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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Nap Ghost

Mine is definitely "Smells like Nirvana"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY

Original music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

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Applesnots
Oct 22, 2010

MERRY YOBMAS


Deffo Party in The CIA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI

Rigged Death Trap
Feb 13, 2012

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP



Dare to be stupid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhwddNQSWQ

Robokomodo
Nov 11, 2009


Literally all of them are superior, bud.

Odddzy
Oct 10, 2007
Once shot a man in Reno.

I like his polkas, They're basically concentrated Weird Al.

Peddle2thaMetal
Apr 17, 2012

ooooooooo yeaaaahhh

Robokomodo posted:

Literally all of them are superior, bud.

Pretty much. The only one I would question is Bohemian Rhapsody, but it wasn't a true parody, just a polka version- which is still great. Two that come to mind are "Trash Day" (Nelly's Hot in Here) and "Trapped in the Drive Thru" (R Kelly's Trapped in the Closet). "Amish Paradise" definitively. He's a genius.

Applesnots
Oct 22, 2010

MERRY YOBMAS


If you ever get the chance to see him live you really should, I saw him in a smallish college auditorium a couple of years ago and it was a hell of a show.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

This would be better than the original even if it sucked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6T2B3Vhtzk

Mr. Bad Guy
Jun 27, 2006

"Something something rape, something tranny genitals."
- Mr. Bad Guy


Dog Eat Dog is a fantastic Talking Heads style parody. Saw him at the Pabst in Miluakee a few months ago, it was an awesome show.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Nap Ghost

Robokomodo posted:

Literally all of them are superior, bud.

So Post Your Favrotie

not my real name
May 10, 2008


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004



Applesnots posted:

If you ever get the chance to see him live you really should, I saw him in a smallish college auditorium a couple of years ago and it was a hell of a show.

Seconded

Jeremy_X
Jul 27, 2006


As a musician I have immense respect for Weird Al's band. Replication of just one other musician's sound and style is difficult and these guys replicate multiple bands and do it incredibly well. As such I can't really pick a single track as my favorite. I did enjoy showing my grandmother, who was a teacher for many years, Word Crimes so I'll go with that one.

Mr Luxury Yacht
Apr 16, 2012


Applesnots posted:

If you ever get the chance to see him live you really should, I saw him in a smallish college auditorium a couple of years ago and it was a hell of a show.

Last time he played in my city bots bought all the tickets and they ended up on StubHub for like $120 min

jabby
Oct 27, 2010




"We only torture the folks we don't like,
You're probly gonna be OK"

I love his songs with a hint of a political message. This and 'Don't Download This Song' are great. He's perfected the art of mocking so gently that nobody could complain.

Desperate Character
Apr 13, 2009


this one is like a goldmine for potential avatars and also the song is so much more catchier than the original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF6ct9ZEq5s

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.


Robokomodo posted:

Literally all of them are superior, bud.

seriously

although many of the originals are great too and im glad i was such a tremendous dork that listened to so much weird al as a kid because it exposed me to a big variety of music and seeking out the originals led to some cool discoveries (ditto for the guns n roses album 'the spaghetti incident?!')

trickybiscuits
Jan 13, 2008


It's not a direct parody, but "BOB" is a work of genius.

Jerry Cotton
Nov 25, 2010



Peddle2thaMetal posted:

Pretty much. The only one I would question is Bohemian Rhapsody, but it wasn't a true parody, just a polka version- which is still great. Two that come to mind are "Trash Day" (Nelly's Hot in Here) and "Trapped in the Drive Thru" (R Kelly's Trapped in the Closet). "Amish Paradise" definitively. He's a genius.

Trapped in the Closet and Trapped in the Drive Thru are both god drat masterpieces. I don't think the parody is superior.

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX18yNwqnMg

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!


Especially since trapped in a the closet is already comedy.

Comedy made by a peetape making child molesting cult leader but it's always a bit off when someone makes a joke version of a joke.

Mr. Bad Guy
Jun 27, 2006

"Something something rape, something tranny genitals."
- Mr. Bad Guy


It always kinda bugs me that in Drive Thru, the wife gets mad at the young female attendant for thinking that the husband is Paul. Like, why would you be jealous or mad about that? Still one of my favorites though.

I'm sad that Prince never gave All permission to do a cover.

RandomFerret
Apr 18, 2008

WHAT IS A JUGGALO?
A HULKAMANIAC

HE POWERBOMBS MOTHERFUCKERS INTO THUMBTACKS


Dare to be Stupid is a better Devo song than anything Devo ever did, and Mark Mothersbaugh admitted it.

When I was a kid I had a tape of Peter and the Wolf narrated by Weird Al, and side B was an original sequel to Camille Saint-SaŽns' Carnival of the Animals. The liner notes included interpretations of what each of the new songs meant, pointing out key changes and instrumentation and how they related to each animal, and it taught me a lot about music appreciation. I'm definitely going to track down a copy for my kid.

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.


Mr. Bad Guy posted:

It always kinda bugs me that in Drive Thru, the wife gets mad at the young female attendant for thinking that the husband is Paul. Like, why would you be jealous or mad about that? Still one of my favorites though.

I'm sad that Prince never gave All permission to do a cover.

she thinks her husband has been pretending his name is Paul (Atreides, I assume) to "boink" drive thru girl (which ain't happenin bud, sorry but thems the breaks)

was "traffic jam" supposed to be a Prince style song?

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

So you'd like to see my trombone...

Gatekeeper posted:

was "traffic jam" supposed to be a Prince style song?

Are...are you thinking of something else because not in a thousand years would I associate "Traffic jam" with Prince.


As an aside, Traffic Jam is awesome.

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.


Johnny Aztec posted:

Are...are you thinking of something else because not in a thousand years would I associate "Traffic jam" with Prince.


As an aside, Traffic Jam is awesome.

i must be, i haven't heard it since 6th grade and for some reason i seem to have associated it with prince

HenryEx
Mar 24, 2009

...your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call "a body"...


Grimey Drawer

This one.



"If i'm bitten by a zombie, probably not telling you HEYOO" is genius.

HenryEx fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2018 around 23:04

jabby
Oct 27, 2010



Mr. Bad Guy posted:

It always kinda bugs me that in Drive Thru, the wife gets mad at the young female attendant for thinking that the husband is Paul. Like, why would you be jealous or mad about that? Still one of my favorites though.

I'm sad that Prince never gave All permission to do a cover.

I thought she was mad her husband was mistaken for someone who hangs out with teenage fast food workers, and she's really nosy.

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

So you'd like to see my trombone...

Gatekeeper posted:

i must be, i haven't heard it since 6th grade and for some reason i seem to have associated it with prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UupwKYfQJ9Y THIS is Traffic Jam.
If this is what Prince sounds like, then poo poo, I've been missing out

Stick Figure Mafia
Dec 11, 2004

We've run outta retro!

The Presidents of the United States of America would sing lines from Weird Al's "Gump" when performing "Lump". Especially the "and that's all I have to say about that" at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGOz_ql80tk#t=118s

friendly 2 da void
Mar 22, 2018



Johnny Aztec posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UupwKYfQJ9Y THIS is Traffic Jam.
If this is what Prince sounds like, then poo poo, I've been missing out

Traffic Jam is very obviously a parody of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", which is an amazing song. Prince is one of the greatest artists of all time lol yeah you've been missing out, jump on that poo poo!

"Dare to be Stupid" just sounds like a straightforward Gang of Four song more and more these days.

BioEnchanted
Aug 9, 2011

He plays for the dreamers that forgot how to dream, and the lovers that forgot how to love.

I Like the story behind Amish Paradise, where Al apporached Coolio asking for permission but was stonewalled by his manager. When Coolio found out what had happened he contacted Al himself to give his permission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.


friendly 2 da void posted:

Traffic Jam is very obviously a parody of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", which is an amazing song.

that's exactly what i was thinking, that it sounded like a song in the same style as let's go crazy

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

Johnny Aztec posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UupwKYfQJ9Y THIS is Traffic Jam.
If this is what Prince sounds like, then poo poo, I've been missing out
If your idea of Prince isn't informed by the very first song on his most famous album, you really have been.

Sham bam bamina! fucked around with this message at Jul 19, 2018 around 08:48

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


BioEnchanted posted:

I Like the story behind Amish Paradise, where Al apporached Coolio asking for permission but was stonewalled by his manager. When Coolio found out what had happened he contacted Al himself to give his permission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg

Uhhh...that's not at all the story I heard. I thought it was sort of the other way around.

Al asked permission, and it went through Coolio's manger/agent/SOMEONE other than Coolio and responded to Al saying "yes."

Al made it, it was a hit, then Coolio said he never gave permission or was never asked. Al apologized for the miscommunication, and I think they're good now, but Coolio seemed upset for a while since I guess he thought it was too serious of a song to parody.

The going theory is that Coolio 100% gave permission, but then got mad that Al's song got so popular and detracted from his song, so then after-the-fact said he never gave permission.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Robokomodo posted:

Literally all of them are superior, bud.

Indeed. Weird Al is a golden god.

Irradiation
Sep 14, 2005

I understand your frustration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0TEJMJOhk

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


This been posted yet?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNuiri2dV0

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005

So you'd like to see my trombone...

friendly 2 da void posted:

Traffic Jam is very obviously a parody of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", which is an amazing song. Prince is one of the greatest artists of all time lol yeah you've been missing out, jump on that poo poo!

"Dare to be Stupid" just sounds like a straightforward Gang of Four song more and more these days.

Huh alright. yeah that's deffo the thing.


Now, is HARDWARE STORE an original song?

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Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Johnny Aztec posted:

Now, is HARDWARE STORE an original song?
It is, and it's one of my favorites from Al. It's also incredibly, ridiculously difficult to sing, to the extent that even Al himself doesn't perform it live because he knows he's not going to be able to nail that "Would you look at all that stuff..." section again, certainly not on the first try.

BioEnchanted posted:

I Like the story behind Amish Paradise, where Al apporached Coolio asking for permission but was stonewalled by his manager. When Coolio found out what had happened he contacted Al himself to give his permission.
I think you've got Coolio mixed up with Lady Gaga. (Well, there's a sentence I didn't expect to write today ) Gaga's management refused to give Al permission to parody "Born This Way" without ever actually consulting Gaga herself, and when she found out about this she contacted Al and gave him permission.

edit: Also, Nathan Rabin (former The Onion AV Club writer, author of Weird Al: The Book) is doing a feature on his website where he reviews every song in Al's catalogue: https://www.nathanrabin.com/happy-p...Accordion+To+Al

Doc M fucked around with this message at Jul 23, 2018 around 20:44

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