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Postby weird user » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:11 pm

Man, I can't believe that I haven't posted in this topic yet.

This is the first Weird Al song I heard of. I was on a camping trip, and one of my friends brought the "in 3-D" cassette, and told me about Weird Al, and I beleive Eat It is the first parody title I heard of. I didn't become a fan of Al until a few years later, though.

Eat It is a lot better than Fat.
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Postby Way_Moby » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:54 am

This is one of the greatest songs ever. I was surprised to figure out it was made so early in Al's career. It's very good!
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Postby Teh Dingo » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:41 am

But there are backwards messages in Eat It! They tell us the snakes are gonna rise up, and we're all gonna eat it!

Listen carefully....they're there, man!
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Postby Keir » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:28 am

With "Eat It" celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, do you think Al should bring back the full version of the song live? I believe it has been relegated to the food medley since 1985.
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Postby Mystik Tomato » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:00 am

I think Al said somewhere that he's kinda sick of the song, being the "Eat It guy" and all that.

I seem to remember saying that it won't get out of the show, but it'll stay in the medley.

I'm sure someone can verify that.
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Postby Keir » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:04 am

Yeah I know, but I think a lot of people like myself never got to see him perform it live and would love to have it back just for one tour.
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Postby Bruce the Duck » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:56 pm

Actually, with him releasing songs one by one on iTunes, he could easily do a remake of "Eat It" and just not include it on the actual album. Although, I don't know that I'd buy it. That Fall Out Boy version is horrible.
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Postby RyanHippFTW » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:41 pm

I thought since next year is the 25th anniversary of "In 3-D", Al should try to perform the album live in Los Angeles or Lynwood (and recorded/released on DVD) with the band (and possibly some female back-up vocalists, brass players, and Musical Mike) with no video screens or pre-recorded audio (except for Don Pardo's ILOJ bit), 2 costume changes, and no medley. He could also ask Billy Joel if 'It's Still Billy Joel to Me' could be released. The set should look like this:

It's Still Billy Joel to Me
Polkas on 45
I Lost on Jeopardy
Midnight Star
The Brady Bunch
Buy Me a Condo
That Boy Could Dance
Theme from Rocky XIII
King of Suede
Eat It (first costume change)
Nature Trail to Hell (second costume change)

What do you guys think?
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Postby minnick27 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:47 pm

Wasnt this idea posed earlier in the year too? I dont think its that good an idea, mostly cause it would be a short concert with very little flash. Not what we expect from Al.
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Postby Bruce the Duck » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:57 am

It'd be an awful lot of work to choreograph all those songs just for ONE show. I would LOVE to see "Nature Trail To Hell" added to the regular touring setlist, though.
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