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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Waffle King"


"Weird Al" Yankovic Waffle King

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: Seil
GUITAR/KEYS: Oddbrother
BASS: Cheesecake Militia
PREVIEW VIDEO: MrPrezident
 
“Waffle King” is a tribute to a very specific era in Peter Gabriel’s career long after he stopped being a poster boy for Prog Rock theatricality and established himself as a solo artist to be reckoned with. It's a loving tribute to Gabriel’s mid-1980s music video smashes “Big Time” and “Sledge Hammer”, when he devoted himself to making big, cartoony pop songs.  The breakfast titan crooning “Waffle King” is full of himself, and, presumably, also the delicious waffles he’s peddling in song. The singer doesn’t just think making superior waffles makes him special: he seems to think it makes him superior to everyone else on earth. He doesn’t just want people to eat his tasty treats: he wants to be worshiped as an angry, waffle-making God. The Soup Nazi is a mellow hippie compared to this waffle-pimping sociopath. 



4 Comments

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Mandrag
April 27, 2018

As a Peter Gabriel fan, I'm a bit ashamed that I haven't spent more time with this song. It's really spot on, thanks!

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AJFOne23
April 27, 2018

Growing up with this song as I did I never knew the inspirations behind a lot of these style parodies. I just liked them and that was enough. Now that I'm older it all makes sense and I can appreciate them on a whole new level.

Growing up with this song as I did I never knew the inspirations behind a lot of these style parodies. I just liked them and that was enough. Now that I'm older it all makes sense and I can appreciate them on a whole new level.

Completely and utterly agree with this statement!

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fakedrummer89
May 9, 2018

well charted drums thanks!