Weird Al finally takes on Pixies with ‘First World Problems’

Finally, a music video for overprivileged snobs.

Mar 2, 2020, 12:58 am*

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Miles Klee

When “Weird Al” Yankovic isn’t engaged in direct parody, he produces homages to bands and genres so spot-on as to be indistinguishable from the genuine article. “Dog Eat Dog,” for example, would fit in perfectly on any Talking Heads album, while “One More Minute” is a brilliant deconstruction of doo-wop’s creepy attitudes toward love and romance.

The latest entry in Yankovic’s #8videos8days album launch for Mandatory Fun, which debuted exclusively Saturday on PopCrush, borrows the sonic palette of screamy alternative rock legends Pixies for a meditation on the perennial “First World Problems” meme. Find out why having a maid is actually inconvenient, how hard life is without gluten-free cookies, and what lengths we go to for free Amazon shipping.    

With hooks this fierce, it’s no wonder Al is gunning for the top spot on the Billboard 200. Rant on, you magnificent weirdo.

Photo via PopCrush

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2014, 8:17 am