"Weird Al" Yankovic ‎– Off The Deep End

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The artist's 7th album
Released 14 IV 1992

"Weird Al" Yankovic's first album to be directly distributed by Scotti Bros. Records (previously his recordings were distributed under the "Rock'n'Roll Records" imprint)

Album's cover-art is parody of Nirvana's Nevermind.

Singles from the album:
(main)
- Smells Like Nirvana (parody of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
- You Don't Love Me Anymore
(promo-only)
- I Can't Watch This (parody of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This")
- The White Stuff (parody of NKOTB's "You Got It (The Right Stuff)")
- Taco Grande (parody of Gerardo's "Rico Suave")

Originally "Weird Al" planed to include the parody of Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" titled "Snack All Night". Unfortunately, the original song's performer vetoed it (due to the original song's serious, anti-racist themes). As a result, "Weird Al" Yankovic completely abandoned further spoofing of Michael Jackson's hit songs.

Tracklist

Smells Like Nirvana 3:42
Trigger Happy 3:46
I Can't Watch This 3:31
Polka Your Eyes Out (3:50)
Cradle Of Love
Tom's Diner
Love Shack
Clarinet Polka
Pump Up The Jam
Losing My Religion
Unbelievable
Do Me!
Enter Sandman
The Humpy Dance
Cherry Pie
Miss You Much
I Touch Myself
Dr. Feelgood
Ice Ice Baby
Ear Booker Polka
I Was Only Kidding 3:31
The White Stuff 2:43
When I Was Your Age 4:35
Taco Grande 3:44
Airline Amy 3:50
The Plumbing Song 4:05
You Don't Love Me Anymore 14:10
Bite Me

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
72392 75256-2 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album) Rock 'N' Roll Records, Scotti Bros. Records 72392 75256-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PCCY-00359 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album) Scotti Bros. Records PCCY-00359 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
512 506-2 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album) Scotti Bros. Records 512 506-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
SBD 5256 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album) Scotti Bros. Records, Attic SBD 5256 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
512 506-2 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album) Scotti Bros. Records 512 506-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CSBD 5256, SBD 5256 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album, Club) Scotti Bros. Records, Attic CSBD 5256, SBD 5256 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
SBD 5256 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album, Club) Scotti Bros. Records, Attic SBD 5256 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
72392 75256-4 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album) Scotti Bros. Records 72392 75256-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
512 506-4 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album) Scotti Bros. Records 512 506-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CSBC 525 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Attic, Scotti Bros. Records CSBC 525 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
SBC 5256 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Attic, Scotti Bros. Records SBC 5256 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
SBC 5256 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album, Dol) Scotti Bros. Records, Attic SBC 5256 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
MG 2225 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 2225 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
512 506-1 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(LP, Album) Scotti Bros. Records 512 506-1 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
61422-32016-2 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album, RE) Volcano (2) 61422-32016-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
61422-32016-2 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(CD, Album, RE) Volcano (2), Way Moby 61422-32016-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1109 "Weird Al" Yankovic Off The Deep End(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound 1109 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Columbia39

Columbia39

April 21, 2018
referencing Off The Deep End, CD, Album, RE, 61422-32016-2
In which music's premier parodist embraces the 1990s with gusto. Nirvana themselves felt that the release of "Smells Like Nirvana" was when they truly made it, but as with all other Yankovic albums, there's more to it than the hit. One thing I noticed is that it seems to be a shade angrier than any other Weird Al album - besides "Smells Like Nirvana" (a mockery of Kurt Cobain's unintelligible singing style), there's "I Can't Watch This", in which the narrator is disgusted with early Nineties TV; "When I Was Your Age", in which a man tells his kid about the hardships he had to face as a kid himself; and "I Was Only Kidding", a punky number about a man telling his girlfriend he lied about loving her, but with a not-so-punky opening.

But on the other hand, we have tracks in which Al professes his love for something. In "The White Stuff" it's the filling in the middle of an Oreo; in "Trigger Happy" it's guns; and in "Airline Amy" it's a stewardess on a flight. While Off the Deep End admittedly isn't up to the caliber of his Eighties work, it's still a great musical comedy record through and through.