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On this day in music history: October 21, 1986…

On this day in music history: October 21, 1986 – “Polka Party!”, the fourth album by “Weird Al” Yankovic is released. Produced by Rick Derringer, it is recorded at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA from April – September 1986. Like his previous albums, it features parody versions of recent pop hits including ones by James Brown, Robert Palmer and the title track which is a medley of twelve songs strung together and compressed into just over three minutes. In spite of not being as well received as his previous releases (it is one of the few albums by Al not to be certified Gold or Platinum in the US), it is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. The original vinyl LP release has the messages “Polka ‘Til You Puke” etched into the run out groove of side A and “Where’s My Liquid Paper?” etched in the runout of side B. Issued on CD by CBS Records at the time of its original release, the album is reissued on CD in 1990, after Scotti Bros. Records switches distribution from Sony Music to WEA Distribution. It is reissued again by Volcano Records in 1999. “Polka Party” peaks at number one hundred seventy seven on the Billboard Top 200.

On this day in music history: October 21, 1986 – “Polka…

On this day in music history: October 21, 1986 – “Polka Party!”, the fourth album by “Weird Al” Yankovic is released. Produced by Rick Derringer, it is recorded at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA from April – September 1986. Like his previous albums, it features parody versions of recent pop hits including ones by James Brown, Robert Palmer and the title track which is a medley of twelve songs strung together and compressed into just over three minutes. In spite of not being as well received as his previous releases (it is one of the few albums by Al not to be certified Gold or Platinum in the US), it is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. The original vinyl LP release has the messages “Polka ‘Til You Puke” etched into the runout groove of side A and “Where’s My Liquid Paper?” etched in the runout of side B. Issued on CD by CBS Records at the time of its original release, the album is reissued on CD in 1990, after Scotti Bros. Records switches distribution from Sony Music to WEA Distribution. It is reissued again by Volcano Records in 1999. “Polka Party” peaks at number one hundred seventy seven on the Billboard Top 200.