Embraced by alternative rock radio and cherished by indie rockers, Weezer have never been far removed from the punk gene pool. So the appearance of A Punk Tribute to Weezer isn't as great a stretch as an industrial tribute or a "Pickin' On Weezer" album (both of which are surely in the works in these tribute-crazed times). A largely West Coast 1980s punk crowd has shown up for this tribute, including the Angry Samoans with "Buddy Holly," which stays true to the original with only a snarly vocal and rougher production separating the two. Many of the bands tend to end up with the same pop-punk output, with highlights being the Vibrators with "Photograph" and an Urge Overkill meets BTO rendition of "Dope Nose" from unknowns the Targets. A few songs defy the pop-punk formula, although neither Dr. Know's homeless beachfront psychopath take on "Undone (The Sweater Song)" or Flipper's sludge-punk "Hash Pipe" successfully retools the originals. Like so many tributes, A Punk Tribute to Weezer is a mixed bag that will appeal to aging punk fans and Weezer fanatics.
Performance CreditsJohnny Ventura Guitar,Vocals
Carlos Bernal Bass
Casey Royer Drums,Vocals
Brandon Cruz Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mike Sosa Guitar,Drums
Chris Callahan Drums,Vocals
Mike Zumpano Guitar,Vocals
Craig Kaplan Bass,Vocals
Technical CreditsUlysses Noriega Producer,Engineer
Mike Stromsoe Engineer
Jason Myers Art Direction
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A Punk Tribute to Weezer based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I'm a huge Weezer fan, and I love everything that they do. However, these are probably the worst covers I have ever heard. This was probably the first time that i wanted to turn off a Weezer song. This doesn't do justice to Weezer at all, so if you want to listen to quality Weezer, buy their cd's, not a terrible tribute album.
really enjoyed these bands do their takes on some great weezer songs. one of the better tributes out there. Some hi-lighted tracks are: Angry Samoans, Monkey Pirates, Latter Day Saints, Favorite Atomic Hero and Dr. Know (for laughs). This is a little tough to find, but worth it.