Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life.

Who is your favorite head on this Mount Rushmore?

Allan Sherman
1
7%
Stan Freberg
2
13%
Tom Lehrer
9
60%
Spike Jones
3
20%
 
Total votes : 15

Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by algonacchick » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:16 am

Haha, very funny, Bob.
4 words that Al said to me that blew me away:

"How's Problem Child doing?" - 7/12/11

So awesome!

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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by TMBJon » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:16 am

Here is "My Son, The Nut" in its entirety:

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I couldn't tell a dirt clod from a plate of caviar.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by mrmeadows » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:35 am

Nice, TMBJon. Sherman's parodies were "softer" than Lehrer's biting tunes, but with "Here's to the Crabgrass" on this album he comes pretty close to Lehrer's sharp social satire, here poking fun of the "white flight" phenomenon of the 50's and 60's. Although if Lehrer had done the song, he might have more explicitly called out the racial tensions bubbling beneath. Still, Sherman's is a great track, and one of my favorites of his.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by mellow weasel » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:51 am

I only know "The Element Song" :S
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Big Spoon » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:34 pm

Go get educated to Tom Lehrer, now!
And Peggy
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by minnick27 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:56 pm

Seriously, it takes less than 2 hours to listen to his entire catalogue
Talking about music is like fishing about architecture- FZ
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Teh Dingo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:03 pm

Big Spoon wrote:Go get educated to Tom Lehrer, now!


Mandatory Lehrer
You have quickly thought up such matchless phrase?
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