The new Weezer music video for Pork and Beans off their forthcoming album (the red album), due out June 3rd, 2008 is quite the mirror. In one foul swoop, they managed to distill down most of the major “viral videos” from the last couple of years, including some older classics, namely All Your Base (Zero Wing). It”s interesting to note how quickly internet video and viral video has become a mainstay of our culture and online life – enough so that it’s worked it’s way into popular music.
I don’t know if this is good or bad, or what this says about me but…. yeah, I knew instantly pretty much every single clip or parody in the video – amazing.
Here’s the video, and a list of all the source clips I could identify – disturbingly easily.
**Update….. looks like Weezer ended up disabling embedding of their video.. use the above link to check it out.
Weezer Pork and Beans video original video clips:
(Brookers has a good one too – Crazed Numa Fan)
Japanese Gameshows from TV in Japan
Angry German Kid
Ms. Teen USA South Carolina
Liam Sullivan – Shoes
Will it Blend?
Diet Coke and Mentos
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Evolution of Dance
Soulja Boy (yeah… I still need to be cool and learn this dance..)
Did I miss anything?