"Weird Al" Yankovic releases Off the Deep End
Off the Deep End is the seventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992.
This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. The musical styles on Off the Deep End are built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the newly arisen grunge movement.
Peaking at number seventeen on the Billboard 200, the album has sold over one million copies in the US and helped to reenergize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late-80s. The album produced an array of hit comedy singles, including "Smells Like Nirvana," a parody of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, the album was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1993.
The cover also parodies the cover of Nirvana's album, Nevermind. The original had a naked baby in the water with a dollar bill cast by a fishing rod. Yankovic's album replaced the baby with a naked Yankovic, and the dollar bill replaced by a donut.