Question about Beverly Hills

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Question about Beverly Hills

Post by dharmabum110 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:59 am

Is it just me or did Weezer release a subtley different version of "Beverly Hills"? I was talking to my girlfriend about it yesterday. I swore that when I first heard the song back in April or so, the lyric "Can You Hear Me?" was sung by what seemed to me to be a distintly female voice. Recently I've heard the song on the radio and it sounds like one of the guys in the band is singing it in an almost breathless voice. Anybody else notice this, or am I just thick?

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Post by Jake » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:06 pm

You are correct. And the "gimme gimme" vocals were performed by dudes on the original mix.

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Post by dharmabum110 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:19 pm

Jake, why the remix then? It really isn't that much different from the original.

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Post by Jake » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:45 pm

Here's the story:
The version played by Live 105 is in fact an earlier mix or demo version of the song, which is easy to spot due to the (early) male rather than (correct) female 'gimmie gimme' back-up vocals, as wel as overall sound differences. Clever fans have been recording the clips and now mp3s are flowing back and forth amongst the Weezgnoscenti.

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Post by Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:58 pm

The different version could be a way of catering to different radio formats since the song is getting played on Contemporary Hit Radio, Active Rock and New or Alternative stations. When Shania Twain and other crossover artists release a single to radio there's a country version, a less twangy pop version, maybe another shorter and longer version with stuff included or deleted--sometimes 4 versions on one cd with one customized just for you--talk about being a sellout whore!. When radio used to play cd's you'd have to write in marker or grease pencil--
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Post by trainwreck2 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:59 pm

i just think its a boring song after the first 2 or 3 listens... I think the word is plodding...

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Post by grounded5am » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:15 pm

see i don't see that at all. it's one of the better tunes from the summer. i really dug it.

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Post by Johnny Loftus » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:58 pm

grounded5am wrote:see i don't see that at all. it's one of the better tunes from the summer. i really dug it.
Right on, right on.

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Post by Jake » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:16 pm

I like it too. Not enough to buy the album. But enough to not turn the channel on the radio when it comes on.

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Post by nobodygirl » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:19 pm

grounded5am wrote:see i don't see that at all. it's one of the better tunes from the summer. i really dug it.
Johnny Loftus wrote:Right on, right on.
Jake wrote:I like it too. Not enough to buy the album. But enough to not turn the channel on the radio when it comes on.
You are all on drugs.


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seriously, I think it's terrible, but whatever.

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