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Running With Scissors


Download links and information about Running With Scissors by " Weird Al " Yankovic. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Humor genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 49:48 minutes.

Artist: " Weird Al " Yankovic
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Humor
Tracks: 12
Duration: 49:48
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No. Title Length
1. The Saga Begins (Lyrical Adaption of "American Pie") 5:28
2. My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder 3:26
3. Pretty Fly for a Rabbi [Parody of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" By Offspring] 3:02
4. The Weird Al Show Theme 1:14
5. Jerry Springer (Parody of "One Week" By BareNaked Ladies) 2:46
6. Germs 4:38
7. Polka Power! 4:21
8. Your Horoscope for Today 3:59
9. It's All About the Pentiums (An Adaptation of "It's All About the Benjamins" By Puff Daddy) 3:34
10. Truck Drivin' Song 2:27
11. Grapefruit Diet (Parody of "Zoot Suit Riot" By Cherry Poppin' Daddies) 3:30
12. Albuquerque 11:23



Like many of Weird Al's 1990s albums, Running With Scissors is something of a mixed bag, although devoted fans will definitely find enough of interest to add it to their collections. As usual, the highlights tend to be song parodies: "The Saga Begins" is a retelling of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace from Obi-Wan Kenobi's point of view set to the tune of "American Pie," while "Jerry Springer" is a clever rewrite of the Barenaked Ladies' "One Week." Not all of them quite hit the mark, though: "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" has the same borderline ethnic condescension of the Offspring's original, and Yankovic's mimicry of the sound of his source material on the Puff Daddy takeoff "It's All About the Pentiums" isn't quite up to his usual standards. The originals tend to come off as forced, as though Yankovic is trying way too hard to live up to his nickname; although the snarky rip of "My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder" hits pretty close to the mark, the 11-minute closer "Albuquerque" is interminable. Overall, there are some songs worthy of adding to Yankovic's next best-of, and some more that no one will miss.