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For sheer creativity, zaniness and insanity,, it doesn't get better...
on January 8, 2006
The guy has found his niche and, surprisingly, he just gets better and better at doing what he does...and what he does is not easy. A good parody never is.
Listeners of this one can simply have a few chuckles or, if they're so inclined, learn a few things about creativity. Try taking a familiar song, add new lyrics and come up with something that stands on its own, sounding eerily like the original set in front of a funhouse mirror, warped, distorted and yet strangely fascinating in its own unique way. It isn't an easy thing. Doing it well takes a special talent, one that Yankovic has managed to take to a new level...and help us to see ourselves and our culture more deeply than if he'd just stuck to "traditional" music. He might not have had such a serious agenda but he carries it off anyway.
If you think this is "just comedy" think again. Listen to the song "E-bay", interpret it as you will and you might just hear something more serious behind the lyrics, some serious thoughts about the odd nature of an internet place like that.
Ah, Yankovic...people love or hate his music. It isn't an "acquired" taste. You either "get it" (and like it) or you don't.
If you want to sample some of his best, get this one.