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Weezer- “The 8-bit Album” (Pterodactyl)

WEEZER500Perfect! | 14 chip tune celebrities interpret songs of college rock legends Weezer ("Buddy Holly"). That makes so much sense I wonder why it took the careful hands of Pterodactyl Squad Netlabel only now to make this album come to life. Great fun if you're a Weezer fan, catchy listen if you're an 8bit addict.

Anamanaguchi - "Holiday" (MP3)
Tugboat - "El Scorcho" (MP3)
Bit Shifter - "The World Has Turned (...)" (MP3)

The element that many chip tune musicians and most Weezer songs have in common is a certain will and addiction to melodies. Catchy melodies. OBSCENE melodies. While Weezer cross their kitschy music by River Cuomo's fragile vocal performance, in case of "Weezer- The 8-bit Album", Nintendo and Atari TV games take the job. Did I mention it works like perfect?

The spectrum ranges from "band" (Anamanaguchi, :(, I Fight Dragons, and - surprise! - Bit Shifter) to oldschool gameboy-only (Tugboat, Nordloef, Arcadecoma). You don't need much more. This is the lovely liner notes Pterodactyl Squad put on:

"Do you remember that dream you had, where the sound chips from the beloved games consoles of your youth all got together and formed a Weezer tribute band? Yeah? No? OK. That dream is about to come true whether you had it or not."

MP3 Pop Music Download

Download: Weezer- The 8-bit Album (ZIP)
Release: V.A. - Weezer- The 8-bit Album

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Phlow-Author Bettina Rhymes This article was written on 3.August 2009 by Bettina Rhymes. Bettina Rhymes is the journalist alter ego of Sven Swift. Swift runs the established CDr- and Netlabel and acts as a Netaudio DJ every now and then. Next to his job at Phlow Mag, he writes reviews about free music at Read more articles written by .


  • I already knew this album, it´s quite nice.
    There´s also a lot of other good music to download at the labelsite... check it!

    Gravatar of ichselbst ichselbst said on
    4. Aug 2009 at 2:08 pm
    Link #1

  • very sympathic for this summer

    Gravatar of benoit benoit said on
    6. Aug 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Link #2