Who didn’t laugh his self to death on Yankovic’s parodies back in the 80’s and 90’s, it wasn’t there or he didn’t heard/saw them. Or he/she have serious problems. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he had sold more than 12 million albums – as of 2007 -, recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows, earned three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States.
“Another One Rides the Bus” – a parody of Queen, “I Love Rocky Road”- a parody of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” as recorded by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, “Eat It”, a parody of the Michael Jackson song “Beat It” and the killer “Fat” or “Smells Like Nirvana” are only a very few of his mind-blowing parodies. And Dave Grohl of Nirvana said that the band felt they had “made it” after Yankovic recorded “Smells Like Nirvana”, a parody of the grunge band’s smash hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. On his Behind the Music special, Yankovic stated that when he called Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain to ask if he could parody the song, Cobain gave him permission, then paused and asked, “Um… it’s not gonna be about food, is it?” Yankovic responded with, “No, it’ll be about how no one can understand your lyrics.” According to members of Nirvana interviewed for Behind the Music, when they saw the video of the song, they laughed hysterically. Additionally, Cobain described Yankovic as “a musical genius.”
After 2006 released “Straight Outta Lynwood”, “Alpocalypse” is the 13th studio album by “Weird Al” Yankovic, scheduled to be released on June 21, 2011. 12 brand new parodies, we’ve got Lady Gaga (“Perform This Way” and “Poker Face” as part of the “Polka Face” medley), style parody of The White Stripes in “CNR”, parody of “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift in “TMZ”, “Craigslist” another style parody of The Doors, parody of “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus in “Party in the CIA”, “Ringtone” is a style parody of Queen, “Another Tattoo” is a parody of “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, a style parody of Hanson in “If That Isn’t Love”, “Whatever You Like” parody of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” and finally “Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me” – style parody of Meat Loaf.
And lot of fun.
It’s quite enough to make my day. Life is full of crap, sometimes we all need a break.