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‘Paranoid Android’ Facts:
The song took its title from Marvin the Paranoid Android from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books.
The track is significantly influenced by The Beatles’ “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” and the work of The Pixies (my favorite band) as reference points.
The first edit was over 14 minutes long and included a long organ interlude performed by Radiohead lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (who totally looks like Bill Hader).
‘Paranoid Android’ was recorded in actress Jane Seymour’s 15th century mansion (which Yorke was convinced was haunted) near the village of St Catherine, near Bath, Somerset.
The members of Radiohead, as depicted in the “Paranoid Android” video. The video’s protagonist, Robin, is shown at far right.
Great job, Weezer
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