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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Craigslist

Nice, it's Weird Al's new video, hot off the presses :)


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Jun. 16th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
I love that he got Ray Manzarek to play keyboard. :)
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Oh my God, that's fantastic.
Jun. 16th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
I suspect this would be funnier if I knew the original. It sounds very Doors-y. :)
Jun. 16th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I don't think this one's a direct parody of a particular Doors song, but one in the style of the Doors. Weird Al does a lot of in-the-style-of songs as well as direct parodies. One of my favorites is the Zappa-style "Genius in France," which happens to feature guitar work by Dweezil Zappa. It's awesome. :)
Jun. 17th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Most of it's a pretty straight parody of "When the music's over", actually. Definitely the beginning and the end.
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
He does lots of "style parodies." A double-digit percentage of his output, I believe.

See "Dare To Be Stupid" for a fantastic Devo cover that is not the cover of any particular Devo song, for example.
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Yep, as I recalled from some VH1 special talking about Dare To Be Stupid, and as Wikipedia handily recounts: Shortly after the song was released, Yankovic received a letter from Mark Mothersbaugh congratulating him on writing "the perfect Devo song". He has also said that it was "beautiful ... and I hate him for it, basically."
Jun. 16th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)

What would be even more fantastic would be the Doors video this is based on. Except that I'm pretty sure, from a fair bit of youtube searching just now, that it doesn't exist.

Which, come to think of it, marks Weird Al as even more of a genius: Hi imagined the perfect Doors video in order to parody it.
Jun. 16th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
I always have this problem of hearing the original in my head and thinking that it's better (I know, not a popular stand in geek circles. but knowing the original isn't popular in geek circles either ;9 ) of course, I love the doors and they are such easy targets!
Jun. 16th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
ooooh, new content... new tour? come on, al!
Jun. 17th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
i totally enjoyed that.
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
He just keeps getting better. I have to say, the longer I was a touring musician, the more respect I had for the guy, and I always loved his work.
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