Ozma

Ozma

Rock and Roll Part Three

Kung Fu

Ozma will never be accused of being too original or groundbreaking. Rock and Roll Part Three is an embarrassingly horrible Weezer rip off, complete with Rivers Cuomo soundalike articulation of specific syllables. It is truly incredible that anyone, or any group of people, for that matter, could produce such a horribly plagiarized bunch of songs with a straight face.

In the liner notes, Ozma thank, among others, Weezer and The Get Up Kids. It is fairly obvious that the members of Ozma’s love for these bands goes too far with this record. I try to imagine the bands members in their practice space… (cue harps and airbrushed outline of screen) “Hey guys, check this out! If I take the verse chords from “Falling For You,” rearrange the last two, and play them a tad slower, we can claim it as ours!” Look of glee fills the faces of Ozma members. “If only Rivers could hear us, he’d be very impressed, for sure!”

Needless to say, Weezer fans should buy this record; it is actually a much better Weezer record than the “green album” they just put out. It’s essentially Pinkerton-era Weezer with the Moog keyboards turned up and a lot more of the female “oohs” and “ahhhs” that can be found on The Rentals first record.

Kung Fu Records, 1452 Cornell, North Canton, OH 44720

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Best of Film 2021
    Best of Film 2021

    Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, seven supplemental films, and two prized repertory releases of 2021.

  • I Saw A Dozen Faces…
    I Saw A Dozen Faces…

    From The Windbreakers to Bark, Tim Lee is a trooper in the rock and roll trenches…and he’s lived to tell it all in his new memoir.

  • The Lyons
    The Lyons

    A man on his deathbed is surrounded by bickering family members, many of which you would strangle him given the chance. In other words: a brilliant comedy!

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Metallica: The $24.95 Book
    Metallica: The $24.95 Book

    From an underground band that pioneered the thrash metal sound, to arguably the biggest rock act in the new millennium, Metallica has had a long and tumultuous history. Ben Apatoff scours a myriad of sources to catalog this history in his new book.

  • Araceli Lemos
    Araceli Lemos

    Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.

From the Archives