Re: [DMCForum] OT: Weird Al
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Re: [DMCForum] OT: Weird Al

As time goes on, I like Al's parodies less and less and his original
songs more and more.  Sure, some of the lyrics in A Complicated Song are
really clever, but I find so much more in his originals and style
parodies.  I own all of his albums on CD (and two on vinyl) and here's
my short list of favorites in no particular order:

Why Does This Always Happen To Me
Those Were The Good Old Days
Hardware Store
Dog Eat Dog
Generic Blues
Happy Birthday
The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota
You Make Me
The Weird Al Show Theme

On Poodle Hat, I thought Trash Day and Couch Potato were just awful to
listen to after the second time, Bob was genuinely clever, Genius In
France, Wanna B Ur Lovr and Party At The Leper Colony were tolerable,
but the high spots were high enough to make me love this album.

Everyone knows Al as a parodyist, but most non-hardcore fans don't
realize that he's is a very gifted writer, vocalist and all-around
musician.  I've seen him live twice within the last 8 years and both
time he was amazingly impressive to watch.

Jon Heese

Ryan Wright wrote:
> On 10/19/05, Lauren <LPLand@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I had no idea it was a Weird Al song, Jon.  TBH, I didn't know he was
>>even still around but if this is the "second most disappointing" song
>>on his album I can only imagine how hilarious the rest must be.
> Actually, I didn't think Poodle Hat was one of Al's best albums. There
> were several terrible songs on it - whereas most of his albums are
> good throughout. (I must confess; I own every Weird Al album)
> Poodle Hat's highlights were "E-Bay", which as I've said I believe is
> one of his best songs ever - and "A Complicated Song". Sing this to
> the tune of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated":
> I was feeling pretty down, 'Till my girlfriend came around;
> We're just so alike in every way, I gotta say;
> In fact, I just thought I might, Pop the question there that night;
> I was kissing her so tenderly, but woe is me;
> Who would have guessed? Her family crest;
> I suddenly spied, Tattooed on her thigh;
> And son of a gun, it's just like the one on me.
> Tell me,
> How was I supposed to know we were both related?
> Believe me if I knew she was my cousin we never would have dated;
> What to do now? Should I go ahead and propose;
> and get hitched and have kids with eleven toes;
> and move to Alabama where that kind of thing is tolerated?
> No, no, no...
> --
> - Ryan
> - Make your favorites globally accessible

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