203 Hot Rocks Polka Debate

Quarantine has driven Steve and Charlie mad. The lack of calls to the Weird line means that they are left to do an episode without a guest. They chose to do the song who’s ratings were the widest for them, Hot Rocks Polka. Halfway thru madness descends and they just get into that age old fight of Rolling Stones vs the Beatles.

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No one knows what will happen next week.


  • Daniil Vlasov commented on June 12, 2020 Reply

    So, you were talking about trying to find the person with no nostalgia for the songs that only found Weird Al a couple of years ago, and I realized that I’m that person: I’m from Russia and I pretty much lived under a rock until I was 16, so I didn’t know much about popular music. I found Weird Al when I was 18 and it opened pretty much an entire world of music to me (along with a couple of other sources).
    1. On the terms of this polka: well, yes, I probably would call this one of my least favorite polkas, only staying above Polka Face, but I probably wouldn’t consider it better if it was “all Beatles”, mostly cause due to my upbringing I had no knowledge of the Beatles as a kid, and now I put them pretty much on the level of Huey Lewis and the News. Seriously, I can probably name more songs from “Sports” at the top of my head than from “Abbey Road”.
    2. On the terms of best/worst overall, my favorite Weird Al songs would probably be Frank’s 2000” TV for an original and Living with a Hernia for a parody and Polka Power for polka medley. On the opposite end: First World Problems for an original, I Think I’m A Clone Now for a parody, and as I mentioned, Polka Face for polka medley. Really don’t get the overarching hate for Toothless People, I’m not saying it’s good, but it’s definitely not that bad, had the original song been a bigger and better remembered hit, it would be probably just considered a meh song, 2 or 3/5.
    So yeah, I hope you’ve read all that wall of text. I sure did listened to entire podcast, well, at the point of writing this, up to Perform This Way debate, and currently catching up.

    • charlie commented on June 14, 2020 Reply

      Thanks for your comment! We need to get you some more Beatles to listen too! Huey is great, but he’s no Beatles!

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