Friday, September 08, 2006

AGAIN?! Now "Canadian Idiot" by Weird Al hits online

For the second time in 24 hours, a song from "Weird Al" Yankovic's upcoming Straight Outta Lynwood album has appeared online. A little while ago somebody (that I haven't been able to recognize from any previous correspondence) sent me a very high-quality MP3 of "Canadian Idiot", Weird Al's parody of Green Day's "American Idiot". Last night it was "White and Nerdy" that appeared on Chamillionaire's Myspace page. And the other week Al released "Don't Download This Song" (as a legitimate free download of all things). At this rate we're going to have every track on Straight Outta Lynwood available over the Internet by the end of next week.

So what's "Canadian Idiot" like? It's a spot-on spoof of the original by Green Day, poking fun at everything stereotypical Canadian from hockey to beer to guns. I like it a lot (then again I like just about everything Weird Al does so I might be biased a bit :-) I just hope that this is the last song from the new album that gets leaked before the CD's street date: I mean, there has to be something fresh to make us ought to want to buy the album that much more, right?


Anonymous said...

I really want to hear this song!

Chris Knight said...

The more I listen to it the more clever it gets. This really is the "Blame Canada" of 2006!