Dare To Be Stupid
“Weird” Al Yankovic is best known for his parodies of specific songs, but he’s had a few originals over the years, generally poking fun at musical style or genre. The song and video, Dare To Be Stupid, was inspired by the music of Devo and is such a dead on balls accurate facsimile that even Devo thinks it’s a great Devo song. In case any of you youngsters don’t remember them, Devo was basically Daft Punk of the ’70s. I’ll post up one of their songs tomorrow, since I already threw up Daft Punk earlier in the week. Some of you might recognize Dare To Be Stupid from The Transformers 1986 movie; even “Weird” Al himself acknowledges that more people know the song from that movie than from its original release.