UHF/ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AND OTHER STUFF
Original LP/cassette/CD release: July 18, 1989
#SZ 45265/SZT 45265/ZK 45265
Scotti Bros./Rock n' Roll Records/CBS Records
CD/cassette reissue release: March 10, 1992
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
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music
Highest Billboard Chart Position: #146
1. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (3:10)
2. Gandhi II (1:00)
3. Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars (3:29)
4. Isle Thing (3:38)
5. The Hot Rocks Polka (4:51)
6. UHF (5:10)
7. Let Me Be Your Hog (0:17)
8. She Drives Like Crazy (3:42)
9. Generic Blues (4:35)
10. Spatula City (1:08)
11. Fun Zone (1:45)
12. Spam (3:00)
13. The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota (6:48)
|SINGLES SPAWNED FROM THIS ALBUM|
Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
|NOTES & TRIVIA|
Parody/original/polka ratio: 4/8/1...a record for original works on an ALbum!
Food songs: "Spam" (8)
TV songs: "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" (8), "Isle Thing" (9), "UHF" (10)
The first domestic Al release to feature an instrumental song.
The last domestic ALbum on vinyl.
Ties with Dare To Be Stupid, Polka Party!, and Alapalooza as having the fewest number of parodies of any ALbum, four.
For reasons unknown, this was the last CBS ALbum to be re-released by BMG, reissued only weeks before Off The Deep End's release (and reissued the same day as the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack). It could be speculated that Scotti Bros. didn't feel that there was any reason to reissue a soundtrack to a movie that did less than expected at the box office...or that the label considered UHF to be more of a soundtrack than a Weird Al studio album and decided to reissue it with its other soundtracks. For a while, this was the hardest of Al's albums to find in stores.
Debuted at #146 in Billboard (its peak position). It would stay on the "Billboard 200" chart for only four weeks.
Released in Japan on October 21, 1989.
ALbum title/song connection: Big surprise here, but the title track and lead-off single is "UHF," and of course the album is promoting the movie UHF.
Despite the fact that it is called a "soundtrack," this album does not feature any of the music that was scored for the movie by John DuPrez and Stephen Jay.
The first ALbum with an original song as its lead-off single.
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UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Other Stuff ©1989 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.
UHF ©1989 Orion Pictures/MGM.