UHF

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All Music Guide - Jacob N. Lunders
"Weird Al" Yankovic has always been one of pop music's guilty pleasures, and his 1989 release UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff is no exception. As the title suggests, this album not only commemorates UHF's soundtrack highlights but also additional material recorded between 1988 and 1989. Under returning producer and veteran rock guitarist Rick Derringer, UHF's parodies sound increasingly similar to their originals (i.e., "Isle Thing" and "She Drives Like Crazy"), while a handful of original compositions deliver the beefiest guitars ever heard on a Weird Al release (i.e., the title track, "Let Me Be Your Hog," and "Generic Blues"). Despite this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jacob N. Lunders
"Weird Al" Yankovic has always been one of pop music's guilty pleasures, and his 1989 release UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff is no exception. As the title suggests, this album not only commemorates UHF's soundtrack highlights but also additional material recorded between 1988 and 1989. Under returning producer and veteran rock guitarist Rick Derringer, UHF's parodies sound increasingly similar to their originals (i.e., "Isle Thing" and "She Drives Like Crazy"), while a handful of original compositions deliver the beefiest guitars ever heard on a Weird Al release (i.e., the title track, "Let Me Be Your Hog," and "Generic Blues"). Despite this evolving creativity, UHF demonstrates a slump in Weird Al's songwriting abilities as popular music's premier comedian, notably endorsed by his deplorable original "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars." Possibly worse, the Fine Young Cannibals' irritating "She Drives Me Crazy" sadly resurfaces via Weird Al's equally irritating "She Drives Like Crazy," which tries the patience of even the most devoted Weird Al fan. Nevertheless, Weird Al rescues listeners' tormented ears and vindicates his artistic credibility with "Gandhi II" (à la "Theme From Shaft") and "Spatula City," two remarkable commercial parodies that prove why he's still America's favorite musical satirist. In addition, UHF's remaining parodies -- "Isle Thing," "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies," and "Spam" -- genuinely highlight Weird Al's renowned fixation with food and television, the undisputed formula behind his well-deserved reputation. All things considered, UHF endures artistically as a transitional album between his '80s heyday and the imminent artistic makeover revealed on 1991's Off the Deep End. Recommended for both moderate and genuine Weird Al aficionados, UHF remains nearly as accessible as subsequent compilations Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, The TV Album, and The Food Album, which together incorporate only three of this album's 13 selections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/1992
  • Label: Scotti Bros.
  • UPC: 614223201344
  • Catalog Number: 32013

Album Credits

Performance Credits
"Weird Al" Yankovic Primary Artist, Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Rick Derringer Guitar, Background Vocals
Jimmy Z. Harmonica
Kim Bullard Synthesizer
Guy Fletcher Synthesizer
Steve Jay Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Mark Knopfler Guitar
Warren Luening Trumpet
The Waters Sisters Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim West Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals, Background Music
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Percussion, Drums
The Step Sisters Vocals
Jim Rose Vocals, Announcer
Donny Sierer Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rick Derringer Producer
Guy Fletcher Contributor
Mark Knopfler Contributor
Tony Papa Engineer
"Weird Al" Yankovic Arranger
Daryll Dobson Engineer
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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Was Other Stuff Needed?

    Not Al's worst nor his best. This album was obviously rushed out due to his film, However there are great hits on here such as money for nothing, UHF, spam, and a goody..the biggest ball of twine in minnesota. Some others are in the movie, but are so short and passable such as spatula city and let me be your hog, but it is a good listen and well worth the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good cd

    this cd is really good because of the songs that actually arent on the movie but they are still good

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