Gaming and music is one of the greatest pairings in life just like peanut butter and chocolate, sex and candy, and Hall and Oates. Music can be used to amplify the joy of a fun game or make playing a game with terrible sound tolerable. Fortunately, Weird Al can do both.
The King of Pop references is releasing an epic 15-album box set, Squeeze Box, which will include a new record full of rare and unreleased tracks named Medium Rarities. Included on the record is “Pac-Man” sang by way of the Beatles’ “Taxman” and an instrumental version of “Dare to be Stupid” which would be a great musical pairing while playing Zombies Ate My Neighbors or, ironically, any FMV game released in the ’90s.
In support of his new box-set, Weird Al has posted an arcade themed video which shows a pixelated Al running and jumping through several side-scrolling worlds that pay homage to the 8-bit universe.