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All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Following his exposure in the mid-'80s, Weird Al Yankovic's career stumbled with the poor-selling Polka Party in 1986 and his feature film UHF that tanked in 1989. Clearly, many people had grown tired of Yankovic's presence, just as they'd grown tired of the artists he was satirizing. Thus his chance for a comeback came in 1992, when Nirvana stormed the scene with "Smells Like Teen Sprit," a song that turned the music world upside down and ended the careers of many of the artists Yankovic had once used to heighten his success. Not too surprisingly, "Smells Like Nirvana" was the first single off of Off the Deep End, Yankovic's first album in three years. The song, which ...
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All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Following his exposure in the mid-'80s, Weird Al Yankovic's career stumbled with the poor-selling Polka Party in 1986 and his feature film UHF that tanked in 1989. Clearly, many people had grown tired of Yankovic's presence, just as they'd grown tired of the artists he was satirizing. Thus his chance for a comeback came in 1992, when Nirvana stormed the scene with "Smells Like Teen Sprit," a song that turned the music world upside down and ended the careers of many of the artists Yankovic had once used to heighten his success. Not too surprisingly, "Smells Like Nirvana" was the first single off of Off the Deep End, Yankovic's first album in three years. The song, which pokes fun at the original version's incoherent lyrics, was a smash hit, and not undeservingly -- it reveals the kind of brilliant writing Yankovic was still capable of doing. Though no other parody on the album matches the cleverness of "Smells Like Nirvana," satires such as "I Can't Watch This" and "Taco Grande" come quite close. In addition to re-establishing his satirical craftsmanship, Deep End showcases some of Yankovic's best originals ever; "Trigger Happy," "When I Was Your Age," and "You Don't Love Me Anymore" prove to be the album's greatest songs. As his best album since In 3-D, Off the Deep End is the answer to those who questioned Yankovic's credibility as an evolving artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/1992
  • Label: Volcano
  • UPC: 614223201627
  • Catalog Number: 32016

Album Credits

Performance Credits
"Weird Al" Yankovic Primary Artist, Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Brad Buxer Synthesizer
Gene Morford Background Vocals
Jim Haas Background Vocals
Steve Jay Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Jon Joyce Background Vocals
Warren Luening Trumpet
Joel Peskin Clarinet
Neil Ross Overdubs
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Jerry Whitman Background Vocals
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Jim West Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Edith Fore Overdubs
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Percussion, Drums
Peggy Newman Background Vocals
Marlene Aragon Overdubs
Alisa Curran Background Vocals
Beau Weaver Overdubs
Technical Credits
The B-52s Composer
Billy Idol Composer
Suzanne Vega Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Cheech Marin Contributor
Tony Papa Engineer
"Weird Al" Yankovic Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    It's official, this compact disc rocks your socks off. Trigger Happy is one of his best yet in the opinion of many that have heard it, but then again, most of the people who listened to it were hunting nuts, so who's to say it their votes should count?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wierd Al FAN

    all hail wierd al

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING...................

    If you like stuff that is loud, entertaining,and by all means the funniest stuff that you've ever heard,you have to agree this alblum has it all!!! I LOVE YOU WEIRD AL AND YES THIS CD BUGGS MY PARENTS!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SWEEEEEEET

    I don't know what i'm sayin so im just gonna say this THIS ALBUM ROCKS

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    Posted September 24, 2009

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