Weezer – Paranoid Android (radiohead cover)

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 30-05-2011

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This video of Weezer’s recent cover of Radiohead’s 1997 classic ‘Paranoid Android’ is something I expect will attract a large number of comments from both sides of the Atlantic. When I first saw the video description I was hesitant to open Pandora’s box but during the first 20 seconds I was actually pleasantly surprised. However, Rivers Cuomo’s vocals just don’t fit this song at all.

Some could argue his voice is just different to that of Thom Yorke but you really have to think carefully before you attempt to cover one of the best songs from one of the greatest albums of all time. It’s definitely worth a listen to make up your own mind but a simplified review from me; musically very good, vocally wrong.

Comments (2)

Agree! It just doesn’t ‘add’ anything to the original song.

Ja, en dat heel belangrijk is.
I think the best covers/remixes are done on songs of a completely different genre.

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