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GREATEST HITS VOLUME II

Original CD/cassette release: October 25, 1994
#72392 75210-2/4
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 32026-2/4
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music

Highest Billboard Chart Position: #198

Current Sales Status (Canadian):
GOLD
as of November, 1997


TRACKS

1. Headline News (3:46)
2. Bedrock Anthem (3:40)
3. You Don't Love Me Anymore (4:01)
4. Smells Like Nirvana (3:42)
5. Achy Breaky Song (3:23)
6. UHF (3:49)
7. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (3:08)
8. Jurassic Park (3:53)
9. This Is The Life (2:59)
10. Polka Your Eyes Out (3:49)
11. Yoda (3:56)
12. Christmas At Ground Zero (3:07)


NOTES & TRIVIA

Al's first compilation to actually chart in Billboard.

The only single album to contain "Headline News" and the single version of "UHF."

With the exceptions of "Polka Your Eyes Out" and "Yoda," all of the songs on this compilation were issued as singles.

Released in Japan on December 16, 1994.

Even though this compilation contains three songs that were released before the first Greatest Hits album, it mysteriously overlooks "I Love Rocky Road." "I Love Rocky Road" is the only pre-Bad Hair Day video single to not be included on one of the two Greatest Hits albums.


RHINO-STYLE TRACK NOTES What's this??

1. HEADLINE NEWS [3:46]

Parody of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (Brad Roberts) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * KIM BULLARD: keyboards * LISA POPEIL: backing vocal * "MUSICAL MIKE" KIEIFFER: musical hands * TONY PAPA: belches
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on July 27, 1994
Scotti Bros. single #78011, Sep. 27, 1994; Bubbling Under Hot 100 #104 (I)

2. BEDROCK ANTHEM [3:40]

Parody of "Under The Bridge" & "Give It Away Now" (Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * ALAN REED: voice of Fred Flintstone * MEL BLANC: voice of Barney Rubble and Dino
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on July 16, 1993
Scotti Bros. single #75378, Nov. 12, 1993 (H)

3. YOU DON'T LOVE ME ANYMORE [4:01]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal * JIM WEST: guitar * BRAD BUXER: keyboards
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on June 7, 1990
Scotti Bros. single #75329, June, 1992 (G)

4. SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA [3:42]

Parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain & Nirvana) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * TOMMY JOHNSON: tuba * "MUSICAL MIKE" KIEIFFER: belch
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Jan. 27, 1992
Scotti Bros. single #75314, Apr., 1992; Hot 100 #35 (G)

5. ACHY BREAKY SONG [3:23]

Parody of "Achy Breaky Heart" (Don Von Tress) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * RUBEN VALTIERRA: keyboards * "MUSICAL MIKE" KIEIFFER: musical hands
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on July 16, 1993
Scotti Bros. single #75377, Nov., 1993 (H)

6. UHF [3:49]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * KIM BULLARD: keyboards * THE WATERS SISTERS: backing vocals * WARREN LUENING: trumpet
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Feb. 24, 1989
Scotti Bros. single #68992, July, 1989; Also released in a longer form on the album UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff

7. MONEY FOR NOTHING/BEVERLY HILLBILLIES [3:08]

Parody of "Money For Nothing" (Mark Knopfler & Sting) & "The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song" (Paul Henning) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * MARK KNOPFLER: guitar * GUY FLETCHER: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Dec. 20, 1988
Scotti Bros. single #69019, Aug. 8, 1989 (F)

8. JURASSIC PARK [3:53]

Parody of "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * BRAD BUXER: keyboards & orchestral arrangements * SANDY BERMAN: dinosaur sound effects
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on July 16, 1993
Scotti Bros. single #75372, Oct., 1993 (H)

9. THIS IS THE LIFE [2:59]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * SONNY BURKE: piano * WARREN LUENING: trumpet * GARY HERBIG: clarinet * AL VIOLA: banjo * THE GLOVE: scratching
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by GEORGE TUTKO
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Aug. 20, 1984
Scotti Bros. single #04708, Nov., 1984; First collected on the album Dare To Be Stupid (C)

10. POLKA YOUR EYES OUT [3:49]

Medley of "Cradle Of Love" (D. Werner & B. Idol), "Tom's Diner" (S. Vega), "Love Shack" (The B-52's), "Clarinet Polka" (public domain), "Pump Up The Jam" (M. Kamosi & T. De Quincey), "Losing My Religion" (Berry, Buck, Mills & Stipe), "Unbelievable" (J. Atkins, I. Dench, Z. Foley, M. Decloedt & D. Brownson), "Do Me!" (D. Bourelly, M. Bivins, R. Bell & R. DeVoe), "Enter Sandman" (Hetfield, Ulrich & Hammett), "The Humpty Dance" (G. Jacobs, B. Collins, G. Clinton, W. Morrison & E. Humphrey), "Cherry Pie" (J. Lane, J. Cagle, S. Chamberlin, J. Dixon & E. Turner), "Miss You Much" (T. Lewis & J. Harris III), "I Touch Myself" (Steinberg, Kelly, Amphlett & Mcentee), "Dr. Feelgood" (N. Sixx & N. Mars), "Ice Ice Baby" (Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, D. Bowie, B. May, F. Mercury, R. Taylor & J. Deacon) & "Ear Booker Polka" (Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar & banjo * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * WARREN LUENING: trumpet * TOMMY JOHNSON: tuba * JOEL PESKIN: clarinet
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Jan. 27, 1992
From the album Off The Deep End (G)

11. YODA [3:56]

Parody of "Lola" (Ray Davies) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 20, 1985
From the album Dare To Be Stupid (C)

12. CHRISTMAS AT GROUND ZERO [3:07]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal & glockenspiel * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums & percussion * PAT REGAN: keyboards * THE WATERS SISTERS: backing vocals * GARY HERBIG: baritone sax
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Apr. 23, 1986
Scotti Bros. single #06588, Nov., 1986 (D)

ORIGINAL ALBUM SOURCES:

(A) "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Scotti Bros. #38679, Apr. 26, 1983; #139

(B) "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D
    Scotti Bros. #39221, Feb. 28, 1984; #17

(C) Dare To Be Stupid
    Scotti Bros. #40033, June 4, 1985; #50

(D) Polka Party!
    Scotti Bros. #40520, Oct. 21, 1986; #177

(E) Even Worse
    Scotti Bros. #44149, Apr. 12, 1988; #27

(F) UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
    Scotti Bros. #45265, July 18, 1989; #146

(G) Off The Deep End
    Scotti Bros. #75256, Apr. 14, 1992; #17

(H) Alapalooza
    Scotti Bros. #75415, Oct. 5, 1993; #46

(I) Permanent Record: Al In The Box
    Scotti Bros. #75451, Sep. 27, 1994

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This page was last updated November 23, 2009. Scan of Yoda sticker courtesy of Dave "Elvis" Rossi.

Greatest Hits Volume II ©1994 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.