“Weird Al” Yankovic and Neil Young are starting to have a lot in common: Just months after making his debut as an “authentic American folk artist”, the parodist stopped by Jack White’s Third Man Records to record in the Voice-O-Graph (the same instant vinyl booth used by Young to create his latest album).
The machine only allows for two minutes of recording, so “Weird Al” opted for a shortened version of “Yoda”. The chant has been a staple of his live shows since 1991, but this is the first time it’s ever been pressed to wax (and likely the first time it’s ever been performed in an instant vinyl booth). Though undoubtedly a novelty song, the performance shows the impressive vocal dexterity of Yankovic and his band. Watch footage below.