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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:13 am

And for someone who IRL is not even the slightest bit offensive, pathetic or lecherous, he does a really outstanding job of it. :lol:
"Weird Al" has a charisma that's all his own. The awkward, the misshapen, the socially inept flock to his banner.
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Postby Gadget Girl » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:55 pm

:lol: Too true, OE, too true!
Hoping the Al goodness never ends...
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Postby Muldernscully » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:40 pm

I love how half of the song topics start with "I can't believe there isn't a topic for this already!".
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Postby ElRoboDiablo » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:03 am

Gadget Girl @ Aug 19 2007, 04:44 AM wrote: I love the songs where Al's being an offensive, yet pathetic, lecher...


AGREED! that's some of his funniest stuff, truly...

i like every track on the first album. if something seems a little, i don't know, 'off' about it, you can chalk it up to his being very new to songwriting and such. but those moments are few and far between (weird al- unsung genius). 'such a groovy guy' is twisted and slimy and the theme song for a lounge act in hell.

works for me! 8)
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Postby TheLazenby » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:57 pm

In the past, I've bemoaned the fact that "Never Met A Person As Wonderful As Me" never saw a studio remake... but perhaps it did.

"Such A Groovy Guy."

No, the songs aren't that similar, but does anyone else think that "Never Met" evolved into SAGG? Both are just Al bragging about how great he is. Sure, SAGG is considerably more harsh (the character changed from 'what an a-hole' so 'what a psychotic a-hole!'), but I can see how one might have become the other.
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Postby TMBJon » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:00 pm

Yeah the two songs are pretty much the same thing. You could be on to something here.
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Postby TheLazenby » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:12 pm

That might explain something... Look at the "Weird Al Yankovic"-related rarities we know of.

* Gotta Boogie - Placebo EP version
* I Love Rocky Road - early demo version
* Buckingham Blues - three early demos to the tune of "Jack & Diane"
* Happy Birthday - early version from Placebo EP
* Stop Draggin' My Car Around - three early demos
* My Bologna - early version from single
* The Check's In The Mail - early demo version
* Another One Rides The Bus - at least three alternate Demento recordings
* I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead - two early demos
* Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung - at least three demos plus the EP version

Notice anything missing? "Such A Groovy Guy" is the ONLY original on the album that Al didn't seem to work on in advance; it just sort of pops out of nowhere. UNLESS the early version was in fact "Never Met A Person"!

Also notice that "Ricky" is missing... perhaps that was a last minute replacement for "Yoda", which was (partially) recorded for the album, but kept off for legal reasons?
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Postby TMBJon » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 pm

Or that Al decided he needed a hit single to go along with the rest of the album. The trend since has been the lead single and polka are recorded a month or so after the rest of the album to keep it fresh.
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Postby weirdalrocks » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:26 am

there is already a topic for this song
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Postby TheLazenby » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:42 am

I'm not digging up a two-year old thread that no one cared about the first time.
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