Weezer covers “Paranoid Android”

by Jonathan on June 1, 2011

What do you think?

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  • jlowrie33

    This just reminds me of the great compositions Radiohead used to do before these last two albums.

  • BPM

    A bit of a shame that Cuomo’s voice didn’t quite fit with this song.  But everyone is talking about the emotional vocals of Yorke as if Cuomo has never had emotion in his voice.  Haven’t any of you listened to Pinkerton front to back?  His vocals MADE that album – the guy was pure emotion (and the Blue album wasn’t far off either)!  This is a cool cover and I liked it – but of course the original is the best.  How can you top the original?  I’m not going to hold him to an impossible standard, just as I’m sure their goal of creating this cover wasn’t to reach that impossible standard.

  • Derek

    Really obvious Autotune on Cuomo’s vocals. Most notably at 1:17. Just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/OMGWTFBHJFTW Bigheadjoe

    The new Weezer was way better than the new Radiohead.

  • A friend

    Crap. His singing is awful. Yelling and heartless. Remember the touching vocals of Thom an Ed? I really do miss the era of “OK Computer”. Nowadays Radiohead sounds far too cold. Conceptual, emotionless. Back in the late 1990′s they were lamenting a hypertechnological environment. The isolation of the individual. “There`s such a chill.” Now their music sounds like a machine. Radiohead`s feeling has gone. I think they have lost themselves. But that`s another story.

  • Timgreen2013

    It’s a fun cover.  Just enjoy it instead of writing a comparative dissertation on it.  If it’s too accurate, then it’s not a creative cover; if it’s a new take on the song, then it doesn’t capture Thom Yorke’s blah blah blah.  Either way, they lose. 
    Whenever someone covers Radiohead, it’s a given…that nothing can compare to the originals. 

    Weezer is just having fun.  

  • Timgreen2013

    It’s a fun cover.  Just enjoy it instead of writing a comparative dissertation on it.  If it’s too accurate, then it’s not a creative cover; if it’s a new take on the song, then it doesn’t capture Thom Yorke’s blah blah blah.  Either way, they lose. 
    Whenever someone covers Radiohead, it’s a given…that nothing can compare to the originals. 

    Weezer is just having fun.  

  • Rayobriggs

    I’ve heard local bands cover this better.  Radiohead lyrics are not Weezer music. no emotional intensity that Thom brings. 

  • Woodsy

    not too bad. I really liked the first three minutes, but rivers’ voice kinda got to me after that. but how can I knock ‘em? I couldn’t play that.

  • Ryker

    Exactly. This is just Weezer having a bit of fun jamming out a classic tune and sharing it with their fans. A lot of you fellas are way too up tight when it comes to Radiohead.

  • Ryker

    The song itself is already pretty goofy.

  • nuttin

    The second masturbation season has just begun.

  • Vergon

    your dad creates horrible music…. and children

  • Boonjus

    I love it, a good old ‘textbook’ cover. as someone said below, best song they recorded in recent times, just as i imagined what a weezer cover of this wong would be. Rivers cuomo might not be the best suited for the gliding voice of thom, and can maybe change the tempo of the song to adapt more to his voice. a faithfull and unpretentious cover, well done weezer i love that you love radiohead.

  • A guest

    why does he sing “whats thaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr”?

    and also he sounds kind of..lame..when he’s singing “why don’t you remember my name? off with his head man off with his head”
    the music is well done, but the voice and tone of the voice just isn’t right. Thom Yorke is way too unique

  • Catherine Leon

    personally i think its pretty weak in comparison. however if i find that thom has yet again performed under ‘special guest’ at glastonbury, seeing as i have sold my ticket, i would have missed them two years in a row and my 5 year long passionate radiohead relationship will be over. i will cheat on radiohead with cover versions and ring them up to tell them how good im doing without them in my life. 

  • Jarod

    can I participate?

  • nuttin

    um…  ask Jonathan.

  • Kid B

    Touche. “Beverly Hills” is a really good song.

  • Djride04

    :) much i dont want to admit…..
    thats why i treasure the earlier albums..
    all things must pass….sad to say.
    even the JUICE . not sure how the new kids value their music today…. must be ok than the other new bands i think ?..

  • Werrrt

    Personally I don’t give a f* to your opinion

  • Vergon

    No, that’s their worst one but still your dad dances at the pole with it while your uncle salivates wanting to give him a BJ.

  • jay

    that was cool. stop analyzing this. their having fun and paying respect to a great song. 

  • Kid B

    That’s a bizzarre imagination you have. Maybe you should limit your time on the internet.

  • Vergon

    I do limit my time on the internet, I spend all my day with your mom, she won’t let me surf the net, just surf her if you know what I mean

  • Vergon

    I do limit my time on the internet, I spend all my day with your mom, she won’t let me surf the net, just surf her if you know what I mean

  • Neal

    This site is so terrible now. There has been so much radiohead news and you’re not even mentioning it. What about their from the basement performance that’s supposed to take place tonight? You haven’t mentioned anything. That’s why I switched to the kingoflimbspart2.com. Its a much better site.

  • RJay82

    Dude, I like Weezer and all, but “your mom” jokes are lame. What are you, 12?

  • Stevenk4

    that sucked, weezer sucks, they could have at least tried to convince me that they are talented by make it a little bit their own instead of completely covering a classic, LAME AS HELL

  • Vergon

    Actually I am 10 years old

  • Vergon

    Actually I am 10 years old

  • bizzbizz

    i love it :)   and i love radiohead as well of course.  can we talk about the actual music and leave mommy and daddy alone? 

  • brown power

    thats weehead…..all i can say ….

  • Susana Delgado

    come on, guys. Music is Music. Like colors.
    If it makes you feel good, then it’s good for you.
    It doesn’t matter how bad other people think it is.
    love you all.

  • Pat

    So acutally  your mature for your age.

  • Vergon

    not mature enough to create a kid c with her momma, but enough to make her cum

  • Jirdimaster

    Um hello greenplastic, there’s a ton of Radiohead news you’re not posting, Live From the Basement, Staircase, the remixes etc. What’s the point of this website if it’s not gonna keep up?

  • http://twitter.com/thedashrock Vasco Vilhena

    What’s up Jonathan? Is everything alright?

  • Greenp?

    i don’t care about weezer. i can’t follow greenplastic for more news on radiohead because nothing is ever posted here.

  • Jordan Northerns

    The cover is slow, boring, and unoriginal – I’d rather listen to Radiohead do it than some exact copy by Weezer at a lower quality.

  • Tonymariocastro

    Horrible cover

  • Jonathan

    No, I’m going to commit suicide, please help ASAP

  • Vergon

    I can, is your mom who won’t leave me

  • Mike

    This was my exact thought. Cuomo’s voice lacks the emotional range that Thom’s does to cover this. This was particularly noticeable around “gucci little piggy” line forward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=194603442 Matthew Robinson

    Man is so totally love that Josh Freese is in this video. he adds to everything!

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