Weezer Inspired By Label Rejecting Their Songs
Published May 01, 2008Everyone holding out for Weezer to return to form (read: live up to 1996's emo masterpiece Pinkerton), you might want to quit holding your breath. According to the band's enigmatic songwriter, Rivers Cuomo, new single "Pork and Beans" was inspired by his reaction to the band's label Geffen, who rejected the band's new songs and asked him to write some hits.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Cuomo said, "I came out of it pretty angry. But ironically, it inspired me to write another song." Yes, but what kind of song are we talking about? Are we talking "Pink Triangle" or "Beverly Hills"?
Well, if the title of the song alone hasn't caused you to exhale, perhaps reading some choice lyrics will: "Everyone likes to dance to a happy song/With a catchy chorus and beat so they can sing along/Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/ Maybe if I work with him I can perfect the art."
Weezer's third self-titled album (nicknamed the "Red Album") drops on June 24.
Weezer "Pork and Beans"