It seems strange to describe a “Weird Al” Yankovic box set as being career spanning. But there’s no question that after 14 albums and countless parodies of the songs we grew up on, Yankovic has definitely made a career out of what the rest of the world thinks of first and foremost as a joke.
Now, the supreme court jester of pop parody is collecting all his albums into one elaborate box set. And not just any box: and accordion shaped box.
The creative design reminds me of the piano keyboard packaging that held the 2006 Tori Amos box set. Both artists are instantly associated with their respective instruments. And both artists have recorded interpretations of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The comparisons probably stop there.
Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic is being released this fall. Fans can pre-order special packages as part of Yankovic’s PledgeMusic campaign. The fifteen discs to be included are:
“Weird Al” Yankovic (1983)
“Weird Al” Yankovic In 3-D (1984)
Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)
Even Worse (1988)
UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)
Off The Deep End (1992)
Bad Hair Day (1996)
Running With Scissors (1999)
Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Mandatory Fun (2014)
Medium Rarities (2017) Exclusive to Box Set
Here’s the song that started it al…