Friday, October 07, 2005

Weezer Live + Demos

When they first appeared on the commercial pop landscape back in 1994, it wasn't without a fair amount of derision from the indie rock cognoscenti. After all, these guys were copping the indie rock style, using the same pop culture references and the same hooks, but putting it out on a major label with no grassroots support behind them. They had no "cred," as it were. Where did Weezer come from anyway? The answer is: nowhere. Rivers Cuomo founded the band as an outlet for his love of Van Halen, Cheap Trick and Kiss just a year before getting signed. The group was quickly thrust into the spotlight following the mad rush of Nirvana's success, and suddenly "Buddy Holly" and "Undone" were radio hits. The allure of this gaggle of power pop-loving kids with huge amps and no real star appeal wasn't lost on a generation of geeky punks. In the five years between Pinkerton and the band's self-titled 2001 album, they had become somewhat of a phenomenon; their influence began to slowly dominate commercial alt rock radio. Their enormous pop hooks, crunchy guitar chords and quasi-ironic rock had gained critical respect and support among even the most jaded of indie rock fans. With their ability to craft arena-ready guitar pop that transcends mawkishness or trendy aggression, Weezer remain one of the bright lights on the Top 40 landscape.

Weezer - Maladroit Demos
Weezer - Coachella
Weezer - Philly
Weezer - Roseland
Weezer - MySpace
Weezer - Cox Arena
Weezer - Lollapalooza
Weezer - Mexico City

Bonus:
Indie Albums: AiH, Arcade Fire, White Stripes, M83, The Books, etc.
[CODE]http://www.elfbot.net/temp/
Boards Of Canada, Frank Black, Gorillaz, Blockhead, The Beatles, etc.
[CODE]http://www.room203.net/users/thecoldway/
Weezer - Make Believe
[CODE]http://getsweaaa.com/~tjfontaine/Weezer-MakeBelieve/
M.I.A. - Arular
[CODE]http://www.diogomarques.com/bigbootybitches/m.i.a.%20-%20arular%20(xl,%202005)/
Damien Rice - O
[CODE]http://www.harmonicexpressions.com/Damien%20Rice/O/
James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
[CODE]http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~tdh02r/mp3/James%20Blunt%20-%20Back%20To%20Bedlam%20(2004)/
Neutral Milk Hotel - Everything Is EP
Live - White Stripes, Antony & The Johnsons
Videos - The Killers, The Strokes, Sonic Youth, etc.
[CODE]http://www.smudgeofashenfluff.com/
Coldplay - X & Y
Mojave 3 - Spoon And Rafter
[CODE]http://www.pucao.net/ftp/music/
Clawfinger - Hate Yourself With Style
[CODE]http://www.stachur.com/nmp3s/?N=A
OST Music
[CODE]http://merkurov.ru/misc/mp3/
Chris Rock - 3 Albums
[CODE]http://www.quebec-esports.com/gillis/
Albums: Of Montreal, Coctaeu Twins, Ying Yang Twins
[CODE]http://www.artac.com.tw/music/?D=A

3 Comments:

Blogger Saiman Miah said...

weezer are my favourite band so thanks! they were so good when i saw them play good reminder

cheers

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Joey said...

Whoa..take a bow Ziggy, you've really outdone youself with all these great links. You rock dude!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Joey said...

Whoa..take a bow Ziggy, you've really outdone youself with all these great links. You rock dude!

6:09 PM  

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