Head East "Flat As A Pancake" which has "Never Been Any Reason" & "Love Me Tonight".
I looked at the Teal album this afternoon and gave it a play on Qobuz. Turns out it's a covers album. It was part of a social media started by a fan who mentioned they should cover Toto's "Africa." The band finally relented, and covered "Rosanna"....then released "Africa" shortly thereafter. They cover everything from Ben E. King and The Turtles to Michael Jackson, Eurythmics, Tears for Fears and a few others. I guess the video for "Africa" has a cameo by Weird Al Yankovic. "Rosanna" only appears on a single. In return, Toto covered the Weezer tune "Hash Pipe."I have the green one. Bought it for "Island In the Sun".
Shaun Cassidy’s “Room Service”, and then it goes so far as to call side 1 ‘Appetizers’ and side 2 ‘Entrees’
I wouldn't expect Weezer to clone a cover tune--there's no point in that. They took it and Weezer-ized it, I guess you could say. The entire Teal album is pretty much along the same lines. They don't stray too far from the originals but they do filter them through Weezer's signature sound. Just one of those "fun" projects that bands do from time to time.I heard the Weezer cover of "Africa" and didn't like it..... it had too much of a wall-of-sound thing going on for me. The original version of that song is pretty much perfect.
"I Lobster..." is a classic! The album also contains this not-so-little ditty...Not A&M, but Bobby Braddock did Hardpore Cornography (which included the song "I Lobster, But I Never Flounder"). Braddock hasn't really had a hit of his own but has written dozens of hits for other country artists.
Indeed. Current culture seems dumb-downed to only regard the point blank aspect of lyrics. For instance, much of Zappa's '70s music would be considered "offensive" (at the very least...), today.reminds me of Phil Ochs in that people found it offensive, not realizing the sarcasm is what made the tune so relevant.