by "Weird Al" Yankovic"Weird Al" Yankovic


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From its smattering of cute original songs to its wealth of brilliant parodies, Weird Al's Alpocalypse fits the Yankovic album template splendidly, offering a great gut busters-to-groaners ratio, and featuring one of the best pop-in-a-polka-style medleys in the man's catalog, "Polka Face." The inspired medley covers everyone from Kesha ("Tik Tok") to Owl City ("Fireflies") at breakneck speed, but the highlight has to be Al's take on Kid Cudi ("Day 'N' Nite") where backpacker lyrics ("The lonely stoner seems to free himself at night") meets babushka music. "Party in the C.I.A." takes a Miley Cyrus cut and turns it into a glittery covert operations party ("Payin' the bribes like yeah/Pluggin' the leaks like yeah") while "Whatever You Like" is the T.I. track of the same name but on food stamps, promising the ladies any flavor of Top Ramen they crave. The creative high point is "CNR," which has to be the only White Stripes-influenced, Charles Nelson Reilly S&M song in the known universe, and if you've ever sold any unwanted crap online, "Craigslist" will be a close second. Only bummer for loyal fans is that five of these tracks are repeated from the Internet Leaks EP, but ignore that redundancy, and Al remains the undisputed king of the parody song.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Label: Volcano
UPC: 0886978932624
catalogNumber: 789326
Rank: 8434


  1. Perform This Way
  2. CNR
  3. TMZ
  4. Skipper Dan
  5. Polka Face
  6. Craigslist
  7. Party In the CIA
  8. Ringtone
  9. Another Tattoo
  10. If That Isn't Love
  11. Whatever You Like
  12. Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

"Weird Al" Yankovic   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Ray Manzarek   Keyboards
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Randy Crenshaw   Choir, Chorus
Monique Donnelly   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Scottie Haskell   Choir, Chorus
Angie Jaree   Choir, Chorus
Steve Jay   Bass Guitar,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
David Joyce   Choir, Chorus
Tom Kenny   Voiceover
Warren Leuning   Trumpet
Joel Peskin   Clarinet
Jim Self   Tuba
Ruben Valtierra   Keyboards
Lisa Popeil   Choir, Chorus
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz   Percussion,Castanets,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping,cowbell,sleigh bells,Wood Block,Siren,Slide Whistle
Taylor Hanson   Keyboards
Jim "Kimo" West   Synthesizer,Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
John Dickson   French Horn

Technical Credits

Cathy Dennis   Composer
Jamie Foxx   Composer
Steve Jay   Orchestration
Tony Papa   Engineer
"Weird Al" Yankovic   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Santana   Illustrations
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz   drum programming
Peter Burns   Composer
Adam Young   Composer
Fernando Garibay   Composer
Amy Dresser   Retouching
Rafael Serrano   Engineer
Matt Cohen   Engineer
Pink   Composer
David Siegel   Composer
Fraser T. Smith   Composer
Robert Larow   Composer
Dave Haywood   Composer
Breyon Prescott   Composer
Hillary Scott   Composer
Brian Warwick   Engineer
J.R. Rotem   Composer
T-Pain   Composer
Edmund Koetscher   Composer
Claude Kelly   Composer
Taylor Swift   Composer
Jim "Kimo" West   Sound Design
Taio Cruz   Composer
Jared Cotter   Composer
Josh Kear   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer
Ari Levine   Composer
Katy Perry   Composer
Charles Kelley   Composer
Lady Gaga   Composer
Shellback   Composer
Nikesha Briscoe   Composer
Bruno Mars   Composer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Jessica Cornish   Composer
Nadir Khayat   Composer
Philip Lawrence   Composer
Scott Mescudi   Composer
O. Omishore   Composer
John Conte   Composer
Nathan L. Walker   Composer
Rafael Akinyemi   Composer
Kesha Sebert   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Christopher Bridges   Composer
James T. Brown   Composer
Timothy Lever   Composer
Tramar Dillard   Composer
Stephen Coy   Composer
Kisean Anderson   Composer
Jason Desrouleaux   Composer
Christopher Henderson   Composer
Allan Grigg   Composer
Justin Franks   Composer
Keidran Jones   Composer
Christine Flores   Composer
Michael David Percy   Composer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Terius Nash   Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons   Composer
Kamalijit Jhooti   Composer
Jeremy Skaler   Composer
Jeppe Jaursen   Composer
James Gregory Scheffer   Composer
Brendon R. Melancon   Composer
Timorhy Theron   Composer
Thomas Theron   Composer
Rudi von Der Dovenmuehle   Composer
Paul Blair   Composer
Nick Plotquin   Photo Production
Clifford Joseph Harris   Composer

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