Straight Outta Lynwood

Straight Outta LynwoodHow cool is this – a “Dual Disc” CD/DVD (literally, a single disc which is a CD on one side and a DVD on the other, containing a full 5.1 mix of every track, “karaoke” instrumental versions, plus videos) – a great idea for adding value to an already inexpensive album… hey, music industry – that’s called “adding value” to a $14 purchase – I’m impressed!

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Straight Outta Lynwood”

Now for a bit of a review – the album is the usual mix of original material and parodies, and the inner geek in me loves the lyrics of some of the songs… especially “White and Nerdy” (parody of a rap song I’m not familiar with) and the two obviously computer geek songs – “Don’t Download This Song” (available for download from the official website of the song) and “Virus Alert“, but the highlight is “Trapped in the Drive-Thru” an 11 minute tale…

It’s just a shame the best track had to be dropped… but it can also be downloaded from The Website (scroll down near the bottom of the page and look for “You’re Pitiful”)

All in all, better than Poodle Hat, but it’s no “Running With Scissors”… and as usual the original material is often funnier than the parodies.

As the final track says “Go and buy the CD like you know that you should” – Straight Outta Lynwood

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