My iPod #416: Weezer – Getchoo

Just as final notes of “Tired of Sex” begin to fade to silence on Weezer’s second album “Pinkerton“, the chainsaw-like buzzing rises from out of nowhere to bring “Getchoo” to a raucous start. Much like “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here” is the sister track to “No One Else” on the band’s debut, so is “Getchoo” to “Tired of Sex”. In this case, the narrator has fallen in love with one of the many women he has had meaningless sex with…. but only after she’s gone and will probably not be likely to be seen again. The frustration is real. And this track really delivers on getting those feelings across.

I remember not liking “Tired of Sex” when I first listened to “Pinkerton” years ago. Obviously this changed over time. But back then it was always fine because “Getchoo” was the next track after skipping it, and I was never disappointed. It’s very noisy, guitars are harsh and rough sounding, Matt Sharp does a madness on the bass and Pat Wilson bangs on the drums like there’s no tomorrow. Bar “Butterfly”, those descriptions apply for every other track “Pinkerton” possesses.

My particular favourite moment of the song? The rising guitar leading to the climactic finish as the background vocals cry “This is begiiining to huuuuurt“. And the chorus too.

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Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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