Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vile Nostalgia: Wheatus

You know you're getting old when you nostalgia for crap you barely even liked (or flat out hated) before only because it reminds of the past. Ladies and Gents, respected bloggers and all you trolls out there, it's with great sorrow that I present this latest installment of Vile Nostalgia...

Who? Just some dirtbag...
Wheatus? Who or whats a Wheatus? They're the rock band behind  2000's hit single, "Teenage Dirtbag." I absolutely hated this song back when it came out. These guys seemed like an even goofier rip off of Weezer's nerd rock shtick and it drove me fucking crazy. I mean, really, the dude from Wheatus ( Brandon B. Brown) made Rivers Cuomo look like Tupac. SO ANYWAYS, I did not enjoy this song back in the day nor did I ever bother to watch the movie it was tied with via soundtrack, the capitalize on American Pie's success by putting Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari in the same movie...Loser. In fact the only thing I remotely liked about this song was the fact the dude sings about Iron Maiden in the chorus. I was a Padawan metal head around then and got a kick out of hearing Iron Maiden's name mentioned on the radio.

Well, the jokes on me. It's eleven years later, I'm old and totally love this song now. The soft-loud dynamics between the Dave Matthews whiteboy jam meets Korn aggro crunch...the fact that theres some random DJ scratching in the background...all totally 90's!



I don't know whats better, the song or the video? Look at those haircuts, the bright, vibrant wardrobes signifying the cultural diversity/prosperity of the Clinton years. Mena Suvari was still cute...a major case of Vile Nostalgia if I say so. Damn you Wheatus. Damn you!

*BONUS CLIP*
proof that no one can deny the power of Wheatus, a bunch of Marines in Iraq from HBO's Generation Kill miniseries rocking out to....

32 comments:

  1. also reminds me of weezer. cant stand his voice though

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  2. omg that song was excellent. lol

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  3. Lol I never seen the movie Loser or heard this song >_<, but the marines singing to it was hilarious

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  4. So how would you rate Mena these days?

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  5. I had their album when it came out. I must say that I rocked the shit out of it. Never seen the video before, thanks for that :)

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  6. those clothes
    .......WHY
    not even I dressed that bad in the 90's ;_;

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  7. As soon as I saw that picture I couldn't stop thinking about how he looks like Jax from Sons of Anarchy.

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  8. The singer may look weird ad have an annoying voice - this song is awesome! Made me nostalgia real hard.

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  9. It was an ok song until I saw the generation kill clip, very good.

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  10. Nostalgia mode not there for me... :(

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  11. I know exactly what you mean by vile nostalgia. There was this band called showoff that made me want to go back in time and beat my 13 yo self up haha.

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  12. I loved these guys...are they still around?

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  13. Man this was way back in the days...i feel kinda old now...lol

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  14. cool style. that hat and glasses....

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  15. wtf. my woman sitting here telling me she remembers this song. I have nearly 10 years on her and i dont. I would have to disagree with you though. I think I'm a better man for not knowing this song :)

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  16. I don't understand. My Highschool wasn't like this at all. I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND.

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  17. Definitely reminds me of wheezer (:

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  18. ugh, fuck that song. it got WAY TOO MUCH play on the radio. it's probably why i don't listen to the radio anymore

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  19. Generation Kill clip is rockin' :)

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  20. weezer still rules! love their songs

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  21. Offtopic: I wanted to write "mickey mouse" on my entry, but then I forgot it :D

    I just love that finale scene.

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  22. Loved the Generation Kill clip. As for the song: I've always hated the radio, so this song wasn't on my radar at all.

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  23. Also, I liked a lot Mena Suvari :>

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  24. Wut? I never heard of this! am I too young :(?

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