June 16, 2009

Weird Al releases ‘Craigslist’ single

U.S. comedic singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic Tuesday released his new single Craigslist, an homage to the Doors, Jive Records said.

The track, featuring original Doors member Ray Manzarek on keyboards, marks Yankovic's first live-action music clip since the 2006 Internet sensation White & Nerdy.

Craigslist was directed by Liam Lynch, who previously helmed Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic.

The Craigslist video, which includes a montage of psychedelic stock footage and Yankovic doing his best Jim Morrison impression, is meant to simulate a typical music video that the Doors might have released in the 1960s, Yankovic's record label said.

We were working with a considerably smaller budget, which was consistent with the look we were trying to achieve, Yankovic said in a statement. We literally shot it in Liam's garage.