Weezer

Weezer - Beverly Hills - Single Review

Weezer - Beverly Hills - Single Review
Weezer
Beverly Hills

This is trademark Weezer, so distinctive it’s almost unbelievable. There are soooo many identical bands doing what Weezer do, yet they just whip these little bands kicking and screaming out of the water and straight into the dirt. All this and it’s not even a great bonafide classic Weezer song. This is the kind of song that does really well commercially but the fans find other beauties in the back catalogue to worship, as do I but you just can’t beat Pinkerton, just pick any song its amazing. But you can’t have it all, and as this ‘commercial’ gem shows Rivers has not lost any song writing skills whilst studying down at Harvard. How can you fault a super uber geek who records music videos inthe playboy mansion? Good stuff from Rivers & co. always ones to play on their success with a stunning vid. This is a simple song (as most compositions of Weezer’s are) basic yet undeniably strong to the ear, picking most lyrics up on first listen and defiantly a tune to drive to.

You get the feeling this is an Anti-Hollywood song, playing on what all what these Hollywood types can have at their finger tips, but at the same time it’s just having fun with it and taking the piss basically. Great stuff, everyone likes abit of self depreciation every now and again and this is were to start. The B-Sides are live versions of the classic ‘ Island In The Sun’ and the beautiful ‘Butterfly’, both relatively unnecessary but ok nevertheless.

8.5/10

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Alex Parker