Running with Scissors is the tenth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. It was the fourth studio album self-produced by Yankovic. It was the first album for Volcano Records after leaving Scotti Brothers. The musical styles on the album are built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the late 1990s, largely targeting alternative rock and hip-hop.
The Weird Al Show Theme.
My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder (3:25). Pretty Fly For A Rabbi (3:02). The Weird Al Show Theme (1:13). Jerry Springer (2:46). Your Horoscope For Today (3:59). It's All About The Pentiums (3:34). Truck Drivin' Song (2:27). Grapefruit Diet (3:30). Weird Al" Yankovic - Lead and background vocals, keyboards and accordion. Jim West - Guitars and background vocals. Steve Jay - Bass Guitar and background vocals.
Running with Scissors is the tenth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. It was the first album for Volcano Records after leaving Scotti Brothers Yankovic claimed that-despite the album's success-he never earned royalties from the record.
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Accordion – "Weird Al" Yankovic. Management – Jay Levey. Mastered By – Bernie Grundman. Photography By – Johnny Buzzerio. Producer – Al Yankovic. Running With Scissors (CD, Album). Volcano (2), Way Moby.
The originals tend to come off as forced, as though Yankovic is trying way too hard to live up to his nickname; although the snarky rip of "My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder" hits pretty close to the mark, the 11-minute closer "Albuquerque" is interminable. Overall, there are some songs worthy of adding to Yankovic's next best-of, and some more that no one will miss.
To call Weird Al Yankovic one of this era’s greatest comedians is an understatement, to say the least. His craft is far different in style and tone to other legendary jokesters like George Carlin, Chris Rock, Mitch Hedberg, or Jerry Seinfeld, but he could still easily be placed up there with those other classic joke tellers. Despite his differences from regular comics, his quirky demeanor, impressive diction, likable personality, and his absurdist fashion of satire have made him one of the most well-liked nerds in all of pop culture. One may think that a record by the self proclaimed weirdo, such as Running With Scissors, would be inherently pigeonholed as merely a novelty record with no significant value to be found. Sure, with most comedic musicians, this is the case, with only one or two tracks standing out to the listener.