In our first installment of From The Web FTW, we have Weezer-The 8-bit Album. This album features 14 cover songs featuring an all-star line up of video game musicians.
“Do you remember that dream you had, where the sound chips from the beloved games consoles of your youth all got together and formed a Weezer tribute band? Yeah? No? OK. That dream is about to come true whether you had it or not.
The songs on this compilation have mostly been created using original videogame hardware running home-brew software, and vary radically in style, from minimal ‘one man and his Game Boy’ compositions to 8-bit inspired full band performances. Pterodactyl Squad proudly presents the music of Weezer as you have never heard it before.”
My favorite song on the 8 Bit Album was El Scorcho. It’s not my favorite Weezer song, but damn that version is good.
Weezer is currently recording their 7th album, title and release tba. A Pinkerton Deluxe release is also in the works, so everyone that didn’t buy it the first time and said that it sucked can buy it now.
BTW if you go to Rollingstone now they give Pinkerton 5 Stars, but in 1996 they said this…
The album received heavy criticism most notably by Rob O’Connor from Rolling Stone who called the songwriting “juvenile” and described the song “Tired of Sex” as “aimless”. In addition to the negative review, the readers of the magazine named the album the second worst of 1996.