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|Weird Al Yankovic|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Crystal P. from NEWCASTLE, ME
Reviewed on 8/16/2006...
"Weird Al' Yankovic in 3-D
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 09/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Alfred Matthew Yankovic,commonly known as "Weird Al",had a contract to fulfill so less than a year after the release of his self-titled debut,he put out IN 3-D. The title is mentioned on the track NATURE TRAIL TO HELL,a Yankovic original. Here are more parodies and spoofs which include Yankovic paying homage to his idol Michael Jackson with EAT IT,another food song with lyrics by Yankovic and the music from Jackson's self-penned smash BEAT IT. MIDNIGHT STAR is about a fictitious tabloid very much like the real NATIONAL ENQUIRER and GLOBE. THE BRADY BUNCH is one I always loved. The parody of Men Without Hats' THE SAFETY DANCE tells about the ABC 1969-74 hit sitcom THE BRADY BUNCH and conflict over television("there's only one set so whatever you watch,well you know I gotta watch it too."). Other Yankovic originals include BUY ME A CONDO,MR. POPEIL and THAT BOY COULD DANCE. Another television parody is I LOST ON JEOPARDY,with music from the Greg Kihn Band's (OUR LOVE'S IN)JEOPARDY. We see in the video,Al as a contestant on the real game show,still hosted by Alex Trebek. Al is physically evicted from the studio. The track features a vocal appearance by Don Pardo,the overall announcer for NBC's Saturday Night Live. However,Yankovic does polka-style covers of non-satirical hit songs so POLKAS ON 45 features a medley of songs like hits from Devo,The Who and others. KING OF SUEDE is in no way associated with food or television,but is associated with jackets and suits. The parody features music from Sting's KING OF PAIN. What about THEME FROM ROCKY XIII? In reality,there were only five. The parody of Survivor's hit song EYE OF THE TIGER,featured in the 1982 Sylvester Stallone film ROCKY III,tells about a guy who owns and operates a bakery-deli. This track could also be entitled "The Rye or the Kaiser",in sync to EOTT. This album was released on Rock and Roll Records,a subsidiary of both Scotti Brothers(Survivor's label) and CBS."
As good as you remember
M. Kellam | TX | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This and Dare to be Stupid are by far Weird Al's best albums.
I would recommend this as the first CD to any newcomer to Weird Al."