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5-25-25-08 Weird Al Makes Fun of Two Songs For the Price of One!

Posted by Sean on May 25, 2008

Weird Al, huh? Well, I’m sure I’m more than capable of following up on that thread.

Finding a Weird Al video with embedding enabled, it turns out, is like finding hen’s teeth. That’s why this post isn’t comparing and contrasting Gangsta’s Paradise and Amish Paradise, as I had planned. I finally, in exasperation, went straight to the source, alyankovic (site here), and pulled a video that didn’t have embedding disabled. (These are the things I go through to bring you your blog. No, you don’t have to thank me) This is Bedrock Anthem, off 1993’s Alapalooza.

Bedrock Anthem is a little odd for Al (relatively speaking, of course), because it parodies two songs. And they both happen to be two of my faves from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (MySpace here). The first, of course, is Under the Bridge, off 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Interestingly enough, this video was directed by Gus Van Sant, who directed another of my faves, Good Will Hunting.

Courtesy of the band at RHCPtv.

The second is one of the happiest songs that RCHP ever put out – second only, in my opinion, to Higher Ground and also one of the most pagan songs you’ll ever hear outside of a Ren Faire or metal band: Give It Away, also off Blood Sugar Sex Megik. Of interesting note was the Google ad for “Christian Rock Videos” on the same page as this video. Video by Stéphanie Sednaoui.


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