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Old 01-19-04, 10:44 AM
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Anyone Else Dig Rooney's Album?

Just picked this up at BB's $7.99 sale. Great album. Sounds like Weezer (who I really dig). Anyone else grooving to these guys?
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Yeah, I picked it up last summer and I pretty much enjoy the whole thing. Saw them live a couple of months ago, too, and they performed admirably.
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I've had it since last summer, as well, and have been enjoying it. Great summertime record. Good move pricing it so low, too.
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They are okay..they remind me of the 70's....I saw them live on TV and they were playing their instruments well..

Sounds very milkshakey and surfer boyish sometimes though
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I equate them to Weezer, who I really dig. Kind of like a cross between Pet Sounds and Modern Punk/Emo. Very cool. If you like the Strokes, you should definitive check these guys out.
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Saw them live. Liked them. Picked up the album. Didn't like it.

Don't think it sounds anything like Weezer! More like a watered down Beatles.
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Nodeer, are you familiar with Weezer's non-radio songs? Like Holiday off Blue and alot off Green and Maladriot? Very Rooney-ish.
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I saw them on OC a few weeks back. I've never watched that show but it was on in the background. Half the episode was devoted to them and I liked the songs quite a bit. I bought the disc the other day and like it so far. I've only heard it twice so far.
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Originally posted by wfujosh
Nodeer, are you familiar with Weezer's non-radio songs? Like Holiday off Blue and alot off Green and Maladriot? Very Rooney-ish.
I don't really see it. Weezer plays a very crunchy brand of power-pop...loud, tuned-down, heavily-distorted guitars. I hear moments of Weezer in Rooney -- the opening of "If It Were Up To Me", for instance -- but in general, not any more than any other sunny rock-pop band in their sound as a whole.
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Originally posted by Adam Tyner
I don't really see it. Weezer plays a very crunchy brand of power-pop...loud, tuned-down, heavily-distorted guitars. I hear moments of Weezer in Rooney -- the opening of "If It Were Up To Me", for instance -- but in general, not any more than any other power-pop band in their sound as a whole.
I'm pretty sure I know what Weezer sounds like...we obviously disagree. Sometimes I wonder if people have ever heard anything beyond ST (blue).
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Originally posted by wfujosh
I'm pretty sure I know what Weezer sounds like...we obviously disagree. Sometimes I wonder if people have ever heard anything beyond ST (blue).
The only reason I described Weezer's sound is because I don't hear that in Rooney.

I own the first three albums and 'The Lion and the Witch' EP, I've listened to the first two incessantly, and I hear very little in common with Rooney. Sorry we don't agree.
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Adam, if people didn't disagree about music, sports and politics, we'd have nothing to talk about It's cool bro!
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I didn't hear the similarities when I first heard "Blueside" and read about how the singer sounded like Rivers Cuomo [lead singer of Weezer]. But then I heard some of the other songs when I bought the CD and the singer definitely sounds a lot like Rivers on a lot of the songs, some more than others. So much so that once when I was playing the Rooney CD, my girlfreind asked if it was a Weezer song she'd never heard. But, other than the vocals, they aren't all that similar. I tend to hear The Beach Boys (duh) in "Blueside" and disposable pop in the rest. But, regardless, I still dig it.

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