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Funny parodies in song
on November 17, 2011
"'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! The Alpocalypse Tour," blu-ray is an unusual comedic show done in parody in regard to song and performance. Sometimes, I know what Mr. Yankovic is parodying, but other times, I have to think, "what is he imitating and making of?". I recognize the melodies, but not the original songs.
There is an option to display all the lyrics to the songs on the featured concert. The lyrics are well thought out and finely composed. Some of the lyrics may be mildly offensive to a few people and the act is, occasionally, a little lewd, but within the limits of most people. Some may not like the one scene where he dances suggestively in front of a lady. It has a Canadian Home Video Rating of PG (which is the same as a PG rating in the United States). There is no foul language. I found much of the show amusing and entertaining.
The show includes a large backscreen, showing cartoons and videos.
I especially like the "Polka Face" mash, "Canadian Idiot" which parodies Green Day's "American Idiot," the "Medley" mix, and "Amish Paradise". I would like to point out that Mr. Yankovic actually has a fine voice and that his acts are carefully crafted with skill and talent.
The track list from the concert follows.
Smells Like Nirvana
Party in the CIA
Let Me Be Your Hog
Wanna B Ur Lovr
Medley: Money for Nothing, Beverly Hillbillies, Whatever You Like, Another Tattoo, eBay, I Want a New Duck, Theme from Rocky XIII, Spam, My Bologna, Ode to a Superhero, Lasagna, Eat It
Perform This Way
White & Nerdy
The Saga Begins
The concert is one hour and 25 minutes. It was filmed at Massey Hall, in Toronto, on July 16, 2011.
The blu-ray has four extra or bonus features.
1. More Songs! (under 14 minutes)
Frank's 2000" TV
You Don't Love Me Anymore
You Make Me
2. Music Videos! (7 minutes, 42 seconds)
Perform This Way
3. Al's Youtube Clips! (3 minutes, 36 seconds)
(8) Youtube clips
4. Other Junk! (10 minutes, 49 seconds)
And the Band Played on
You've Got ... Lustrous Hair
One on One
The Five-Haiku Interview