Weird Al Yancovic teams up with Questlove

By | Published on Wednesday 22 June 2011

'Weird Al' Yancovic

Musical comedian and professional spoof-man ‘Weird Al’ Yancovic recently helped The Roots’ drummer Questlove celebrate his 1.6 millionth Twitter follower in “historical” fashion, by teaming up with him on a short but sweet instrumental cover of Madvillain’s underground hip-hop classic ‘Accordion’. Which was nice.

Apparently the unlikely duet came about when Questlove, bandleader on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’, encountered the madcap accordion aficionado backstage at the show, and took advantage of Al’s skills on the keys ‘n’ bellows. You can listen to the duo’s spontaneous version of ‘Accordian’ via this link, complete with peripheral laughter and shouts of disbelief from the band members.

Al was appearing, by the way, to plug his new album ‘Alpocalypse’, which features parodies of tracks by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Miley Cirus among others. In the run up to the album’s US release on 21 Jun, the entire thing is available for unlimited streaming here on Spinner.