Best Songs from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Off the Deep End

Off the Deep End is the 7th studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992. This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF. Off the Deep End and its lead single " Smells Like Nirvana " helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late 80s.

The album produced one of Yankovic's most famous singles, "Smells Like Nirvana" a parody of Nirvana's major hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was Yankovic's second-highest charting single, after " Eat It," which was released in 1984. The cover also parodies the cover of Nirvana's album, Nevermind. The original had a naked baby in the water with a dollar bill cast by a fishing rod, Yankovic's replaced the baby with himself, and the dollar bill by a doughnut.

Genres: Comedy, Comedy rock

Band members and production:

"Weird" Al Yankovic – accordion, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, producer, arranger

Tony Papa - engineer

Marlene Aragon - overdubs

Edith Fore - overdubs

Neil Ross - overdubs

Beau Weaver - overdubs

Steve Jay – bass, background vocals

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz – percussion, drums

Jim West – banjo, guitar, background vocals

Brad Buxer – synthesizer

Alisa Curran – background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Jim Haas – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Tommy Johnson – tuba

Jon Joyce – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Warren Luening – trumpet

Cheech Marin – vocals on "Taco Grande"

Gene Morford – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Peggy Newman – background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Joel Peskin – clarinet

Carmen Twillie – background vocals

Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters – background vocals

Jerry Whitman – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Natasha Neece - background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Samantha Kaye - background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

The Top Ten

You Don't Love Me Anymore You Don't Love Me Anymore Cover Art
I Was Only Kidding I Was Only Kidding Cover Art
I Can't Watch This I Can't Watch This Cover Art
When I Was Your Age When I Was Your Age Cover Art
Smells Like Nirvana Smells Like Nirvana Cover Art
Trigger Happy Trigger Happy Cover Art
Taco Grande Taco Grande Cover Art
The Plumbing Song The Plumbing Song Cover Art
Polka Your Eyes Out Polka Your Eyes Out Cover Art
The White Stuff The White Stuff Cover Art

The Contenders

Airline Amy Airline Amy Cover Art
Bite Me
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