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The time has come. “Weird Al” Yankovic, the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, has returned to demolish the pop landscape with Alpocalypse, his first full-length studio album in nearly five years.

Few would have guessed that Yankovic, who as an awkward, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would ... Read more in Amazon's Weird Al Yankovic Store

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  • Audio CD (30 July 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00000JH89
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,603 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Saga Begins
2. My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder
3. Pretty Fly For A Rabbi
4. The Weird Al Show Theme
5. Jerry Springer
6. Germs
7. Polka Power!
8. Your Horoscope For Today
9. It's All About The Pentiums
10. Truck Drivin' Song
11. Grapefruit Diet
12. Albuquerque

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Weird Al Yankovic ~ Running With Scissors

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Craig on 17 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
My wife and I were planning on going to the Weird Al concert in Christchurch NZ on March 8th but the concert was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. This was a great backup to that and I heartily recommend it if you need your spirits lifted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yarn on 11 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD
The album `Running with scissors' by the critically acclaimed and long time king of parody Weird Al Yankovic is a true career highlight. His choice and ability to blend an eclectic mix of late nineties pop and alternative rock within his polkas provides a real snapshot of the times and a welcome flashback to those who are familiar with the period. His original songs give just enough to the current listener to make this purchase a justified for any collection and although each and every song is comedy based they do not tire easily like other related acts.

The Album opens with `the Saga begins' a comprehensive parody of Don McLean's `American Pie' and is clever and surprisingly deep. Other parody highlights are `Jerry Springer', an amusing tale of an addiction to the once watched `Jerry Springer Show' and `Pretty Fly for a Rabbi' a hilarious spin on `Pretty fly for a white guy' by the now largely forgotten Offspring.

The album ends with a climax unlike any other Weird Al album before or since. The epic life story that is `Albuquerque' unravels like a comedians yarn and the 11 plus minutes pass with laughter lubricated ease.

One of the main factors that keeps Weird Al appealing is the longevity of his music and although he may not be seen as a serious industry contender his career has outlasted many of the artists he has featured on his album.
My one warning would be the slightly dated feel of the music if the listener was unfamiliar with the period. Everything else including production, lyrical content and structure is worth shelling out for.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson on 20 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
[One CD, with a running time of 47:48 minutes.] This CD shows that Weird Al still has it. He is the king of kookiness. Contained herein are nine parodies (including The Saga Begins, that tells the story of Star Wars: Episode 1 to the tune of Don McLean's America Pie), and three original songs. Some of the lyrics are a little explicit, but not too bad. Overall they are pretty good.
The paperwork contains the words to the songs, plus a few pictures. Most fun, though, the CD contains a secret subfolder that contains a Quicktime Movie, that shows the "real" Al (or more likely not). I do love extras!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 9 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Just when you thought it was safe to forget about "Weird Al" Yankovic, he comes back with "The Saga Begins," a lyrical adaptation of "Star Wars I" to Don McLean's "American Pie." This is probably Al's most inspired effort since the classic "Smells Like Nirvana" and his "Running With Scissors" album is one of his better collective efforts although I freely admit I might never get used to the look of Yankovic without glasses.
There are four additional parodies on this album: "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" which takes off on "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)," "Jerry Springer" based on "One Week," "It's All About the Pentiums" parodies "It's All About The Benjamins," and "Grapefruit Diet" plays around with "Zoot Suit Riot." Only the last in this set is a below average effort, and I get the feeling it is included simply because Yankovic likes to cover as many musical styles as possible. In making a list of parodies you also have to include "Germs," which is done in the style of Nine Inch Nails. As always, the polka medley, this time around entitled "Polka Power" is a fun ride, although each riff of a pop hit ("Wannabe," "Ray of Light," "Tubthumping," etc.) always seems to make you want to hear just a little more. When will Madonna finally breakdown and do a polka album?
Of the totally original songs "The Weird Al Show Theme" is my favorite, mainly because I always like the way Yankovic harmonizes with himself. His voice is so eerily suited to these songs that you forget it is just as much a part of his appeal as is his coming up with all those funny lyrics (best evidenced on "The Saga Begins," where he constantly hits real close to the rhymes of the original song). "My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder" is a rollickin' accordion tune and "Your Horoscope For Today" is fully of frenetic energy.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jan 2002
Format: Audio CD
A friend of a friend brought this round a few days ago, and has now taken it away (and disappeared). I've liked Wierd Al's stuff for a while (including the Transformers soundtrack :) but never really thought of going to buy any of it. Well... that's changed. This album is simply brilliant! It'd be too easy to write him off as just a clever dick cover artist, but there's enough original material to completely refute that.
Except, I'm going to have to do it tomorrow because I've forgotten to bring my credit card with me to the uni computer room. Ack!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Naomi Noonan on 9 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this album when my mate brought it in one day, having borrowed it from her boyfriend. At first i was sceptical, taking a look at the weird cover,but as I listened to the tracks, I laughed and laughed... and laughed! Weird Al lives up to his name, he is certainly weird!
If you're looking for a serious album, this is not for you. If you like the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, P Diddy, or Tubthumping for example though, be warned, there are samples of their songs here!!! Oh, and I think he's obsessed with Star wars too, having so many songs written about it!
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