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Weird Al’s Bad Hair Day: 25th Anniversary Roundtable

Mike Mills, Dave Pirner, Chris Ballew, and Portugal. The Man come together to celebrate its legacy

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Bad Hair Day, Consequence of Sound revisits the album with three artists whose songs were parodied on the LP: Mike Mills of R.E.M., whose “Bang and Blame” is part of “The Alternative Polka”; Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, whose “Misery” became “Syndicated Inc.” and “Black and Gold” inspired “The Night Santa Went Crazy”; and Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America, whose “Lump” was turned into the classic “Gump”.

To help guide the conversation, we brought in John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man, self-professed super-fans, friends, and collaborators of Yankovic’s. Plus, the Weird One Himself delivered a personal message about the legacy of Bad Hair Day.

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