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"Weird Al" Yankovic
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Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released April 3, 1983
Recorded December 1979 - February 1983
Length 32:34
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Record Label Rock 'n' Roll Records / Scotti Brothers
Catalog Number PZ 38679 (Vinyl) (first release)
Producer Rick Derringer
Lead Single My Bologna
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"Weird Al" Yankovic is the self-titled debut studio album from recording artist "Weird Al" Yankovic. Most of the album was recorded in March 1982, with some early songs like My Bologna being re-recorded. The album was originally released on LP and cassette in 1983 and was reissued on CD in 1991 and 1996. The album was reissued again in 1999, along with his other studio albums, by Volcano Records as a result of their buyout of the original label Scotti Brothers.

SinglesEdit

  1. My Bologna
  2. Another One Rides The Bus
  3. Ricky
  4. I Love Rocky Road

TracksEdit

No. TitleWriter(s)Parody of Length
1. "Ricky"  Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, "Weird Al" Yankovic"Mickey" by Toni Basil 2:35
2. "Gotta Boogie"  YankovicOriginal 2:13
3. "I Love Rocky Road"  Jake Hooker, Yankovic"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett 2:36
4. "Buckingham Blues"  YankovicOriginal 3:14
5. "Happy Birthday"  YankovicStyle parody of Tonio K 2:28
6. "Stop Draggin' My Car Around"  Tom Petty, Yankovic"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks 3:16
7. "My Bologna"  Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Yankovic"My Sharona" by The Knack 2:00
8. "The Check's In The Mail"  YankovicOriginal 3:14
9. "Another One Rides The Bus"  John Deacon, Yankovic"Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen 2:37
10. "I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead"  YankovicOriginal 3:40
11. "Such A Groovy Guy"  YankovicOriginal 3:03
12. "Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung"  YankovicOriginal 1:56

PersonnelEdit

  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - Accordion, lead vocals
  • Rick Derringer - Guitars
  • Steve Jay - Bass
  • Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz - Drums, Percussion
  • Richard Bennett - Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar solo on "I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead"
  • William K. Anderson - Saxophone, Harmonica
  • Joel Miller - Bongos
  • "Musical Mike" Kieffer - Musical Hands
  • Dorothy Remsen - Harp
  • Tress MacNeille - Voice of Lucy
  • Dawn Smithey, Zaidee Cole, Joan Manners - Female Backing Vocals
  • Al, Rick, Steve, Jon, Jay Levey, Damaskas, Jake, the Doctor - Male Backing Vocals
  • Jay Levey Associates, Los Angeles, CA - Management

ProductionEdit

ChartsEdit

U.S.A. Canada
Gold

AwardsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This is Weird Al's first full-length album.
  • Many of the items on the cover are references to songs on the album. There is a school bus (Another One Rides The Bus), I Love Lucy on the TV (Ricky), an I Love Rocky Road sticker and the ice-cream itself (I Love Rocky Road), a man in an iron lung (Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung), hands holding a steering wheel, tire, air intake, keys (Stop Draggin' My Car Around), bologna everywhere (My Bologna) and a mail box (The Check's In The Mail) and beer and broccoli (eat a lot of broccoli and drink a lot of beer, Happy Birthday) plus, a birthday cake and party hat.
  • To the left of Al's head in the album artwork is a picture of Dr. Demento.
  • This is one of two albums without a polka medley (the other being Even Worse).
  • Al made his TV debut performing "Another One Rides the Bus" on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder on April 21st, 1981. The rainbow pants he wore for the appearance can be seen hanging of the foot of his bed on the album cover
  • If you look closely in the letters of the album title, you can see tiny faces.

See AlsoEdit

Studio Albums

"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984)Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)Even Worse (1988)Peter and the Wolf (1988)
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)Off The Deep End (1992)
Alapalooza (1993)Bad Hair Day (1996)Running With Scissors (1999)Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)Alpocalypse (2011)Mandatory Fun (2014)

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