Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo writing with fans in 2008

You???d think, after umpteen years of fronting Weezer, not to mention those lit classes at Harvard, that Rivers Cuomo wouldn???t need anyone???s help writing a catchy tune. Nonetheless, as Pitchfork reports, he???s gone online soliciting aid from fans, addressing them directly via the magic of YouTube. In the first step of “Let???s Write a Sawng,” he picked (apparently at random) the unwritten song???s “attitude,” settling on “fun [and] poppy, but tough.” He then had listeners think up the title, which is “???80s Radio.” Now, in his third step (below), Cuomo???s asking for chords.

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