Album Rearrangement!

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Album Rearrangement!

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:57 am

I thought this might be a fun little project/game/discussion.

Okay, we all know that Al doesn't really do thematic albums. It was pure coincidence that Straight Outta Lynwood wound up with a gangsta theme and a rap lead single. However, we can fix that.

The game: Make a theme album for Al. You can only work with what Al has given us on his 13 studio albums, and you have to follow what have (more or less) become his rules. Pick the title of one of the Al-bums, then pick and choose tracks from any of the studio albums. But the lead single has to be one of the real lead singles (although not necessarily the one from that album title) and the album closer has to be a real album closer. There has to be a half and half breakdown of parodies and originals, and there has to be a polka. Then justify your choices, explaining why your chosen tracks actually fit the theme suggested by the title. For example, if I were doing Alpocalypse, I might pick "One Of Those Days" because the world blowing up and everybody winding up dead is, yeah, pretty darn apocalyptic.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your remixmasters.
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Bruce the Duck » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:02 pm

"Even Worse"

1. Couch Potato
2. Callin' in Sick
3. Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch
4. Party at the Leper Colony
5. Toothless People
6. Ringtone
7. Syndicated Inc.
8. Don't Wear Those Shoes
9. Do I Creep You Out?
10. Nobody Here But Us Frogs
11. Hooked on Polkas

The theme should be pretty obvious here - It's an album of arguably Al's weakest songs ever, hence the title "Even Worse". "Hooked on Polkas" is only on there because I needed a worst end track and a worst polka, and that filled both spots.
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby TMBJon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:57 pm

How could you ever include Nobody Here But Us Frogs on an album of Weird Al's worst songs?????
I couldn't tell a dirt clod from a plate of caviar.
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby anthontherun » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:11 am

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS
A compilation of the most unsafe and unhealthy Al songs

1. Like a Surgeon
2. Melanie
3. She Drives Like Crazy
4. Trigger Happy
5. Polka Your Eyes Out
6. Germs
7. Livin' in the Fridge
8. Virus Alert
9. Cavity Search
10. Christmas at Ground Zero
11. Living with a Hernia
12. Nature Trail to Hell
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:21 am

Great work, guys!
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Bruce the Duck » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

Off the Deep End
(songs about mental disorders and the people who have them)

1. Perform This Way
2. Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White
3. Jerry Springer
4. Dare to be Stupid
5. Angry White Boy Polka
6. Generic Blues
7. Addicted to Spuds
8. Good Old Days
9. The White Stuff
10. Talk Soup
11. Do I Creep You Out?
12. The Night Santa Went Crazy

Yeah, I kind of ran out of parodies to use, so I had to resort to the food-addiction ones.
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Teh Dingo » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:53 pm

"Weird Al" Yankovic.

Belvedere Cruising
School Cafeteria
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Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
Theme From "Conan"

:lookaround:
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby RyanHippFTW » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:11 am

Bruce the Duck wrote:Off the Deep End
(songs about mental disorders and the people who have them)

1. Perform This Way

That is kinda mean.
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:47 am

Bruce the Duck wrote:Off the Deep End
(songs about mental disorders and the people who have them)


How on earth did Melanie not make that list? :?
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Re: Album Rearrangement!

Postby Killingsworth » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:05 pm

"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D

1. The Saga Begins
2. Yoda
3. Ghandi II
4. Jurassic Park
5. Gump
6. Hooked On Polkas
7. Ode To A Superhero
8. UHF
9. Skipper Dan
10. Theme From Rocky XIII
11. Nature Trail To Hell

These are all of Al's songs that are either about movies or have something to do with movies. Obviously, if I didn't have to use a preexisting album title this would just be called "The Movie Album" or "Weird Al At The Movies" or "Coming Attractions" or something else lame. The title "In 3-D" was the only title that really fit this theme properly. I picked Skipper Dan obviously because it's about someone who clearly wanted to be an actor and break into films at some point in their life...and failed. I picked Hooked on Polkas because...uhh, it's got "Footloose" in it...and uh, that was a movie...so, yeah.
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