'Weird Al' Yankovic & Osaka Popstar: Beat On The Brat (Maxi Single) (LP) Release Nov. 26/21

'Weird Al' Yankovic & Osaka Popstar: Beat On The Brat (Maxi Single) (LP) Release Nov. 26/21

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12-inch split maxi-single features "Weird Al" Yankovic and NYC's Osaka Popstar paying homage to the founding fathers of punk rock, The Ramones!

BLACK VINYL. This special 12-inch split maxi-single features GRAMMY award winner "Weird Al" Yankovic teamed with NYC's Osaka Popstar paying homage to the founding fathers of punk rock, The Ramones! Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a blistering, accordion-tinged cover," "Beat on the Brat" features "Weird Al" on lead vocals and accordion, backed by Osaka Popstar, (John Cafiero on backing vocals, Dean Rispler on guitar, Sal Maida (Sparks) on bass, and Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) on drums). Originally appearing on the #1 charting punk-comedy crossover album "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk," the aforementioned studio version, (Produced by longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero), is accompanied by two exclusive, previously unavailable LIVE bonus tracks ("Beat on the Brat" and "I Wanna Be Sedated") performed by "Weird Al" and his band on the "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour". "Weird Al", a pop culture icon, who also happens to be the most requested artist in the history of the Dr. Demento Show, stated of the recording, "How could I not contribute to this project. I love punk music, and Dr. Demento changed my entire life in an extraordinary way. I selected "Beat on the Brat" by the Ramones, because I truly believe it's the most upbeat, danceable song about child abuse ever written." The flip side features an all-new studio version of the title track by Osaka Popstar (from the forthcoming deluxe edition of the critically acclaimed "Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk" album), plus 3 additional Ramones covers by Osaka Popstar recorded LIVE in concert--with special guest appearances by members of the Misfits, Ramones & Black Flag--never before released on vinyl!

Side 1, Track 1: "Beat on the Brat" by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a blistering, accordion-tinged cover" this track features GRAMMY award winner "Weird Al" on lead vocals and accordion backed by Osaka Popstar--from the #1 charting punk-comedy crossover album "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk". "DDCIP" charted #1 for two consecutive weeks and held various positions in the top 10 on the Billboard comedy chart over the course of six months. It simultaneously charted as the #18 new alternative music album, #20 on Billboard's top independent album chart, and #5 on the Billboard Compilation Albums chart.

Side 1 Track 2: "Beat on the Brat" (LIVE) & Track 3: "I Wanna Be Sedated" (LIVE) - performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic and recorded live on his 2018 "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour". The two professionally mixed and mastered live cuts debut here for the first on vinyl, exclusively on this special limited edition 12-inch maxi single! These live tracks are previously unreleased (having only ever appeared before in streaming audio accessible only to subscribers of Stitcher premium).

Side 2, Track 1: "Beat on the Brat" by Osaka Popstar - new studio version performed by Osaka Popstar from the forthcoming 2021 expanded edition of "Osaka Popstar & the American Legends of Punk".

Side 2, Track 2: "Beat on the Brat" (LIVE), Track 3: "Blitzkrieg Bop" (LIVE), Track 4 "The KKK Took My Baby Away" (LIVE) - performed by Osaka Popstar live with guest appearances from members of the Misfits, Ramones & Black Flag--never before released on vinyl--(from the long out of print Osaka Popstar live EP "Rock'Em O-Sock'Em Live!") .

Track Listing

  • Beat on the Brat
  • Beat on the Brat
  • I Wanna Be Sedated
  • Beat on the Brat
  • Beat on the Brat
  • Blitzkrieg Bop
  • The KKK Took My Baby Away

Bonus Materials

  • Includes exclusive bonus tracks plus MP3 Download Card