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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "I Remember Larry"


"Weird Al" Yankovic I Remember Larry

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR/VOCALS: Seil
KEYS: TheSheepQueen
PREVIEW VIDEO: MrPrezident
 
“I Remember Larry” is a throwback lyrically as well to the more apocalyptic, bloody and dark humor of Al’s 1980s, when he accidentally created the genre of “Horrorcore” through songs like “I Remember Larry”, which sounds like a zippy, silly, goofy roller-skate through the park but prominently features torture, sadism, abuse and ultimately murder. Some of Larry’s actions fall loosely under the category of “juvenile mischief”, like making phony calls (something Al is very much against, as we will discover in the next entry in this column), doling out wedgies, pantsing people, the old “Ben Gay in the jock strap” routine and the like. But a good number of Larry’s offenses qualify as criminal and borderline psychotic, like dumping toxic waste on people’s lawns and cutting cars in two. What at first appears to be the song of a good-natured masochist willing to put up with anything in the name of tomfoolery turns sadistic when the singer spends the final verse of the song recounting how he got back at Larry by murdering him. The song sounds every bit as dementedly cheerful and upbeat as ever, only now it’s chronicling Larry being abducted and left for dead. "I Remember Larry" is a demented gem that’s more than just a pretty good gag and a pretty good, very dark song. 



2 Comments

It's hard to know other type of music when you've only listened to Al growing up.  It's hard to differentiate, because this song sounded normal.  Major problem is, this world has gotten too soft.  Changing of times I guess...

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fakedrummer89
October 5, 2018

well charted drums thanks!