No, this is NOT the Jurassic Park soundtrack
Coverpalooza Yellow version cover
Canadian cover...with sticker text printed right on! CD sticker
Non, ce n'est pas le...oh, forget it!

ALAPALOOZA

Original CD/cassette release: October 5, 1993
#72392 75415-2/4
Scotti Bros./Rock n' Roll Records/BMG Music

CD/cassette reissue release: 1996
Scotti Bros./All American Music/Warner/Elektra/Atlantic
CD/cassette reissue release: March, 1999
#61422 32020-2/4
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music

Highest Billboard Chart Position: #46

Current Sales Status:
GOLD
as of December 23, 1993
Current Sales Status (Canadian):
DOUBLE PLATINUM


TRACKS

1. Jurassic Park (3:53)
2. Young, Dumb & Ugly (4:24)
3. Bedrock Anthem (3:41)
4. Frank's 2000" TV (4:04)
5. Achy Breaky Song (3:23)
6. Traffic Jam (4:02)
7. Talk Soup (4:20)
8. Livin' In The Fridge (3:31)
9. She Never Told Me She Was A Mime (4:53)
10. Harvey The Wonder Hamster (0:21)
11. Waffle King (4:25)
12. Bohemian Polka (3:37)


SINGLES SPAWNED FROM THIS ALBUM

Jurassic Park
Bedrock Anthem
Achy Breaky Song

Noteworthy Related Singles:

Smells Like Nirvana (b/w Waffle King)


NOTES & TRIVIA

Parody/original/polka ratio: 4/7/1

Food songs: "Livin' In The Fridge" (11), "Waffle King" (12)

TV songs: "Bedrock Anthem" (12), "Frank's 2000" TV" (13), "Talk Soup" (14)

Love songs: "She Never Told Me She Was A Mime" (9)

Movie songs: "Jurassic Park" (2)

Song songs: "Achy Breaky Song" (3)

The first ALbum to feature Al pictured on the actual CD.

The first ALbum to get more promotion on MuchMusic than on MTV.

Ties with Dare To Be Stupid, Polka Party!, and the UHF soundtrack as having the fewest number of parodies of any ALbum, four.

Debuted at #61 in Billboard. It would stay on the "Billboard 200" chart for twenty-four weeks (not counting two weeks during that span in which the album didn't even make the chart).

Early versions of the cover artwork had a red background to better resemble the Jurassic Park logo. The design was later changed to feature a yellow background out of fear that retail shoppers would confuse Alapalooza with the Jurassic Park movie soundtrack, despite the fact that Alapalooza had a sticker reading "No, this is NOT the 'Jurassic Park' soundtrack" glued to the shrinkwrap. (see pics) When Warner/Elektra/Atlantic reissued Alapalooza in mid-1996, the original red-background artwork started to resurface.

The only ALbum that contains a "polka medley" consisting of just one song.

Released in Japan on November 19, 1993. The Japanese version contains an additional bonus track of Al singing "Jurassic Park" entirely in Japanese!

ALbum title/song connection: The cover is a parody of the Jurassic Park movie logo, while the film is both the title and subject of the lead-off single. The album's title, however, can be traced back to the first MuchMusic AlMusic in 1992, specifically when Al is listing upcoming concert dates.

The first ALbum with a lead-off parody single that is not based on a current hit song.

The oldest song on this album is "Waffle King," first recorded in 1990 during the fierce Off The Deep End sessions.

Features Al's first country parody.

Al's only release to go Double Platinum anywhere.

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This page was last updated June 23, 2008. Scans of Canadian album and French sticker courtesy of Dave "Elvis" Rossi.

Alapalooza ©1993 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.