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Midway through 1985, world was already two years deep into lyrical genius of Weird Al Yankovic, washed over with popularity of classics like Another One Rides Bus and Eat It. But by time Yankovics third full-length effort, Dare To Be Stupid, hit shelves on this very day 35 years ago, June 18 1985, Lynwood, California native was quickly en route to becoming pop culture deity he is widely regarded as today. Handful Of Fan Favorites And Career-defining Parodies That Fill Record 37-Minute Runtime Aid Him In What Was Just Beginning Of Him Achieving Icon Status, Helping His Ascension Into Superstardom And Cementing Legacy As Lyrical Wordsmith. It was anything but stupid. From cultural standpoint, album hold number of important benchmarks in Yankovics illustrious career. Not only does it follow in footsteps of his first two records in achieving gold status, with parodies of some of biggest artists on planet at time, like Madonna, Huey Lewis and News and Cyndi Lauper, but it also introduces fans to first batch of Weird Al originals and style parodies that Have really stood test of time, including One More Minute, and of course, Devo-inspired title track. Hell, even deeper cuts like Cable TV, Slime Creatures From Space, and that random cover of George of Jungle theme still hold strong after all these years. Albums ' contribution to pop culture hasnt been limited to music in its purest form, either. For example, Junkions made their presence known in 1986 animated film, Transformers: Movie To sounds of title track, and This Is Life was originally written for 1984 Michael Keaton-lead gangster comedy Johnny Dangerously. And, of course, lyrics to Yoda were inspired by that Muppet from all those fun Space battle flicks. Over years, influence that Dare To Be Stupid, and Yankovics talents in general, have had on comedy and music communities is obviously undeniable, but speaking for myself as proudly devout disciple of Weird One since late 90s, impact it had on me from personal standpoint, in regards to my taste in music, comedy and pop culture as It stand today, Is indeterminable. Admittedly, my earliest memories of being baptized by sweet offerings of Weird Al are little fuzzy given fact that I was ripe age of four years old, but I do remember car rides on hot summer days when my brother and I, who were both * obsessed with * with Star Wars franchise, would bug living hell out of my mom To turn on Yoda, by way of cassette, so we could sing along To It for 800 time.

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