I truly believe Randy Newman is one of the greatest American composers / songwriters. However, it doesn’t mean the man isn’t above parody. This is Will Sasso’s beyond f–king brilliant parody of Newman from MAD TV, composing Newman-like songs for a new “Star Wars” film.
From Newman’s classic 1974 album “Good Old Boys,” is a brilliant, non-sardonic song sung from the perspective of a helpless addict. Yes, “Guilty” sounds self-pitying to the nth degree, but so are a lot of addicts. Newman brilliantly conveys the desperation of someone who knows they have a problem, but can’t (and won’t) dig themself out. This was one of John Belushi’s favorite songs and he used to sing this quite often during his Blues Brothers era.