I remember cringing Speed dating fur studenten wien the video for Weezer's song "Pork and Beans" came out in Now, I look back on it with nostalgia for a simpler time on the internet. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo wrote the tune after meeting with the band's label, Geffen.
It was released to radio on April 22,  and released in digital form on April
The song was written by Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo after a meeting with Geffen Records that left him fuming.
Internet nostalgia: revisiting the meme-filled music video for weezer's 'pork and beans'
In the meeting, label suits told Can you make heroin that the album was too slow and needed more upbeat, commercial material, which upset the band. Cuomo then wrote what Brian Bell would later call "a kickass song" based on a riff he'd written almost ten years earlier, taken from an old demo that he'd recently found in his personal library. He then reworked it into a new song adding a fresh chorus and bridge.
The lyrics of the song explain his point of view of the meeting with the label. Supposedly, he'd paraphrased actual quotes of the label representatives. Ironically, "Pork and Beans" would go on to become one of Weezer's biggest hits ever.
Pork and Beans is the first Weezer single How woman adult Regina are u to lack a guitar solo. Originally, Rivers posted on his official MySpace that the lead single would be twelve letters and one word that started with T and ended with R. In a revised update, Rivers said that he was wrong about the initial lead single and that the new single would be about a four-legged pink farm animal.
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He then added, "You Hp 4250 parts diagram never gonna figure it out boi! On Albumsixband webmaster Karl Koch shot this down saying he "for one would be very surprised if Pig was the first single", but commented that he did not know of the band's intentions. On April 1Rolling Stone released information that Weezer's new album was a self titled red album with the lead-off single to be "Pork and Beans".
Many fans took this as an April fool's joke. Shortly after, a few Albumsix boardies posted a prank online of fake lyrics for the song. On April 12a clip of "Pork and Beans" was posted on Amazon.
That night, Karl ed into the Albumsix Love in smalley room to discuss "Pork and Beans" with fans. The single was later released as a two-track CD, and on vinyl, in three versions, each with a different B-side.
All of the single's various B-sides were cover songs.
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Initial fan reactions to "Pork and Beans" were mostly positive. Fans were quick to note the guitar tone being crunchy and reminiscent of The Blue Album something Pat had hinted about on his Twitter. Fans were also quick to unhappily note that the song lacks Fuck bbw tonight in florida solo. The lyrics of the second verse were initially criticized as well.
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Generally, however, Pork and Beans is viewed highly by more devout Weezer fans. It has received critical and commercial fame in the mainstream market, and is one of Weezer's most successful singles. It was an immediate hit at the site, and as of Novemberit Loves songs for her had over twenty million views.
In August ofthe video was named the 3rd best music video of the s by Pitchfork Media. A "naked" version of the song was released as a b-side to " Troublemaker. Jump to:search. menu Personal tools Create Speed dating university in.
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