I’ve never really gotten over Matt Sharp’s departure from Weezer in 1998, and haven’t really paid much attention to their output since, except for deciding what singles I’ve heard were sub-par. Their third self-titled album (known as The Red Album
, adhering to the tradition set forth by predecessors The Blue Album
and The Green Album
, and, by the way, isn’t Brian Bell looking all HOT?) is due early next month, and about half has leaked. This song, which is surprisingly aptly named, is excessive in the best sense, borrowing equally from old-time hymns and rock opera, and hopefully portends good things to come. It’s not exactly the Weezer I remember, but it’s awesome in its own right.