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POLKA PARTY!

Original LP/cassette/CD release: October 21, 1986
#FZ 40520/PZT 40520/ZK 40520
Scotti Bros./Rock n' Roll Records/CBS Records

CD/cassette reissue release: March 12, 1991 (copyright 1990)
#72392 75209-2/4
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 32006-2/4
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music

Highest Billboard Chart Position: #177


TRACKS

1. Living With A Hernia (3:18)
2. Dog Eat Dog (3:42)
3. Addicted To Spuds (3:46)
4. One Of Those Days (3:13)
5. Polka Party! (3:12)
6. Here's Johnny (3:23)
7. Don't Wear Those Shoes (3:33)
8. Toothless People (3:22)
9. Good Enough For Now (3:02)
10. Christmas At Ground Zero (3:07)


SINGLES SPAWNED FROM THIS ALBUM

Living With A Hernia
Christmas At Ground Zero
Headline News [b/w Christmas At Ground Zero (Alternate Mix)]
The Night Santa Went Crazy (b/w Christmas At Ground Zero)


NOTES & TRIVIA

Parody/original/polka ratio: 4/5/1

Food songs: "Addicted To Spuds" (6)

TV songs: "Here's Johnny" (7)

Love songs: "Good Enough For Now" (2)

Out of Al's studio albums, this one has the least number of tracks.

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

Only one parody from the album became a single, a record low for parodies off an Al album until 2003, when no parodies (or originals, for that matter) off Poodle Hat were released as singles.

The brand and model of the copy machine the band used to take their sleeve/booklet photos with? Why, a Sanyo 1200ZF of course, you dolt!

Etched onto Side 1 of most copies of the LP: "Polka 'Til You Puke." On Side 2: "Where's My Liquid Paper?"

For some reason, after the release of the original CBS CD, all subsequent CD reissues skip the first beat in the song "Toothless People."

ALbum title/song connection: "Polka Party!" is the album's polka medley.

Debuting at #188 in Billboard, this album had the worst debut of any of Al's work since his debut album. It would stay on the "Billboard 200" chart for only four weeks.

To see the original CBS CD's booklet in its entirety, check out Happy Steve's scan collection!

Released in Japan on January 21, 1987. To see the Japanese cover of the album, check out Jon's page at the Official Weird Al site!

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This page was last updated June 23, 2008.

Polka Party! ©1986, 1990 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.