Still in the habit of making proper music videos–which may seem like an outdated thing to do in this day in age–Weezer premiered their “Troublemaker” clip yesterday. The band’s second video from the Red Album features a giant W-shaped trough filled with nachos, a massive game of dodge ball, a pie-fight, and great big ‘ol hootenanny (a bunch of different people, playing a bunch of different instruments).
(left: Who’s that guy in the hair-net with the neck tattoo? Duh, it’s Rivers Cuomo.)
Like Weezer’s first single, “Pork and Beans”–showcasing various made-at-home internet superstars (which to date has collectively over 16 million YouTube hits)–“Troublemaker” also attempts to speak to the common person (circa 2008). Who can’t relate to kids being caught up in the video game Rock Band, when a real-life band is playing in the same parking lot?