Feb 182020
metal weird al cover

Last year, comedian and musician Jonah Ray recorded an EP of punk-rock “Weird Al” Yankovic covers. And if that sounds wild, wait until you hear this.

On their new EP, Columbus, Ohio thrash metal band Deprecator recorded a heavy-as-hell cover of Weird Al’s “Dare to Be Stupid.” It has all the hallmarks of thrash metal: growled vocals, thunderous drums, and guitar riffs rushing by at a furious clip. It’s not a gimmick – they’re a legit veteran metal band – but the band clearly has a sense of humor. The music video boasts a giant ape, a whole lot of fake blood, and some nice homages to Al’s original (itself an homage to Devo, though the song is not a direct parody).

“We were all into Weird Al as kids, even before we got into metal,” band co-founder Keith Reuscher says in an email. “Plus I think [‘Dare to Be Stupid’] holds up as one of the all time great pop songs.”

Get your devil horns up and headbang along to Deprecator’s “Dare to Be Stupid” cover below. It’s off their latest EP Tickle Time (see what I mean about the sense of humor?).

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  One Response to “Weird Al Goes Thrash Metal on Wild New “Dare to Be Stupid” Cover”

Comments (1)
  1. funny video

    but it has trace of thrash metal

    guys use some black metal like corpspaing and vocal.

    but music itself is no metall at all

    just funny video. nothing more.

    as a cover – pretty boring.

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