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Weezer troll viral campaign for them to cover Toto’s “Africa” by covering “Rosanna” instead: Stream

Randall Colburn | 24/05/2018

Weezer troll viral campaign for them to cover Toto’s “Africa” by covering “Rosanna” instead: Stream

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo played a boatload of covers when he showed up solo in Chicago for a 27-song set last month, but notably missing from the setlist was Toto’s “Africa”, a song the Internet’s been lobbying Cuomo to cover for more than a year now. Well, in what’s a pretty brilliant troll move, Weezer has covered Toto’s other hit single, “Rosanna”, leaving an “Africa”-shaped hole in the hearts of fans.

That said, it’s a pretty great cover. As bright and buoyant as the original, the cover balances the track’s piano-led backbone with the big, crunchy riffs of the Toto era. Listen to it below.

The campaign to get Weezer to cover “Africa” was, as revealed by Noisey, started by a 14-year old named Mary, who runs the popular Twitter account @WeezerAfrica. Toto’s David Paich even hopped on the bandwagon, writing a Facebook post that appealed directly to Cuomo. This morning, Weezer’s official account tweeted the cover to @WeezerAfrica.

Really, “Rosanna” is more suited to Weezer anyway.


Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo played a boatload of covers when he showed up solo in Chicago for a 27-song set last month, but notably missing from the setlist was Toto’s “Africa”, a song the Internet’s been lobbying Cuomo to cover for more than a year now. Well, in what’s a pretty brilliant troll move, Weezer has covered Toto’s other hit single, “Rosanna”, leaving an “Africa”-shaped hole in the hearts of fans. That said, it’s a pretty great cover. As bright and buoyant as the original, the cover balances the track’s piano-led backbone with the big, crunchy riffs of the Toto era. Listen to it below. The campaign to get Weezer to cover “Africa” was, as revealed by Noisey, started by a 14-year old named Mary, who runs the popular Twitter account @WeezerAfrica. Toto’s David Paich even hopped on the bandwagon, writing a Facebook post that appealed directly to Cuomo. This morning, Weezer’s official account tweeted the cover to @WeezerAfrica. https://t.co/GJ3MKZE0t9 https://t.co/fhTgYDZp6K — weezer (@Weezer) May 24, 2018 it's not every day that you get trolled by @Weezer … #WeezerCoverAfrica#WeezerCoveredRosanna pic.twitter.com/fA95RDKHME — weezer cover africa by toto (@weezerafrica) May 24, 2018 Really, “Rosanna” is more suited to Weezer anyway.
Source: Consequence of sound
Weezer troll viral campaign for them to cover Toto’s “Africa” by covering “Rosanna” instead: Stream

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