Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2017, 3:50pm

Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 3:45pm
Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 2:57pm
Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
I was with him up until Running with Scissors. now I have no idea what he's doing anymore.
I'm aware of his music after Off the Deep End, but I was Harder Core Than Thou by the next album, which I believe was Alapalooza.
That was my starting point too.
Well, that was my ending point. My starting point was hearing Eat It in like 1984.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Kory » 15 Aug 2017, 4:19pm

Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 3:50pm
Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 3:45pm
Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 2:57pm
Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
I was with him up until Running with Scissors. now I have no idea what he's doing anymore.
I'm aware of his music after Off the Deep End, but I was Harder Core Than Thou by the next album, which I believe was Alapalooza.
That was my starting point too.
Well, that was my ending point. My starting point was hearing Eat It in like 1984.
Ah I see what you mean.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Flex » 15 Aug 2017, 4:45pm

Looking through his discography, it's kinda crazy how long Weird Al has been going at it, really.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Aug 2017, 4:51pm

Flex wrote:
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Looking through his discography, it's kinda crazy how long Weird Al has been going at it, really.
Not as long as Billy Squier, mind you.

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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2017, 6:59pm

Flex wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 4:45pm
Looking through his discography, it's kinda crazy how long Weird Al has been going at it, really.
His first album came out when I was a small child.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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