|Weird Al Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection
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If you're only hearing Al's inspired song parodies, you're missing half the gags! His long-awaited classic-video collection boasts 24 of his best including Bob from his recent album Poodle Hat ; that joins Ricky; Eat It; I Lost on Jeopardy; Like a Surgeon; Fat; Smells Like Nirvana; Amish Paradise; Dare to Be Stupid; Living with a Hernia; I Love Rocky Road , and more.
|The Essential Weird Al Yankovic
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2009 two CD career-spanning collection of tracks hand-picked by Weird Al himself. Yankovic is a true artistic genius in the classic sense of the word. No other artist can parody a song or a music video without being directly compared to the maestro. Throughout his career, Al has offered up an alternate reality of sorts to the history of pop music, lovingly re-casting hits of all genres into bizarre and hilarious songs and videos that themselves have become hits. Al's work became so synonymous with the hits they parodied that Michael Jackson gave Al access to the 'Bad' video set to make his classic 'Fat' video! This is to say nothing of Al's original songs which are as witty and endearing as his parody work. 40 tracks.
- The Essential Weird Al Yankovic by Sony Legacy (2009-10-26)
|Ray Stevens' Box Set
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Not 1, not 2, but 3 CDs for the price of one, featuring Ray's favorite and funniest songs! Includes The Streak; Ahab the Arab; Gitarzan; Everything Is Beautiful; Santa Claus Is Watching You; The Haircut Song; Freddie Feelgood (and His Funky Little Five Piece); The Mississippi Squirrel Revival; Shriner's Convention; The Ballad of the Blue Cyclone (The End) , and more.
|Ray Stevens - Greatest Hits
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Ray's been in the biz now for 50 years, and it's time to celebrate with 10 of his greatest hits. Yep, you know 'em all, and it's time to have 'em all in one big silly fun collection.
|Ray Stevens: His All-Time Greatest Comic Hits
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Certified gold by the RIAA 3/98
|Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time
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The keeper of the keys to crazy comedy celebrates two decades of madcap broadcasting with this collection of favorites! (For more Dr. Demento, see also Holiday and Kid Rhino sections.) Certified Gold by the RIAA. (11/01)
Pop has a good time eating itself on this collection of Doctor Demento favorites. The tunes on this stylistically varied double CD send up a plethora of pop culture phenomena. The perpetrators come from every imaginable entertainment background. Pro wrestlers, folk singers, comedians, actors, garage bands--you never know who's liable to produce a novelty song. Here it doesn't matter if a respected composer or a one-hit wonder recorded the ditty; all sorts of tracks jostle each other on this funny collection. The material covers quite a time span, ranging from Spike Jones's "Der Fuehrer's Face," released in 1942, to "Wappin'," an unreleased track by Darrell Hammond and Christopher Snell which was a hit on Demento's radio show at the tail end of the 1980s. The 20th Anniversary Collection is quite an assortment of the corny, goofy, wacky, and wild. --Fred Cisterna
|Ray Stevens: Complete Comedy Video Collection
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This 2-volume set DVD from Ray Stevens combines his famous 1992 project "Comedy Video Classics" with select music videos from his 1995 movie "Get Serious" plus on DVD #2 the first 8 videos is actually his 2000 project "Funniest Video Characters" re-released. There are 3 bonus music video's on here: on DVD #1 we have "Thank You", Ray's patriotic song about the military that i enjoy! On DVD #2, we have two patriotic comedy songs as bonus tracks: "Osama Yo' Mama" and "Hello Mama", the follow-up to the Osama song. All of the music videos are top-notch. "Power Tools" never appeared on any other collection until this one...and so this is the only DVD that contains a music video to "Power Tools". This was did in animation-live action format...a concept that was used on the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". If you want to seek out the other animated music videos from Ray, search for his project called "Cartoon Video Collection" which contains several music videos with Ray appearing in live action form up against animated back-grounds. It's an experimental production that's for sure and one that i don't think was widely advertised. Meanwhile, THIS DVD "Complete Comedy Video Collection", is a wonderful way to have MANY of his music videos in one place!! DVD #1 contains 11 music videos and DVD #2 contains 10 music videos. "The Pirate Song" is HILARIOUS!!!!! That is #6 on DVD #2
|Straight Outta Lynwood
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If Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, then Weird Al Yankovic must be the Court Jester. For the past 25 years, Weird Al has been simultaneously entertaining and annoying millions of music fans around the world. He's set to do it again with a new album later this month (Straight Outta Lynnwood).
All hail the return of novelty music's reigning king! Straight Outta Lynwood easily bests 2003's Poodle Hat and shows that Yankovic does know what he does best. Part of the secret to Weird Al's success is that he's never been very weird at all, and very rarely are his satires in any way "biting"--or even satires, really. The 11-minute parody of R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" is funny at least for the first listen, but it's hard to ridicule something so largely ridiculous in the first place (plus Jimmy Kimmel totally got the jump on him). The best thing Mr. Yankovic has always done is to take some decent pop tune, change a word or phrase, invent an entirely new premise for the tune, and make an inspired video to go along with it. He does that several times here; Green Day's "American Idiot" becomes the hockey-obsessed "Canadian Idiot," and "White & Nerdy" is a truly inspired take on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." That song is breakneck-paced and so funny it's a disservice to quote from it at all. "Polkarama!" is a return to W.A.'s novelty roots: a handful of mildly dated hit songs (50 Cent to Modest Mouse!) delivered in straight-ahead, sped-up polka style. It's toe-tapping and sweet. Hopefully we'll not have to wait three years for another Weird Al record. --Mike McGonigal
|Ron White: You Can't Fix Stupid
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This is Ron White's first release since he broke out as a comedy superstar. He has performed as part of the multi platinum selling "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy. Image. 2006.
|That Was The Year That Was
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Certified gold by the RIAA. (2/96)
Harvard-educated mathematician by trade and sociopolitical humorist and satirist by avocation, ivory tickler Tom Lehrer sang irreverent ditties that both outraged and delighted listeners during his on-again, off-again heyday of public performance in the late 1950s through the 1970s. Perhaps best known for his "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," Lehrer combined razor-sharp wit with dry delivery inspired by everything from vaudeville and ragtime to whimsical show tunes and faux folk. Though a tad dated, Lehrer's wickedly pointed That Was the Year That Was is as good a representation of the mid-'60s American social and political climate as any. Recorded live in 1965 and composed largely of songs from the contemporaneous NBC series That Was the Week That Was, the album takes on boho Americana ("The Folk Song Army"), censorship ("Smut"), and the atomic bomb ("Who's Next"). Devilishly funny as well are the outstanding "Vatican Rag" and the puzzle that is "New Math." --Paige La Grone