Monday, July 22, 2019

Jonah Ray Covers "Weird Al" Yankovic

Photo via Twitter
This is a very "Weird Al" heavy day, but we do love covers here at If It's Too Loud..., and we simply can't resist this one. Jonah Ray has announced an EP of punk covers of "Weird Al" songs, and the first one we can hear is "Amish Paradise."

First, the song isn't as punk as I'd expect it to be. Jonah Ray may be known more as a comedian, but he did grow up playing in punk bands, so he has enough cred. Ray's "Amish Paradise" is much faster than the original parody of "Gangster's Paradise," but it's more of an edgy acoustic rock song. It's more like earlier Frank Turner than I expected. That said, it's a "Weird Al" cover from a devoted lifelong fan, so it's ridiculously fun and a must hear. Also, I've been saying this for years, but enough bands do sets as Guns 'n' Roses, Weezer, and The Misfits every Halloween. Someone needs to start doing "Weird Al" sets.

You can watch the video for Jonah Ray's version of "Amish Paradise" below. You Can't Call Me Al, Jonah Ray's "Weird Al" covers EP, will be out August 16 on Asian Man Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Jonah Ray, check him out on Twitter.

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