Pictured at Bernie Grundman
Mastering are “Weird Al” Yankovic
and mastering engineer Bernie
Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.Hollywood, CA (June 24, 2009)–“Weird Al” Yankovic has mastered new songs from his forthcoming album at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Following the success of his 2008 TI parody, “Whatever You Like,” Yankovic releases new tracks on June 16, July 14, August 4 and August 25. The first release is “Craigslist,” which includes a guest appearance by Ray Manzarek providing his signature Doors organ sound.
Yankovic’s new tracks were recorded at Westlake Recording Studios by longtime Weird Al engineer Tony Papa. The band is comprised of James West on guitar, Steve Jay on bass, Ruben Valtierra on keyboards, and Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz on drums.
“Weird Al” Yankovic began his career in 1979. He recorded his version of the Knack’s “My Sharona,” titled “My Bologna,” with just vocal and accordion. The song was popular enough in limited radio play to be released as a single. His next hit was “Another One Rides The Bus,” which was based on “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.
Other early Yankovic comedy classics include “Like A Surgeon” (based on Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”), “Eat It” and “Fat” (based on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and “Bad”), “Smells Like Nirvana” (based on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”) and “Amish Paradise” (based on Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”).
“Craigslist” and the three following singles are released on the Volcano Records label.
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