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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"


"Weird Al" Yankovic The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota

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

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Author Notes

VOCALS: drummerockband
GUITAR: Oddbrother
BASS: Seil
STANDARD KEYS: Bansheeflyer
PREVIEW VIDEO: MrPrezident
 
“The Biggest Ball of Twine of Minnesota”, which ends out UHF on a triumphant note, is the ultimate oddball album closer, a nearly seven-minute long story-song in the vein of singer-songwriter types like Harry Chapin that packs in so much wonderful, banal, wonderfully banal detail that it feels almost like a family road comedy movie on wax or a short story in song form rather than a mere ditty. Although ostensibly about the ball in Darwin, Minnesota, Yankovic takes artistic license with the statistics. What makes “The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota” such an enduring piece of cornball Americana in addition to being a sly send-up of cornball Americana, is the enormous affection it has for the campy details of Middle-American life and for Middle American life itself. Sure, the pickled wieners that are constantly mentioned sound as stomach-churning as the pork-and-spam-and-winds-and-ghosts that make up Spam but they also sounds oddly irresistible. It’s one of my all-time favorite “Weird Al” Yankovic songs and the most appropriate way to conclude the Alpacolypse.



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sonicfursuits
April 30, 2018

YESSSSS THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG

"Folks, I can tell you're all sad to go, but I winked my eye and said you know... I got a funny kinda feelin' we'll be coming 'round next year..."

 

Can't wait for this to happen again next April Alpocalypse!!!

 

Keep on Truckin'!

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Mandrag
May 1, 2018
Thank you so much for this. Played it today and it was great. However, I noticed two sections where the lyrics were missing (first was after about a third of the song and the second time maybe a minute from the end). The notes were charted but I just couldn't see the lyrics. Was playing in the all instruments mode, but I don't think that had anything to do with it.
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AJFOne23
May 1, 2018

Thank you so much for this. Played it today and it was great. However, I noticed two sections where the lyrics were missing (first was after about a third of the song and the second time maybe a minute from the end). The notes were charted but I just couldn't see the lyrics. Was playing in the all instruments mode, but I don't think that had anything to do with it.

 

sounds like Don't Eat the Yellow Snow syndrome :(

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phanff
May 2, 2018

 

sounds like Don't Eat the Yellow Snow syndrome :(

Hi Horse! Can I see your teeth please?

 

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However.. FIX IT NOW!  WE DEMAND PERFECTION!!! ;)

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Mandrag
May 2, 2018
Hehe, "Don't eat the yellow snow syndrome" is kind of a cool name for it, you should trademark it :). You could also see it as a way to separate out the true Weird Al fans (who should know those lyrics by heart obviously) from the rest of the puny masses...