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Some bands don't wait around for Weird Al to parody one of their songs, and take a pre-emptive strike and write a silly song of their own.

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"Teenagers," My Chemical Romance
They say all Teenagers scare the living shit outta me!
Optimus Lime
"Tender Lumplings," Oingo Boingo
This band was wackiest in its earliest days, but this barely audible tune on their last studio album sounds like a bunch of goblins whispering in an old Victrola record player. It was referenced later in Danny Elfman's score for The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Lyric: Oh listen Tender Lumplings let me take you by the hands./I'll take you from this hell-hole to the Promised Land. /But don't blame me, oh children, if those promises don't keep/'Cause promises like lives, can be bought so very cheap.
"Todo Los Dolores," Devendra Banhart
Begins a verse, flubs...and then starts over again, intentionally kept the "out-take"
"Tommy's Holiday Camp," The Who
The Who actually have fun with this short song by having a carnival-like atmosphere throughout the whole song.
Paul Warren
"Too Much Paranoia," Devo
Seriously? They are unwittingly endorsing McDonalds! Have you heard the lyrics?
"tossing guitar picks into crowd," Cheap Trick
Guitarist Rick Neilson often flicks guitar picks into the crowd while he plays his guitars. He also scoops into a bucket and chucks more picks into the audience, making people scramble to catch them for souvenirs. The picks always are decorated in some fashion. I got 2 picks from the band from different shows and they're never the same design twice.
I've Seen Cheap Trick Live 4x!
"Touch Me," The Doors
at the end of the song, Jim sings "stronger than dirt," something he did because the very end of the song sounded like the jingle used in Ajax commercials from that time period.
"True Colors," Cyndi Lauper/Yoko Ono
In the video for "True Colors" Cyndi is wearing a dress made up of torn newspapers. In a performance art piece during the early 60s Yoko Ono wore such a dress made up of newspapers. Participants from the audience (men) were called up one x one, given a pair of scissors and directed to snip off a 1-inch square piece from Yoko's "clothing". This was done until she was standing totally nude. Mhm.
All We Are Saying Is Give Performance Art A Chance

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