Off the Deep End is the seventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992. This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF. Off the Deep End and its lead single "Smells Like Nirvana" helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late 80s.

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  • Off the Deep End is the seventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992. This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF. Off the Deep End and its lead single "Smells Like Nirvana" helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late 80s. The musical styles on Off the Deep End are built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the newly arisen grunge movement. Half of the album is made up of parodies of Nirvana, MC Hammer, New Kids on the Block, Gerardo, and Milli Vanilli. The other half of the album is original material, featuring many "style parodies," or musical imitations of existing artists. These style parodies include imitations of specific artists like The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Off the Deep End was met with mostly positive reviews and peaked at number seventeen on the Billboard 200. The album also produced one of Yankovic's most famous singles, "Smells Like Nirvana," a parody of Nirvana's major rock hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was Yankovic's second-highest charting single, after "Eat It," which was released in 1984. The cover also parodies the cover of Nirvana's album, Nevermind. The original had a naked baby in the water with a dollar bill cast by a fishing rod, Yankovic's replaced the baby with himself, and the dollar bill by a doughnut. Off the Deep End was Yankovic's fourth Gold record, and went on to be certified Platinum for sales of over one million copies in the United States. In addition, the album was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1993. (en)
  • Off The Deep End è il settimo album studio di "Weird Al" Yankovic edito nel 1992. (it)
  • Off the Deep End est le septième album du parodiste "Weird Al" Yankovic, sorti en 1992. (fr)
  • Off the Deep End (no fundo do poço) é o sétimo álbum do músico norte-americano "Weird Al" Yankovic, lançado em 1992 pela gravadora Scotti Brothers Records, relançado posteriormente pela Volcano Records. É o primeiro álbum auto-produzido do músico. A capa do álbum é uma paródia da capa do álbum Nevermind, da banda grunge Nirvana. A arte do encarte do CD e o próprio CD também parodiam o álbum. Ainda, a canção "Smells Like Teen Spirit", hit do álbum, é parodiada em Off the Deep End. Algumas paródias foram planejadas, mas negadas pelos criadores das versões originais. Uma delas era uma paródia de "Black or White", por Michael Jackson, mas o músico pop não queria que essa canção, especificamente, fosse satirizada, devido à mensagem que ela tenta passar. Michael afirmou, contudo, que aceitaria qualquer outra idéia de "Weird Al". Outra paródia recusada foi "Chicken Pot Pie", paródia de "Live and Let Die" por Paul McCartney (embora a versão a ser parodiada fosse a versão dos Guns N' Roses). Embora o ex-guitarrista dos Beatles aprecie o trabalho de "Weird Al", ele afirmou que, sendo um vegetariano, não concordava que uma canção sua fosse satirizada de modo a fazer apologia ao consumo de carne animal (já que o título da pródia significa "empada de frango"). (pt)
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  • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
  • "Rico Suave" by Gerardo
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
  • Style parody of The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean
  • Style parody of Tonio K
  • Original composition inspired by the songs of Nick Lowe and Jonathan Richman
  • "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli
  • Inspired by Nirvana's hidden track on Nevermind, "Endless, Nameless"
  • "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" by New Kids on the Block
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  • Off The Deep End è il settimo album studio di "Weird Al" Yankovic edito nel 1992. (it)
  • Off the Deep End est le septième album du parodiste "Weird Al" Yankovic, sorti en 1992. (fr)
  • Off the Deep End is the seventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992. This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF. Off the Deep End and its lead single "Smells Like Nirvana" helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late 80s. (en)
  • Off the Deep End (no fundo do poço) é o sétimo álbum do músico norte-americano "Weird Al" Yankovic, lançado em 1992 pela gravadora Scotti Brothers Records, relançado posteriormente pela Volcano Records. É o primeiro álbum auto-produzido do músico. A capa do álbum é uma paródia da capa do álbum Nevermind, da banda grunge Nirvana. A arte do encarte do CD e o próprio CD também parodiam o álbum. Ainda, a canção "Smells Like Teen Spirit", hit do álbum, é parodiada em Off the Deep End. (pt)
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  • Off the Deep End (fr)
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