This Is Such a Pity


This Is Such a Pity

Single infobox
Name = This Is Such a Pity


Artist = Weezer
from Album = Make Believe
Released = February 2006
Format = CD
Recorded = 2004
Genre = New Wave
Length = 3:27
Label = Geffen
Producer = Rick Rubin
Chart position =

  • #31 (US Modern Rock Tracks)

  • Reviews =
    Last single = "Perfect Situation" (2005)
    This single = "This Is Such a Pity"
    (2006)
    Next single = "Pork and Beans"
    (2008)
    Misc = Extra tracklisting
    Album = Make Believe
    Type = studio
    Tracks =
    # "Beverly Hills"
    # "Perfect Situation"
    # "This Is Such a Pity"
    # "Hold Me"
    # "Peace"
    # "We Are All on Drugs"
    # "The Damage In Your Heart"
    # "Pardon Me"
    # "My Best Friend"
    # "The Other Way"
    # "Freak Me Out"
    # "Haunt You Every Day"

    "This Is Such a Pity" is the fourth single from American rock band Weezer's fifth album, "Make Believe". It was released to the radio on March 6, 2006. [http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16770] . This marks the first time that Weezer has ever released a fourth single from one of their albums.

    The liner notes of "Make Believe" credit Rivers Cuomo as the sole writer of the song, yet Brian Bell came up with the dueling guitar solo. All the keyboards on the song were done using a $75 Casio keyboard. The band tried demoing the song with more expensive Moog keyboards, but ended up being most satisfied with the Casio sound [http://www.weezer.com/discography/makebelieve.asp] .

    Cuomo claims "This is Such a Pity" to be his favorite song from "Make Believe".

    Track listing

    Radio Only Promo Single
    # "This is Such a Pity" - 3:27

    Mash Up Video's Success and Controversy

    The song has only enjoyed modest success on modern rock radio, partly because the song doesn't have an official accompanying music video.

    However, a mash up music video featuring footage from the 1984 breakdancing themed movie "Breakin'" was uploaded to YouTube shortly after the song was announced as the fourth single off "Make Believe". The clip was created by Rafael Sans, a theology student at Oral Roberts University and become an Internet phenomenon both among the band's hardcore fan base and throughout the online blogging community. The clip was even featured on the weezer.com homepage.

    Yet, soon after its success, the video was banned from YouTube because, as Julie Supan, the site's senior director of marketing explained, "it was likely that the user did not have the proper authorization to upload the video, and the rights-holder contacted YouTube."

    Personnel

    *Rivers Cuomolead guitar, lead vocals
    *Patrick Wilsonpercussion
    *Brian Bellrhythm guitar
    *Scott Shrinerbass guitar
    *Rick RubinProduction

    External links

    * [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1528552/20060412/weezer.jhtml?headlines=true 'Such A Pity': YouTube Pulls Homemade Weezer Video ]


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