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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While Brian Wilson was attempting to make the album "Smile" (Which came out 34 years after being dormant), he wrote a song for an album which only contained carrots, celery, a juice jug, and bass playing by Paul McCartney.
It was late August 1981 and I heard this song on the radio. The album it was on, "Long Distance Voyager", had already topped the U.S. album charts and that week the droid spaceprobe Voyager II had arrived at planet Saturn, taking zillions of photos and expanding our scientific knowledge tremendously. After this song was done playing the DJ said "Long Distance Voyager II". Geddit?
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