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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like his new song... "White and Nerdy..."

I had no idea he remade a Queen song also...brb


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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He did a polka remake of Bohemian Rhapsody, although I don't remember the title of that one...


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE his songs!!!!!!! <3

I loveeee his Ebay song, Red Hot Chilli's, Queen's, Nirvana's, MJ and xmas song!!!!

It's so hard to find his stuff here in the UK... And even if I did find it over here, it's like £20 just for the CD...

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

Another One Rides The Bus
He did a polka remake of Bohemian Rhapsody, although I don't remember the title of that one...


Im not sure... but i thought that was just called "Bohemian Polka"! :P


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Weird Al is excellent! I love his stuff, and own a lot of his albums. I've seen interviews with several artists who say that they love it when Weird Al asks to parody their stuff because that's like the benchmark in popularity. If Weird Al wants to make fun of it, then everyone knows the original song, and that makes you popular. He's absolutely brilliant with the funny things he can come up with. I haven't heard the new song though...I'm going to have to look for it!
He's also brilliant in another way. He only makes new albums every few years. He says himself that he spaces things out like that because he doesn't want people to get sick of him....always leave them wanting more.


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfLX7zE6jxw


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haystacks Calhounski wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfLX7zE6jxw


why didnt queen think of that?
thats the way they could have cut down the song!


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only the English look funny in double time :)

That was quite refreshing. Hadn't heard that for a while.


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LMAO!!!!

I loved the Boh Rhap video, man!!! The good thing about Yankovic is, he takes the piss out of anything but it doesn't seem to offend anyone. We all get the joke, well, I do anyways. He's one hilarious guy.

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only people who EVER got salty at Al were Coolio, and that fag James Blunt.

Coolio got upset at Amish Paradise, and Blunt got his panties in a wad over You're Pitiful.


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With James Blunt it was actually the record company, not Blunt himself.

And Prince has never allowed any parody of his songs

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, he's funny! I loved his little "interview" with Billy Joel.... xD

"What's your name?"
"Billy Joel.."
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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haystacks Calhounski wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfLX7zE6jxw


Thanks for the link, Haystacks! That was great!


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll be honest: "Weird Al" Yankovic is a genius. Who else could take the art of parody and make an explosively successful career out of it?

I bought his latest album, Straight Outta Lynwood (a title parody of rap group N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton") on DualDisc, and I really like it. His parodies are funny, and his original songs are very creative.

And yes, it is cool to know Al has dabbled in Queen's works, starting with 1980's "Another One Rides The Bus", and then 1993's "Bohemian Polka", a fast-paced polka cover of one of Queen's most popular songs; it was not a medley of other popular songs, like his polkas usually are.

This is the cool thing about Al: even though his music is all fun and games, he always maintains professionalism. When he parodies a song, he makes sure to get permission from the artist who made the song.
As it was mentioned earlier, Coolio was upset at Al for parodying his hit "Gangsta's Paradise". Al was given permission by Coolio's record label, but when he heard about it, Coolio went off on Al.

Only three other artists have denied Al the right to parody their songs...well, only one, technically.

Eminem allowed Al to parody "Lose Yourself" for his 2003 album Poodle Hat. He didn't allow Al to release a music video, as he claimed it would hurt his image as an artist.

James Blunt allowed Al to parody his hit "You're Beautiful". The parody was set to be released on his latest album. Blunt's record label changed their mind at the last minute, and that's when Al went into the studio and made "White 'N' Nerdy", which is probably his best song on Straight Outta Lynwood. ("You're Pitiful", Al's parody of Blunt's track, was, and still is, available as an Internet download.)

And, of course, we all know about Prince. Prince, to this date, has never allowed Al to parody any of his songs (Al claims that Prince may not have that kind of humor, although he keeps checking up with him to see if he changed his mind).

Another cool thing about Al: His longevity also gives him more power. He has been performing since the late 70's, and has kept the same backup band (which consists of guitarist Jim West, bassist Steve Jay, and drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz) since 1984. He has only changed his guitarist once, when music veteran Rick Derringer stepped out.

Love him or hate him, "Weird Al" Yankovic is here to stay. As long as there is popular music in the world, there will always be "Weird Al" to make it all funny.





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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have any of you guys seen the video to I Love ROcky Road? Man my was laughing so hard


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 20:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. I didn't know he did White and Nerdy.

I'm gently slapping my forehead. Obviously!!


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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite songs by him are:

Fat (Micheal Jackson's Bad)

Eat it (Micheal Jackson's Beat it)

Like a Surgeon (Madonna's like a virgin)


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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee>Retrolove</marquee> wrote:

My favorite songs by him are:

Fat (Micheal Jackson's Bad)

Eat it (Micheal Jackson's Beat it)

Like a Surgeon (Madonna's like a virgin)


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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee>RETROLOVE</marquee> wrote:

I like his new song... "White and Nerdy..."

I had no idea he remade a Queen song also...brb

This off topic but.. Don't you think you're annoying enough without the marquee?

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Posted: 19 Oct 06, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Smells like Nirvana and Almish Paradise are amazing.


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