If there is one artist that many thought would be a mere flash in the pan, it was Weird Al Yankovic. His skill however at making parodies catapulted him to unexpected heights. Among the song he is best known for are “Eat It”, a parody of Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It”, “Like A Surgeon” based on Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin” and “My Bolgna” based on “My Sharona”.
Weird Al does have some original songs as well. One of them is included in this current album which he titled “Straight Outta Lunwood”. Entitled “Don’t Download this Song” this track talks about using Kazaa, Limewire and the like to illegally download music. His lyrics point out how wrong it is to download music illegally since that’s where you start. As his lyrics go:
‘Cause you start out stealing songs and then you’re robbing liquor stores
And sellin’ crack and runnin’ over school kids with your car
Weird Al’s lyrics reflect how strongly the music industry feels about it. They talk about the consequences such as having the RIAA on your back irregardless if you are seven or seventy. It’s far better to go out and buy the CD. By the way you can download this song for free legally.
There are other nice tracks in the album. His polka medley is fun. It includes portions of songs from “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand, “Float On” by Modest Mouse and “Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls, plus a few more bits and pieces.
For those who love free music, go to weirdal.com and download “You’re Pitiful”. This parody of James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” isn’t on the album and this is one song that he is definitely saying go ahead and download.
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