Off the Deep End by Weird Al Yankovic (CD, Apr-1992, Volcano 3)
About this product
|Artist:||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|Record Label:||Volcano 3|
|Genre:||Comedy, Music Comedy|
1. Smells Like Nirvana
2. Trigger Happy
3. I Can't Watch This
4. Polka Your Eyes Out
5. I Was Only Kidding
6. The White Stuff
7. When I Was Your Age
8. Taco Grande
9. Airline Amy
10. The Plumbing Song
11. You Don't Love Me Anymore
|Playing Time:||52 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Cheech Marin|
|Producer:||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
Personnel: "Weird Al" Yankovic (vocals, keyboards, accordion); Jim West (guitar, banjo, background vocals); Steve Jay (bass, background vocals); Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz (drums, percussion).Additional personnel: Brad Buxer (synthesizers); Warren Luening (trumpet); Joel Peskin (clarinet); Tommy Johnson (tuba); Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Luther Waters, Carmen Twillie, Jim Haas, Jerry Whitman, Jon Joyce, Gene Morford, Peggy Newman, Natasha Neece, Alisa Curran, Samantha Kaye (background vocals).Includes parodies of Nirvana, Hammer, Gerardo, New Kids On The Block, Milli Vanilli and others.Following his exposure in the mid-'80s, Weird Al Yankovic's career stumbled with the poor-selling Polka Party in 1986 and his feature film UHF that tanked in 1989. Clearly, many people had grown tired of Yankovic's presence, just as they'd grown tired of the artists he was satirizing. Thus his chance for a comeback came in 1992, when Nirvana stormed the scene with "Smells Like Teen Sprit," a song that turned the music world upside down and ended the careers of many of the artists Yankovic had once used to heighten his success. Not too surprisingly, "Smells Like Nirvana" was the first single off of Off the Deep End, Yankovic's first album in three years. The song, which pokes fun at the original version's incoherent lyrics, was a smash hit, and not undeservingly -- it reveals the kind of brilliant writing Yankovic was still capable of doing. Though no other parody on the album matches the cleverness of "Smells Like Nirvana," satires such as "I Can't Watch This" and "Taco Grande" come quite close. In addition to re-establishing his satirical craftsmanship, Deep End showcases some of Yankovic's best originals ever; "Trigger Happy," "When I Was Your Age," and "You Don't Love Me Anymore" prove to be the album's greatest songs. As his best album since In 3-D, Off the Deep End is the answer to those who questioned Yankovic's credibility as an evolving artist. ~ Barry Weber
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- topjimmy84Jul 13, 2011by
Super value for the $! Get it!
Weird Al is the man! His backing band is tight as well. This is a must have if you are a fan, for sure, and if you are getting into him pick this album up. You will not be disappointed. It's worth it alone for 'Smells Like Nirvana'.
- 270187380@delet...Feb 14, 2008by
excellent title, fits very well
its all about the music, this guy is a geneus. i had to buy it, its the only album of his i didnt have.
- shayner0_0Jun 3, 2007by
Awesome Al in a small container of musical dementedness
This album is one of my all time favorites!<br><br>It makes fun of the music that I made fun of back in the early 90's.<br><br>It is full of funny irony and satirical humor.<br><br>If you love Al, this is a must have
- wildefan707Feb 7, 2010by
Al's 7th...Very Good!!
Great parodies, Great originals!! "I Can't Watch This"(You Can't Touch This)Awesome!!"Taco Grande"(Rico Suave)Bueno!!"Smells Like Nirvana"(Smells like teen spirit)Grungy!! Originals "When I Was Your Age","You Don't Love Me Anymore" and Polka medley of Top 40 songs "Polka Your Eyes Out" are Excellent!! A-
- patrick.millsFeb 6, 2008by
Off the Deep End - Weird Al Yankovic
I'm not the biggest Weird Al fan in the world, but I do like most of his songs. I thought this CD is a very strong CD. For me, it was worth it for Nirvana, Can't Watch This, and the mandatory polka song. There are some other tracks that are fun and quality enough to listen to, that put it near the top of the Weird Al's collection.