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Although rounded out by Yankovic originals, Weird Al’s third studio album contains some of his finest song parodies: Madonna herself suggested "Like a Surgeon", and The Kinks, Huey Lewis and Cyndi Lauper all attract Al's satiric attention. The highlight, however, is the title track, a bounty of bad advice in the style of electro-pop pioneers Devo. Yankovic also lampoons Elvis and cheesy sci-fi flicks before winding down with a relentlessly perky polka pastiche of a dozen pop hits.

Customer Reviews

King Al

This is a briliant album. It is a shame it is partial. The song "Dare to be stupid" is amazing. Definitely get dis!

Some of Al's best early work

"Dare To Be Stupid" marks some of Weird Al Yankovic's best early work. Great parodies all over the place of course (particularly the insantly-catchy "Yoda") but actually, the best thing about this album is the original material. "One More Minute" sums up those "messy breakup" feelings we've all had just perfectly, a great song to get over your ex to. Slime Creatures From Outer Space" is a funky little number about, well, alien invasion and marks Yankovic out as a great tunewriter as well as parody artist. Oddly, one of the best tracks, the Devo-inspired "Dare To Be Stupid" is missing from the iTunes version here... as is "George Of The Jungle", but that's not a great loss. This Is the Life is another highlight, a catchy 30s-ish number. All in all, some great work, although as usual - a little too much reliance on TV and food themes. But hey, it's a great album.

good but missing some good tracks

this is good but, its missing some good tracks, 'dare to be stupid' which is probably one of the best ever is missing, i don't know why

Biography

Born: 23 October 1959 in Lynwood, CA

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, "Weird Al" Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records — a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders — Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap. Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born...
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