The Next Weird Al?

Growing up I loved Weird Al Yankovic. He made fun of popular songs in a way we’d never really seen on a commercial level. Sometimes he’d make fun of the artist, or just make an entirely different song up. Either way at 7 or 8 years old he was my favorite comedian/spoof singer. I know I listened to Trigger Happy about 50 times with Mceezy when “Off the Deep End” came out. The albums that followed weren’t nearly as good in my opinion. Maybe he ran out of jokes or maybe I grew up a little and found his comedy unsophisticated, who knows. I’ve been waiting for a long time for someone to come out with some parody songs on the songs that are out today, because let’s face it, this crappy music generation is really easy to make fun of. I thought The Dan Band had a shot to fill that void in my life, but I’m not sure he even knows what he’s going to sing before he gets on the stage, and I need some structure! I ran across the Snakes and the song above hit close to home. Pretty much everyone I talk to that is out of college wishes they were back in college during those simpler times. I couldn’t agree more, and if I could I’d be in college forever. Hopefully the Snakes will become the next comedic music-men I’ve been looking for. Based on the other songs on their site, I’m not completely sold on them. Atleast they came up with one classic, and at the perfect time as Michael Scott has his last episode on the office tonight!

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4 responses to “The Next Weird Al?

  • Ravenation, L.L.C. of North America

    Trigger Happy was one of my favorite songs of all time.

    A couple of other things that I have seen that are close to this would be:

    We played with the straight edge hardcore “band” when we were in high school called Jud Jud. They were just two guys that got up there with microphones and made the “Jud Jud” noise that Beavis and Butthead used to. It was annoying as hell but it was hilarious to see how into it they were.

    Also, there’s this other band from where we live called “Human Aftertaste” look up their shit on Youtube it’s priceless.

    Oh, and The Dwarves were always an epic win. The Dwarves were that band from San Francisco they used to open up for Nirvana. They told their guitar player’s family that he was dead and then tey had this reunion show where he just showed up out of nowhere and scared the piss out of everybody.

    More from me when I think of more

    Meehan

    • chappy81

      Yeah man, Trigger Happy was pure gold! I kept waiting for another one of his songs to stand out like that one, but he never had one that cracked me up as much as that one.

      Now that you mention it, I’ve actually heard HUman Aftertaste. Never heard of the Dwarves though. I’ll have to look them up! Keepem coming if you think of any other ones. I’m always down for some funny lyrics!

  • Chris Humpherys

    Al is definitely weird.

    Oh wait, I thought you were talking about Alan Parkins.

    My bad.

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