Skip to content

Weezer “Take On Me”

Robert Rackley
Robert Rackley
1 min read
Weezer “Take On Me”

On the Weezer appreciation scale, I’m at the end next to Leslie Jones’ character in the infamous SNL dinner time fight skit. I appreciated the first two albums, went to see them on those tours and then they lost me after their return from hiatus. However, I do consider them to be an amazing cover band. Their “Teal Album” of takes on the classics brings me joy. I especially like how the vocals are handled on “Take On Me.”

The video stars Finn Wolfhard as a young Rivers Cuomo, rocking out in his living room. It’s chock full of clever 80’s nostalgia and also manages to fit in a proper homage to the animation from the original video.

Friday Night Video

Robert Rackley

Orthodox Christian, aspiring minimalist, inveterate notetaker, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic.


Related Posts

California Afternoons

I came across Absent City while indulging in a recommendation from a friend. At times, and especially on the deliberate and wistful “California Afternoons,” the band sounds like imagining if Neil Halstead had gotten stuck between Mojave 3 and Slowdive. The video is a collage of vintage found footage from

Blame Me

This video for the song “Blame Me” by Bathe Alone is described as a “short film.” It’s full of symbolism depicting the recent dissolution of singer/instrumentalist Bailey Crone’s marriage, with the gleeful destruction of wedding props including the recognizable and iconic white dress. The lyrics to the

Messages

Jane Penny, the frontwoman for TOPS is following in the footsteps of her bandmate Marta Cikojevic (aka Marci) and releasing a solo EP. The song features the satiny smooth vocals we’ve come to expect from Ms. Penny. I can’t confirm, but I would assume the music was composed

Messages