2011/02/09 'Like a Good Neighbor' New Recording and Video! | NOW free mp3!

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Hey folks – thanks to your interest and requests, there is now a FREE mp3 available of Weezer’s new cover of Barry Manilow’s “Like A Good Neighbor”, on the State Farm Nation facebook page. Check it out!


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!

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Comment by Joel Arce on March 6, 2011 at 5:44pm
I think it sounds great!!! Anything that Weezer does is amazing.
Comment by Leisure on February 14, 2011 at 10:53pm

It's funny cuz you'd expect a positive and uplifting "like a good neighbor state farm is there" but it's dark and ominous. It made me think of Devotion or Velouria. I really hope the new record has the same kind of tone.

Comment by Scott's Dope Nose on February 14, 2011 at 7:55pm

Well at least if weezer lets us down, we have full coverage, so we can get back to listening to good music, just like it never happened.

Comment by SubwayWolf on February 13, 2011 at 11:00am
This actually sounds really good...! I thought it was going to suck. I'm impressed.
Comment by Joe LaRosa on February 12, 2011 at 3:51pm
Why the need to shill for State Farm? Is money really that important when you already have so much?
Comment by Pete Hurdle on February 12, 2011 at 2:56pm
i love it
Comment by danisegura on February 12, 2011 at 9:25am
the song is awesome! sound like 90's weezer. i love it more than a lot of new songs.
Comment by Joël Strasser on February 11, 2011 at 10:52pm
I'm a State Farm employee and its weird to see Rivers singing about the company i work for. weird and awesome. makes me proud!
Comment by Mike Di Natale on February 11, 2011 at 6:18pm
This is terrible.
Comment by Michael McCarthy on February 11, 2011 at 9:42am
My favorite State farm moment was at the Memories tour in San fran....the girls passing out Weezer glasses for free were so hot. :D

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