Login    Register
  • Author
    Message

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby Bruce the Duck » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:29 am

MandatoryFun wrote:LOL well of course you like it, look at your name, homie :onfire:


Actually, my screen name comes from Al's rendition of "Peter and the Wolf," in which the duck character was also called Bruce as a call back to this song. PatW is one of my favorite of Al's side projects. If you haven't heard it, you should seek it out.
User avatar
Bruce the Duck
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 25029
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2003 3:49 am
Location: Here
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby MandatoryFun » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:19 am

Who cares :peace:
Hey guys, I got this username first ha ha
User avatar
MandatoryFun
Occasional
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:17 am
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby avesjohn » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:06 am

As a birder, you think I'd have a special appreciation for this song and all its avian jokes and puns. You'd be wrong. It's not a terrible song, but as Bruce mentioned, the concept is kind of lazy. As Al songs go, it's pretty middle-of-the-road, even for a birder like me.

My two cents.
User avatar
avesjohn
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1452
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:51 am
Location: California
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby Good Enough For Now » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:40 am

As a side note, I was at a wedding yesterday and "I Want a New Drug" was playing at the reception. Some folks outside started singing "Ghostbusters" and were legitimately shocked when I pointed out that it was Huey Lewis. I bored everyone with the lawsuit story (some were already aware), but it's funny how similar they are, especially when you can only hear the rhythm/bass.

"I Want a New Duck" would get a 10/10 on some imaginary grading scale purely for the quacky sax solo. The rest of it's pretty good too. :) (All in my opinion, of course!)
User avatar
Good Enough For Now
Occasional
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:23 pm
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby Killingsworth » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:44 am

Good Enough For Now wrote:As a side note, I was at a wedding yesterday and "I Want a New Drug" was playing at the reception. Some folks outside started singing "Ghostbusters" and were legitimately shocked when I pointed out that it was Huey Lewis.


My dad did the same thing when I showed him the Alpocalypse tour DVD and my mom pointed out it was Huey Lewis.
Life is a bowl of three-legged salamanders swimming around in an infinite ocean of strawberry jello...
User avatar
Killingsworth
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 2828
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:22 am
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby FreeDeliveryFan » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:09 am

I enjoy this one and it's not really a track skipper for me, I just enjoy it for what it is. I love that he brought it into the medley on the last tour as well. "Dare To Be Stupid" was one of Al's older albums that I had gotten into first some years back and was trying to hunt down all his physical albums (don't know why DTBS was so hard to find), but I've always enjoyed it more than say "Girls Just Want To Have Lunch" for example.
"Near...far...I'll Jump In My Car!"
User avatar
FreeDeliveryFan
Occasional
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:10 am
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby mellow weasel » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:09 pm

avesjohn wrote:It's not a terrible song, but as Bruce mentioned, the concept is kind of lazy.

I don't think it's lazy, I find it quite original :unsure: . I loughted quite a lot when I listened to it the first time.

And the aswering machine record, where you can basically hear the idea being born, adds to my appreciation.
User avatar
mellow weasel
Obsessed
 
Posts: 2088
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Location: Lithuania (Europe)
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby Muldernscully » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:25 pm

I think loving the original song sometimes helps you appreciate the parody even more. That's the way it is for me with this song. I love Huey Lewis & the News and I love 'I Want a New Drug'. Such a bizarre concept, wanting a new duck. Only Al, only Al. Love it! 5 out of 5!
User avatar
Muldernscully
Addicted
 
Posts: 680
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:52 pm
Location: Roy, Utah
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby yankochick38 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:21 am

I listened to this song with fresh ears last Friday night. It was almost as if I had never heard it before. I laughed at every duck pun like it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. Ten outta ten quacks
Weird Al Yankovic is one busy daddy
YANKOCHICK NEWS NETWORK: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOwVDpf5zQrXyKPPJWxs-Q
I abused my power and learned nothing!
-Alicia
User avatar
yankochick38
Be jealous.
 
Posts: 5440
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:05 am
Location: The comfort of my own home and Weird Al's chest hair
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

Re: I Want a New Duck

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:54 am

Really was a pleasure to have them do this on the last tour! It was a quacktastic experience to say the least. Al rocking that one was great and it's funny watching Ruben do the Sax solo on the keyboard.
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
User avatar
Yankomaniac
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 3487
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:50 am
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada \m/
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post

PreviousNext

Return to Dare To Be Stupid

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron