"Weird Al" Yankovic channels The Doors on Craigslist
16th Jun 2009 | 22:12
Ray Manzarek plays keyboards too!
You're not a real somebody until "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies you. And if that's indeed the case, then The Doors are definitely somebodies - the musical satarist apes Jim Morrison and uses a melange of Doors-inspired melodies in his latest track Craigslist.
The musical homage - an amalgam of When The Music's Over with snatches of other Doors-esque passages - is dead-on, and with very good reason: keyboardist Ray Manzarek plays on the track.
Lyrically, Craigslist sends up the popular classified site with laser-beam focus. Check out this stanza:
You've got a 65 Chevy Malibu
With automatic drive, a custom paint job too
I'll trade you for my old wheelbarrow
And a slightly-used sombrero
And I'll even throw in a stapler, if you insist
By the way, the "whoa, yeah!" is eerily authentic-sounding. And as for Yankovic's mid-song beat poetry in which he fights with a barista, well, we suspect Morrison is grinning somewhere.
Check it out below. Say, is it just us, or is "Weird Al" Yankovic getting better with age?