Review Summary: Some Of Weird Al's best work and recommended to everyone who enjoys comedy parodies.
Weird Al is undoubtedly the
best parody writer in the history of mankind! The cover album photo a is a very humorous parody of Nirvana's "Nevermind" album with Al Yankovic Swimming naked and chasing a donut, which is about the funniest album art I've ever seen. But, I think that some of the songs that Al wrote wasn't very good at all. The songs I usually only listen to are the parodies, like the classic Smells Like Nirvana
which is quite obviously a parody of Nirvana'a Smells Like Teen Spirit, even if you've never heard the song. In my opinion, Smells Like Nirvana
along with the parody of The Right Stuff
entitled The White Stuff
which is a song about the middle of an Oreo are the best songs on the album. Every time I hear the lyric:
"I love that White Stuff, baby....In the middle of an oreo...."
...I cant help but laugh my ass
off! Also this lyric from Smells Like Nirvana
which I cant help but laugh really hard at:
"It's hard to bargle nawdle zouss"""with all these marbles in my mouth"
...which makes fun of Kurt Cobain's singing skills and how hard it is to understand what the hell he is singing about (as does the rest of that song).
The music of this album is some of the most varied genres on one album that you'll ever hear. From hard rock, to pop, to rap/hip-hop, and even polka! This album has it all. Another funny song that I quite enjoy is the second track, which is entitled Trigger Happy
which is pretty much about shooting people and asking questions later, which sounds like a song The Beach Boys could've done. It isn't a parody of The Beach Boys, or at least the credits don't say so.
Another great one here would be When I Was Your Age
, an ode to the adults that always use that phrase to get kids to stop their complaining. The lyrics are genius, in my opinion. Here is a sample:
"Well no-one ever drove me to school at 90 degrees below, had to walk butt naked through 40 miles of snow!"
The song I Can't Watch This
, a parody of MC Hammer's Can't Touch This
, is about how much crap is on TV these days. This is one of the only rap/hip-hop song I can take because of the funny lyrics.
Polka Your Eyes Out
is actually a giant cover song of quite a few songs of that time including Metallica's Enter Sandman
, Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood
, and Warrant's Cherry Pie
entirely in the style of Polka which makes it all a part of the great humour. The funniest lyric in this song is:
"Oh I don't want anybody else, when I think about you I touch myself"
...which a part of the album where I have to shush everyone so I can hear the one of the funniest parts of Off The Deep End
Some of the not so good tracks on here include I was Only Kidding
and Taco Grande
which, to me, are just boring and not very funny. The lyrics sound like something that Al just threw together to put on the album, AKA filler. Sure, Al's voice is very funny sounding at times in these songs, but the lyrics.....not so much.
And if you thought that You Don't Love Me Anymore
was the last track (which is a song about Al finding out that his girlfriend doesn't love him anymore because she is trying to kill him) you are wrong. There is
a 12th track to Off The Deep End
which is about 8 seconds in length, and despite being a filler track, is quite hilarious.
Everytime I pop in this excellent Weird Al comedy album I am cheered right up, even when in the most depressed of moods. It is my favourite comedy album that I own, and if you like to laugh then I recommend this album.
Smells Like Nirvana
Polka Your Eyes Out
The White Stuff
You Don't Love Me Anymore