Been listening to some random stuff this weekend. Weezer happened to pop up in the playlist, which was kinda cool. Their first album was really fun, catchy guitar pop complete with nerdy lyrics. The second album, Pinkerton, was pretty cool although it was slagged off by a lot of critics. Pinkerton didn't sell as well as blue (the first album), either, but the hardcore fans loved it. Anyways, it all pretty much went downhill from there and the albums seemed to get successively worse.
The song that inspired this post, "I Just Threw Out The Love of My Dreams," is a b-side from their single, "The Good Life" (aka the Oz EP from the Pinkerton era). The lead vocals are done by Rachel Haden, twin sister of Petra Haden . There's actually a third sister, Tanya (they're triplets and their father was jazz musician who used to hang with Ornette Coleman), but I don't really know anything about her. Anyways, I love the guitars and moog in this song and Rachel's voice sounds just as good as Petra's. Actually, I was convinced for a long time that it was Petra doing the singing, but it is, in fact, Rachel.
Weezer > I Just Threw Out The Love of My Dreams