Running With Scissors
"Weird Al" Yankovic
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||The Saga Begins (Lyrical Adaption of "American Pie")||"Weird Al" Yankovic||5:28||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pretty Fly for a Rabbi [Parody of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" By Offspring]||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Weird Al Show Theme||"Weird Al" Yankovic||1:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jerry Springer (Parody of "One Week" By BareNaked Ladies)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Germs||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Polka Power!||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Your Horoscope for Today||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's All About the Pentiums (An Adaptation of "It's All About the Benjamins" By Puff Daddy)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Truck Drivin' Song||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Grapefruit Diet (Parody of "Zoot Suit Riot" By Cherry Poppin' Daddies)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Albuquerque||"Weird Al" Yankovic||11:23||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Like many of Weird Al's 1990s albums, Running With Scissors is something of a mixed bag, although devoted fans will definitely find enough of interest to add it to their collections. As usual, the highlights tend to be song parodies: "The Saga Begins" is a retelling of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace from Obi-Wan Kenobi's point of view set to the tune of "American Pie," while "Jerry Springer" is a clever rewrite of the Barenaked Ladies' "One Week." Not all of them quite hit the mark, though: "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" has the same borderline ethnic condescension of the Offspring's original, and Yankovic's mimicry of the sound of his source material on the Puff Daddy takeoff "It's All About the Pentiums" isn't quite up to his usual standards. The originals tend to come off as forced, as though Yankovic is trying way too hard to live up to his nickname; although the snarky rip of "My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder" hits pretty close to the mark, the 11-minute closer "Albuquerque" is interminable. Overall, there are some songs worthy of adding to Yankovic's next best-of, and some more that no one will miss.
I love Al, but it stinks that they make you buy the whole album just to get Albuquerque.
This is one great album
The Saga Begins:9/10- How does he come up with this stuff? My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder:8/10-Weakest track on the album, but that's not saying much. It's still a decent song. Pretty Fly for a Rabbi:9/10- I've heard it too much, but that must mean it's good. The Weird Al Show Theme:10/10- Worth the price of the album. Check out the show and UHF, the greatest movie tied with Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, and About a Son. Jerry Springer:9.5/10- The lyrics are very good and well though out. Germs:9/10- This is a cool song. Even for a parody, it's almost as cool as the real thing. Polka Power!:9/10- The traditional polka compilation found on all of his albums. It's actually a cool recurring event on each album. That's Your Horoscope for Today:9.5/10- This song is amazing. Good lyrics and very clever. It's All About the Pentiums:9.5/10- The line about the Comodore 64 was hilarious. Truck Drivin' Song:8/10- It's okay, but not very interesting. Grapefruit Diet:10/10- This is a great and funny song. It made me laugh. His fat people songs are always funny, but he needs to broaden his musical focus beyond food and television. Albuquerque:10/10- Best track on the album. It is completely original, funny, and it actually rocks. Three aspects hard to find toggether in a Weird Al song. Great album.
Weird Al or Bust
When I first bought this album, I did it just to see albuquerque. Well, at first I was reluctent to listen to anything other than albuquerque because I was already hooked on Weird Al's "Permanent Record." But when I listened to it, I found that there wasn't one song that didn't get me howling with laughter. It turns out that I thought albuquerque was NOT the best song in the album. This album was the album that inspired me to buy every single one of his other songs (except for "George of the Jungle"). I like listening to him so much that whenever I mention him (and I do it A LOT) everyone around me says, "Oh my gawd! you are obsessed!" If you're looking for specific songs here they are: 1. Your Horoscope for Today, Brilliant 2.Grape fruit diet, Perfect 3.Pretty Fly for a Rabbi, Hilarious. Also if you have time watch "The Weird Al Show", the theme song is amazing.
Born: October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s