Black & White & Weird All Over: The Lost Photographs of "weird Al" Yankovic '83 - '86
As featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Gizmodo, Ultimate Classic Rock, and more!
"Weird Al" Yankovic is one of music's most beloved figures. A skilled accordion player and songwriter, the California native is known for his meticulous parodies of popular songs, hilarious originals, and, of course, for upbeat polkas!
For much of Al's career, one man has been by his side, photographing and documenting the fun and weirdness: longtime drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz. Since meeting Al in 1980, Jon has taken more than 20,000 images of Al in his element: on tour, in the studio, and on video sets.
Black & White & Weird All Over presents hundreds of images of Al, culled from Jon's personal collection of black-and-white photography. These photos only existed on contact sheets - out of mind and out of sight - until now! From behind-the-scenes shots taken on the sets of Al's iconic videos for "Ricky," "I Love Rocky Road," "Eat It," and "Living With A Hernia," to studio sessions for Al's IN 3-D and Polka Party! LPs, Black & White & Weird All Over is the ultimate photographic essay of Weird Al's undisputed comedic genius.
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About the Author
JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ has been the drummer with "Weird Al" Yankovic since 1980 and is seen and heard on all of Weird Al's albums, videos, and concert and television performances. He is also the group's archivist, with an unmatched collection of memorabilia, audio & video releases from around the world, and photos.
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC is an American musician, comedian and actor who is known for his music parodies and original songs that make light of popular culture. He has sold more than 12 million albums, performed more than 1,700 live shows, and earned five Grammy Awards. His last LP, Mandatory Fun, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, the first comedy album ever to do so.
As featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Ultimate Classic Rock, and more.
"The satirical singer/songwriter 'Weird Al' Yankovic and his entourage goof up a storm in this album of behind-the-scenes photographs. The sense of exuberant creativity and fun that comes through in these photos will appeal to Yankovic's many fans."--Kirkus Reviews
"The last several decades have been an amazing ride. More than once--an annoying number of times, actually--Jon has warned me, 'Someday I'm going to write a book about all this!' It became a bit of a running joke. But now he's actually made good on the threat. It's a fine snapshot--actually, several hundred snapshots--of what life was like for us in the '80s."--"Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al's drummer takes you into the studio, backstage, and offstage for the making of a superstar. Hey, I was there too--but Bermuda brought his camera!"--Dr. Demento