Weezer's latest album dropped this week and like two of their previous outings, it's self-titled. Because album titles are so '80s. It's tempting to give Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo a pass on account of some of his hipsterism-transcending work, including songs that help our nation's young people gain awareness of drugs and sweaters. But then again, not so much.
But it comes to our attention at HooM! HQ that Cuomo & Cuo. have included a cover of J- and K-Pop star BoA's "Meri Kuri" as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Weezer (2008). The dastard! We had that idea eons ago -- and it wouldn't be some tossed-off half-sincere shit either! Rather, HooM! would assemble a three-night all-star concert extravaganza at Tokyo Dome featuring gems by J-Pop greats from Utada Hikaru, Tommy February6, and the mighty Puffy. Lotsa caterwauling! Lotsa chest-thumping! Lotsa Marty Friedman! Give me the mic!
Cuomo not only picked a wack song, but seems too immersed in the task of stringing together syllables to actually sing. It's kind of like your unfunny friend warbling "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" at karaoke night before anyone's drunk enough to be amused. Even off-brand-ass Stereogum hates it. We'll get you for this, Cuomo!