|2. Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White|
|3. (This Song's Just) Six Words Long|
|4. You Make Me|
|5. I Think I'm A Clone Now|
|9. Velvet Elvis|
|11. Good Old Days|
Top Customer Reviews
Fat--What can be said? This is not as good as "Eat It," but has the distinction of being the only song that can claim to be the "second by the same artist that Al has covered." To date, he has yet to send up anyone other than Michael Jackson on more than one song. Rather surprising, considering the plethora of parodiable songs over the years.
Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White--This is way to long, and could be lost without significant loss to the album as a whole. Typical surrealism for an Al original.
(This Song's Just) Six Words Long--Absolutely died laughing the first time I heard this. It is a dead-on slap in the face of the Quiet Beatle, and the lyrics are not much more inane than the original they cover...in fact, they sound like the thoughts that must have been running through the writer's head when he penned it.
You Make Me--This gets even weirder than the second song, and sets the stage for all the originals on the album with its insane lyrics and hyperactive pace.
I Think I'm A Clone Now--I've never heard the original this satirizes but what would be the point? Like "Like a Surgeon," there is no way the original could be as good (I've often found this to be the case with Al).Read more ›
"Fat", sending up Michael Jackson's "Bad" and is about someone very on the portly side, who's got "more chins than Chinatown" and who "takes up seven rows in a movie theatre." Some of the material seems like a reconstruction fat jokes that have been told in junior or high schools.
"Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White" is a guitar rocker with weird dreams told to a psychiatrist. It's bizarre, not too funny.
"(This Song's Just) Six Words Long" sends up George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set On You", dwelling on the simplicity of the song and not too substantial verses. When Al sings "I never wrote the lyrics", he is right. George was doing a cover of a Rudy Clark song, so despite Al's poking fun, it isn't the Quiet One's fault. Hey, it did get to #1.
"You Make Me" is a quick-tempo new wave Cars or Devo-like song, with alternating levels of weirdness. "you make me wanna write dozen book reports then pack myself in styrofoam", "you make me wanna make a model of the Eiffel Tower out of Belgian waffles",
"you make me wanna do my laundry in the dark, and use a recommended bleach." Weird but surreal.
Then comes a send-ups of one of two Tommy James covers that went to #1 in 1987. "I Think I'm A Clone Now" is about having oneself duplicated. "I guess you could say I'm beside myself." and being born "without a father and a mother, just a test tube and a womb with a view" are some of the clever lyrics here.Read more ›
"Even Worse" was the best "Weird Al" album to date. After his self-title debut album Yankovic put together his own band and while the accordion still announced its presence with authority (e.g., "Lasagna"), a key element in his musical satires was that the music sounded as good as the original; only the words had been changed, to humorous effect. With this fifth album the key lesson "Weird Al" learned was that he did not have to look at the current Billboard charts for this targets.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
"Fat" 5/5-Funny song and hilarious music video
"Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White" 2/5-Catchy, but a little boring after multiple times
"(This... Read more
Al makes a triumphant and funny return from the okay "Polka Party" with this great album. Al parodies Michael Jackson, George Harrison, and others in this album. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by Kevin
Ah, yes. "Even Worse". It has six great songs, four good songs, and one mediocre song.
1. Fat - 5/5. Read more
This is the first album where Al parodies the actual album cover of another album in his album design ie Bad by Michael Jackson. Read morePublished on April 21 2003 by James N Simpson
This is certainly the worst al-bum. "Fat" is great, but it goes downhill from there. "I think I'm a Clone Now," and "Alimony," fit the music... Read morePublished on April 1 2003
Again Weird Al does a great job making fun of Michael Jackson, which again, makes me want to listen to it (ah, if you to know what I mean look for my review on Weird Al's CD "In... Read morePublished on March 30 2003
I remember playing some Weird Al for my friends at college. We had just finished listening to one tape (yes, cassette) and they were surprised how much they liked it and wanted to... Read morePublished on March 8 2003 by David Hardison
I bought this CD tape to at a yard sale a couple of years ago. At that time, I only owned "Bad Hair Day." over the years, I have bought all of Weird Als al-bums. Read morePublished on April 23 2002 by Erik Bateson
This is one of weird al's best albums
FAT: 5/5 Very funny song 2nd best on the album
STUCK IN THE CLOSET WITH VANNA WHITE: 4/5 Pretty good song
(THIS SONG'S JUST)... Read more