Hey folks, check out this brand new video of the guys in action...

When we were setting up The Memories Tour, the good people at State Farm asked the band, “Would you sing our jingle for us?” Weezer then asked if the jingle was from a whole song, and if anyone had recorded it lately. So State Farm went back to their headquarters to find out the answers. What they came back with was that “all we could find was the lyrics and sheet music, we are not sure anyone has ever recorded the whole song.” It turns out Barry Manilow wrote the song, back when he was just starting out and wrote songs for commercials to pay his bills. Rivers looked over the sheet music and said “this is a great song; we should record the whole thing.” So the band went into the studio and had a lot of fun rocking out with Mr. Manilow's tune, hoping he would be proud of the results. This video was shot on a day in early December while Weezer recorded the song.

The video can be watched right now on State Farm Nation Facebook page. Check it out!
http://www.facebook.com/StateFarmNation

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weezer makes everything better!
So true. Thanks for saying it. Plus, like others have said, Weezer makes everything better.

Daniel Gasparini ( Danorganplaye said:

I feel like this will get unwarranted hate just because of it being the state farm song..

 

The two great things about this is..

 

1. Musically it sounds like..... " Weezer" again.

2. They are recording it as a band...Thank you

 

Pretty cool imo

calm down...

Spike said:

Are you f***ing kidding me? This is pure corporate tripe at its most hollow and insipid. And you people are making an exception for it because it "sounds like Weezer"??

 

When, pray tell, may I ask did the band stop sounding like Weezer? And before any of you bring up Make Believe or Hurley or for f***'s sake even Raditude -- realize the hypocrisy of trashing any one of those albums in favor of the f***ing State Farm Insurance jingle.

 

I realize where Rivers is coming from. I know he thinks it's neat to dig up the sheet music and track a heretofore unrecorded tune from the early career of an established musical peer... but seriously?

 

STATE. FARM. F***ing INSURANCE??

 

The line has to be drawn somewhere, guys. I'm saying this as a longtime =w= fan who digs the group's entire catalog. I LIKE Can't Stop Partying. I'm okay with an album exploring pop and hip-hop themes. I have no problem with Hindi back-up singers or recorder solos or hurdy-gurdys or mandolins or baroque southern rap and everything else because it strikes me as musically honest, even if it's not to everyone's taste or exactly what your audience expects.

 

But there is such a thing as getting an offer from a company to do something antithetical to being in a f***ing rock band -- even f***ing power-pop -- and politely saying, you know what? Thanks, but no thanks, guys. We're just doing our thing. And maintaining your integrity as an artist.

 

Otherwise, what do you become? A nostalgia act who'll whore your music out for a buck.

 

For Christ's sake, Weezer, draw the line.



Spike said:

Are you f***ing kidding me? This is pure corporate tripe at its most hollow and insipid. And you people are making an exception for it because it "sounds like Weezer"??

 

When, pray tell, may I ask did the band stop sounding like Weezer? And before any of you bring up Make Believe or Hurley or for f***'s sake even Raditude -- realize the hypocrisy of trashing any one of those albums in favor of the f***ing State Farm Insurance jingle.

 

I realize where Rivers is coming from. I know he thinks it's neat to dig up the sheet music and track a heretofore unrecorded tune from the early career of an established musical peer... but seriously?

 

STATE. FARM. F***ing INSURANCE??

 

The line has to be drawn somewhere, guys. I'm saying this as a longtime =w= fan who digs the group's entire catalog. I LIKE Can't Stop Partying. I'm okay with an album exploring pop and hip-hop themes. I have no problem with Hindi back-up singers or recorder solos or hurdy-gurdys or mandolins or baroque southern rap and everything else because it strikes me as musically honest, even if it's not to everyone's taste or exactly what your audience expects.

 

But there is such a thing as getting an offer from a company to do something antithetical to being in a f***ing rock band -- even f***ing power-pop -- and politely saying, you know what? Thanks, but no thanks, guys. We're just doing our thing. And maintaining your integrity as an artist.

 

Otherwise, what do you become? A nostalgia act who'll whore your music out for a buck.

 

For Christ's sake, Weezer, draw the line.

wow.  that was fantastic.
You are aware that State Farm followed the band through out the entirety of the Memories Tour, as well as sponsoring the State Farm Weezer Wish whatever-whats-it contest. I believe the guys are just having fun, chill mang.

Spike said:

Are you f***ing kidding me? This is pure corporate tripe at its most hollow and insipid. And you people are making an exception for it because it "sounds like Weezer"??

 

When, pray tell, may I ask did the band stop sounding like Weezer? And before any of you bring up Make Believe or Hurley or for f***'s sake even Raditude -- realize the hypocrisy of trashing any one of those albums in favor of the f***ing State Farm Insurance jingle.

 

I realize where Rivers is coming from. I know he thinks it's neat to dig up the sheet music and track a heretofore unrecorded tune from the early career of an established musical peer... but seriously?

 

STATE. FARM. F***ing INSURANCE??

 

The line has to be drawn somewhere, guys. I'm saying this as a longtime =w= fan who digs the group's entire catalog. I LIKE Can't Stop Partying. I'm okay with an album exploring pop and hip-hop themes. I have no problem with Hindi back-up singers or recorder solos or hurdy-gurdys or mandolins or baroque southern rap and everything else because it strikes me as musically honest, even if it's not to everyone's taste or exactly what your audience expects.

 

But there is such a thing as getting an offer from a company to do something antithetical to being in a f***ing rock band -- even f***ing power-pop -- and politely saying, you know what? Thanks, but no thanks, guys. We're just doing our thing. And maintaining your integrity as an artist.

 

Otherwise, what do you become? A nostalgia act who'll whore your music out for a buck.

 

For Christ's sake, Weezer, draw the line.

Sounds great.
I'm not complaining.

To me, this has a lot more integrity than just a 30 second TV spot would. It puts the focus on Weezer as a musical act (as opposed to some of their other recent publicity stunts). I'd rather hear them work as a band than just tell us to buy insurance in a 30 second spot.. All this is is a clip of them playing a song in the studio (a rather good one at that). Yeah, I'd rather it hadn't been for State Farm but I can deal with it. To me, this is far less embarrassing than the Hurley clothing line / album fiasco. You can enjoy the song and not like where it came from. The hyperbole over here and on a6 right now is hilarious.

 

Do I wish they'd do less corporate sponsorships? Sure. But maybe the money's not coming in for them on albums and concerts and this is the only way Rivers can think of to make the cash right now.

 

I view this as a good indicator of what the songs Rivers is working on right now sound like. And it sounds amazing. So great to see the band recording.

Weezer not out for attention? Are you kidding me? Have you seen the Pork & Beans video / the Youtube takeover?
YES

placemats said:
$$$$$...more corporate b*******

Carousel said:

music is GREAT but...

 

why state farm?????

Are you f***ing kidding me? This is pure corporate tripe at its most hollow and insipid.

What are you, like 14?  Look kid, adults don't give a s*** about corporate sponsorship or interaction.  We've grown up and learned that getting paid to do something you love is worth more than some arbitrary rules of so-called artistic purity.  Furthermore, your sentence is incoherent.  So there.

Gee thanks for speaking for all of us adults.

Samuel Marzioli said:
Are you f***ing kidding me? This is pure corporate tripe at its most hollow and insipid.

What are you, like 14?  Look kid, adults don't give a s*** about corporate sponsorship or interaction.  We've grown up and learned that getting paid to do something you love is worth more than some arbitrary rules of so-called artistic purity.  Furthermore, your sentence is incoherent.  So there.

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