The song from the EP that probably would have garnered them the most attention if it had come out a few years earlier is the first song, “Everybody Needs A Hero.” It’s catchy as hell. I think MTV would have given its flashy video (because there would have been one) a few spins in 1988/1989.
How can I be so sure? Rivers Cuomo used to play the Sunset Strip!
|That’s Rivers, top middle.|
|That’s Rivers on the right.|
Case closed. (Disclaimer: I love the first four Weezer albums). Back to the topic at hand, the ballad on Black Market, “Hear You Say,” is a very well-written song and almost certainly would have been a massive hit five years earlier.
My favorite song by the band is a hidden track on the Black Market CD, it’s not even listed! I’m going to call it “Let’s Go.” I love it: great riff, cool verse, awesome bridge, singalong chorus. Put this song on Headbanger’s Ball next to Winger and Slaughter and tell me which band would have stood out.