The Weird Accordion to Al
my obsessive song-by-song exploration of the recorded output of American pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic
We re-visit one of Al’s best, most important songs in instrumental form.
Al’s got Pac-Man Fever and Beatlemania in this infectious tribute to one of the video game world’s most ubiquitous and beloved icons.
We hit our landmark one hundred and sixty-ninth entry with a nice little jingle Al did for his pal Dr. Demento
A half decade before “Yoda” made its debut on Dare to Be Stupid Al and some pals recorded an intimate demo version, a raw sonic blueprint for the iconic, anthemic majesty to come.
Al debuted four decades ago with this fascinatingly raw tribute to over-consumption.
The now Kickstarter-approved Weird Accordion to Al returns—with a vengeance—with “Take Me Down”, an infectious 1978 bluegrassy obscurity that has the distinction of being the first “Weird Al” Yankovic song ever to appear on vinyl.
With the Kickstarter for the Weird Accordion to Al on, I figured it would be the perfect time to look back on my experiences following Al’s amazing tour last year.
With this landmark piece, we’ve reached another milestone: end end of Al’s studio albums! Huzzah! Go us! Now it’s book time!
Al’s parody of Pharrell’s monster hit is a wonderful exercise in bad taste.
Al channels the Pixies to satirize the infernal entitlement of the first world and their non-problems.