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Post by ducttapeearth »

It would've made a rockin' commercial. I wonder if MB ever asked Al if they could use it?

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I've seen videos on the internet where people have taken the original commercial and put Al's song over it.
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Post by HilaryJean21 »

Bruce the Duck @ Apr 6 2007, 12:31 AM wrote: Well, it depends how you define covers.

I would consider "Bohemian Polka" a cover because it is essentially the same lyrics set to the same music, only the music is done in a different style. It's just like "Twister" in that regard.

You forgot Brady Bunch, that is a sorta-cover since he sings basically the entire theme's just not alone in the song like Twister and George of the Jungle. Would that be considered?
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Post by HappyGilmore »

Twister was good. But I'm a huge Beastie fan so it was a good little 'homage' thing going on.
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Bruce the Duck @ Apr 6 2007, 12:31 AM wrote:

"George of the Jungle" stands as the only completely straight cover. In fact, the only difference AT ALL between the original and Al's version is that it's a different singer and band doing it. The instrumentation and everything is exactly the same.

I used to wonder why that song was on a Weird Al album. I used to think that the vocals were the same as on the theme song. One of my friends actually thought that Al wrote the song. I think I already knew at the time that George of the Jungle was from the 1960s, and my friend told me that Al wrote the song when he was a kid.

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Bruce the Duck @ Apr 6 2007, 12:31 AM wrote:

"Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" MIGHT be considered a cover rather than a parody, since the lyrics were directly just the lyrics to the "Beverly Hillbillies" TV show. That one's kind of in a category by itself since it's not really a cover (the music is completely different) and it's not really a parody.

I never noticed before that Al basically just sang the Beverly Hillbillies theme song, with Money for Nothing music. I thought that he somehow altered the Money for Nothing lyrics, and sang parts of The Beverly Hillbillies theme song.

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Post by Mystik Tomato »

I think this is one of the best songs on EW and one of his best songs overall.

But... then I see a whole bunch of people saying that it's terrible, or not worth listening to.

I don't get it. I don't see any problem with it at all.
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Post by Quab »

It's not a favorite of mine, but I like the Beastie Boys, and it's a great tribute to them.
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Post by Muldernscully »

Wow. So Twister is a slightly altered commercial jingle? You learn something new...

Also, since I am rating Al's songs, I give this one 3 out of 5 stars. Nice style parody of the Beastie Boys. I don't dislike it, so it's in the middle.

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Post by Yankomaniac »

How do you have the ranking time with 6 kids and going to church and work and all that hefty day to day junk?
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