So Weezer covers ‘Africa’ and then Toto covers ‘Hash Pipe’. The circle is now complete!
Two months ago, Weezer fulfilled a fan’s curious demand that they cover and play Toto’s iconic hit, “Africa”. After trolling everyone with “Rosanna” first, Rivers Cuomo and the gang finally relented, covering the dreamy song, which has since become the band’s biggest hit in a decade.
Toto has returned the favor by recording their own take on “Hash Pipe”, and although the studio cut won’t surface until August 10th, the band previewed their cover last night in Vancouver. Rest assured, they didn’t tinker much, and the punky track is arguably the youngest Toto have ever sounded.
“We figured since we were smoking hash since before they were born, that’s the one we should do,” Steve Lukather explains in the concert-shot footage (via Pitchfork). “This is our tribute to Weezer, god bless ’em.” Read more via consequenceofsound.net
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