Weekend Nachos cover Weezer, dankness ensues

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One America’s finest powerviolence bands covered vintage Weezer tunes. You won’t believe what happens next!*

It appears that I missed an album or two in my ranking of Record Store Day releases. Lo, to err is human. N E WAYZ, Run for Cover Records put out a number of limited 7″s for the date. Among them, an expected but welcome addition to the Weekend Nachos discography in this two-song 7″ of Weezer covers.

Weezer Nachos features the celebratory lonely nerd anthem “In the Garage” from the The Blue Album and River’s Cuomo’s ode to celibacy “Tired of Sex” from Pinkerton. If you’re expecting ripping fast blast beats and the gorilla vocals you’ve come to expect from DeKalb’s greatest export you’re gonna be… pretty disappointed. Instead, Weekend Nachos play it pretty damn close to the source material. Guitarist Andy Nelson took over vocal duties for these two Weezer tracks, and he does an admirable River Cuomo performance. Weekend Nacho’s take on these songs is roughly 19% beefier than the originals: the guitar solos are more muscular, the bass tone is fatter, the drums hit harder, and there’s a pleasant amount of feedback marinating the whole package. I dig it.

It’s been a long while since I’ve revisited them, but The Blue Album and Pinkerton are still great albums (though I’d prefer to never hear “Undone – The Sweater Song” ever again in my life, thanks Clear Channel). It’s a shame that Weezer broke up after releasing this one-two combo, but I suppose it’s for the best. Who knows what kind of dumb ideas the band would pursue had they stuck it out and returned with a series of increasingly embarrassing albums?

 

What do you guys think? Too close to the originals? Are you mad that I wrote about Weezer? Would you prefer to hear a power metal cover of “My Name is Jonas”?

*This intro blurb courtesy of Buzzfeed.

  • Which one of you guys crashed facebook lol

    • EsusMoose

      It’s working for me so I guess those terrorists

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    Weezer broke up? I think they’re still a band lol

  • EsusMoose

    I clicked this article for the asterisk you can’t believe what happened next. (Hint it was this)

  • Celtic Frosty

    Way too close to the original.

  • MoshOff

    My brother showed these to me yesterday and I didn’t even realize they were covers until he mentioned it. Wouldn’t have guessed it was Weekend Nachos in a million years.

  • ayy lmao

  • huehuehuehue

  • Tyree

    Weezer sucks.

    • and tweezers pluck.

      • Tyree

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! IT’S SO FUNNY BECAUSE IT RHYMES!

      • Mother Shabubu III

        and geezers suck

    • Maik Beninton

      Here we go.

      • … again on my own! Going down the only road I have ever known!

    • Poor dude can’t eat a sammich in peace.

      • Tyree

        Them shorts though.

        • Dagon

          I’ll just say that if you rock those same shirts on MDF with a Goat Semen t shirt on top of it you would be KILLING it.

          Would hit/10

          • Tyree

            Hahaha! That would be, um… Something else.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        Sangwich > sammich.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yup.

    • KJM

      I like ‘Hash Pipe’ but otherwise yeah.

    • ur vacuum sucks

      • Goat of Dank desires

        AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Who is that dude?

      • Tyree

        Vocalist for Weekend Nachos.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Oh, he looks really cool.

          • Tyree

            Totally, he seems like he’d be the type of bro that would give you a cup of sugar if you ran out while baking cookies.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yup, really dependable, down to earth lifelover.

        • HAHAHAHAHAAAI GET IT. HE IS EATING NACHOS. IT IS SO FUNNY BECAUSE IT IS IRONIC!

          <3

          • I guess it is a sandwich. Looks cheesy regardless!

          • Tyree

            Huh, didn’t even think of it that way.

        • If you see live videos of them, their drummer wears the same broken down Chicago shirt for every show. Crust points rating- 10+

    • Mother Shabubu III

      I’m digging the cyan shorts with the cheesestick legs/large shoes combo.

      Disclaimer: I’m no model either, I’m just being a jerk for the sake of being a jerk.

  • Gonna take this opportunity to post Eddie Brock’s cover of “Misery Business” (cuz they sound so similar to WK and this is more legit pv cover).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiht9IFbtB8

  • Celtic Frosty

    You guys ever heard this Stretch Arm Strong cover of “Melt With You?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjK5yB1PQTg

  • Totally unrelated but holy mother of fuck this band! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVY1j6UqlA&index=11&list=TLbkDNPhC9Xbo

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Wasn’t this band covered previous on the Toilet?

      • Yea I featured them on TDT a few weeks back.

      • I am glad to see you finally trademarked your name. I am proud.

        GLLG

      • Seriously, I’m reserving an AOTY spot for this shit.

  • Guacamole Jim

    If the intro blurb was really from Buzzfeed, it would have read “11 People On The Internet Are Mad About This Pro-Violence Band Covering Weezer” and would have tweets from people who nobody cares about displaying the tiny level of internet outrage stemming from this completely ordinary event. Fuck I hate Buzzfeed with a fiery passion. Fuck Buzzfeed and it’s pseudo liberal bandwagon hopping clickbait asshole garbage.

    Good article though Joe.

    • I would set fire to the world in order to rid it of Buzzfeed.

      • what is this buzzfeed thing. Is it safe for work?

        • Guacamole Jim

          If you don’t value your self-respect or brain cell level, then yeah.

          • I don’t think I’ve ever visited that site once and I’m a better person for it. Sounds like it belongs in the bowels of the internet.

        • Think chive divided by 10

          • Maik Beninton

            That doesn’t really help because I don’t visit that website.

          • Think kim kardashian level stupidity divided by 20

          • You understand that when you divide something the number gets smaller. I think you mean times 20.

          • No because I was referring to how low quality the material is

          • Then that makes perfect sense! 🙂

          • They basically have an army of college freshmen writers that scour the internet for “interesting” or “nostalgic” shit, have them plagiarize it with stupid lists and clickbait titles and profit from all the mindless facebook goons who share the articles like they’re some sort of revelation.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        You could have stopped at “I would set fire to the world”. We need a good razing to reduce the population since they government refuses to do it, despite conspiracy theorists claiming they are.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          “Set Fire to the World” song name, I call it

          • Mother Shabubu III

            “Sear the Earth” sounds much cooler. Every generic Theory of a Dead Man rock band already has a song called “Set Fire To the World”.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            True, actually I remembered I already did one with a similar theme so nevermind

          • Stockhausen

            You’ll have to wait in line behind the hundreds of screamo bands wrote that song in 2003.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Typically their opening track, the “heavy one” that your friend with shitty taste uses to get you listening to them. “See? They’re not that bad bro, they’re actually really heavy!”

          • Stockhausen

            And then the rest of the day is ruined because your friend is dead by your hands.

          • Tyree

            Of topic here, but that new Infernal War album is tits. I think it was you who wrote about it.

          • Stockhausen

            YES. I haven’t listened through the whole thing yet, I need to do that ASAP. I was all about the two tracks I heard.

        • I 100% believe that every country should enforce some sort of limit on the amount of children people can excrete from their orifices.

          • Mother Shabubu III

            Or just have camps for the burdens of society, and those who suck the government tit. Instead of contributing nothing but fodder for divide-and-conquer tactics by the government. It would be better for them to live in stable conditions supplied by a “FEMA camp” rather than living in complete squalor or questionable conditions.

            Actually wait…that’s too Hiterly. No one would go for that. Let’s just depopulate the middle of America. Like we don’t need Missouri for people. We could use it to grow crops instead.

            Or just have a test to see if you’re smart enough to breed and have a child. If you’re too dumb or have bad genes no babies for you.

          • Reminds me of George Carlin’s bit about fencing off 4 square states and let the criminals go at it on pay per view. And yes it would helpful if a certain criteria needed to be met in order to reproduce.

          • That basically describes how Australia was created. Minus the pay-per-view. lol

          • Cool, I need to move there and make this idea a reality. Become a millionare and wrestle Crocs in my down time.

          • Mother Shabubu III

            I’ve been told by one of my friends that I am like George Carlin’s retarded stepson, so I’m not surprised.

      • ANN KVLTERS ON FIIIIIIIIIIIIIYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHH-UHHHHHUHHHH-UHHHUHHH!!!!!! HER BULDGE IS ON FIIIIIIIIIIIIIYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHH-UHHHHHUHHHH-UHHHUHHH!!!!!!!!!

      • “14 Emojis All ’90s Girls Need” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

      • JWG
    • That’s some A++ hate!

      • Guacamole Jim

        I totally dig the song though. I think the heavier distortion and the sludgier vibe, though it’s very similar, actually makes the song better. Weezer isn’t my favourite of bands, so throwing a heavier twist on them works for me.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Clickbait will expand exponentially until there is nothing left on the internet but headlines like 24 OLD-SCHOOL NICKELODEON GIFs ONLY 90s KIDS WILL UNDERSTAND! NUMBER 5 BLEW MY MIND!

      • KJM

        You won’t believe what happens next!!

        • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSED THE DELAWARE, WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WILL AMAZE YOU!

          • HIS MAFUCKIN TEETH FEEL OUT- FLOATED DOWN STREAM- WERE CHEWED UP BY THE ANGRY BEAVERS™ – WAS FILMED- AND REPLAYED FOR ONLY 90s KIDS BORN BEFORE 1992.

            GL

          • Akerskronks ov Steele

            TOP 10 BEST WEDDING PROPOSISTIONS. WOW NUMBER 4 WAS POWERFUL.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            15 Reasons George Washington Would Be The Best Green Power Ranger Ever!

    • Click bait head lines are so easy to pick off nowadays. When your headline reads “Porn Star Wears Grindcore Band T-Shirt” I instantly do not care.

    • Dagon

      Only crews containing 420 people are real.

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      (feeling insecure about looking at buzzfeed daily)

  • The Beargod

    Yeah, flush.

    • Goat of Dank desires

      Yeah, flush.

      • Sir Tapir the Based

        Yaeh, fulsh.

        • The Beargod

          Yelfush

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Jees poks ponimai

          • Sí, tiro de la cadena/le doy bomba a la poceta.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Vai on ruisleipä loppunu kaupasta? Vitun Persut!

  • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

    Rivers Cuomo seems like the type of guy you’d want to punch in the face really hard.

  • sweetooth0

    Yacoepsae already did the “powerviolence band does pop punk covers” thing. Still, this is pretty entertaining.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSyRoLXPL9E

    • Never heard this! Sounds rad, thanks for sharing!

      • sweetooth0

        Just like Weekend Nachos, this sounds nothing like their usual stuff. But pretty entertaining nonetheless.

  • Maik Beninton

    Hey Joe this what Weezer last album sound like

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H89GXU9OeU

    • I don’t wanna say this sucks but hot damn this sucks.

      • Maik Beninton

        Hey it’s not like their other embarrassing albums.
        At least they realized those suck.

        • What does he mean when he says ” back to the shack” ? I do not understand the reference….

          • Maik Beninton

            It’s pretty much back to the old sound. That’s what this song is about.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            He forgot is car keys in the shack so now he has to go back there and get them.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Rape Shack.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            You don’t want to forget your car keys in that shack.

          • Dean the P.I. Staker

            He’s got some chloroform, zip ties, and speculums he’d like to share.

  • so they ARE the original songs, note-for-note. great job guise!
    #ToiletConfessions i know all the lyrics to the blue album. as a high schooler who spent most of his time stuffed in lockers, that was MY album.

  • The Beargod

    Brb, going to remake My Name Is Jonas as a PM song.

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      It better be dank as fuck.

    • Dagon

      MY NAME IS JONAS
      DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN

  • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

    But… but Everything Will Be Allright In The End was good, and so was 1/3 of the Red album. But Raditude can fuck off and die in a pit.

    The covers were sweet tho.

    But seriously, Raditude must die, preferably in a violent way.

    http://i.imgur.com/rGrw2Ra.jpg

    • A coworker gave me this album when it came out (which is strange because I had never once expressed interest in Weezer out loud). It really is a giant piece of shit.

      • That must be one of the perks of being over that 400k internet ranking mark. Fine work!

        GL

      • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

        I hate this phrase when used incorrectly (Ahem, Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull), but… this album raped my childhood. My dad was a big Weezer fan, and I got introduced to them through him, I liked all of their first 4 albums, and parts of Make Believe and the Red album. But Raditude was so irredeemable, so unspeakable, it tainted my thoughts on the band for a good 3 or 4 years or so.
        It really is in the Count Your Blessings level of worst album by a good band, so bad it taints people’s thoughts on the band themselves.
        Lets just say me and my dad never made that same mistake again.

    • Lacertilian

      IT’S NOT GONNA BE ALRIGHT
      https://youtu.be/k4P96ARjrP8?t=2m26s

  • Definitely sounds like a Weekend Nachos recording in the key of Weezer. They certainly didn’t butcher the covers.

  • Dagon

    My favorite part of posting your record store day article to reddit was seeing dudes low key roasting you for forgetting/not ranking high enough something that they like.

    • I would love to see that.

      GL

      • Dagon

        I might write an article solely containing thrashnkill bashing.

      • Dagon

        This is all you need:

        [–]sfishU-Turn 1 ponto 2 dias atrás
        What review of “every” punk and metal RSD2015 release would leave out the 10″ Off! BBC vinyl and waste time ranting about so many other irrelevant releases? An incomplete and sloppy one, to say the least”

        • Need moar use of “pleb” and “normie” and “filthy metalheads”/10

        • Dr. Dubz

          Oh man! I’m sure glad that guy reminded us about OFF! I bet his blog is way better than this stupid one.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            His blog probably has less elitists.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Are people elitist about punk rock?

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            I dunno.

    • Honestly considered creating a reddit account just so I could yell at those nerds.

      • Dagon

        Have you read them?

        • Haha, I did over the weekend.

          • Dagon

            I used to think lowly of Reddit but some of the subs are trill.

        • Apparently that is a place I should not go to at work.

          Thanks for the warning!

          • *I should not go to ever
            FTFY

          • Dagon

            It’s actually fairly safe. All the NSFW stuff is marked.

  • Dr. Dubz

    In case yall weren’t aware, there’s a pretty extensive and well-thought -out conspiracy that Kurt Cobain is alive and playing drums in Weezer. I’d link it, but I’m sitting on a plane atm.

  • This Depeche Mode cover by Kruger is very well done.

    http://youtu.be/idURuxxFkXI

  • J.R.

    Power metal Wheezer Song would be “I’m Slaying Posers”. I’ll work on lyrics later

  • If I were to hear this at the local records store my stupid ass would believe it was Weezer playing downtuned alternate versions… Good job?