The Rentals - Friends Of P. (Video)
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SteveEdwardCooper : Decades ago, I fell asleep on the couch one night with the TV on. Woke up at three AM, watched this video, wondered what the Hell I was looking at, fell back asleep. I spent the next few months, in the pre-internet era, trying to find this again. No one knew what I was talking about and some thought I had dreamt it. Finally I saw it a second time and found out the name of the band. It was such a relief to not only figure out who they were, but to buy the album and play this for my friends so they wouldn't think I had pulled the whole thing from a weird dream.

camflex66 : Poor guy can't get his bass started.

Brad The DC Universe Geek : I love the awkward ending of this video. Just standing there. This video was pure nineties alt-rock hipster gold.

Big Wipeouts : I just love the sound of that Moog.

laterite : these chicks are aubrey plaza's spirit animals.

Zen Jon : Ahhh...sneaking MTV and sugar cereal at 11:30 at night in 5th grade...

patrick's broken glute : it wasn't Matt who caused weezer's change. it was Rivers' fault. Matt wanted to be something other than "just the bass player", and the band was slowing down at the time, so he probably didn't have much incentive to stay. Rivers regretted making the raw album, so he made the exact opposite.

LosRioDelMar : back when MTV actually music videos and non of this crap now

bandi53 : So that's where hipsters came from... At least these hipsters have good music.

Romeo Alpha : Always wondered what was up with the Russian subtitles...

CrandMackerel : Fun fact: After this, Russell Crowe went on to have a high profile career as an actor.

Neville6000 : They look like your typical Soviet rock band...

Brendan Black : Maya Rudolph was in this band.

StillAtMyMoms : That moment when you realize hipsters lived in the 90s. If only they continued to sound like this, though. Killer track.

FantometteBR : Hipster at 90s >>> Hipsters of today

mrhicks957 : Weezer is a cake... And Matt sharp is the flour. Weezer without Matt sharp is not weezer. Matt sharp without Weezer is just a little bland.

Max Legate : How are people saying this is a ripoff of Weezer since Matt Sharp was in Weezer

Austin Lucas : Lyrics: "I'm a good guy for a gal, So won't you look my palm over? I've got time for a chat, So won't you tell me my future? I'm gonna break down at fifty, And I'm not quite a stallion. I'm a good guy for a gal, And I'm mentally slipping. Oh yeah, oh yeah. What's that ya' see? Oh boy, find out what's up with me. Oh yeah, oh yeah. What's that ya' see? Tell me more of what's gonna be. If you're friends with P., Well, then you're friends with me. If you're down with P., Well, then you're down with me. Friends of P. Friends of P. Friends of P. Friends... Somebody's fame and fortune is gonna come to me early. I get two loves in my life, and I'm dying at ninety."

Elphyrafire : so glad this song lives on via youtube

Ma Ab : 1990s alt-powerpop jewel. I miss things like these, I miss the 90s <3

Gabe Suarez : Oh. This is where the good weezer sound went. Matt Sharp really IS the key to Weezer sounding as fucking amazing as they had... I thought when people were saying that, they were exaggerating and that this band just had some of the spirit. Its got 85% of the ingredients for god sake.

MosriteFlyinFingers : I get a strong Pixies vibe from this.

RedYellow Blue : those are some yummy chicks

NameNotAlreadyTaken2 : Goddamn, I haven't heard this song since on the radio way back in the 90s!

madmadameminx : Proto-Hipsters?

kung Few : I got to see the original Weezer lineup front row standing room only at the metro in Chicago when they released Pinkerton. They played every song off both albums and were awesome! I yelled out as loud as I could HEY SHARP! He looked at me and I screamed RENTALS! While giving him the rock hand symbol, he smiled at me and nodded to me thanks brother. Best concert of my life bar none and It sucks Sharp left, but Rivers is still awesome and I loved the green album.

Gus OɴDemaɴd : that blond chick is on overhaulin'..

New Life : When this was popular i hated it so hardcore but now it's pure nostalgia

Hector Hidalgo : i prefer the weezer versión

JisINSANE3 : I love the early 1960's school text book music class look this video has.

Mr Gee : I can't love the awkward silence at the end enough. :)

unqtious : This is the most hipster video ever.

Jason Peter's : ahhh, 1995. Before being a hipster was pretentious

Eric Austin : The original Hipster!!!!!

Rockett Launch : Had to watch a 30 second ad to see this. First world peoblems

Pacific Rain : For the guys who say Matt Sharp's departure messed up Weezer, it's not that incident that almost destroyed Weezer. It's the failure of Pinkerton. The failure of Pinkerton made Rivers Cuomo think the critics want to make him write generic pop songs. If Pinkerton did well, there will be no hiatus, more Pinkerton and Blue sounding albums instead of generic pop albums.

Jeremiah buckel : I wonder if Matt Sharp kicks himself for leaving Weezer considering how far Weezer has gone. I never realized that Patrick Wilson (also of Weezer) is playing drums.

SupremeInvigilator : Settle down y'all.

notsusan : in junior high school my friend wanted to remake this video, we all loved the shit out of it. great album, the whole moog revival in the 90s was a lot of fun

Stephanie Crawford : I remember making music videos at sleepovers to Return of the Rentals, really fun times. :) Also, Matt has always reminded me of Joel from MST3K.

Mikey Gray : First weezer album is what made them. So yeah the later weezer crap would not have made it if it weren't for Matt sharps contributions..

Philip Murray : I'm P

Benjamin Tubman : new album 2014 long live the rentals

silentthreadTVNet : I'm also having private affairs with the letters... A, C, M and W. lol

BasqueNYC : Saw them at Roseland,NYC years ago and Matt and and one of the girls were earring a Rush shirt and went into a melody of old Rush moog era songs it was a blast I'll never forget that

Uncle Tony : A long time ago, I worked with a person who had a sex change (male to female), and in that transition she gave herself a new name, which I won't mention, but was hard to pronounce and began with the letter P. Later on we hired a black lady who just had the darndest time trying to enunciate her name, until finally she gave up and said, "I'm just gonna call you P," to which P...replied, "uhhh, yeah, I'd rather you not do that." Anyhoos, a couple of years later this song came out, and whenever I hear it (which is pretty much never anymore) I always imagine (to amuse myself) that the song was about my transgendered co-worker. Not a real knee slapper, but still makes me chuckle a time or two.

bonermetal666 : trey parker and Aubrey Plaza 90s band!

Ben Doane : Yep, Matt Sharp should have stayed in Weezer.

Ethan Storms : Get guitar lessons from this dude ahahahaha this video. Still old but Gold