almost excusable, but for people who do this for a living it might have been more interesting to add their personailities a little more. Not bad though.

    I still think this is one of the best versions out there:


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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 9379
    It's an absolutely shit song and I can't understand why the current generation of teen/early-20's-ers has latched onto it. 

    I must be getting old.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 16670
    It's an absolutely shit song and I can't understand why the current generation of teen/early-20's-ers has latched onto it. 

    I must be getting old.
    Wis .. I thought it was me ... the lyrics are trite .. "gonna take some time to do the things we never had" ... ahhhhh
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3561

    I like the song and love Weezer but it seems a bit of a pointless cover. If you think about the chorus it's very much the 4 chord 4 bar trick so loved today by Ed Sheeran and the like these days ... I think that's why the younger gen take to it




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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2350
    Fretwired said:
    It's an absolutely shit song and I can't understand why the current generation of teen/early-20's-ers has latched onto it. 

    I must be getting old.
    Wis .. I thought it was me ... the lyrics are trite .. "gonna take some time to do the things we never had" ... ahhhhh
    Couldn’t be worse than As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti. What a mouthful.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 16670
    edited June 24
    JezWynd said:
    Fretwired said:
    It's an absolutely shit song and I can't understand why the current generation of teen/early-20's-ers has latched onto it. 

    I must be getting old.
    Wis .. I thought it was me ... the lyrics are trite .. "gonna take some time to do the things we never had" ... ahhhhh
    Couldn’t be worse than As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti. What a mouthful.
    Agreed .. I was just being an English pedant but you have a point .. have a wis .. ;-)
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 5159
    I used to quite like it and then I made the mistake of listening to the lyrics. Jesus wept they're awful. 
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1639
    It's an absolutely shit song and I can't understand why the current generation of teen/early-20's-ers has latched onto it. 

    I must be getting old.
    IMO it's popularity with that particular demographic is down to the song being on a very popular television show 'Stranger Things' and the whole 80's nostalgia wave.
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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 1849
    edited June 27
    I fucking love it. 

    Yeah, the lyrics are stupid. But who cares. It's catchy as hell, super memorable, really well-made (the production has not dated at all on it) and Lukather has to keep it in his pants for a song.

    (I jest, I love Luke, but an 80s track without a screaming guitar solo is a little bit of a rarity...)

    Anyway, yeah, Weezer's take is pretty much right down the middle but they've probably made more money off this alone than they have in the last 10 years... and it's raising Toto's profile...

    Check out this sweet walk-on-walk-off keyboard solo from Steve Porcaro...


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  • BintyTwanger77BintyTwanger77 Frets: 1213
    Love it. All hail Weezer. They've made me feel less guilty about a guilty musical pleasure of mine.

    I quite like the chug-metal version of it posted here as well, although the bloke in the video is an irritating tool.
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  • ... although the bloke in the video is an irritating tool.
    Defo.
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5418
    That’s what I wanted, the closet fans are coming out now
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  • mistercharliemistercharlie Frets: 324

    I don’t smurf it. I love the original though. And I mean really love, without irony. It’s one of the best pop songs ever made, despite (or maybe because of) the cockeyed lyrics. 
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  • sgosdensgosden Frets: 649
    Whitecat said:
    I fucking love it. 

    Yeah, the lyrics are stupid. But who cares. It's catchy as hell, super memorable, really well-made (the production has not dated at all on it) and Lukather has to keep it in his pants for a song.

    (I jest, I love Luke, but an 80s track without a screaming guitar solo is a little bit of a rarity...)

    Anyway, yeah, Weezer's take is pretty much right down the middle but they've probably made more money off this alone than they have in the last 10 years... and it's raising Toto's profile...

    Check out this sweet walk-on-walk-off keyboard solo from Steve Porcaro...


    is he reading the lyrics off a laptop on a drum stool?
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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 1849
    sgosden said:
    Whitecat said:
    I fucking love it. 

    Yeah, the lyrics are stupid. But who cares. It's catchy as hell, super memorable, really well-made (the production has not dated at all on it) and Lukather has to keep it in his pants for a song.

    (I jest, I love Luke, but an 80s track without a screaming guitar solo is a little bit of a rarity...)

    Anyway, yeah, Weezer's take is pretty much right down the middle but they've probably made more money off this alone than they have in the last 10 years... and it's raising Toto's profile...

    Check out this sweet walk-on-walk-off keyboard solo from Steve Porcaro...


    is he reading the lyrics off a laptop on a drum stool?
    Dead-eyed at that. 
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 849
    Whitecat said:
    I fucking love it. 

    Yeah, the lyrics are stupid. But who cares. It's catchy as hell, super memorable, really well-made (the production has not dated at all on it) and Lukather has to keep it in his pants for a song.

    (I jest, I love Luke, but an 80s track without a screaming guitar solo is a little bit of a rarity...)

    Anyway, yeah, Weezer's take is pretty much right down the middle but they've probably made more money off this alone than they have in the last 10 years... and it's raising Toto's profile...

    Check out this sweet walk-on-walk-off keyboard solo from Steve Porcaro...


    Yes! That was epic. Steve Porcaro is the fucking man. 
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