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"God damn you half japanese girls" Today I'll be doing Weezer's The Lion and The Witch
EP of which only 25,000 copies were made. It's a live EP and was played in Japan. It includes 6 tracks but the first track had a rendition of "Polynesia" at the start of it. This is Weezer's only live album which features the band as:
Rivers Cuomo: Vocal/Lead Guitar
Brian Bell: Backup Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Scott Shriner: Backup Vocals/Bass
Patrick Wilson: Drums
First off the first track of the album is "Polynesia/Dope Nose". This CD starts out with Weezer playing around and almost improvising around with their instruments. Rivers goes halfway in the track and greets the crowd. Then begins their hit at the time, "Dope Nose". He plays it perfectly although the guitars could have been a little more distorted in my opinion. He plays it through perfectly and its a great start to a concert and this cd.
Next track is "Island in the Sun", and he plays it with a new solo. This solo is so much better than the original by a landslide. He ends the songs with a bunch of emotional oOoO's.
Next up is "Falling for You", a song rarely heard live anymore. He begins with asking for the Lord's help and goes through and plays this song perfectly. I liked it alot because they played it so perfect. Very good track.
"Death and Destruction" begins with a lot of improvision by Weezer. It's nice to know that they try to mix it up while they are live. He begins with the d chord later on and the song is played to perfection.
Everyone knows this song, "El Scorcho". He begins playing this song and in the second verse, he messes up the line of the song so badly. I mean it is so obvious he messes up and tries to play it off. I laugh everytime. He plays the rest of the song perfectly after that. I love "El Scorcho".
The last song is "Holiday", another song rarely played live anymore. During the bridge of the song Scott messes up his line then everyone else starts laughing about it. I laugh too and they continue on with their song. Man he can hit that high note and the last chorus. After this song you hear them doing some acceptance speech or somthing. I don't know what it is but I like the guitar effects in the background of this speech.
This is a good album if you are a fan of weezer and want to see how they sound like live. If you are a fan you should get this album online somewhere as there are many sites containing the songs on this album.