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"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983) "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D (1984) =================== ========================== Ricky Eat It Gotta Boogie Midnight Star I Love Rocky Road The Brady Bunch Buckingham Blues Buy Me a Condo Happy Birthday I Lost On Jeopardy Stop Draggin' My Car Around Polkas On 45 My Bologna Mr. Popeil The Check's in the Mail King of Suede Another One Rides the Bus That Boy Could Dance I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead The Rye or the Kaiser Such a Groovy Guy (Theme from Rocky XIII) Mr Frump in the Iron Lung Nature Trail to Hell Dare to Be Stupid (1985) Polka Party! (1986) ================= ============ Like a Surgeon Living With a Hernia Dare To Be Stupid Dog Eat Dog I Want a New Duck Addicted to Spuds One More Minute One of Those Days Yoda Polka Party! George of the Jungle Here's Johnny Slime Creatures from Outer Space Don't Wear Those Shoes Girls Just Want To Have Lunch Toothless People This Is the Life Good Enough for Now Cable TV Christmas at Ground Zero Hooked On Polkas Even Worse (1988) Greatest Hits (1988) ========== ============= Fat Fat Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White Eat It (This Song's Just) Six Words Long Like a Surgeon You Make Me Ricky I Think I'm a Clone Now Addicted to Spuds Lasagna Living with a Hernia Melanie Dare To Be Stupid Alimony Lasagna Velvet Elvis I Lost on Jeopardy Twister One More Minute Good Old Days Peter and the Wolf (with Wendy Carlos) (1988) ====================================== Peter and the Wolf The Carnival of the Animals - Part Two: Introduction/Aardvark/Hummingbirds/Snails/Alligator/Amoeba/ Pigeons/Shark/Cockroaches/Iguana/Vulture/Unicorn/Poodle/Finale UHF Original Motion Picture Off The Deep End (1992) Soundtrack (1989) ================ =========================== Smells Like Nirvana Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies Trigger Happy Ghandi II I Can't Watch This Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters Polka Your Eyes Out from a Planet Near Mars I Was Only Kidding Isle Thing The White Stuff The Hot Rocks Polka When I Was Your Age UHF Taco Grande Let Me Be Your Hog Airline Amy She Drives Like Crazy The Plumbing Song Generic Blues You Don't Love Me Anymore Spatula City Fun Zone Spam The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota The Food Album (1993) Alapalooza (1993) ============== ========== Fat Jurassic Park Lasagna Young, Dumb & Ugly Addicted to Spuds Bedrock Anthem I Love Rocky Road Frank's 2000" TV Spam Achy Breaky Song Eat It Traffic Jam The White Stuff Talk Soup My Bologna Livin' in the Fridge Taco Grande She Never Told Me She Was a Mime The Rye or the Kaiser Harvey the Wonder Hamster (Theme from Rocky XIII) Waffle King Bohemian Polka Al In The Box (1994) ============= Disc 1 Disc 2 ------ ------ My Bologna (Capitol Records) Yoda Another One Rides The Bus This Is The Life Happy Birthday (Placebo E.P.) Like A Surgeon I Love Rocky Road One More Minute Ricky I Want A New Duck Polkas On 45 Dare To Be Stupid Midnight Star Hooked On Polkas Eat It Addicted To Spuds Mr. Popeil Dog Eat Dog I Lost On Jeopardy Here's Johnny Buy Me A Condo Living With A Hernia King Of Suede Christmas At Ground Zero Disc 3 Disc 4 ------ ------ Lasagna Polka Your Eyes Out Good Old Days You Don't Love Me Anymore Fat Smells Like Nirvana Melanie When I Was Your Age I Think I'm A Clone Now I Can't Watch This You Make Me Trigger Happy Alimony Taco Grande UHF (single version) Bedrock Anthem Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies Harvey The Wonder Hamster The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota Achy Breaky Song Spam Livin' in the Fridge Generic Blues Frank's 2000" TV Jurassic Park Headline News Babalu Music Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1995) ------------ --------------------------- Babalu Music Headline News I Love Lucy Theme (Vocal) Bedrock Anthem El Cumbanchero You Don't Love Me Anymore Cuban Pete Smells Like Nirvana Babalu Achy Breaky Song We're Having a Baby (My Baby and Me) UHF There's a Brand New Baby at Our House Money For Nothing/ We'll Build a Bungalow Beverly Hillbillies Straw Hat Song Jurassic Park By the Waters of the Minnetonka This Is The Life California, Here I Come Polka Your Eyes Out Nobody Loves the Ump Yoda Jingle Bells Christmas at Ground Zero The Lady in Red I'm On My Way to Cuba Guadalajara Down Argentine Way In Acapulco Grandma I Love Lucy Theme (Instrumental) TV Album (1995) Bad Hair Day(1996) --------------- ------------------ Bedrock Anthem Amish Paradise I Can't Watch This Everything You Know Is Wrong Frank's 2000" TV Cavity Search MFN/Beverly Hillbillies Callin' In Sick Ricky The Alternative Polka Talk Soup Since You've Been Gone Here's Johnny Gump The Brady Bunch So Sick of You Cable TV Syndicated Inc. I Lost on Jeopardy I Remember Larry UHF Phony Calls The Night Santa Went Crazy Running With Scissors (June 29, 1999) Poodle Hat (May 20, 2003) ------------------------------------- ------------------------- The Saga Begins Couch Potato My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder Hardware Store Pretty Fly For A Rabbi Trash Day The Weird Al Show Theme Party at the Leper Colony Jerry Springer Angry White Boy Polka Germs Wanna B Ur Lovr Polka Power A Complicated Song Your Horoscope For Today Why Does This Always Happen To Me? It's All About The Pentiums Ode To a Superhero Truck Drivin' Song Bob Grapefruit Diet eBay Albuquerque Genius in France
Discography (timeline form)
[Thanks to Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz for "snail-mailing" this
Discography. Also, thanks to the folks at the Midnight Star
for telling Jon that Mike Steele was doing this and asking for
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- "WEIRD AL" DISC/VIDEO/BIBLIOGRAPHY (U.S. ONLY) (Unless indicated, all audio releases are on Rock & Roll Records) Title: Year Format(s) ======================================================================= _SLO GROWN_ (with TAKE ME DOWN, a San Luis Obispo song contest entry) c1978 LP (label not known) WEEK OF WELCOME 1978 (Al speaks in parts) 1978 7"FLEXIDISC WEEK OF WELCOME 1979 1979 7"FLEXIDISC (audio orientation for students at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California; Al produced and narrates) DR.DEMENTO SHOW #79-48 (week of 11-26-79, 1979 REEL (Westwood Al interview on re-b'cast of KMET show) One Radio) MY BOLOGNA b/w SCHOOL CAFETERIA 1979 45/PR45 (Capitol) _VOOBAHA_ (Barnes & Barnes; Al played accordion on GUMBY JAWS LAMENT) 1980 LP/CASS (Rhino) (CD 1996 on Oglio) WEEK OF WELCOME 1980 1980 7"FLEXIDISC (audio orientation for students at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California; Al produced and narrates) _DR. DEMENTO'S DEMENTIA ROYALE_ (compilation with MY BOLOGNA) 1980 LP/CASS(Rhino) ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1981 7"EPps (Placebo) b/w GOTTA BOOGIE and MR. FRUMP IN THE IRON LUNG _EARTH NEWS RADIO_ (3-9 & 3-10-81, Al interview)1981 LP (Earth News) ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS 1981 PR45 (TK Records) ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS b/w GOTTA BOOGIE 1981 45 (TK Records) _JUST FOR LAUGHS_ 1982 LP (K-TEL) (compilation with ANOTHER ONE RIDES THE BUS and MY BOLOGNA) *"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC 1983 LP/CASS/CD (cd released in 1991) RICKY 1983 PR45 RICKY b/w BUCKINGHAM BLUES 1983 45ps DR.DEMENTO PICK OF THE WEEK #1 1983 REEL (Westwood One (week of 4-11-83, featuring RICKY) Radio) _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #83-17 (week of 4-18-83, Al 1983 REEL (Westwood One interview) Radio) I LOVE ROCKY ROAD 1983 PR45 I LOVE ROCKY ROAD b/w HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1983 45ps DR.DEMENTO PICK OF THE WEEK #16 1983 REEL (Westwood One (week of 7-25-83, featuring HAPPY BIRTHDAY) Radio) _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #84-09 (week of 2-20-84, Al 1984 LP (Westwood One interview) Radio) *IN 3-D 1984 LP/CASS/CD (cd released in 1987) EAT IT 1984 PR45ps/PR12" EAT IT b/w THAT BOY COULD DANCE 1984 45ps _KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR_ (live concert radio broadcast) 1984 LP (D.I.R. Broadcasting/ABC) _THE HOT ONES_ (week of 5-7-84, Al interview) 1984 LP (RKO Radio Networks) STAR TRAK (week of 5-7-84, Al interview) 1984 REEL (Westwood One Radio) I LOST ON JEOPARDY 1984 PR45ps I LOST ON JEOPARDY b/w I'LL BE MELLOW WHEN I'M DEAD 1984 45ps I LOST ON JEOPARDY (12" MIX) b/w MR. POPEIL 1984 12" KING OF SUEDE 1984 PR45ps KING OF SUEDE b/w NATURE TRAIL TO HELL 1984 45ps GUEST D.J. #116 1984 LP (PFM Programming) (wk of 6-11-84, Al as "guest D.J.") THIS IS THE LIFE 1984 PR45ps/PR12" THIS IS THE LIFE b/w BUY ME A CONDO 1984 45ps/12" JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY AUDIO PRESS KIT 1984 REEL (20th Century (w/THIS IS THE LIFE) Fox) EPA Video Gaggle #18 1984 PRVHS (EPA) (promo sampler w/THIS IS THE LIFE) _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #84-48 (week of 11-19-84, Al 1984 LP (Westwood One interview) Radio) _DEATH, GLORY AND RETRIBUTION_ (compilation with original MY BOLOGNA) 1985 LP/CASS (Capitol) *DARE TO BE STUPID 1985 LP/CASS/CD/PRCASS LIKE A SURGEON 1985 PR45ps/PR45 PICDISC LIKE A SURGEON b/w SLIME CREATURES FROM OUTER SPACE 1985 45ps _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #85-23 (week of 6-3-85, Al 1985 LP (Westwood One interview) Radio) EAT IT b/w I LOST ON JEOPARDY 1985 45 "GOLDEN OLDIES" I WANT A NEW DUCK 1985 PR45 I WANT A NEW DUCK b/w CABLE TV 1985 45ps _THE COMPLEAT AL_ (mock video biography of Al) 1985 VHS/BETA/LASERDISC (CBS FOX) _THE AUTHORIZED AL_ (mock-biography of Al) 1985 PAPERBACK (Contemporary Books) EPA Video Gaggle #21 1985 PRVHS (EPA) (promo sampler w/LIKE A SURGEON) ONE MORE MINUTE 1985 PR45ps ONE MORE MINUTE b/w MIDNIGHT STAR 1985 45ps EPA Video Gaggle #22 1985 PRVHS (EPA) (promo sampler w/ONE MORE MINUTE) EPA Video Gaggle #23 1985 PRVHS (EPA) (promo sampler w/DARE TO Radio) LIKE A SURGEON b/w KING OF SUEDE 1986 45 "GOLDEN OLDIES" CHRISTMAS AT GROUND ZERO 1986 PR45/PR12" CHRISTMAS AT GROUND ZERO b/w ONE OF THOSE DAYS 1986 45 FHE Preview Tape: Transformers: The Movie 1987 PRVHS (FHE) _TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE_ (animated motion picture) 1987 VHS/BETA (F.H.E./MCA) _ROCK CONNECTIONS_ (3-20-87, Al interview) 1987 LP (CBS Radio) _HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM EPIC, PORTRAIT AND CBS ASSOCIATED FAMILY_ 1987 PRLP (E/P/A) (5 promo greetings from Al) _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #88-16 (week of 4-11-88, Al 1988 LP (Westwood One interview) Radio) *EVEN WORSE 1988 LP/CASS/CD/PRCASS FAT 1988 PR45ps/PR12" FAT b/w YOU MAKE ME 1988 45ps LASAGNA 1988 PR45ps LASAGNA b/w VELVET ELVIS 1988 45ps I THINK I'M A CLONE NOW 1988 PR45 I THINK I'M A CLONE NOW b/w (THIS SONG'S JUST) SIX WORDS LONG 1988 45 _NAKED GUN_ (motion picture, cameo by Al) 1988 VHS/BETA/LASERDISC (Paramount) PETER AND THE WOLF (with Wendy Carlos) 1988 LP/CASS/CD (CBS) _DR. DEMENTO: THE GREATEST NOVELTY CD OF ALL TIME_ (compilation with EAT IT) 1988 CD (Rhino) *"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC - GREATEST HITS 1988 LP/CASS/CD/PRCASS _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #88-48 (week of 11-21-88, Al 1988 LP (Westwood One interview) Radio) _HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM EPIC, PORTRAIT AND CBS ASSOCIATED FAMILY_ 1988 PRLP (E/P/A) (3 promo greetings from Al) _TAPEHEADS_ (motion picture; cameo by Al) 1988 VHS/LASERDISC (Pacific Arts) _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #89-29 (week of 7-10-89, Al 1989 LP (Westwo 1992 CASS/CD SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA (mistakenly includes but doesn't list WAFFLE KING) 1992 PRCDSGL SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA b/w WAFFLE KING 1992 CASSGL _"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC VIDEO LIBRARY_ (music video compilation) 1992 VHS YOU DON'T LOVE ME ANYMORE 1992 PRCDSGL YOU DON'T LOVE ME ANYMORE b/w I WAS ONLY KIDDING 1992 CASSGL TACO GRANDE 1992 PRCDSGL THE WHITE STUFF (never shipped to stations!) 1992 PRCDSGL I CAN'T WATCH THIS (never shipped to stations!) 1992 PRCDSGL I LOVE LUCY TREASURE CHEST 1992 VHS (Columbia House) (w/Babalu Music video) HOT HITS NUMBER 194 1992 LASERDISC (Pioneer) (video compilation w/NIRVANA) MTV New Music Report #6 1992 PRLASERDISC (w/SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA video) LIKE A SURGEON b/w KING OF SUEDE 1993 45 "COLLECTABLES" EAT IT b/w I LOST ON JEOPARDY 1993 45 "COLLECTABLES" *THE FOOD ALBUM (greatest food hits) 1993 CASS/CD _THERE WAS LOVE (THE DIVORCE SONGS)_ 1993 CASS/CD (Scotti Brothers) (compilation with ONE MORE MINUTE and YOU DON'T LOVE ME ANYMORE) _WACKY FAVORITES_ (Compilation with I LOST ON JEOPARDY) 1993 LP/CASS/CD (MCA) *ALAPALOOZA 1993 CASS/CD JURASSIC PARK 1993 PRCDSGL JURASSIC PARK b/w FRANK'S 2000" TV 1993 CASSGL _DR. DEMENTO SHOW_ #93-42 (week of 10-11-93, Al interview) 1993 CD (On The Radio) BEDROCK ANTHEM 1993 PRCDSGL BEDROCK ANTHEM b/w YOUNG, DUMB & UGLY 1993 CASSGL ACHY BREAKY SONG of 3-4-96, with Al interview) 1996 CD (On The Radio) AMISH PARADISE (b/w Everything You Know Is Wrong) 1996 CASSGL AMISH PARADISE (b/w Everything, Santa (lyrics) & Stupid
) 1996 CDSGL *BAD HAIR DAY 1996 CASS/CD CHARTBREAKERS CHW-1396 1996 CD (Broadcast (radio station music source, 3-29-96, with AMISH) Programming) HITDISC 141a (radio station music source, 3-29-96, with AMISH PARADISE) 1996 CD (TM Century) PROMO ONLY RADIO SERIES APRIL 96 1996 CD (Promo Only) (radio station music source w/AMISH) huH CD, April 96 (w/Gump) 1996 CD (WEA?) HITDISC 147a (radio station music source, 5-10-96, with GUMP) 1996 CD (TM Century) GUMP 1996 PRCDSGL GUMP (w/Spy Hard) 1996 CASSGL GUMP (w/Spy Hard + bonus tracks) 1996 CDSGL SPY HARD 1996 PRCDSGL PROMO ONLY RADIO SERIES JUNE 96 1996 CD (Promo Only) (radio station music source w/GUMP) BAD HAIR DAY: THE VIDEO (w/Headline News, Amish, Gump & Money..) VHS NO STRINGS ATTACHED (by Those Darn Accordions) 1996 CD/CASS (Globerecords) (Al on THE HAPPY HOUSE) WACKY CLASSICS OF THE 70'S (w/original Bologna) 1996 CASS (Warner Special Products) DR. DEMENTO SHOW #96-29 (week of 7-15-96, with brief Al conversation) 1996 CD (On The Radio) SONGS OF THE POLKA KING (by Frank Yankovic & Friends) (Al on WHO STOLE THE KISHKA) 1996 CD (Cleveland Intern/Pentiums video) _TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE_ 1999 VHS (Kid Rhino) (animated motion picture w/ DARE TO BE STUPID) "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC LIVE! 1999 VHS (Volcano/Way Moby) COOL TRAXX! 1999 CD (BMG Special (compilation w/Pretty Fly For A Rabbi) Products) KEVIN & BEAN'S LAST CHRISTMAS 1999 1999 CD (KROQ-FM) (radio station compilation w/XMAS AT GROUND ZERO) --------------------------- _SWEET INSANITY_ (by Brian Wilson; Al on accordion on one song "Let's Stick Together") - UNRELEASED --------------------------- Related (Al does not perform or appear on these items): FIRST RAP PART I 1985 PR45 (Tommy Boy) (Hambo; Al mentioned on label) QR III (Quiet Riot; Al thanked in liner notes) 1986 LP/CASS/CD (Pasha) BEST OF COMIC RELIEF 1986 LP (Rhino) (Al's picture on the back cover) WOOTERS AND HOOHAHS 1987 CASS (MoMo Records) (The Amazing Pink Things; cover of MINUTE) CEREAL KILLERS 1991 CD/CASS (Giant) (Too Much Joy; Al mentioned in liner notes) LASER KARAOKE VIDEO SING ALONG VOLUME 32 1992 LASERDISC (Pioneer) (Karaoke disc with Eat It) JUST FOR FUN II 1992 CASS (Music Maestro) (Karaoke tape with Eat It) MUSIC MAESTRO PROMOTIONAL DISC 1993 PRCDG (VocoPro) (Karaoke promo disc with EAT IT & SURGEON) BMG Distribution Alternative Reel 1993 PRVHS (BMG) (w/Green Jelly "Harley" video, Al cameo not in retail version) JUST FOR FUN!! 1993 CDG (Music Maestro) (Karaoke disc with EAT IT & SURGEON) MEET THE FLINTSTONES 1994 CASS/CD (Pocket Songs) (Karaoke with BEDROCK ANTHEM) SQUEEZE THIS! 1994 CASS/CD (Flying Fish (Those Darn Accordions!Albums are also preceded with an asterisk (*).
[Thanks to Annie Sattler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for compiling the list.
Also thanks to Jeff Morris (email@example.com),
Mike Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Edward Mills
Ricky = Mickey / Toni Basil (1982) I Love Rocky Road = I Love Rock 'n Roll / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1982) Stop Draggin' My Car Around = Stop Draggin' My Heart Around / Stevie Nicks w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1981) My Bologna = My Sharona / The Knack (1979) Another One Rides The Bus = Another One Bites The Dust / Queen (1980) Eat It = Beat It / Michael Jackson (1983) The Brady Bunch = Safety Dance / Men Without Hats (1983) I Lost On Jeopardy = Jeopardy / The Greg Kihn Band (1983) King Of Suede = King Of Pain / The Police (1983) Theme From Rocky XIII = Eye Of The Tiger / Survivor (1982) Like A Surgeon = Like A Virgin / Madonna (1984) I Want A New Duck = I Want A New Drug / Huey Lewis & The News (1984) Yoda = Lola / The Kinks (1970) Girls Just Want To Have Lunch = Girls Just Want To Have Fun / Cyndi Lauper (1984) Living With A Hernia = Living In America (from "Rocky IV") / James Brown (1985) Addicted To Spuds = Addicted To Love / Robert Palmer (1986) Here's Johnny = Who's Johnny (theme from "Short Circuit") / El DeBarge (1986) Toothless People = Ruthless People (from the film) / Mick Jagger (1986) Fat = Bad / Michael Jackson (1987) (This Song's Just) Six Words Long = Got My Mind Set On You / George Harrison (1987; originally by James Ray, 1962) I Think I'm A Clone Now = I Think We're Alone Now / Tiffany (1987) (originally by Tommy James & The Shondells (1967)) Lasagna = La Bamba (trad.) Alimony = Mony Mony / Billy Idol (1987) (originally by Tommy James & The Shondells (1968)) Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies = Money For Nothing / Dire Straits (1985) and Theme From The Beverly Hillbillies / Flatt & Scruggs (1962) (written by Paul Henning) Isle Thing = Wild Thing / Tone Loc (1988) She Drives Like Crazy = She Drives Me Crazy / Fine Young Cannibals (1988) Spam = Stand / R.E.M. (1988) Smells Like Nirvana = Smells Like Teen Spirit / Nirvana (1991) I Can't Watch This = U Can't Touch This / M.C. Hammer (1990) The White Stuff = You Got It (The Right Stuff) / New Kids On The Block (1988) Taco Grande = Rico Suave / Gerardo (1989) The Plumbing Song = Baby Don't Forget My Number, and, Blame It On The Rain / Milli Vanilli (1989) Jurassic Park = MacArthur Park / Richard Harris (1968) Bedrock Anthem = Under The Bridge, and, Give It Away / Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991) Achy Breaky Song = Achy Breaky Heart / Billy Ray Cyrus (1992) Livin' In The Fridge = Livin' On The Edge / Aerosmith (1993) Bohemian Polka = Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen (1975) Headline News = Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm / Crash Test Dummies (1993) Amish Paradise = Gangsta's Paradise / Coolio Cavity Search = Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me / U2 Gump = Lump / The Presidents of the United States Syndicated Inc. = Misery / Soul Asylum Phony Calls = Water Falls / TLC The Saga Begins = American Pie / Don McLean Pretty Fly For A Rabbi = Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) / The Offspring Jerry Springer = One Week / Bare Naked Ladies It's All About The Pentiums = It's All About The Benjamins / Sean "Puffy" Combs Grapefruit Diet = Zoot Suit Riot / Cherry Poppin' Daddies Couch Potato = Lose Yourself / Eminem Trash Day = Hot in Here / Nelly A Complicated Song = Complicated / Avril Lavigne Ode To a Superhero = Piano Man / Billy Joel eBay = I Want It That Way / Backstreet Boys
Polka List (list of songs in the "Polka Compilations")
[Thanks to Annie Sattler (email@example.com) for compiling this list. Also
thanks to Jeff Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org), Greg Chance
(email@example.com), Devo Spice (firstname.lastname@example.org),
and Jim Hulsey (email@example.com).
"Polkas On 45" (_In 3-D_, 1984) -------------------------------- Jocko Homo / Devo Smoke On The Water / Deep Purple Sex (I'm A...) / Berlin Hey Jude / The Beatles L.A. Woman / The Doors In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida / Iron Butterfly Hey Joe / Jimi Hendrix Burning Down The House / Talking Heads Hot Blooded / Foreigner Bubbles In The Wine / Lawrence Welk Every Breath You Take / The Police Should I Stay Or Should I Go? / The Clash Jumpin' Jack Flash / The Rolling Stones My Generation / The Who "Hooked On Polkas" (_Dare To Be Stupid_, 1985) ----------------------------------------------- 12th Street Rag (Pee Wee Hunt [Euday L. Bowman]) State of Shock / The Jacksons w/Mick Jagger Sharp Dressed Man / ZZ Top What's Love Got To Do With It? / Tina Turner Method Of Modern Love / Hall & Oates Owner Of A Lonely Heart / Yes We're Not Gonna Take It / Twisted Sister 99 Luftballons / Nena Footloose / Kenny Loggins The Reflex / Duran Duran Metal Health (Bang Your Head) / Quiet Riot Relax / Frankie Goes To Hollywood Ear Booker Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polka Party!" (_Polka Party!_, 1986) -------------------------------------- Sledgehammer / Peter Gabriel Sussudio / Phil Collins Party All The Time / Eddie Murphy Say You, Say Me / Lionel Richie Freeway Of Love / Aretha Franklin What You Need / INXS Harlem Shuffle / The Rolling Stones Venus / Bananarama (cover of Shocking Blue) Nasty / Janet Jackson Rock Me Amadeus / Falco Shout / Tears For Fears Papa Don't Preach / Madonna Ear Booker Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic "Hot Rocks Polka" (_UHF_, 1989) -------------------------------- all songs by The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) Brown Sugar You Can't Always Get What You Want Honky Tonk Women Under My Thumb Ruby Tuesday Miss You Sympathy For The Devil Get Off Of My Cloud Shattered Let's Spend The Night Together (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction "Polka Your Eyes Out" (_Off The Deep End_, 1992) ------------------------------------------------- Cradle Of Love / Billy Idol Tom's Diner / Suzanne Vega Love Shack / The B-52s Pump Up The Jam / Technotronic Losing My Religion / R.E.M. Unbelievable / EMF Do Me! / Bel Biv Devoe Enter Sandman / Metallica The Humpty Dance / Digital Underground Cherry Pie / Warrant Miss You Much / Janet Jackson I Touch Myself / DiVinyls Dr. Feelgood / Motley Crue Ice Ice Baby / Vanilla Ice Ear Booker Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic "Bohemian Polka" (_Alapalooza_, 1993) ------------------------------------- Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen "The Alternative Polka" (_Bad Hair Day_, 1996) ---------------------------------------------- Loser / Beck Sex Type Thing / Stone Temple Pilots All I Wanna Do / Sheryl Crow Closer / Nine Inch Nails Bang and Blame / REM You Oughta Know / Alanis Morissette Bullet With Butterfly Wings / Smashing Pumpkins My Friends / Red Hot Chili Pepperss I'll Stick Around / Foo Fighters Black Hole Sun / Soundgarden Basket Case / Green Day Ear Booker Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic Polka Power! (_Running With Scissors_, 1999) -------------------------------------------- Wannabe / Spice Girls Flagpole Sitta / Harvey Danger Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) / Pras Michel with Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya Everybody (Backstreet's Back) / Backstreet Boys Walkin' On The Sun / Smash Mouth Intergalactic / Beastie Boys Tubthumping / Chumbawamba Ray Of Light / Madonna Push / Matchbox 20 Semi-Charmed Life / Third Eye Blind The Dope Show / Marilyn Manson Mmmbop / Hanson Sex and Candy / Marcy Playground Closing Time / Semisonic Way Moby Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic The Angry White Boy Polka! (_Poodle Hat_, 2003) ----------------------------------------------- Last Resort / Papa Roach Chop Suey / System of a Down Get Free / The Vines Hate to Say I Told You So / The Vines Fell In Love With a Girl / The White Stripes Last Nite / The Strokes Down With the Sickness / Disturbed Renegades of Funk / Rage Against the Machine My Way / Limp Bizkit Outside / Staind Bawitdaba / Kid Rock Youth of the Nation / P.O.D. The Real Slim Shady / Eminem Way Moby Polka / "Weird Al" Yankovic
Close Personal Friends of Al
Close Personal Friends of Al 8033 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046And now, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org about MERCHANDISE QUESTIONS ONLY. Be sure to include your FULL name and snail mail address. All other inquires go to the address above.
Here are some tips and answers to those deeply burning questions about Close Personal Friends of Al that you'll definitely find extremely useful. These are direct from Lynn Dickinson (LifeSize Lynn on the Dr. Demento show)... Al's previous tour publicist and wardrobe/costume coordinator. She used to handle Al's fan mail, too. So pay attention! She knows what she's talking about! :)
Here's a couple of tips for sending stuff to CPFA
1. Always include a BUSINESS-SIZED Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) for a reply - that will speed things up about a thousand percent. Otherwise your letter goes in a pile to be answered "later" - after all the SASE's are fullfilled. Later can be a LONG time.
2. If you're requesting something specific or have a very specific question, know this: It's going to take awhile and you might not get what you want.
And from John Yanagi,
On the issue of postage stamps from FOREIGN countries, you can get "International Reply Coupons" and use those for the Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. In the USA, they cost just over $1 and are redeemable for 1 unit of international airmail postage (50 cents). They are accepted and issued nearly worldwide.
CPFA is not an actual fan-club. (Although it used to be.) It is an office where Al can receive his fan mail. Yes - he does read it all, but there are helpers who do the responding for him so that he can write more albums! He reads the mail AFTER the helpers do, and sometimes it takes him awhile (he gets a LOT of mail) - so don't be disappointed if you get a form letter back - Al DID get your letter - he gets all of them.
1. You can't write directly to Al via the Midnight Star - although he
does answer a few reader's questions through the newsletter in
every issue. The Midnight Star is the place to write if you have
questions that aren't answered in CPFA's form letter. CPFA is the
place to write if you just want to get your letter to Al. (You'll
have to just trust that he got it - but believe me - after three
and a half years of working with Al - I KNOW that he gets and reads
his mail!) If you send a letter to Al via the Midnight Star, they
have to just forward it to CPFA and that takes a lot of time.
1. You can't write directly to Al via the Midnight Star - although he does answer a few reader's questions through the newsletter in every issue. The Midnight Star is the place to write if you have questions that aren't answered in CPFA's form letter. CPFA is the place to write if you just want to get your letter to Al. (You'll have to just trust that he got it - but believe me - after three and a half years of working with Al - I KNOW that he gets and reads his mail!) If you send a letter to Al via the Midnight Star, they have to just forward it to CPFA and that takes a lot of time.
I hope this helps clear up the mystery of what CPFA is and isn't. Some people get frustrated when they write there expecting a fan-club type of response or a personal response from Al and don't get it. The Midnight Star is a much more interactive forum for Al fans - but all true fans will want to be on Al's mailing list through CPFA.
PS- There's only one type of mail that Al absolutely WILL
NOT read - don't send any parody ideas (he has plenty of his own)
and his helpers won't even pass them on to him. I repeat - DON'T SEND
ANY PARODY IDEAS TO AL - HE WON'T READ THEM! I know this is
disappointing to many people - but there are sound legal reasons
behind it. Don't do it! It's the fastest way into the garbage can -
even if there's other stuff in the letter.
The Midnight Star is a non-online newsletter for Weird
Al fans around the world. Since 1992, it's tried to cover the entire
history of Al -- present, past and future (which hopefully will soon
include a new album). The MS prints anything Al-related, including
cartoons, concert reviews, and the Ask Al column, where Al answers
subscribers' questions. We encourage subscribers to write articles,
etc! The mailing address is:
The Midnight Star
From Carlotta herself,
the Midnight Star editor and humble servant of the Grand Master Al:
PO Box 750112,
Houston, TX 77275-0112.
Although subscription info is available on various people's web pages,
it's $12.00 US for six issues (checks or money order payable to
treasurer Pamala Ritchie), published every other month. The
newsletter contains as many pictures, articles, contests, and info on
Al that can be crammed onto its pages.
The Midnight Star is a non-online newsletter for Weird Al fans around the world. Since 1992, it's tried to cover the entire history of Al -- present, past and future (which hopefully will soon include a new album). The MS prints anything Al-related, including cartoons, concert reviews, and the Ask Al column, where Al answers subscribers' questions. We encourage subscribers to write articles, etc! The mailing address is:
Dementia FAQ List Mail Auto-Responder
[Thanks to Marty Lick (email@example.com) for this information]
A wealth of information about Weird Al (and many other artists) is available from the rec.music.dementia faq e-mail auto-responder, which is run by r.m.d faq maintainer Jeff Morris. To get a general information message (including a list of files available), send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "LIST".
All of this information is also available via the World Wide Web. If you have a web browser (ie, lynx, Mosaic, etc), check out: http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/
The Authorized Al, Tino Insana and Weird Al Yankovic. Contemporary Books. 1985.
[This book has been out of print for a long time. The Midnight Star will provide photocopies of the entire book for US $8.00 prepaid at the address above.]
The "Weird Al" Yankovic Anthology, Cherry Lane Music Co. 1996
[Piano, Vocal and Guitar Songbook. Contains 13 songs Harvey the Wonder Hamster, Jurrasic Park, You Don't Love Me Anymore, Frank's 2000" TV, Since You've Been Gone, One More Minute, Good Old Days, Headline News, The Biggest Ball Of Twine in Minnesota, Christmas at Ground Zero, Smells Like Nirvana, Eat It, and Yoda]
World Wide Web Sites
For those of you with WWW access, check out the following sites:
Bits of Trivia
The Band and Their Birthdays
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz: August 18, 1956And let's not forget:
Stephen Jay: January 26
Jim West: December 18
Ruben Valtierra: December 26
"Weird Al" Yankovic: October 23, 1959*And, as a bit of interesting trivia, Al's birthday is an official holiday in Hungary. Well... actually, it's to remember the 1956 revolution, not him getting older.
"The Band and Their Shoe Sizes"
Okay, we know this has been haunting your mind for all eternity so here they are:
"The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"
All the attractions mentioned in this song are in the book _Roadside America_ by Jack Barth, et al. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986).
Information on a specific one so far:
Cranberry World. (508) 747-2350. Admission: Free (CLOSED for the winter, from the end of November until the first of May.) Open 9:30 - 5:00 everyday (weekends, holidays included) On the waterfront in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1/2 mile north of Plymouth Rock. The museum has many of the old tools of the cranberry trade. It is a self guided museum, with videos to describe stuff. Downstairs they have juices to sample. They have a demonstration kitchen where they make things out of cranberries, and some more videos, for example the bottling process. And of course, the ever-present GIFT SHOP![Linda Easterbrooks (email@example.com)] I Lost On Jeopardy?
At the end of the video, Al was thrown into the back of a car. The driver was Greg Kihn, who sang the original ("Our Love's in Jeopardy").
Bogus Tour Dates
Suggested by "Hawaiian" Ryan Swoverland,
I'll try to include all of the bogus tour dates shown on the backs of Weird Al's concert T-shirts...
Here is the first in this series:
------------------------------------------------------------ "Weird Al" Yankovic's Off The Deep End Tour 1992 June 6 - ALAPALOOZA TOUR - Houston, TX June 9 - UNCLE ERNIE'S ALL NATURAL DANDRUFF CLINIC & BARBEQUE PIT - Hollandale, FL June 14 - ST. VITUS HOSPITAL - BLADDER INFECTION WING - Columbus, OH June 15, 16 - GRAND CANYON (FESTIVAL SEATING) - AZ ***SOLD OUT**** June 17, 18 - DONUT WORLD - Wilsbury, CT June 19 - BIG EDNA'S TOFU BURGERAMA - Springfield, MA June 20 - CRAZY BERNIE'S DRIVE THROUGH PET SHOP - Buffalo, NY June 21 - DENTIST APPOINTMENT - Toronto, ONT June 23, 24, 25 - INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF RAW PORK - Syracuse, NY ***CANCELLED*** June 26 - HANNIBAL LECTER'S DINNER THEATRE - Washington, D.C. June 27 - STINKY FREDDY'S DISCOUNT TUBA PARLOR - Cleaveland, OH June 28 - DENNY'S RESTAURANT - GRAND OPENING - Roseville, MI June 29, 30 - CONVENTION FOR DYSLEXIC AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS - Minneapolis, MN July 10, - LITTLE JOEL MILLER'S 11, 12 EAGLE SCOUT INITIATION - Warwick, RI July 26, 27, - JAMIE FARR'S RISOTTO HUT - Chipawau, WI 28, 29, 30 August 1, 2, 3, - BOB'S HOUSE 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32------------------------------------------------------------
May 30 La Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles, Ca June 2/3 Interstate 10 Onramp - West Covina, Ca June 5 Mr. Paul's Big, Fat & Ugly Shoppe - Santa Cruz, Ca June 7 Supercuts (Grand Opening) - Portland, Or June 11/12 Ozzy's Charbroiled Batburgers - Seattle, Wa June 15 Spam-A-Rama - Denver, Co June 21/22/23 Fast Freddy's Car Was & Bikini Wax - Dallas, Tx June 27/28 World of Stinky Cheese - Omaha, Ne June 30 Stevie Wonder's Driving School - Wausau, Wi July 2/3 Creepy Nancy's Sushi Dungeon - Toronto, Ont July 8 Leroy's Garage Sale - Boston, Ma July 10/11/12 7-11 Parking Lot - Providence, RI July 16/17 Lucky Larry's Leper Colony - Boise, Id [Cancelled] July 21 Celebrity Invitational Bungee - Fishing Tournament - Jacksonville, Fl July 26/27/ Prosthetic Kneecaps R Us - Atlanta, Ga 28/29/30 August 1/2/3/ Shea Stadium - New York, NY [Sold Out] 4/5/6/7/8/9/ 10/11/12/13/ 14/15/16/17/ 18/19/20/21/ 22/23/24/25/ 26/27/28/29/ 30/31/32The Canadian Tour 1995
March 2 St. Vitus Hospital Bladder Infection Wing - Yellowknife, N.W.T March 3/4 Crazy Bernie's Drive Thru Pet Shop - Victoria, B.C March 6/7/8 Underneath the Big Nickel - Sudbury, Ont. March 9 Al Waxman's House of Raw Meat - Thunder Bay, Ont. March 10 Uncle Ernie's All-Natural Dandruff Clinic & BBQ Pit - Wawa, Ont. [Cancelled] March 11/12 Donut World - Acton, Ont. March 14 Granville Shy Train Station - Vancouver, B.C. March 15/16 Hannibal Lecter's Dinner Theatre - Kamloops, B.C. March 17 Big Edna's Liposuction Parlor - Saskatoon, Sask. March 18/19/ Tim Horton's - Grand Opening - Moose Jaw, Sask. 20/21 March 22 Bob's House - Montreal, Que. March 23 Little Kevin Shea's Eagle Scout Initiation - Fond-Du-Lac, Que. March 24/25/ Pucks R Us - Halifax, N.S. 26/27 March 29/30 Ralph Benmurgui's Risotto Hut - Moose Jaw, Sask. April 1/2/3/ Sky Dome, Toronto, Ont. [Sold Out] 4/5/6/7/8/9/ 10/11/12/13/ 14/15/16/17/ 18/19/20/21/ 22/23/24/25/ 26/27/28/29/ 30/31/32Thanks Sue!
From Joe Reiss (firstname.lastname@example.org),
The Stupid Tour 1985
Jun 20- La Brea Tar Pits Los Angeles, California Jun 21- Rotary Club Luncheon Shakopee, Minnesota Jun 22- Fast Don's Bowl-A-Rama Warwick, Rhode Island Jun 28-29 Mean Uncle Leroy's Spam Closet Des Moines, Iowa Jul 4- Lucky Eddie's Racquetball Court & Oriental Massage Parlor Buffalo, New York Jul 6-7 Bob & Edna's Quiche Emporium Chicago, Illinois Cancelled Gordon's Bar Mitzvah Denver, Colorado Jul 13- Billy Bob's Chili Pit Albuquerque, New Mexico Jul 14- Grover Washington Jr. High School Grand Island, Nebraska Jul 21-25 Happy Hour Show -- Sizzler's #3 Superior, Wisconsin Aug 9-10 Bob's Laund-O-Rama Grand Opening Dallas, Texas Aug 11-17 Mr. Frank's House of Pancakes and Bondage San Francisco, California Aug 23- Crazy Louie's Tofu Bar Charlotte, North Carolina Aug 24- House of Clams Kansas City Sep 4- Pizza World Phoenix, Arizona Sep 5-Oct 5 Shea Stadium New York City---------------------------------------------------------
May 29/30 Wacky Wally's Waffle World - Seattle, WA. May 31 Tennis Elbow Fundraiser - Vancouver, B.C. June 1 Chuck E. Cheese Parking Lot - Boise, ID June 2/3/4/5 "Tastes Like Chicken" - Winnipeg, MB (CANCELLED) June 6/7/8/ Giggly Goo Goo's Comedy Hit - Minneapolis, MN 9/10 (HELD OVER) June 11 Stop 'N' Putt Miniature Golf Course - Oshkosh, WI June 12/13/14/ Mr. Frank's Poodle Wash - Cleveland, OH 15/16/17/ 18/19/20 June 21 Laundry Day - Los Angeles, CA June 22/23/24/ Crazy Louie's Bowling Alley 25/26/27/ & Liposuction Clinic - Toronto, ON 28 June 29 Don Knott's Beef Barn - Philadelpha, PA (GRAND OPENING) June 30 Happy Anniversary Fred & Louise Feldstein - Peoria, IL July 1/2/3/4/ Astrodome - Houston, TX (SOLD OUT) 5/6/7/8/ 9/10/11/ 12/13/14/ 15/16/17/ 18/19/20/ 21/22/23/ 24/25/26/ 27/28/29/ 30/31/32 ---------------------------------------------------------
Me neither... but here's the latest news from the IRC-grapevine:
(thanks to Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz for revealing this top-secret document)