Keep Fishin'

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"Keep Fishin'"
Single by Weezer
from the album Maladroit
Released September 20, 2002 (United Kingdom)
Format CD, Vinyl
Recorded December 2001
Genre Alternative rock, power pop, pop punk
Length 2:52
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Weezer
Weezer singles chronology
"Dope Nose"
(2002)
"Keep Fishin'"
(2002)
"Beverly Hills"
(2005)
Misc =
Alternative cover
UK single cover
Music video
"Keep Fishin'" on YouTube

"Keep Fishin'" is a song by the American alternative rock band Weezer. It is the second single from the band's fourth album, Maladroit. It peaked at #15 on the US alternative charts.[1] The song reached #24 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2002.[2]

During some live shows in 2005, Weezer guitarist Brian Bell took lead vocals on "Keep Fishin'".

Reception[edit]

Melissa Bobbitt at About.com ranked "Keep Fishin'" as the 13th best Weezer song, where she comments "Rivers Cuomo has always had an affinity for the paranoid in his lyrics".[3] It was named as one of the 12 best post-Pinkerton Weezer songs by The A.V. Club, where they state "It's the kind of infectious, impeccably crafted power-pop rocker Cuomo can probably bang out in his sleep".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Marcos Siega, features Weezer as guests on The Muppet Show (with drummer Patrick Wilson being held captive by Miss Piggy at the beginning). As noted in the Weezer Video Capture Device DVD, it marks the acting debut for the band members in a music video. At one point, Kevin Smith was attached to direct the video for this song, but without the Muppets.[5]

Tracklisting[edit]

Radio Only Promo CD

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Keep Fishin'" (Album Version)

US Retail CD

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Keep Fishin'" (Franklin Mint Version)

UK Retail CD #1

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Photograph" (Live)
  3. "Death and Destruction" (Live)
  4. "Keep Fishin'" (CD-ROM Video)

UK Retail CD #2

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Slob" (Live)"
  3. "Knock-Down Drag-Out" (Live)
  4. "Dope Nose" (CD-ROM Video)

UK Retail 7" (Green Vinyl)

  1. "Keep Fishin'" (Radio Version)
  2. "Photograph" (Live)

Notes:
The radio/video version of Keep Fishin' is a completely re-recorded version of the song.
The Franklin Mint version is an electronic interpretation by drummer Patrick Wilson.
The live tracks were recorded in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keep Fishin' - Weezer. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  2. ^ "2002 | history | triple j hottest 100 - 2008 | triple j". Abc.net.au. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Top 13 Weezer Songs". About.com. The New York Times Company. June 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Adams, Erik (December 1, 2009). Don't let go: 12 great Weezer songs after Pinkerton at the Wayback Machine (archived June 9, 2010). The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc.. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Shall we play a game? The Monday night Q&A.". 

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