Weezer - The Lion and The Witch (Cover Artwork)


Weezer: The Lion and The WitchThe Lion and The Witch (2002)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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"‚?¶words cannot speak unless they are told. You can never know the excitement I owned when I saw the weezers. I had so good good SO GOOD time. I like when mr. pat drum. He is very good American drum man. Maybe next show I bring mom to show her American rock not so bad. weezer have make my life feel like nicely. The crowd cheer so loud and I know that was best memory I own. Big =w= light and my eye open big. I never see =w= so big before!!! It was best!!!!! I thank the Weezer for the best night. Tell the rivers I say "konichiwa" :0)" --skl

I think that little, um, quote (as well as the few others written on this CD's case) from one Weezer's fans from across, pretty much sums up the band's live performance and this EP.

Recorded live at various shows in Japan during the World Cup Tour in May of 2002 this EP features six live songs from every era. Opening after the crowd cheers Weezer on to stage, is one of the few exceptional tracks from Maladroit, Dope Nose. It's not one of the greatest songs the band has ever written but it's an excellent concert opener and the powerful rock ‚??n roll guitars really suck you into their set and this record. Next up is the popular single from the Green Album, Island in the Sun, the song isn't that explosive and just mellows ya out a little as they lead into one the record's highlight. River's calls on God for a little help on this one, as Pat lead's the band into a very rare live performance of Falling For You. Performed just as incredible live as it plays out on Pinkerton and you can tell that River's was just as enthused not to fuck it up as I was to hear the song. Death & Deconstruction follows, and really calms the crowd down. Weezer doesn't disappoint though and slams right back and rocks the EP with El Scorcho, the crowd gets into this one, seeing they've had enough time to learn the words. Finishing off the album is a powerful and humorous rendition of Holiday. You know the song, you know why it rocks, but the good part comes when Scott gets his first chance at performing his part of the song, in which he slightly messes up, but pulls the job off well.

For all you collectors out there, yes The Lion & the Witch EP is a rarity, specially numbered much like the first batch of Maladroit. As well as only being available in independent record stores. I don't know how many of these are going to be made available, but do yourself a favor and spend the seven bucks and pick this little gem up, even if it's just for the reviews submitted by a few concert goers.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
superskabro (May 29, 2007)

I don't think very much money was made off of this release. There weren't enough printed even. It's ok. I wish they had included one or two unreleased songs or some little treat like that.

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

I had the better sense to read below. So, it was a bootleg. Too bad it still sounds like garbage.

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

This is an awfully generous review you've written here. I can't think of a reason that this CD was made other than for profit-making purposes. This "makes me sad." It really does. A five song live EP? Why? I've heard bootlegs that sound better. God damn.

maverick (October 7, 2002)

After listening to this CD for a few days straight, here are some observations:
1. I'm pretty sure "IITS" is in a different key now , and it sounds better there. Cool.
2. Rivers [actually, the band as a whole] shows absolutely no emotion whatsoever on "Falling For You." This makes me sad.
3. Rivers fucks up the words in El Scorcho. This makes me happy.
4. The continual messups in "Holiday" actually make me think this band consists of real people who have senses of humor, and that they're not just mediocre record-making robots.

It's worth it for the fans, otherwise pass on this.


Anonymous (October 6, 2002)

Not sure why everybody here always argues. Yeah, we all have different opinions, but can't we all just leave it at that?

Why argue with people that could care less about your view?

samnorth (October 4, 2002)

weezer may be bad but i'll give them this, they are NOWHERE near as lame as the vines. i guarantee you i will not be wanting a vines cd in a couple years.

waste_elite (October 3, 2002)

it all went downhill after pinkerton

ludacris (October 3, 2002)

this shit keeps getting worse. give weezer a couple years and youll be begging for a vines cd.

Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

This sucks. Rivers looks like he's getting younger everytime I see him(except when he had the hobo look going on). He's not human. That other guy who left cause he checked himself into the crazy house was hot. I wish I could do him.

Sara(no h)

kirbypuckett (October 2, 2002)

To this ignorant mind of the anonymous person that said this"

"Its not an indie-only release. Its an import bootleg. Major stores never sell bootlegs or imports. Its like you've never bought music before. Only indies carry that type of thing. If it was an official release, it would go to major stores too.

From Weezer.com

"A couple of months ago, Geffen came to the band asking for an ep to be released in limited quantity and only available in independent retail stores..."

maverick (October 2, 2002)

Kirby [Scott]:
Both my copies [from different record stores] came in the mail today. The one I opened is number 009833. The one that I haven't opened yet [and will probably sell to a friend] is 21358.

Gotta love limited edition stuff...


Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

The whole Japanese-person-writing-in-english thang was done in the NOFX "46 or 47 Songs..." CD. Wow, I talk about that CD a lot, it's its not even that good.

Kid Tested, Mother Approved
Homemade Porn

Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

"where's the wardrobe?"

big funny!

CallingLondon (October 2, 2002)

i thought this release was supposed to have the newer version of Gone Fishin' on it.

Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

"i'll never forgive them for changing their style and sucking all of the sudden"

you sir, are one simple person. like bands belong to you. fuck, people like you help make the world a worse place than ever. you suck.

Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

Its not an indie-only release. Its an import bootleg. Major stores never sell bootlegs or imports. Its like you've never bought music before. Only indies carry that type of thing. If it was an official release, it would go to major stores too.

RightCliqificus (October 2, 2002)

why won't weezer die.. they keep putting out generic crap. i don't care if its live or a bootleg. its still crap.. the first 2 albums were awesome and got me into music. i'll never forgive them for changing their style and sucking all of the sudden

waste_elite (October 2, 2002)

what's the point of releasing the disc only in indie stores? some sort of publicity stunt, i suppose?

Anonymous (October 2, 2002)

Me suck long dong like the Rivers. Wait, me no sucky dicky, the Rivers sucky enough dicky by him self self.

Fuck Rivers. Fuck Weezer. Free Matt Sharp. Free Japan.

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

Pinkerton was great.
the new stuff sucks.
get a life.

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

rock the vote yo!

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

i gots # 027336, and check out ebay , they have this cd selling like mad. so buy extra copies and sell it to the kiddies and make a few bucks.

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

Me no love Weezer long time. Overrated so big, so long!

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

the weezers not good. me go eat sushi.

and how many damn scotts are there on this site?


Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

Good review.

kirbypuckett (October 1, 2002)

I'm thinkin' of grabbing another one of these as well Scott. Anyways...I'm coming in at number 17188. Joy! Do share your numbers when they arrive...

- Scott
(aka Kirby)

Anonymous (October 1, 2002)

wheres the wardrobe?


Anonymous (October 1, 2002)


AtomicGarden (October 1, 2002)

An indie only release? Cool. Any new songs? No? That sucks. Oh wait, their new stuff is really bland anyway. Yay for rehashing old material!

StabbingGoldfish (October 1, 2002)

This looks good, and I'm a huge collector nerd. I wish I had Money.

WussEmoRock (October 1, 2002)

good review, I liked it


maverick (October 1, 2002)

I should have two, count 'em, two, copies of this coming to me in the mail this week. Whoo!

Kirby - what number is yours?


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