You’re going to enjoy this one!
Weird Al Yankovic’s latest target: the mighty record biz itself. The lead single from his new album, Straight Outta Lynwood, throws down a tongue-in-cheek dare to his global fan base: “Don’t Download This Song.”
The accompanying online push for the track, available for free download from his home page and from his MySpace http://www.myspace.com/weirdal space, comes with an animated music video that details, in over-blown and outrageous fashion, the dire consequences that can come from illegal downloading.
The satire is on par with anything he’s done before, but the jabs at the “R-I-double-A” and infamous anti-piracy advocates like Metallica’s Lars Ulrich are wonderfully brutal.
Get the tune and watch the video at, inevitably,