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Trip Out on Weezer Covering Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android'

September 12, 2018

By Scott T. Sterling

If Weezer ever gets tired of writing songs, they have a pretty promising future as a cover band.

Following Weezer’s highly publicized bromance with Toto after covering the 1982 hit, a recently unearthed video from 2011 finds Rivers Cuomo and the boys setting their sights on a more modern classic for the latest cover version: Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android.”

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Weezer’s faithful rendition of the OK Computer single was captured on appropriately black and white video in a recording studio. Session drummer to the stars, Josh Freese, mans the kit.

You have to hear it to believe it. So listen to Weezer play Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” below.

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