Weird Al is probably the absolute main reason why I love the bands that I love, since some of his style-parodies totally rocked my socks.
"Dog Eat Dog" = Talking Heads
"You Make Me" = Oingo Boingo
"Everything You Know Is Wrong" = They Might Be Giants
I had obsessions with these songs long before I even discovered the corresponding bands he was trying to mimic.
I sorta like the B-52s, but "Mr. Popeil" sucks.
And I didn't know "Genius In France" was supposed to be Zappa's style until long after I started to dig Zappa music, but I don't like "Genius In France" all that much.
New album in three weeks.