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Re: Midnight Star

Postby TMBJon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:47 am

How sad that Al was tired of being known for his parodies BEFORE Eat It even came out!
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby minnick27 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:51 am

Well considering that much of his output was originals before the first album, he probably did want them to stand on their own. Then when a big ass check came after Eat It he probably came around to his current way of thinking of the parodies being what sells the album.
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby weird user » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:26 pm

Of course after In-3D he seemed to start having originals that were as big hits as the parodies. Three of the four music videos from his next album (including This is the Life which was recorded earlier) were original songs.
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby TMBJon » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:58 pm

weird user wrote:Of course after In-3D he seemed to start having originals that were as big hits as the parodies. Three of the four music videos from his next album (including This is the Life which was recorded earlier) were original songs.

I think that's a bit of a stretch. This Is The Life had a music video only because The Compleat Al had a budget to create a bunch of original videos. It was hardly as big of a hit as Like A Surgeon!
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby Killingsworth » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:48 am

I thought the video for "This Is The Life" was made more to promote "Johnny Dangerously" than to promote "The Compleat Al". After all, it was released as a single in November '84 a full eight months before DTBS was released.
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby TMBJon » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:56 pm

Not sure which is more accurate, but either way the point still stands that the video for This Is The Life came out of a different budget, either Showtime or 20th Century Fox's, and not Scotti Bros.
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby Yankomaniac » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:15 pm

Interesting, I never really thought about this. Coincidentally, I am listening to Dare To Be Stupid on cassette and this track just came on! Still, they should pull it out live..just like she said they should! :Y
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby weird user » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:13 pm

Looks like I was wrong... I thought Midnight Star wasn't even a b-side single, but then I found at the All Things Yankovic site that it was the b-side to the One More Minute single (I'd been so focused on seeing what b-sides were on the In-3D singles that it didn't occur to me that it might have been on a later single).
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby senorconebra » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:07 am

Love Midnight Star!!!! Definitely could see it in the medley for 2015, wish it was brought back entirely though
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby eleventhirtyfour » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:59 am

Definitely WON'T see it in the medley for 2015 (unless he decides to start putting originals in the medley, which actually would be awesome)!
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