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Postby TMBJon » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:40 am

Wizzerkat wrote:Oooh, Dave, you should work for the government with your ability to save money like that!

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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:05 pm

Billboard 200: 9, 44, 58, 101, 123
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:24 am

Billboard 200: 9, 44, 58, 101, 123, 142

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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby ferdinand » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:56 pm

I don't know if this has already been posted here or somewhere else, but I kinda think it's ironic that T.I. and B.o.b. belong to the Atlantic Recording Group. Did they hire different suits? Did they just decide to go with Al's wishes after "You're Pitiful? Were they attacked by a box of starving crazed weasels Jay Levey sent them? Orders from the mafia? Did a masked man with no relation to "Weird Al" Yankovic persuade them to? What happened?
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby Teh Dingo » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:15 am

It is a sub-label, so they probably have different management, but even if it still has to go the top of the label, I think it's more that TI has been a successful artist for a while (He was already a well known rapper before WYL, it was just that that song was bigger than anything he did that made him seem like a newer artist), and that even though B.o.B. is a newer artist, he's already had a few hits, so there's no risk of "Future one hit wonder" status.

I did notice that when we were speculating on what Another Tattoo was parodying. I wondered if that could be a potential stumbling block
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 am

Has fallen off the chart!
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:56 am

the Dingo wrote:It is a sub-label, so they probably have different management, but even if it still has to go the top of the label, I think it's more that TI has been a successful artist for a while (He was already a well known rapper before WYL, it was just that that song was bigger than anything he did that made him seem like a newer artist), and that even though B.o.B. is a newer artist, he's already had a few hits, so there's no risk of "Future one hit wonder" status.


It might also be that they didn't think there'd be enough overlap in audiences for anything Al did to affect TI or B.o.B.
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby TMBJon » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:29 am

I think the answer is Atlantic Records is a big company with different branches managing different clients. No one ever said it was the official policy of Atlantic Records to not allow parodies, just that "the record company" wouldn't allow it.
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Re: The Big Alpocalypse Topic

Postby anthontherun » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:02 am

Didn't James Blunt's management say something like "'You're Pitiful' will never be approved for release" when Al tried to include it on Essential WAY? My guess is the suits at Atlantic weren't making that initial decision to pull the plug entirely on their own.
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