I’ve previously shared my opinion that “Weird Al” Yankovic is one of the greatest musical genuises of our time. Al is known mostly for his song parodies, but he also has a large number of original songs, most of which are style parodies/homages. Some of these, like Twister, Frank’s 2,000″ TV and Dare to Be Stupid (not to mention One More Minute, which isn’t an homage to any one artist) stand right up there with some of Al’s best parodies.
Well, Al has released his newest song, Skipper Dan, and if you ask me, it’s a style parody of a song that was huge last summer (and of which you could say I was a fan). I think he’s got this one down- even to leaving out the guitar solo.
He didn’t even throw in a drum solo!
4 thoughts on “Weird Al: Skipper Dan and Beans”
Needs more accordion.
It’s pretty good. It’s no ‘One More Minute,’ But it’s better than Frank’s Two Thousand Inch TV.
And I can hear the Weezer in there. Didn’t Al have some feud with Rivers over something?
I wouldn’t call it a feud. Al wanted to include part of Buddy Holly in the Alternative Polka (from Bad Hair Day), but Rivers turned him down. Rivers made his decision after they printed the CD booklets.
All water under the bridge, though, because Rivers let him use part of Beverly Hills for whatever Polka was on Al’s last album.
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