the greatest thing about weird al is his band.
steve jay, dave "bermuda" schwarz, and the dude that plays guitar are awesome. often, they play a track better than the band that originally recorded it did. and have you ever seen them live? fucking amazing. i got to check em out at Street Scene (outdoor music festival in san diego) one year. it was general admission, like a club, so i was right in front of them and it was great. in 45 minutes, motherfucker did like 5 or 6 full costume changes. even one that included the studly suit, and makeup! and the band was tighter than a nuns snatch. they were just as entertaining, if not more than he was. but then again, as a music nerd, it kind of figures.
oh, and that polka thing he does on every record is fucking genius. polkas on 45? genius! its so satirical at times, and i dont even know if its intentional. his bohemian rhapsody is better than queens. yeah, you heard me correct, weird al does that song BETTER THAN QUEEN! love me some yankovic.