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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:36 pm

8/22/94 Danbury, CT, USA
Fun Zone
Plots R US
1. Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
Costume: Hawwain Shirt, Black Shirt, Black Pants, headband
Notes: Al plays a keytar
A good opener
2. Lasagna
Notes: Al plays the accordion, Headband removed
Works amazingly well next to MFN/BHB
3. Bohemian Polka
Notes: Al plays the accordion
A great cover
4. One More Minute
Costume: Red smoking jacket
Notes: Al enters the crowd
Always a favourite
Drum Solo
5. Headline News
Costume: Hawwian Shirt
Notes: Al plays the accordion at the end
A great way to advertize the box set.
6. Generic Blues
Costume: Black shirt, Sunglasses
Notes: Al plays the accordion
An underrated classic
Guitar Solo
7. Fabulous Food Medley:
Rye Or The Kaiser, I Love Rocky Road, Chicken Pot Pie, The White Stuff, Spam, My Bologna, Taco Grande, Addicted to Spuds, Green Eggs & Ham,
Livin' In a Fridge, Eat It

Costume: Black shirt
Song specific costumes: Black suit jacket, Bandanna, Scarf, hat, Red Jacket
Notes: Al plays the accordion on most of the songs. Al plays the keyborad on Eat It
Not much special about it.
Bass Solo
8. Jurassic Park
Costume: White Dress Shirt
A great way to start the 2nd half
9. You Don't Love Me Anymore
Notes: Al smashes a guitar
A good song
VIDEO - Madonna Interview
10. Like A Surgeon
Costume: Scrubs
Stage Layout: Bed with purple blanket, Jim West in a cone bra
Notes: Chainsaw attack at the end.
VIDEO - Sting Interview
11. Achy Breaky Song
Costume: Coy boy outfit
A hillarious concert performence.
VIDEO - Prince Interview
Dedication To Kurt Cobain
12. Smells Like Nirvana
Costume: Blonde Wig, Blue Jeans, Stipe Shirt, Guitar
Notes: Song was dedicated to Kurt. Al gargled water & splashed the audience.
My favourite parody
VIDEO - Bruce Springsteen Interview
13. Bedrock Anthem
Costume: Clown suit, Fred Flintstone
A good performance.
VIDEO - UHF Rambo
14. Fat
Costume: Fat suit
Notes: Al beats the smurf out of Santa
A great closer
Band Intros: Bass - Steve Jay, Guitar - Jim West, Keyboard - Ruben Valtiera, Drums - Jon Burmauda Schwartz
ENCORE
15. Yoda
Costume: Hawaiian Shirt
Notes: Al plays the accordion. Yoda Chant
Always a great closer.

While I think the album is bad the concert is very fun too watch. It's more of a transition between OTDET & BHT but I still enjoy it 9/10
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:17 am

1996 San Jose Fair (No video screen, No costume changes)

01 Since You've Been Gone
Costume: Hawaiian Shirt, Black shirt, Black pants
A Great opener.
02 Gump
A great follow-up song.
03 The Alternative Polka
Notes: Al plays the accordion
I Love the polkas.
04 One More Minute
Costume: Red smoking jacket
Notes: Al doesn't walk in to the crowd
I love this song.
Bermuda's Impression
05 I'll Repair for You
Drum Solo
Notes: Al plays the accordion
I wish this was on BHD.
06 Melanie
Bermuda's Turkey Impression
Another Great Song.
07 Headline News
Notes: Al plays the red accordion at the end.
Guitar Solo
08 Yoda
Notes: Yoda chant
A bit awkward not having it at the end of the show.
09 Medley:
Laundry Day, Chicken Pot Pie, Spam, My Bologna, Alimony, Syndicated Inc., Another One Rides The Bus, Gee, I'm A Nerd, Achy Breaky Song, Phony Calls,
Cavity Search, Green Eggs & Ham, Eat It

Costume: Black shirt
Costume GIAN: Glasses, Hat
Costume ABS: Cowboy hat
Costume CS: Bono outfit
Notes CS: Dental Drill
Costume GE&H: Hat
Notes GE&H: Al reads the book
Costume Eat It: Red jacket
Notes Eat It: Al plays a keyboard.
A good NON FOOD medley
Bass Solo
10 Amish Paradise
Costume: Outfit from video
Another great song.
Hernia Rap
11 Fat
Costume: Fat suit
Notes: Al beats the crap out of Santa
A great closer but my least favourite song in the show.
12 Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota
Costume: Hawaiian shirt, black shirt, black pants, bucket hat
Notes: Al plays the red accordion
A great way to end the show. Al should have ended them all like this.

10/10
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:47 am

3/31/95 Hamilton Ontario
(90% of this I already did in my Alapalooza 8/23/94 review)
Fun Zone
Plots 'R' Us
01 Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
Costume: Hawaiian shirt, black shirt, black pants, headband, keytar
Works well as an opener.
02 Lasagna
Notes: Al plays the accordion. Keytar & headband removed
A great follow up song.
03 Bohemian Polka
A great cover.
Al's Story
04 One More Minute
Costume: Red smoking jacket
Notes: Al enters the crowd
My favourite original.
VIDEO - Sting Interview
05 Like A Surgeon (Unreleased "Truth Or Dare" Version)
Costume: Scrubs
Notes: Ruben wears a cone bra, Al puts 1 leg behind his head, chainsaw
I love this.
VIDEO - Raul's Wild Kingdom
06 Since You've Been Gone
Costume: Hawaiian shirt, black pants, black shirt
Notes: Al sings off the instrumental track found on the Gump EP
A funny & hillarious song with a great ending :lol: .
07 Headline News
Notes: Al plays the red accordion at the end.
I like how Al used this tour to advertise the box set as well as give a BHD preview.
Drum Solo
08 Generic Blues
Costume: Black shirt, sunglasses
Notes: Al plays accordion
This song is so underated it's hillarious.
Guitar Solo
09 Fabulous Food Medley:
Rye Or The Kaiser, I Love Rocky Road, Chicken Pot Pie, The White Stuff, Spam, My Bologna, Taco Grande, Addicted To Spuds, Green Eggs & Ham,
Livin' In The Fridge, Eat It

Costumes: Taco Grande - Bandanna. Addicted To Spuds - Suit. Green Eggs & Ham - Hat. Living In The Fridge. Eat It - Red jacket
Notes: Al palys the accordion & kryboard
I wish he changed it up this tour.
Bass Solo
10 Jurassic Park
Costume: White shirt
A great song to mix with the bass solo
Band Intros
11 You Don't Love Me Anymore
Notes: Al smashes a guitar
Another funny love song.
VIDEO - Channel Hopping
12 Achy Breaky Song
Costume: Cowboy outfit
I could have been moved eailier in the set this tour.
VIDEO - AL-TV, UHF, Prince Interview, Naked Gun
Kurt Cobain tribute
13 Smells Like Nirvana
Costume: Kurt Cobain outift
I love this song.
VIDEO - Bruce Springsteen Interview, Badgers, Note to veiwers, Bedrock Anthem intro
14 Bedrock Anthem
Costume: Clown suit, Fred Flintstone outfit
It's good.
VIDEO - Rambo, Fat intro
15 Fat
Costume: Fat suit
Notes: Al beats up Santa
I'm getting sick of this one.
ENCORE
Keyboard Solo
16 Yoda
Costume: Hawaiian shirt, black pants
Notes: Al plays the accordion
It never gets old as a closer.

9/10
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby Killingsworth » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:25 am

Was 3/31/95 an audio recording or a video one?
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:19 am

Audio. I just based the costumes off the Alapalooza show. I'm sure Mason & Dan have them up.
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby joseyklein » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:09 pm

I watched the video of the first tour, it is missing eat it in the medley..

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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:02 pm

The updated version is my newest video.
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby joseyklein » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:51 am

Cool man! So glad these are on youtube now.. I remember the website and wishing for this.

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Re: Concert reviews

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:15 am

Touring With Scissors review

Fun Zone
The Weird Al Show Theme
01 Gump
Video Screen: "Forest Gump" Movie clips
Special Costume: N/A
I think this works perfectly as an opener. It's quick, fun & up-beat.
02 Polka Power!
Video Screen: Original music videos timed to Al
Notes: Al plays the accordion
I always love the polka medley.
Drum Solo
03 Jerry Springer
Video Screen: Clip during Jeff Foxworthy & Rosane's conversation
I love this song mainly because we get to hear Al swear.
04 My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder
Notes: Al plays the accordion
I think it works perfectly in this spot.
05 The Night Santa Went Crazy (Gory Version)
Notes: Al plays the accordion
Feels really out of plays on TWS should have been made a Xmas only song.
VIDEOS - 60% Chance Of Rain / Our Friend Dirt
06 Dare To Be Stupid
Video Screen: Strobe lights
Special Costume: Hazmat suits
Notes: Al plays a keyboard
It's great that he brought this back.
VIDEOS - Pizza Quick / King Of The Hill / Parody Of Titanic / You Get To Drink From The Fire Hose / King Of The Hill / Puff Daddy Interview
07 It's All About The Pentiums
Video Screen: Music Video, Strobe lights
Special Costume: Silver suit
One of my all time favourite parodies.
VIDEO - Be Nice To Your Teeth
08 Germs
Video Screen: Clip of splitting chromosomes
Special Costume: Black outfit with fishnet arms
I love this song live.
Al's story / Interrupting Piano
09 One More Minute
Special Costume: Red smoking jacket
Special Activity: Al goes in to the audience
My favourite original.
VIDEO - Ozzy Osborne Interview
10 Like A Surgeon (Unreleased Truth or Dare Remix)
Special Costume: Al wears ER scrubs, Reuben wears beanie & cone bra
Notes: Al puts his leg behind his head.
Special Effects: Chainsaw
Better than the studio track.
VIDEOS - I'm Your Biggest Fan, Man / News Radio / Late Night With David Letterman / Naked Gun 1 / Plots 'R' Us
11 Medley:
Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies, Fast Food, Addicted To Spuds, Free Delivery, Laundry Day, Pretty Fly For A Rabbi, Another One Rides The Bus,
I Love Rocky Road, Achy Breaky Song, Jurassic Park, Grapefruit Diet, I Lost On Jeopardy, Eat It

Video Screen: Beverly Hillbillies video / Jurassic Park video / Don Pardo clip
Special Costume: N/A
Song Specific Costumes: Hillbillies - Yellow Coat, Headband, Keytar. Free Delivery - Red jacket, Hat, Pizza Box, Paper. Achy Breaky Song - Cowboy hat. Eat It - Eat It Jacket
Notes: Al plays a keytar, the accordion & a keyboard
I think this is the best medley.
VIDEOS - Uses For Forks / Wolf / I'm A Little Kitty / How To Shampoo / Fred Huggins
12 Smells Like Nirvana
Video Screen: Music video
Special Costumes: Al - Kurt Cobain outfit. Steve - Krist Novoselic. Jon - Dave Ghroll
Backup Dancers - 2 Cheerleaders.
My favourite parody.
VIDEOS - Pocket / Lasagna / Teaching poodles how to fly / Al Yankstone
13 Bedrock Anthem
Video Screen: Music Video & strobe lights
Special Costume: Black & white tear-away clown suit, Fred Flitstone outfit
Sounds nicer live than on the album.
VIDEOS - Gandhi II / Alanis Morissette / Safety / Mariah Carey Interview / Badgers
14 Amish Paradise
Video Screen: Clips of Amish choir chanting
Special Costume: Costumes from video
Another favourite
VIDEO - George Harrison Interview
15 Fat
Video Screen: Music video intro
Special Costume: Fat Suit
Notes: Al beats the crap out of Santa
Band Intros - Jim West, Steve Jay, Ruben Valtierra, Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
ENCORE
Keyboard Solo
16 The Saga Begins
Video Screen: Big psychedelic color swirls, blue and white pattern
Special Costume: Obi-Wan outfit
Another favourite
17 Yoda
Special Costume: Cloak removed
Notes: Al plays the accordion
Special Performance: Yoda Chant

10/10
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Re: Concert reviews

Postby senorconebra » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:30 am

Touring With Scissors hands down was probably the best set ever imo. I'm constantly watching the '99 special when I can
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