Published Jun 22, 2009If there's one thing his fans have learned over the years, it's that nothing is safe from the biting humour of Weird Al Yankovic. A couple of years ago, he parodied eBay to the tune of Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way." Now, the Weird one is taking a shot at Craigslist set to a version of "Light My Fire" by the Doors.
Even better, Yankovic somehow coaxed Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek to accompany him on the tune, which will be released on a new album due next year.
The Craigslist song, simply dubbed "Craigslist," pokes fun at the buy/sell/trade website in typical Weird Al fashion, and includes such lyrics as "Got a trash can of Styrofoam peanuts / you can have 'em for free / You can drop by on the weekend and pick 'em up from me / But the trash can ain't part of the deal / Only givin' you the peanuts, get real."
And while Yankovic has definitely perfected the Jim Morrison yowl on his new track, he evidently had some trouble straightening his trademark curls into a sufficient Morrison mop. Bad hairdos aside, though, this is some vintage Weird Al, even though his parody of Rage Against the Machine remains our all-time fave.
Unfortunately, Yankovic doesn't touch on the recent Craigslist prostitution crackdown. Now that could have been a real hoot.