It’s not every day you get to hear a band like Weezer cover a song like Radiohead’s classic OK Computer cut, “Paranoid Android,” easily the band’s most well known song, out of one of music’s most impressive catalogs.
If you recall, they also covered another Radiohead classic, “Creep,” a couple years back. It’s a bit shocking at first to hear Rivers Cuomo’s vocals in place of Thom Yorke’s eery falsetto, but Weezer perform the song with grace and subtlety, keeping the instrumentals pretty much intact and not making any significant changes to the song. Check out an in studio performance of the song below.
Weezer – “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead Cover) (MP3)