A new Weezer song has said hello to me, and I figured you would be pleased to hear it. It is called “I’m Your Daddy” and it is on their new album Raditude.
If you remember, I posted about some new songs that they played live in Japan. One of them was “I’m Your Daddy”. I hated the live version, it sounded really lame.
I actually do not hate the recorded version like I thought I would. It actually has a pretty cool chorus, one that I can stand. This song sounds really good if you don’t really pay attention to the lyrics, or over-analyze it. It is just fun pop music. It isn’t a great song, but it is pretty much power cord rock with a Weezer friendly chorus. The lyrics aren’t River’s finest moment, I won’t argue that. However, this song isn’t that much different from songs like “Beverly Hills” that were also pretty poppy.
I take back the hate that I showed the live version. I don’t hate it anymore. It has been stuck in my head since last night! Is it a guilty pleasure, or is it ok that I like it since it’s from Weezer? I don’t know. I’m sure that tons of people will hate on this song, but it really isn’t as bad as we all expected from the live video that we saw. It’s at least somewhat listenable. Weezer are one of my all time favorites, I grew up with them. I always have a spot for Weezer in my musical heart.
I also found a live cover of The Clash’s classic “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by Weezer. Similarly, Weezer are just having fun with it. I think this one is an itunes exclusive! (sah-weet!)
At least we know Weezer are enjoying themselves lately…
[mp3] : Weezer – I’m Your Daddy