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

Finally, a music video for overprivileged snobs.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jul 21, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 10:28 pm CDT

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.

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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.    

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

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