"Weird Al" Yankovic releases his self-titled debut album

"Weird Al" Yankovic is the eponymous debut album by American parodist Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Mostly recorded in March 1982, the album was released as an LP and on Compact Cassette in 1983 by Rock 'n Roll Records, and on Compact Disc on March 12, 1991 by Volcano Records.

Consisting of five direct parodies and seven original songs, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies pop and rock music of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and satirizes American culture and experiences of the same time period. The album, which was produced and engineered by Rick Derringer and Peter Kelsey respectively, received a lukewarm reception by critics and reviewers.