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Weezer isn't in the video for its cover of Toto's "Africa," but Weird Al is

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Weezer has a track record of crowd-pleasing videos, from the Spike Jonze-directed “Buddy Holly” to the Spike Jonze-directed “Island In The Sun” (“Undone: The Sweater Song” is also a Jonze joint, complete with fluffy animals and cuddly emo musicians). But for their latest video, Rivers Cuomo and the rest of the guys decided to let some other dudes and one notable stand-in rock out to their cover of Toto’s “Africa.”

Yup, that’s “Weird Al” Yankovic filling in for Cuomo, dressed as Cuomo in the “Buddy Holly” video. The setup of the video is a nod to “Undone,” which is a little confusing given that the styling of the fake Brian Bell, Patrick Wilson, and Scott Shriner is much more contemporary (Bell’s Interview With The Vampire look emerged post-2013). But Weezer videos don’t really benefit from much thinking, so just let the sweet accordion solo pantomime wash over you.


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