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Buddy Holly: 1980s Edition

Buddy Holly: 1980s Edition

Weezer’s power pop hit Buddy Holly paid tribute to the 1950s, and was released in the 1990s, but musician Mick Mazz decided to see what the song might have sounded like had it been released a decade earlier. Between the synthesizers, electronic drums, and saxophone, we think he nailed the sound of the era.

Tenacious D Goes to Bogota

Tenacious D Goes to Bogota

Tenacious D documents their off-stage antics on tour in Bogota, Colombia, as they attempt to stowaway on a plane; challenge Foo Fighters and Weezer in anexplosive game of Tejo, Colombia’s national drunken sport; and the heavy heavy-metalheads demonstrate the workout that keeps them “obese instead of morbidly obese.”

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Weezer Does Lithium

Weezer Does Lithium

(PG-13: Language) During their recent tour dates in Brazil, Weezer performed a great cover of Nirvana’s 1991 track Lithium. It’s a great tribute to a fellow band who achieved fame in the 1990s, but with a very different outcome. On a related note, we came across this little gem while researching this story.

Jenn Champion x Weezer

Jenn Champion x Weezer

We all know Weezer loves to cover classics. Musician Jenn Champion pays it forward with a remake of Weezer’s The Blue Album, replacing the original’s garage rock with chunky synth rhythms, and smooth, feminine vocals. Her cover of Undone streams for free, while the full album is exclusively on vinyl from Turntable Kitchen.

Weezer: Tiny Desk Concert

Weezer: Tiny Desk Concert

Rivers Cuomo and gang dropped by the NPR office and turned in a wonderfully underproduced, all-acoustic set, including Longtime Sunshine, a rare 1994 track, the Pinkerton classic Across the Sea, and two tunes off of their recent Black Album.

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Weezer dropped by The Tonight Show and performed their remake of the A-Ha classic Take on Me along with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. The low-fi instrumentation included multiple kazoos, tambourines, spoons, a melodica, and a toy piano.

Weezer: Take on Me

Weezer: Take on Me

The music video for Weezer’s remake of A-ha’s Take on Me time travels back to 1985, with a young Rivers Cuomo portrayed by Finn Wolfhard, also known as Mike Wheeler on Stranger Things, along with the members of his band Calpurnia. From The Teal Album.

Weezer: The Teal Album

Weezer: The Teal Album

Following up on the success of their hit cover version of Toto’s Africa, Weezer dropped a surprise release featuring that track, and nine other solid cover versions, including songs from Eurythmics, A-ha, ELO, and Michael Jackson.

Weezer x Weird Al: Africa

Weezer x Weird Al: Africa

We’ve already heard Weezer cover Toto’s 1982 hit Africa, and now we have an official music video. But Weezer is nowhere to be seen. Instead, “Weird Al” Yankovic stands in for Rivers Cuomo, lip syncing lead vocals, while poking fun at Undone – The Sweater Song.

Say It Ain’t Where Is My Mind

Say It Ain’t Where Is My Mind

We saw Weezer and Pixies in concert this summer, and they were both amazing. Seattle band Tiger Rider thought so too, and decided to pay tribute to this epic double bill with their own seamless mashup of Where Is My Mind and Say It Ain’t So.

Toto Does Weezer

Toto Does Weezer

After Weezer’s massively popular cover version of Toto’s Africa, the 1980s pop group decided to return the volley, with a very solid rendition of Weezer’s track Hash Pipe during a performance in Vancouver, BC. Weezer, it’s your turn. We suggest Rosanna.

Weezer: Africa (Live)

Weezer: Africa (Live)

Witness the power of the Internet. What started as a joke Twitter campaign for Weezer to cover Toto’s Africa eventually turned into a real single. The band recently performed their cover with no less than Toto’s Steve Porcaro on the synthesizer. Those harmonies!

Weezer Covers Outkast

Weezer Covers Outkast

During their 2017 world tour, Rivers Cuomo and the gang shook it like a Polaroid picture, performing one of the more unlikely cover versions we’ve heard – a garage surfpunk rendition of Outkast’s 2003 hit Hey Ya! His haircut can’t keep up with André 3000’s though.

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Say It Ain’t So: Torch Song Cover

Say It Ain’t So: Torch Song Cover

Somebody’s Heine is crowding my icebox… Postmodern Jukebox features a Blue Note style cover of the 1994 Weezer ballad Say It Ain’t So, with the vivacious vocals and equally vibrant red hair of Dani Armstrong (aka “Jack Dani”) leading the charge.

Weezer: Paranoid Android

Weezer: Paranoid Android

We’re not sure how we missed this incredible Radiohead cover when Weezer recorded it 2011, but we figured some of you might have missed it too. One commenter said Rivers singing Thom’s part was “Like seeing Woody Allen in a Batman movie.” We agree, but in a good way.

Say It Ain’t Cello

Say It Ain’t Cello

Somebody’s Heine’ is crowding our icebox. An suprising and awesome cover version of Weezer’s 1994 classic Say It Ain’t So performed on cello and djembe by Break of Reality. Be sure to check out their frenetic System of a Down B.Y.O.B. cover too.

How Not to Cover Weezer

How Not to Cover Weezer

A band of kids at Grosse Pointe Music Academy attempts to perform a cover of Weezer’s classic Undone: The Sweater Song when something unexpected puts a damper on the performance. Wait… for… it…

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