“Weird Al” clarifies that Kid Rock’s new video is not his parody
“Weird Al” Yankovic wants fans to know that Kid Rock’s video for “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” – the performer of “Bawitdaba” and Joe dirt the actor’s new song that denounces “snowflakes”, slams culture and invokes the First Amendment – is not one of his parody clips.
You know, lest it be thought that Kid Rock’s latest entry featuring members of the band Monster Truck is a humorous approach akin to Yankovic’s past rock and pop pastiches of popular artists and songs such as “It smells like Nirvana, “”Eat it” and “Amish paradise, “among others.
“Don’t Tell Me How to Live” was released last week and combines Kid Rock’s rap style with gritty guitar backing, reminiscent of the sound that made him famous 20 years ago. His lyrics refer to Kid Rock songs while taking pictures of things that seem to cloud his world view.
“A nation of cats is our next generation!” Rock takes over in the song. “And these minions and their agendas / Every opinion has an offended millennia / But this amendment one, it rings true.”
In the accompanying video, Jon Harvey of Rock and Monster Truck smokes cigars as they trade on vocals. Things then took a surreal turn when Rock exploded out of this world, hanging on a giant middle finger statue, propelling his journey to another place. (If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it below.)
But is it really that weird that some thought it was a “Weird Al” original?
Monday (November 22), Yankovic tweeted, “To all who congratulate me right now on my new Kid Rock parody video, let me clarify – it’s not me. It’s actually Kid Rock.”
Well, that clarifies that. See how some fans reacted on Twitter below.