"Weird Al" Yankovic is putting on his trucker hat and grabbing a cowbell for his latest music video, "Lame Claim to Fame." The stop-motion animated video is the seventh in his series of eight music videos for his new album Mandatory Fun, and it's arguably one of the most creative so far. Notably, the video features DJ Dr. Demento, who helped bring Weird Al to the national stage with his radio show.
The song itself sounds like something you'd catch while flipping through the radio stations on some back road in Texas, and Pitchfork notes it's in the style of rock band Southern Culture on the Skids. True to its name, Weird Al lists off some truly dubious celebrity connections, such as posting "first" on a Russell Crowe YouTube video. Perhaps the best is the suitably random: "I used the same napkin dispenser as Steve Carell / At a Taco Bell."
Correction: "Lame Claim to Fame" is the seventh of eight music videos for the album Mandatory Fun, not the sixth as originally stated.