Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:07 pm
The number of tracks doesn't define how good an album is at all. One of my favorite albums only has 7 tracks, and it's still really good.
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I definitely agree with this statement. My top 3 from Polka Party are all originals. I can't decide if I think this song or "Dog Eat Dog" is the best though.Kevbo1987 @ Jan 20 2007, 08:53 PM wrote: I think the fact that parodies weren't all that strong is why it lacked in sales. It didn't have quite as notable of a lead parody as In 3-D and DTBS did. The real strengths on the album were the originals, and those rarely sell very well.
I think it's just because DTBS and 3D were only a year or two behind, and so Polka Party could only stare in the shadow while they got all the sales, sort of like UHF (the movie).Kevbo1987 wrote:I don't think only having 10 songs was Polka Party's downfall. I think the fact that parodies weren't all that strong is why it lacked in sales. It didn't have quite as notable of a lead parody as In 3-D and DTBS did. The real strengths on the album were the originals, and those rarely sell very well.
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I also agree with this statement. That and the fact that the whole album was generally rushed out are the only reasons I can think of that contributed to this albums' commercial disaster. It's not that the parodies weren't strong as his previous albums, it's just that "Living With A Hernia" and "Addicted To Spuds" weren't "lead single" material compared to "Eat It" ans LAS (that and the fact that "Ruthless People" bombed at the box office rendered "Toothless People" irrelevant immediately.) Looking back, the parodies were certainly well written ("Here's Johnny" is especially underrated) and the originals are very funny and too overlooked here. "Don't Wear Those Shoes" is a little weaker, but still, this album is very good as a whole. It's just the polka backlash that killed this one. I think this must be why he didn't include a polka medely on Even Worse (which led to more success..."Fat" alone was one of his biggest hits.)algonacchick wrote:I think one of the reasons Polka Party didn't do as well was because people were expecting all polka music. They were deceived by the picture of Al wearing lederhosen. Shame, too, because it's one of my favorite cds. I already said how much I like One of Those Days. I have bad days a lot, and this song makes them more bearable. Thanks, Al!