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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Callin' In Sick"


"Weird Al" Yankovic Callin' In Sick

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: Seil
VOCALS: Atruejedi
PREVIEW VIDEO: MrPrezident
 
“Callin' In Sick” is Al’s post-Nirvana/“Smells Like Teen Spirit” grunge pastiche. Now we all know that the only “jobs” grunge rockers have involve being depressed and getting addicted to heroin but “Callin' In Sick” imagines a world in which they work the same kinds of jobs us normal folks do, you know, like writing about every “Weird Al” Yankovic song in obsessive detail. As always, Al and his collaborators nail the sonic details: the groove here  feels effortlessly authentic. The vibe of “Callin' In Sick” is dramatic and intense but the lyrics are low-key and observational as Al adopts the perspective of an ennui-addled wage slave who decides to engage in a little low-level, everyday rebellion by shucking off the onerous responsibility of going to their place of employment for a day of avoiding labor, meaningful or otherwise. It's probably the only grunge song ever to reference Ernest Goes to Camp.



3 Comments

Aaaaah.... if only I could do this on a regular basis.  What are you going to be doing next?!?

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AJFOne23
April 12, 2018

Aaaaah.... if only I could do this on a regular basis.  What are you going to be doing next?!?

 

'stay thirsty my friend

sooooooooo thirsty.....  This brings me joy every morning to see what amazing song I will be singing next....