Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weezer - The 8-Bit Album

Hey, remember when Weezer was good? Yeah, that was a long time ago, all the way back in 1997. But do you remember when Weezer was even listenable? That'll only take you back a few years. But in all seriousness here, Weezer constantly gives me pains and sadness. Many of you may not know how it feels to have your #2 favorite album of all time be put out by a band who is now writing songs called "The Girl Got Hot" and "I'm Your Daddy". Ouch. But either way, Pinkerton was a stone cold classic and a better 30-minute album you will not be able to find.

However, this is not a Pinkerton post, this is about something pretty damn cool. Do you remember when you first heard Weezer and thought, "Hmm, I bet this would sound pretty cool as video game music." No? Well luckily someone else thought that for you and they came up with this. The 8-Bit Album brings together up and coming 8-Bit artists who used their talents to cover Weezer songs. The whole catalog is touched upon too, from the glory days of The Blue Album and Pinkerton, to everything after, and even a good amount of B-Sides from in between. And what's the best part? It's free.

Pterodactyl Squad has put the album up on their website for free download to anyone who wants it, and believe me, you will not regret downloading this. The whole album is a blast, but especially "El Scorcho", "Buddy Holly", and "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly". This may sound crazy, but this is starting to creep up on Dark Was The Night for the year's best compilation so far. Don't miss out. Download it here.

1 comment:

Mike Pop said...

domo arigato, jim.