Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by Sappho » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:14 am

yankochick38 wrote:I guess there's just bits and pieces, but overall he's doing it live!

Yeah, there's definitely some bits and pieces of backing track support for the really high notes. He did it for Another Tattoo as well. And I think the reason likely isn't that he can't get those notes, but that it's hard enough on the voice to make it advisable not to do that night after night.
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by Killingsworth » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:20 am

In addition to "Amazon", isn't "latte" also an FWP backing track?
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by Muppetboy09 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:28 am

Killingsworth wrote:In addition to "Amazon", isn't "latte" also an FWP backing track?

No, it was for most of the last leg, but he started doing it live.
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by ironhide1975 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:21 am

Sappho wrote:As far as I know he does not lip sync. He's one of those all too rare artists who sound exactly as good live as they do on the album. :D


Thats what I thought, which makes him more amazing when he does songs like Word Crimes.

In terms of his voice, yeah it will change. Jon Anderson from Yes voice held out really good for many years, it not till recently that I think he started to lower the keys of songs (and some medical issues he's had, he sound more raspy these days.) Weird Al still nails it with Teen Spirit, I've been waiting for him to drop the song but he still hits that last note with such perfection it's amazing.

I would garner we still have a good 10 years left before he retires. He's a good example of what living a health lifestyle will achieve.
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by ell » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:03 am

I don't believe he lip syncs little bits, even. On Tacky he screwed up the high note where he says "never let you forget some favor I did for you" so I'm pretty sure he's the real deal. :D
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by Muppetboy09 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:10 am

ell wrote:I don't believe he lip syncs little bits, even. On Tacky he screwed up the high note where he says "never let you forget some favor I did for you" so I'm pretty sure he's the real deal. :D

It is 100% confirmed that he lip syncs those little bits. You can find videos of him outside venues while they are recording, and he clearly doesn't sing those lines.
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by shoedogg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 pm

Time to bring this topic back to life with what I thought at the time but never posted. I’ve always thought he lip synced Fat.....the vocals always seemed too perfect and studio recorded (except for HO!), especially wearing that apparatus. And please please I’m not looking to slight Al or invite haters lol, just my personal observation for years.
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Re: Does Weird Al Lip Sync ANY of his songs live?

by Muppetboy09 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 pm

I always am happy to discuss this topic. No lip syncing is involved here. Fat is actually beginning to get out of his vocal range, so if you watch concert videos from this past tour, you can hear that he is struggling a bit more to hit the higher notes in the chorus. If you compare between performances (just pull up 2-3 different videos), you'll definitely hear some differences between the performances.
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