Label: Volcano - 9210632,Way Moby - 9210632 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Parody
It was the fifth studio album self-produced by Yankovic. The musical styles on the album are built around parodies and pastiches of pop of the earlys. The album featured five parodies. The album includes six original songs, featuring many "style parodies", or musical imitations of existing artists.
A polka medley of popular songs was also included on the album. A music video for the song "Couch Potato" was planned but was cancelled due to objections by Eminem. Poodle Hat was released as an Enhanced CDmeaning that when the disc is placed in a computer, bonus content including alternate song mixes, short videos, and photo galleries is viewable. The album met with mixed reviews from critics; some felt that the album represented an artistic misstep for Yankovic, whereas others enjoyed its skewering of early s popular culture.
The album peaked at Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat 17 on the Billboard Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat album also peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart, making it the first of Yankovic's records to earn a position on said chart.
The song makes heavy use of wordplayusing common English idioms to describe events wherein people literally lose body parts e. Yankovic later told The A. Club : Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat and I are old friends at this point, and of course I sought his keyboard work for that song. So he Koma (Reloaded) - Various - DJ Selection 172 - Dance Invasion Vol.
46 in and knocked it out. On March 21,Yankovic began working on the album's parody songs, as well as the record's polka medley. In Yankovic's version, the singer describes his obsession with watching television; the song references many TV shows, as well as cable and network channels. I'll study TV GuideI'll look at articles about television, and I'll try to make sure I'm giving every show its fair do [ sic ]. I can also spend all day watching TV and convince myself that I'm working, because I'm doing research.
In this song, the narrator discusses the filthiness of his house and bemoans the titular day wherein people place their garbage outside of their living quarters to be picked up by a waste collector and brought to a landfill. The song is composed of three vignettes: in the first, the singer laments that he is constipated, in the second, he discovers that he and his girlfriend are related, and in the third, he expresses regret that he recently was decapitated.
In Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat song, the narrator describes a variety of obscure items that he purchased on the online auction site eBay. Yankovic later noted, "I was going to shoot a video for eBay, but right at the same time, eBay started Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat all of these commercials with song parodies. In retrospect, I probably should have done a video because it would have been one Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man my biggest hits.
The cover of the CD depicts Yankovic with a poodle on his head, standing in a crowded subway car. The poodle in question was Yankovic's own dog, Bela. Before deciding on the final shot of his poodle, Yankovic and his production crew tried a setup that featured Bela urinating on his head, but Yankovic later admitted, "It was more disgusting than funny. The very pregnant woman with the sunglasses is my wife Suzanne.
The guy in the surgical scrubs is my friend Joel Miller. The woman in the foreground with her legs crossed is my first-cousin-once-removed Tammy who also played Queen Amidala in my video for " The Saga Begins ". Uh Jeff, the guy that screens my fan mail, is the guy wearing the NY Yankees cap way in the back.
Steve Jay's son Ian is the really tall blond bicycle messenger. Bermuda's wife Leslie is in there too. The album was released on an Enhanced CDand when the CD is placed into a computer, bonus content is made available. This content includes several of Yankovic's real home videos and his commentary on them, as well as synchronized lyrics and instrumental or acoustic versions of some songs.
A photo gallery is also included. A music video for "Couch Potato" was to be shot shortly after the album's release, but Eminem denied Yankovic permission to shoot it. Yankovic told the Chicago Sun-Times in We were already in pre-production. We believed that it was just Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat formality, that Eminem just wanted to hear the final mix of the song And then we got a phone call saying he was not going to give permission for a video.
We were devastated [ But this is the first album I've ever released without an accompanying video. According to Yankovic, Eminem worried that a parody of his video might "detract from Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic - Poodle Hat legacy [and] that [ Yankovic mocked the situation on his Al TV special where he staged a mock interview with the rapper using footage from a real Eminem interview on MTV News.
Eminem said, "I believe in Weird Al also got me. He made a video, did a fake interview with me, spliced it with clips from my old interviews, and put it up on the Internet. He's a very funny motherfucker. When something like that happens, you have to sit back and say, "Oh, he got me. If you want to dish it out, you've got to be able to take it. So that the album wouldn't be without a video, a quick one for "Bob" was shot and used on the tour and for the edition of Al TV.
The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Evan Serpick of Entertainment Weekly awarded the album a "B". I. Allemande - Glenn Gould Plays Bach* - Glenn Gould Plays Bach (The Collectors Edition) of the reason for this dearth in awards was because, from untilthe Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album had been changed to "Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Comedy"—meaning that Yankovic's musical comedy records were not eligible for nomination.
Upon its release, Poodle Hat charted domestically at number 17 on the Billboard It also charted at number 12 on Billboard ' s Top Internet Albums. Nathan Rabinin Weird Al: The Bookargues that this is because "Couch Potato" never had a music video, resulting in the album stumbling commercially. Although no official Triste Función - Sombras Del Destino - Sueños Perdidos were released from the album, the song "eBay" nevertheless charted at number 15 on Billboard ' s Bubbling Under Hot Singles chart which, in effect, corresponds to on the Billboard Hot singles chart.
In lateYankovic sued his label, Volcano, and its parent company Sony Music for unpaid publishing royalties from several of his albums and singles, including Poodle Hat.
Yankovic claimed that—despite the album's success—he never earned royalties from the record. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A polka medley including:. Archived from the original on September 13, Retrieved September 15, Volcano Records. Retrieved July 15, August Retrieved June 29, The A. ChicagoIllinois : The Onion, Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, Archived from the original on December 26, Entertainment Weekly.
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