LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) – A campaign has been started to pay Weezer to break up.
"Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap…" says Brian Burns on fundraising site The Point. "This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now."
Fans are pledging, and Weezer has responded:
"If they can make it 20, we'll do the 'deluxe breakup'!", tweeted Weezer's Patrick Wilson. As one fan tweeted this morning, "maybe we've finally found a cure for the ills of the music business. We'll just pay to make the lame stuff go away."
Here's the complete fundraising pitch:
I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90’s.
But this isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.
Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap like “Beverly Hills” or “I’m Your Daddy.”
This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.
I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.
I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.
I’m sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.
If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.
I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.