Weird Al Yankovic, What Was the First Album That You Ever Bought?

Weird Al Yankovic

“I think that the first record that I owned was a Johnny Cash single called ‘Boa Constrictor,’ which was written by Shel Silverstein. He’s basically reciting a poem about being eaten by a large snake, and at the end, the snake swallows him, and you hear the snake burp. When I was five years old, I just thought that was the funniest thing ever.

My parents used to buy records for me, and I remember that one of the first albums that I ever owned was by the Royal Guardsmen, ‘Snoopy Versus the Red Baron.’

But probably the very first album that I ever spent my own money on was Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'”

Weird Al Yankovic and his band of merry pranksters roll into the Palace Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Tuesday as part of their “ALpocalypse” tour. Tix are $24.50, $29.50, $34.50 and $39.50.

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