Who Does Toto’s Africa Better, Weezer or Showtime?
After listening several times, I personally don't get the craze of Weezer's cover of Africa, but I DO get the obvious genius original, as do the boys in our very own 'Toto Tribute band', Showtime. Above is Weezer's cover of the recording (with a recent appearance by Weird Al) and below is Showtime's painstaking recreation of the way Toto plays it live today... You can guess which one we prefer, but how about you? Oh, and by the way... (see below the video)
As an added bonus for those that remember... Here's where the Africa craze REALLY started in CNY: in the now defunct all-star band, Dashboard Nixon... Fast-forward about half-way if the video below doesn't automatically bring you there.