Dare to Be Stupid
"Weird Al" Yankovic
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||Like a Surgeon||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:29||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dare to Be Stupid||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Want a New Duck||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:02||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||One More Minute||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:05||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Yoda||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:58||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||George of the Jungle||"Weird Al" Yankovic||1:04||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Slime Creatures from Outer Space||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:22||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Girls Just Want to Have Lunch||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:48||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Is the Life||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:06||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cable TV||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:38||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hooked On Polkas||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
Dare to Be Stupid begins with what is perhaps Weird Al Yankovic's best parody ever, the brilliant and cutting "Like a Surgeon." Turning the tacky Madonna hit inside out and upside down, Yankovic comes up with a hilarious satire of the medical profession. Although the implications were probably missed by the none too bright Madonna, and may not have even been intentional on the part of Yankovic, it was a rich idea to use his parody to ridicule a serious subject rather than just take another poke at junk food or game shows. The record's title track follows, and it is the best of Yankovic's original songs that had been recorded so far. Any song that begins with a request to put down your chain saw can't be all bad. One of the best tracks is the amazing medley "Hooked on Polkas" that concludes the album. Yankovic goes for broke here, his slick band barely keeping up with him as he drags all manner of hit parade schlock through the harmonic wringer washer known as the accordion. It's a hell of a trip, including references to Z.Z. Top as well as disco and punk rock, and accomplishes more musically in less than four minutes than an entire evening with the likes of Brave Combo. Rick Derringer put the whole production together expertly.
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
Born: 23 October 1959 in Lynwood, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s