Best Songs from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Off the Deep EndOff 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
I Was Only Kidding
I Can't Watch This
When I Was Your Age
Smells Like Nirvana
The Plumbing Song
Polka Your Eyes Out
The White Stuff
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