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Wednesday, September 02, 2009


This isn't the cover of the CD set. Just something I came across awhiles back that seemed appropriate for the occasion :-)

"Weird Al" Yankovic just announced on his blog (yes Al has a blog now, in addition to his website, his Twitter account and his YouTube channel and his Facebook page... quite a technophile this guy is) that The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic will hit the streets and online retailers on October 27th.

What is The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic? Two glorious CDs (yes: actual physical media!) of choice goodness from Weird Al's first twelve studio albums. Check out this track listing!

1. "Another One Rides The Bus"
2. "Polkas On 45"
3. "Eat It"
4. "I Lost On Jeopardy"
5. "Yoda"
6. "One More Minute"
7. "Like A Surgeon"
8. "Dare To Be Stupid"
9. "Dog Eat Dog"
10. "Lasagna"
11. "Melanie"
12. "Fat"
13. "UHF" (single version)
14. "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota"
15. "Trigger Happy"
16. "Smells Like Nirvana"
17. "You Don't Love Me Anymore"
18. "Bedrock Anthem"
19. "Frank's 2000" TV"
20. "Jurassic Park"

1. "Since You've Been Gone"
2. "Amish Paradise"
3. "Gump"
4. "Everything You Know Is Wrong"
5. "The Night Santa Went Crazy" (extra gory version)
6. "Your Horoscope For Today"
7. "It's All About The Pentiums"
8. "The Saga Begins"
9. "Albuquerque"
10. "eBay"
11. "Bob"
12. "Hardware Store"
13. "I'll Sue Ya"
14. "Canadian Idiot"
15. "Pancreas"
16. "Don't Download This Song"
17. "White & Nerdy"
18. "Trapped In The Drive-Thru"

All of that Al goodness for only $15.98! And I must say, this is quite a smart assortment from across Weird Al's career: both parodies and originals (and there's even the extra gory version of "The Night Santa Went Crazy"!). If you've yet to discover the musical genius of "Weird Al" Yankovic (where the heck have you been?!) then this set is going to be a very good starting-off point. And if you're a longtime fan like me, well you and I are gonna buy this anyway... right?!?


Anonymous said...

I have a question. Is "Weird Al" married? He's very cute!

SWF in Colorado

Chris Knight said...

Quite a number of "the finer gender" have said that about Al! He is married, and he and his wife have been blessed with a very lovely lass of a daughter :-)

Calvin said...

Weird Al should make an applet for the iPhone and iPod Touch. He can sell it for 27 dollars :)

Jessica Britton said...

Lucky enough to see Al twice and spend some time with him when I worked in radio. A genuinely nice guy and more talent than many people realize.

Lucas Gelati said...

No Bohemian Polka? :(