Even Worse is the fifth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on April 12, 1988. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer. Recorded between November 1987 and February 1988, this album helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after the critical and commercial failure of his previous album Polka Party! (1986).

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  • Even Worse is the fifth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on April 12, 1988. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer. Recorded between November 1987 and February 1988, this album helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after the critical and commercial failure of his previous album Polka Party! (1986). The music on Even Worse is built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-1980s. Half of the album is made up of parodies, featuring jabs at Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Tiffany, Los Lobos, and Billy Idol. The other half is original material, featuring several "style parodies" or musical imitations that emulate existing artists. These style parodies include imitations of specific artists such as Oingo Boingo, the Beastie Boys, and James Taylor. Even Worse has the distinction of being one of two albums by Yankovic lacking any polka renditions of pop songs or medleys, the other being his debut album "Weird Al" Yankovic (1983). This album's title and cover art are spoofs of Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. Even Worse was met with mostly positive reviews and peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200, becoming Yankovic's best selling album. The album also produced one of Yankovic's hit singles, "Fat", a parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad", which peaked at No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a staple on MTV. The album was certified as a gold record, and later as a platinum record with sales of over one million copies in the United States, becoming Yankovic's first platinum record. "Fat" won the Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video. (en)
  • Even Worse est le cinquième album studio du chanteur et parodiste américain « Weird Al » Yankovic, sorti en avril 1988. (fr)
  • Even Worse è il quinto album studio di "Weird Al" Yankovic edito nel 1988. (it)
  • Even Worse (Pior Ainda) é o quinto álbum do músico norte-americano "Weird Al" Yankovic, lançado em 1988 pela gravadora Scotti Brothers Records. Tanto o nome do álbum quanto a capa parodiam o álbum Bad ("ruim") de Michael Jackson. É o único álbum, além do álbum de estréia, que não contém uma "Polka Medley". (pt)
  • Even Worse (с англ. — «Даже хуже») — пятый студийный альбом американского пародиста Странного Эла Янковича. Выпущен 12 апреля 1988 года, альбом продюсировал бывший гитарист группы «» Рик Дерринджер. Записан в период с ноября 1987 года по февраль 1988 года, этот альбом помог реабилитировать карьеру Янковича после критического и коммерческого провала его предыдущего альбома (1986). Песни на Even Worse построены на пародиях и стилях поп и рок-музыки середины 1980-х годов. Половина альбома состоит из пародий на Майкла Джексона, Джорджа Харрисона, Тиффани, версии «Los Lobos» народной песни «Ла бамба» и Билли Айдола. Другая половина альбома — оригинальный материал, содержащий множество «пародий стиля» или музыкальные подражания, которые приближаются, но не копируют существующих музыкантов. Эти пародии стиля включают подражания конкретных музыкантов, таких как Oingo Boingo, Beastie Boys и Джеймс Тейлор. Название и обложка альбома — пародия на альбом Майкла Джексона Bad (1987). Even Worse получил в основном положительные отзывы и достигло 27 место в Billboard 200, став самым продаваемым альбомом Янковича. Скорее были выпущены три сингла, один из синглов «Fat», пародия на «Bad» Майкла Джексона, который достиг 99 место в Billboard Hot 100 и попала на ротацию на MTV. Альбом был быстро сертифицирован как золотой, а позже как платиновый с объемом продаж более миллиона копий в США, став первым платиновым альбомом Янковича. (ru)
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  • "Fat", from Yankovic's 1988 album Even Worse. "Fat" was Yankovic's second Michael Jackson parody. Jackson was very pleased with the parody song and video. (en)
  • "Lasagna", from Yankovic's 1988 album Even Worse. The original song, "La Bamba", was written as a rock n' roll song. Yankovic's version is written in the style of an Italian folk song (en)
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  • Even Worse est le cinquième album studio du chanteur et parodiste américain « Weird Al » Yankovic, sorti en avril 1988. (fr)
  • Even Worse è il quinto album studio di "Weird Al" Yankovic edito nel 1988. (it)
  • Even Worse (Pior Ainda) é o quinto álbum do músico norte-americano "Weird Al" Yankovic, lançado em 1988 pela gravadora Scotti Brothers Records. Tanto o nome do álbum quanto a capa parodiam o álbum Bad ("ruim") de Michael Jackson. É o único álbum, além do álbum de estréia, que não contém uma "Polka Medley". (pt)
  • Even Worse is the fifth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on April 12, 1988. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer. Recorded between November 1987 and February 1988, this album helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after the critical and commercial failure of his previous album Polka Party! (1986). (en)
  • Even Worse (с англ. — «Даже хуже») — пятый студийный альбом американского пародиста Странного Эла Янковича. Выпущен 12 апреля 1988 года, альбом продюсировал бывший гитарист группы «» Рик Дерринджер. Записан в период с ноября 1987 года по февраль 1988 года, этот альбом помог реабилитировать карьеру Янковича после критического и коммерческого провала его предыдущего альбома (1986). (ru)
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