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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.