New Roads School – Kaleidoscope 2017 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Apr 27, 2017 10:00 PM PDT

Memorabilia

Weird Al Yankovic's One-Stringed Bass Guitar from "Gump" Video! - Signed by Weird Al!

Item Number
425
Estimated Value
Priceless
Sold
$4,100 USD to dra5ae40a
Number of Bids
24  -  Bid History

Item Description

Exciting note to the winner -  If you are local or visiting LA;  Weird Al will sign and present the bass guitar to you in person!

Fans of the cultural icon and king of parodies Weird Al Yankovic should jump at the chance to own the original one-stringed bass played by icon Weird Al Yankovic in the 1996 Gump music video!

The music video for "Gump" is a double parody of both the movie Forrest Gump and the Presidents of the United States of America's music video for "Lump".  The song was recorded on January 3, 1996 at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, in Santa Monica, California. Before "Gump" was officially released, Yankovic played a rough version of the song for the Presidents of the United States of America on their tour bus. This marks the first time that Al was able to "see a band's reaction when they heard their parody for the first time." PUSA frontman Chris Ballew said he first heard Yankovic was doing his song on television, and later became friends with the parodist. Yankovic even directed a music video for the band's song "Mixed Up S.O.B." in 2008, and has joined them on stage a few times.

 

 

 

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