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


*** UPDATE ***

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 February 10, 2011 at 11:03pm
I gotta say... you guys can redo any song and it'll sound awesome.  You guys rock!!
Comment by Dustin on February 10, 2011 at 10:44pm

HAHA Hell YA!

Such A Cool Video!

Rivers Playing A Solo And S***!!!

Comment by El Chingon on February 10, 2011 at 8:28pm
ugh...i hate those stupid State Farm commercials. although the tune is rockin'! love the sound.
Comment by Dan Moletz on February 10, 2011 at 5:29pm
Barry wrote the songs that made the whole world sing.
Comment by johnny rockets on February 10, 2011 at 12:14pm
mmm that guitar is crunchy.
Comment by arlyn on February 10, 2011 at 10:24am
why not mixing our country song,its called indonesia raya??hehehe...only in dream ithink....cool go weezer,,see u in indonesia...
Comment by Dom on February 10, 2011 at 10:19am

but yea i love how it sounds, good production, hope the new stuff sounds like this, its f****** awesome sounding

 

Comment by Dom on February 10, 2011 at 10:17am
this is actually kind of awesome. to bad it s a state farm comercial
Comment by Jamekae on February 10, 2011 at 4:21am
Really terrific. It's great to see/hear Rivers behind a guitar and Pat on drums. The performance/production/mixing sounds amazing and Pat said it was done and dusted in 45 minutes, this is how Weezer should work in the studio! (I guess the fact that it's a more intricate song in comparison to most of Weezer's output over the last 11 years helps the cover's case, but regardless, I'd love to see these production values be upheld in future Weezer records)
Comment by Mike Small (Smalls) on February 10, 2011 at 12:04am

I knew that Manilow made this song from an interview he did a while back.

 

This is great

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