The Weird Accordion to Al
my obsessive song-by-song exploration of the recorded output of American pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic
And you thought “The Night Santa Went Crazy” was dark before!
This may not be the most essential track in Al’s discography.
Al gets deep, vocally at least, in this tabloid-themed parody of Crash Test Dummies’ inescapable hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmmm”
Al’s love affair with Japan reached a thundering crescendo when he recorded a Japanese-language version of “Jurassic Park.”
Good news for people looking forward to the Weird Accordion to Al book: it’s gonna be great!
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.