TBT: Weezer Covers "Paranoid Android"

Radiohead's best song? Maybe.

May 19, 2016
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by Stephanie Savoia


Every few months I watch a video for "Paranoid Android." It's a rotation between the original Radiohead video, their near perfect performance on Jools Holland, and perhaps my favorite, the Mario Paint version complete meow noises.

I went to YouTube to watch someone do their yellow belt test for Kempo Karate and lost focus when YouTube suggested I watch so many Formula 1 racing clips with one thing that stood out from the race cars... Weezer, in their rehearsal space, covering Radiohead.

Though maybe not exactly perfect, Pat kills it on those solos! It's great to see Josh Freese playing drums. Weezer, of course, has since gone back to the classic four-on-the-floor approach with Pat on drums (see "Back to the Shack").

Ok, it's safe to carry on about your business... unless you wanna spend six more minutes watching this (skip ahead to 3:00 for the meowing):