Four New Tracks Released This Summer Starting June 16
Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood are “Weird Al” Yankovic and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.
“Weird Al” Yankovic has mastered new tunes from his forthcoming album at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Following the success of his 2008 TI parody , “Whatever You Like,” Yankovic releases four new tracks this summer 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 long-time 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”).
See the “Craigslist” video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R32aFmxL9HY
“Craigslist” and the three following singles are released on the Volcano Records label.
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