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Top Customer Reviews
"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 ›
Of course the biggest song of all time is located on this album which is of course Fat (parody of Bad). You will not find a funnier song anywhere else throughout history. This Song's Just Six Word Long (parody of I've got my mind set on you) which is actually seven words long but who cares the song is brilliant, Lasagna (parody of La Bamba), Alimony (parody of Money Money) and I think I'm a Clone Now (parody of I think I'm Alone Now) are other great parodies.
Sensational original songs such as Good Old Days (hilarious tale about a guy remembering his childhood) Melanie (a stalker's tale about a girl he likes), You Make Me (about TV's influence) and Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White (she turned the letters on Wheel of Fortune for those of us outside the USA) along with other songs will keep you laughing.
This is a classic you have to buy it
Fat: 5/5 Although I do not like it as much as other Al fans (It's about my 40th favorite), I can appreciate it.
Stuck In a Closet With Vanna White: 2/5 It has it's moments.
(This Song's Just) Six Words Long: 5/5 I like it, but that's just me.
You Make Me: 3/5 Okay.
I Think I'm A Clone Now: 3/5 I think this one is okay.
Lasagna: 4/5 Good parody.
Melanie: 5/5 Laugh out loud funny (remember, that's my opinion).
Alimony: 4/5 Good
Velvet Elvis: 0/5 One of his worst.
Twister: 4/5 Good, but short.
Good Old Days: 5/5 LOVE IT!!!!
35/45 Very Good!
This al-bum doesn't have a lot of great songs, but a ton of good ones. Although it may not look good, as a whole, this is a good al-bum.
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
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I would have to say Al's best album is his first, self-titled one (although despite all its bashing "Polka Party" must be high simply because it includes "Living... Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Chris Makas
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 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
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