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Off The Deep End
OfftheDeepEnd
Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released April 14, 1992
Recorded June 1990 - January 1992
Length 41:36
Format Cassette, CD
Record Label Rock 'n' Roll Records / Scotti Brothers
Catalog Number 512 506-2 (CD) (first release)
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
Lead Single Smells Like Nirvana
Previous Album UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
Next Album Alapalooza

SinglesEdit

  1. I Can't Watch This
  2. The White Stuff
  3. Smells Like Nirvana
  4. You Don't Love Me Anymore
  5. Taco Grande

TracksEdit

No. TitleParody of Length
1. "Smells Like Nirvana"  Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana 3:42
2. "Trigger Happy"  Style parody of Beach Boys and Jan and Dean 3:46
3. "I Can't Watch This"  U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer 3:31
4. "Polka Your Eyes Out"  Can be found here. 3:50
5. "I Was Only Kidding"  Style parody of Tonio K 3:31
6. "The White Stuff"  You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block 2:43
7. "When I Was Your Age"  Style parody of Don Henley 4:35
8. "Taco Grande"  Rico Suave by Gerrardo 3:44
9. "Airline Amy"  Style parody of Nick Lowe 3:50
10. "The Plumbing Song"  Baby Don't Forget My Number and Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli 4:08
11. "You Don't Love Me Anymore"  Original 4:00
12. "Bite Me (Hidden Track)"  Endless, Nameless by Nirvana 0:06

ChartsEdit

Album

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 17

AwardsEdit

Narm

Year Award Winner
1992 Best Selling Comedy Recording Off the Deep End

U.S. Gold/Platinum Albums

Year Award Winner
???? Gold Off the Deep End
???? Platinum Off the Deep End

Canada Gold/Platinum Albums

Year Award Winner
???? Gold Off the Deep End
???? Platinum Off the Deep End

TriviaEdit

  • The album art is a parody of Nirvana's album Nevermind, and was even photographed in the same swimming pool.
  • Al ended up recording one too many original songs for this album, and chose to include "I Was Only Kidding" over "Waffle King", the main reason being that the line "I really love you... NOT!" in the former song would become too dated if it were released later (it's a reference to the movie Wayne's World, which came out in 1992). "Waffle King" was included on Al's next album Alapalooza.
    • "Waffle King" was also a B-side on the single for "Smells Like Nirvana", so the song wouldn't go to waste in case Al never got to make another record.
  • The six-second-long hidden track "Bite Me" (consisting of Al screaming over musical noise and sound effects) is included on CD versions (Scotti Brothers pressings ONLY, not Volcano) of the album after several minutes of silence at the end of "You Don't Love Me Anymore". Al intended it as a parody of Nevermind's hidden track "Endless, Nameless", (a chaotic, noisy, six-minute long song) and as a way to scare listeners who forgot to turn off their CD players. The track isn't included on cassette versions of the album.
    • A snippet of "Bite Me" accompanies the Ear Booker Productions logo at the end of The Weird Al Show.

See AlsoEdit

Studio Albums

"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984)Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)Even Worse (1988)Peter and the Wolf (1988)
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)Off The Deep End (1992)
Alapalooza (1993)Bad Hair Day (1996)Running With Scissors (1999)Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)Alpocalypse (2011)Mandatory Fun (2014)

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