When Weezer hit the music scene waaaay back in 1994, bassist Matt Sharp decided to work on a little side project called The Rentals (he would ultimately leave Rivers Cuomo and gang after the release of their second album, Pinkerton).
So here’s the thing I could never remember, and hopefully will forever remember now that’s it’s transcribed in blog-form…
The spinoff band was The Rentals, and not Placebo.
It might not seem like a big deal to you, the casual reader, especially since I already mentioned the revelation in the first paragraph. But I always remembered the song, Friends of P (which I actually remembered as Friends with P), and I think the similar lyrics in Placebo’s Pure Morning meshed in my mind to cause the perpetual confusion. (I also blame my supposed friend P.)
- Friends of P lyrics:
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
- Pure Morning lyrics:
A friend in needs a friend indeed,
A friend with weed is better,
A friend with breasts and all the rest,
A friend who’s dressed in leather