Monday, October 27, 2008
posted from Pitchforkmedia.com...
New Music: Rivers Cuomo: "I Want to Take You Home Tonight" [Stream]
"The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived would like to take you home tonight, lay you by the fire, and proceed to beat you senseless with piledriving power chords and operatic power-ballad guitar soloing. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's "I Want to Take You Home Tonight" is apparently intended for a second Cuomo demos disc, the follow-up to Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. On first listens, it's one of my favorite things we've heard from Cuomo this year, adding AOR muscle to Pinkerton's splintered angst, with Cuomo's voice avoiding smarm and fleshing out some nice harmonies. Not that it has the distinctive point of view of those first couple of Weezer records or anything, but at this point that's not really news anymore. Cuomo debuted the track during a Y-Rock on XPN Radio Takeover with Weezer's Brian Bell." - Marc Hogan
While I absolutely love Weezer's first two albums, and consider them to be as classic as can be, I no longer consider myself to be a fan of the band. I haven't particularly enjoyed anything they've released since Pinkerton, but last year's "Alone: The Home Recordings" was pretty good as it contained unreleased stripped down material from their entire careers.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:01 PM