Weezer covers Radiohead, and it's surprisingly not horrific

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Just when you're ready to write of Weezer as the perpetual party band, so extraordinarily tongue-in-cheek that maybe their whole take on surfy indie rock was just a parody, dear god, WE HAVE BEEN DUPED, they drop this little bomb on us all: A video of the band in the studio laying down a cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android." And it's not awful, not even a little bit, nope. Rivers Cuomo doesn't even smirk or anything. How could this be?

See for yourself (it actually sounds even better if you don't watch the video while you listen):



And now, for the ultimate test: Which video will get more hits over the long weekend, this indiesplosion or the new viral video of kittens hugging? Maybe someone can make a mash-up...

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Angie
Angie

I would write you oFF as an editor of anything. That is all.

Fuck
Fuck

Disagree.  This version sucks.  It's impossible to take his voice seriously.

SKK BB
SKK BB

this was great to see. absolutely great. his voice is good.

Jammypants
Jammypants

so they did a note-for-note cover of paranoid android... whoopty shit.having said that, they did a pretty damn good job.

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