Weezer’s upcoming effort Hurley, due out on September 14th, is named after and features a photograph of Jorge Garcia, the American actor who played Hurley in Lost, on its cover.
Today, the band released its first single, “Memories,” for download and the biggest question I have is, well, what the fuck man?
This latest effort includes gang vocals that span the entire track, Brian Bell distorting his guitar so much that it resembles an electronic disco synth, and lyrics that I’d venture a guess, took no longer than 17 minutes to write.
The chorus echoed by Rivers Cuomo, the rest of the band, friends, family, everybody in the studio, the homeless guy in the back alley, and the Easter Bunny goes like this: “Memories makes me want to go back there.” The best way to do that fellas, how about you try a little bit. Stop popping out a record a year, and fucking try harder. Because if you haven’t figured it out, The Red Album and Raditude sucked compared to you older work. And I can only pray that Hurley will be better, but based on this single, I don’t foresee any improvement.
The opening line of “Memories” is spoken by some dismembered male voice, a figure from the band’s past, offering the foursome this bit of advice…”You gotta put some effort into it, or nobody’s gonna care.” Cuomo and company should heed his wisdom.
I’m not a fan, but I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment if it suites you.