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"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Pac-Man" Finally Released!


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#1 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

Pretty awesome parody of The Beatles' "Tax Man".  I'm a huge fan, but I think anyone can enjoy this one!

 

Article: http://nerdist.com/w...ac-man-box-set/

 

Direct link to lyric video: http://vevo.ly/6nLvQX


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

I'm glad it's finally out officially. Putting the intermission into the solo is genius! I was surprised that it doesn't sound much better than the version that's been floating around for the past 35 years. Oh well, still better than Buckner & Garcia. :)


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:03 PM

I think the lyrics are what the developers of "Baby Pac-Man" were thinking

 


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

This is a thing of beauty.   If you ever get a chance to see Al live, DO IT!  It's just an incredibly fun show.   Very talented band too.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:50 PM

"just released"???????

I've had an MP3 of this song since 7/11/14, I downloaded it from Dr. Demento Basement tapes #4. I never knew it wasn't released (or just out there)!!

 

It's OK....not my fav Pac-Man song of course, but it's on my MP3 player.


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#6 Justin

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:21 PM

Love it!! Weird Al Yankovic is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing Ballblaɀer   :thumb:



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:34 AM

"just released"???????

I've had an MP3 of this song since 7/11/14, I downloaded it from Dr. Demento Basement tapes #4. I never knew it wasn't released (or just out there)!!

 

It's OK....not my fav Pac-Man song of course, but it's on my MP3 player.

 

Officially, it will be on the rarities disc of his career-spanning box set coming out soon. He posted a video of it on Vevo.

 

I think I got my copy from Napster.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Too bad we'll probably never hear his parody of "Live and Let Die",   "Chicken Pot Pie".

Paul said no to that one because he's a vegetarian (or vegan). 


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

Yeah, the song was released years ago on the aforementioned Basement Tapes CD that you'd get with your Demento Society membership. (And I think you can still order it via The Demento Society.)

It's simply listed as "Bonus track by 'Weird Al' Yankovic." When I played the CD and heard the song, I thought the title was a way of dodging the "Apple Police," as some Beatles fans call 'em. But it turns out that Al's track on the next year's Basement Tapes volume also had the same title, but it was an Al original (don't remember which one off the top of my head), so I guess it might be that the list was made before they decided which Al song would make the cut.
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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

Officially, it will be on the rarities disc of his career-spanning box set coming out soon. He posted a video of it on Vevo.

 

I think I got my copy from Napster.

 

 

Yeah, the song was released years ago on the aforementioned Basement Tapes CD that you'd get with your Demento Society membership. (And I think you can still order it via The Demento Society.)

It's simply listed as "Bonus track by 'Weird Al' Yankovic." When I played the CD and heard the song, I thought the title was a way of dodging the "Apple Police," as some Beatles fans call 'em. But it turns out that Al's track on the next year's Basement Tapes volume also had the same title, but it was an Al original (don't remember which one off the top of my head), so I guess it might be that the list was made before they decided which Al song would make the cut.

That explains how I got it before everyone else! Thanks!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

Too bad we'll probably never hear his parody of "Live and Let Die",   "Chicken Pot Pie".

Paul said no to that one because he's a vegetarian (or vegan). 

I was lucky enough to hear it when he opened for the Monkees in 1987. :)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

Thing is....Al is also a vegetarian. :)  (But I think for different reasons. I think he's veggie because he found it to be a healthy diet; Macca is a vegetarian due to his strong animal rights beliefs.)

 

I think Al also had a "Black or White" parody that had to do with chicken as well for which Michael Jackson wouldn't grant his blessing, also citing vegetarianism.


Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:34 PM

This is a thing of beauty.   If you ever get a chance to see Al live, DO IT!  It's just an incredibly fun show.   Very talented band too.

Went to see him last summer on his "Mandatory Tour". One of the best nights of my life.


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