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Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

Old 01-24-19, 01:11 AM
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Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

So this dropped as a bit of a surprise. Itís a release of cover songs.

Having trouble being patient until The Black Album? We got you covered (literally).

The Teal Album is out now - the ultimate covers collection with TOTO, Tears For Fears, Eurythmics, A-Ha, The Turtles, Black Sabbath, Electric Light Orchestra, TLC, Michael Jackson & Ben E. King.

The first place to buy the Teal CD (if thatís your thing) at weezer.com. 500 ultra limited teal velcro wallets avail now for pre-order - first 100 orders come with real signed dollar bills!

More fun to come between now and Black Friday (3/1).
Teal Album Track List
Africa
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Take On Me
Happy Together
Paranoid
Mr. Blue Sky
No Scrubs
Billie Jean
Stand by Me

Despite finding Weezer hit and miss I wound up pre-ordering the bundle with The Teal Album CD, The Black Album Digital Copy, and wallet.

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Old 01-24-19, 08:39 AM
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re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

Strange that they didn't throw Rosanna on there, since it was already done before they released Africa.
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re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
So this dropped as a bit of a surprise. It’s a release of cover songs.



Teal Album Track List
Africa
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Take On Me
Happy Together
Paranoid
Mr. Blue Sky
No Scrubs
Billie Jean
Stand by Me

Despite finding Weezer hit and miss I wound up pre-ordering the bundle with The Teal Album CD, The Black Album Digital Copy, and wallet.
Yea, I saw the email last night but didn't read it close enough to see the exclusive first 100 order offer. I wish I hopped on that.
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Old 01-24-19, 09:57 AM
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

Yeah, well the offer was for 500 wallets overall. The first 100 people to order get a dollar bill signed by one of the band members. I thought the wallet was kind of a neat bonus item either way. Not sure if I was one of the first hundred people to order though to get the signed dollar.

I sort of wish both of the albums were on CD as I might end up buying a copy of The Black Album that way anyways. I own all their albums besides Pacific Daydream which I need to pick up at some point.

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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

I really like Weezer, and their cover of Africa, but their No Scrubs cover is horribly bad. So bad, it's trending on Twitter of how much people hate that track specifically. I like this reaction to the also mediocre Take on Me cover

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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

I havenít gotten a chance to listen to the album yet, but yeah I kind of thought a song like No Scrubs seems like a weird choice for them to cover. The rest of the songs seem like they mostly somewhat fit the Weezer style. They do weird things as a band at times.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

I will never understand the love the Africa cover gets. It's no better than I've heard 1000x at a bar from a cover band. I've sampled most of tracks, and I feel that way about them as well.

Bring on the Black Album.
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Covering "Paranoid" is kind of a lazy choice for a Sabbath song, I wish they would have chosen something a bit more adventurous.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

They need to be stopped. No matter the cost.
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Brian Bell bought a DVD off of me on eBay last year.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

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Brian Bell bought a DVD off of me on eBay last year.
Really? Thatís kinda cool. Howíd you know it was really him?
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

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I will never understand the love the Africa cover gets. It's no better than I've heard 1000x at a bar from a cover band. I've sampled most of tracks, and I feel that way about them as well.

Bring on the Black Album.
Yeah, I mean most of the songs are decent but not terribly special. I have most of their stuff anyways so I would have picked it up eventually anyways.
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Really? Thatís kinda cool. Howíd you know it was really him?
The address.

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They covered the most covered songs of all time, and sound bored doing it.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

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The address.
Did it say

Brian Bell
Guitarist For Weezer
Beverly Hills, CA
"That's where I want to be!"
Gimme, Gimme.

Otherwise, any old Brian Bell from LA could have bought it from you.
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Did it say

Brian Bell
Guitarist For Weezer
Beverly Hills, CA
"That's where I want to be!"
Gimme, Gimme.

Otherwise, any old Brian Bell from LA could have bought it from you.
That was the exact address!

But no, the address was in Westwood. And he owns a house in Westwood.
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That was the exact address!

But no, the address was in Westwood. And he owns a house in Westwood.
I have sold some guitar pedals back in the day to musicians on eBay. Back when eBay was really the only way to find that stuff.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

These covers are boring. It sounds like they took the original tracks and just put new vocals on top. I like covers that bring something different to the song. Why would I listen to these over the originals.
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^Agreed. Gave the album a listen this morning and wasn't impressed.
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I was listening to Umphrey's McGee's Zonkey album just prior to this, and it's literally the polar opposite. One bastardized multiple songs into a singular entity to mixed success (weirdly hooked on Frankie Zombie), this one took zero risks and appropriately has no payoff.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

I wouldnít say itís a bad album but I do agree itís a bit bland. Itís a literal cover album and like was mentioned they didnít really add any of their own style to the songs. The weird thing is that Iíve heard them cover songs where they do infuse a bit of their style more into the songs. It feels like they just did this fast to get something out, which Iím not sure why when they have an album coming soon anyways. Unless they wanted to capitalize on their cover of Africa being popular.
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Kind of a boring record. Other than a few flourishes they do little to nothing with each tune. Listened once, I won't be listening again.
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Miami Vice?

That would be cool if they were fans.
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Re: Weezer -- The Teal Album (cover album) -- January 24th, 2019

I'm all for covers albums, but did they have to choose songs that have already been covered to death?
Great covers already exist for Take on Me by Reel Big Fish & Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson. Paranoid, Stand by Me & Billie Jean have been covered a thousand times by a thousand other bands.
AND WHERE IS ROSANNA?

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Itís like aliens listened to an hour of classic rock and pop radio and then tried to reproduce everything they heard as closely as possible.
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