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Title Weird Al : seriously / Lily E. Hirsch ; foreword by Dr. Demento.
Author Hirsch, Lily E., 1979- author.
Publication Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
Description xxvi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 782.42164 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-202) and index.
Summary "This is the first book to address in a serious way the impact of the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Through original interviews with the man himself, Lily Hirsch addresses Yankovic's relationship to past parody songs and his unique approach to the art form, inviting music enthusiasts of all stripes to reconsider Yankovic's music"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents This is the life -- The prince of pop parody -- Policing and playing with language -- Sugar and spice and everything almost nice -- The art of self-deprecation -- President Al -- The woke joke -- Junking gender -- Al-most famous.
Subject Yankovic, Al, 1959- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Humorous songs -- History and criticism.
Parody in music.
Yankovic, Al, 1959- (OCoLC)fst00158486
Humorous songs. (OCoLC)fst00963815
Parody in music. (OCoLC)fst01715981
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Dr. Demento, writer of foreword.
Related To Online version: Hirsch, Lily E., 1979- Weird Al Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2020. 9781538125007 (DLC) 2019038952
ISBN 9781538124994 (hardback) :
1538124998 (hardback) :
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