Tuesday, May 17, 2005

weezer - make believe

Wow! It's been 2 months!! Sorry guys if you've been checking out this blog but nothing seems to goddamn happen everytime you do so. As usual, work's been pretty hard. So hard that I don't even feel like typing anything during my free time. That's how sick I am now of typing or drafting stuff!!

Anyway, I just bought Weezer's new album, Make Believe last weekend. Been listening to it ever since. They've always held a special place in my heart, especially with Pinkerton and the Blue album. Their last few releases have not been that great. You get the feeling that Rivers Cuomo's heart seemed not to be in it anymore - like he was just churning out all those tunes just for the sake of it, because his bandmates and his fans keep on asking him to do it, like he'd rather do something else, or not do anything at all, for a while. It's a measure of how great a talent he has that there are still a number of songs that 'get' you, the way the songs in Pinkerton always do.

Like I said before, I've been listening to this album since the weekend, only once right to the end though, 'cause I kept on coming back to songs no. 2 and 3, i.e. Perfect Situation and This Is Such A Pity. Not to say that the rest of the album sucks, 'cause the last 2 songs were spellbinding as well, but because song no. 2 & 3 just 'got' me. I read in some punk reviews website that the reviewer likened this album to something like an 'apology' by Rivers to everyone, a bit like when you have a fight with someone you love and then have a long 45 minute or so apology session with that person. Funnily enough I think it's an apt analogy.

There's an honesty to Rivers' delivery in quite a few of the songs here (the ones I mentioned above included of course!) that I haven't heard in a long time. And I'm so happy for him that it did happen again. Because I also know how that feels - like your heart's not in it anymore. Especially now. Sometimes when the pressures of work get a little too hot to handle, I do get that feeling to just maybe get off doing music for a while, or maybe for a long time. But then, once in a while when a song suddenly comes to me, I know that it would be a shame to stop doing music, because I know I love it, and I know how happy it makes me feel when I'm playing on stage and seeing people grooving to it. And sometimes when I think that that song happens to be quite decent, I realise it even more.

I've been fielding questions about what's happening with my band Couple quite a lot lately. Because even though I know that I have a kick-ass new set of rock 'n roll songs waiting to be recorded, there just doesn't seem to be enough time!!

Anyway, I'm sure I'll get down to recording those kick-ass new songs eventually. I just hope that it'll be in the near future. As for Weezer's Make Believe, thank you Rivers for the wonderful apology. I hope there's more to come in the future, but not apologies lah, because you no longer have to make them, at least not for now!


shahrul azwad said...

I guess River really is back! You are a lot like him. Did I told you that before?

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daria said...

yeah..its true.. i keep replay "this is such a pity" again again and again...... MAKE me BELIEVE he's "IN" the song..

Anonymous said...

couldn't agree more...me too felt like rivers is running out of story behind his songs.But I do felt for "This is such a pity" too and "Haunt You Everyday"...that's all from the album.Others are truly a disappointment...
I really missed their old tunes....hear u me....

rockEt monkEy said...

this new album is at leash way better than "maladroit". but i think, "green album" is also good what...huhuuh...
but all those can't ever challege how good "blue album" and "pinkerton" were. man. i hope they'll be back.