Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get Down with the Dickness...

About a year ago, Stephanie's friend Heather introduced me to the brilliance of Richard Cheese. Nattily dressed in his tiger-stripe tuxedo, Mr. Cheese and his band, Lounge Against the Machine, perform cheesy lounge covers of rap, rock, and pop songs. If you saw the remake of Dawn of the Dead a few years back, you might have heard his toe-tapping rendition of Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness."

Anyway, here's a little compilation of his stuff, including some of my favorites (Radiohead's "Creep", Nine Inch Nails' "Closer", and a mambo version of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday", among others).

Note: The embedded video in this post was deleted due to suspicions of the actns/swif.t virus. This was likely a false positive, but I figured better safe than sorry.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Farrago said...

Also look up Hayseed Dixie, and look for Prozak for Lovers. Similar vein, different approaches, equally funny.

John said...

His formula is pretty simple; if the original is fast, slow it down, and if it's slow, speed it up, but damned if I don't love him anyway. I actually have him mixed in with my "regular" music. Some of my favorites are Hot for Teacher and Chop Suey!

Irb said...

Farrago: Cool beans! I'll check them out!

There's a local band in Dallas called Hillbilly Cafe that used to do a rockabilly version of AC/DC's "Shook Me All Night Long." Needless to say, I was a huge fan!

John: I love it when he references other songs, like when he launches into "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" during "Welcome to the Jungle". The man makes me giggle like Sarah Palin at a caribou massacre!

John said...

Or at a turkey pardoning...