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Postby anthontherun » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:46 am

The first song ever to get a 2.0 topic! (You can thank the spammers for that) Original is here.

So, uh...still good three years later.
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Postby TMBJon » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:03 am

I still say this is his strongest parody, lyrically.
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Postby Big Spoon » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:28 am

I completely agree. Not nearly as good as some of his originals, though.
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Postby JCM » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:46 am

The only Weird Al song better than this in my opinion is the Night Santa Went Crazy. Though I agree this is and probably will forever be his best parody.
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Postby Iamabrawler » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:52 am

Big Spoon @ October 14, 2009 11:28 pm wrote: I completely agree. Not nearly as good as some of his originals, though.


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And I drived, talking with my blue teeth
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:29 am

Here's an interesting claim. These producers claim that Al didn't re-record the music for White & Nerdy, just used the master from Ridin'. Weird Al, karaoke singer, in effect. Which certainly conflicts with the album notes that credit Jim and Jon. What do you all think of the claim?
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Postby Big Spoon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:35 am

I think it's a false claim. The two tracks sound similar, but there are definitely differences enough that one can tell that he rerecorded it.
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Postby JEDM » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:38 am

Al's band has just gotten so well at re-recording the parody music that most of them just sound similar. I really don't think Al would do that.
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Postby algonacchick » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:47 am

Yeah, I saw that and thought something sounded fishy. They also claim he lost money on the publishing rights because he supposedly just rapped over the original music track for Ridin'. They claim he couldn't recreate the music. Since when has Al not been able to do that?
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Postby TMBJon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:29 am

This is a pretty serious accusation considering we know Jon and Jim played the instrumental that appears on the album. The only thing I can think of is maybe they asked for the instrumental version to rap over for the vocals if Jon and Jim hadn't recorded yet. I'm pretty sure Al made out alright on publishing rights for White & Nerdy. Sounded like he didn't know what he was talking about.
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