And you can watch... MuchMusic TV Album

THE TV ALBUM

Original CD/cassette release: November 7, 1995
#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 32029-2/4
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music


TRACKS

1. Bedrock Anthem (3:40)
2. I Can't Watch This (3:27)
3. Frank's 2000" TV (4:03)
4. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (3:08)
5. Ricky (2:34)
6. Talk Soup (4:20)
7. Here's Johnny (3:23)
8. The Brady Bunch (2:40)
9. Cable TV (3:35)
10. I Lost On Jeopardy (3:27)
11. UHF (5:09)


NOTES & TRIVIA

Released by Scotti Bros. for the purpose of getting anything Al-related out in 1995, as Al was not able to finish an album that he had wanted to get out that year (that album eventually became Bad Hair Day...and now you know...the rest of the story...good day).

The first single-CD/cassette compilation to feature original songs not issued as singles.

Features a cover illustration by legendary MAD Magazine artist Jack Davis.

To coincide with a major promotional campaign on MuchMusic, Canadian issues of the album were retitled The MuchMusic TV Album (see top right image) and featured a full-color version of the cover artwork on the actual disc, rather than the monochrome version on the domestic issue.

The last Al release distributed by BMG Music until the 1999 reissues.


RHINO-STYLE TRACK NOTES What's this??

1. 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)

2. I CAN'T WATCH THIS [3:27]

Parody of "U Can't Touch This" (R. James, A. Miller & K. Burrell) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * BRAD BUXER: keyboards * BEAU WEAVER, NEIL ROSS, MARLENE ARAGON, DEIDRA GRAY & EDITH FORE: voice-overs
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Dec. 3, 1990
From the album Off The Deep End (G)

3. FRANK'S 2000" TV [4:03]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar & mandolin * STEVE JAY: bass & backing vocal * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * RUBEN VALTIERRA: keyboards
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on Nov. 30, 1992
Scotti Bros. single #75372, Oct., 1993 (H)

4. 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)

5. RICKY [2:34]

Parody of "Mickey" (M. Chapman & N. Chinn) and "I Love Lucy Theme" (H. Adamson & E. Daniel) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: voice of Ricky & accordion * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * RICK DERRINGER: guitar * TRESS MacNEILLE: voice of Lucy * JOEL MILLER: bongos * DOROTHY REMSEN: harp
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 11, 1983
Scotti Bros. single #03849, May 3, 1983; Pop #63 (A)

6. TALK SOUP [4:20]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * WARREN LUENING: trumpet * JOEL PESKIN: baritone sax * JULIA WATERS & MAXINE WATERS: backing vocals
Produced by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineers: COLIN SAUERS & JAMIE DELL
Recorded on July 16, 1993
From the album Alapalooza (H)

7. HERE'S JOHNNY [3:23]

Parody of "Who's Johnny" (P. Wolf & I. Wolf) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * JOHN ROARKE: voice of Ed McMahon
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Aug. 5, 1986
From the album Polka Party! (D)

8. THE BRADY BUNCH [2:40]

Parody of "The Safety Dance" (Ivan) & "The Brady Bunch Theme Song" (F. DeVol & S. Schwartz) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * LISA POPEIL: backing vocal
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Dec. 12, 1983
From the album "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (B)

9. CABLE TV [3:35]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * SONNY BURKE: piano * JIMMY ZAVALA: saxophone * THE WATERS SISTERS: backing vocals
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Jan. 2, 1985
Scotti Bros. single #05578, July, 1985 (C)

10. I LOST ON JEOPARDY [3:27]

Parody of "Jeopardy" (Greg Kihn) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * DON PARDO: voice-over
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Dec. 12, 1983
Scotti Bros. single #04469, June 4, 1984; Hot 100 #81 (B)

11. UHF [5:09]

(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 #1706, July, 1989 (F)

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

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This page was last updated September 11, 2006. Scan of Canadian album courtesy of Dave "Elvis" Rossi.

The TV Album ©1995 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.