Lounge Against the Machine [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the late '80s and early '90s, two of the funniest characters on Saturday Night Live were the Sweeney Sisters, a Las Vegas-style lounge act that mercilessly butchered everything from Tin Pan Alley standards to Motown hits. Played to perfection by Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn, the Sweeney Sisters were the ultimate parody of cheesy, campy Vegas lounge acts. Like those SNL characters, Richard Cheese has a good laugh at the expense of lounge music on Lounge Against the Machine. But this goofy CD doesn't butcher Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra; instead Cheese turns his attention to mostly alternative rock hits of the '90s. In Cheese's hands, everything from Nirvana's "Rape Me," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the late '80s and early '90s, two of the funniest characters on Saturday Night Live were the Sweeney Sisters, a Las Vegas-style lounge act that mercilessly butchered everything from Tin Pan Alley standards to Motown hits. Played to perfection by Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn, the Sweeney Sisters were the ultimate parody of cheesy, campy Vegas lounge acts. Like those SNL characters, Richard Cheese has a good laugh at the expense of lounge music on Lounge Against the Machine. But this goofy CD doesn't butcher Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra; instead Cheese turns his attention to mostly alternative rock hits of the '90s. In Cheese's hands, everything from Nirvana's "Rape Me," Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," and Radiohead's "Creep" to Rage Against the Machine's "Guerilla Radio" and Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" gets a lounge makeover. The songs' angst-ridden lyrics and Cheese's frivolous, Vegas-minded arrangements make for odd, ironic contrasts, and that's exactly what the singer is going for. In addition to lampooning lounge music, Cheese is laughing at the abundance of angst that one hears in a lot of alternative rock. One could say that he is making fun of two idioms Vegas lounge music and alternative rock at the same time. But Lounge Against the Machine doesn't need to be analyzed to death. This CD should be taken for what it is: A cute and amusing novelty item.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • Label: Oglio Records
  • UPC: 790058912126
  • Catalog Number: 89121
  • Sales rank: 39,996

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nookie/Break Stuff (2:35)
  2. 2 Guerilla Radio (2:15)
  3. 3 Come Out and Play (2:43)
  4. 4 Closer (2:21)
  5. 5 Wrong Way (2:15)
  6. 6 Bullet the Blue Sky (2:55)
  7. 7 Creep (2:56)
  8. 8 Last Resort (1:40)
  9. 9 Rape Me (1:55)
  10. 10 What's My Age Again? (1:23)
  11. 11 Smack My Bitch Up (3:01)
  12. 12 Fight for Your Right (1:55)
  13. 13 Only Happy When It Rains (2:03)
  14. 14 Suck My Kiss (0:56)
  15. 15 Holiday in Cambodia (1:43)
  16. 16 The Rockafeller Skank (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Cheese Primary Artist, Vocals
Bobby Ricotta Chart
Technical Credits
Jello Biafra Composer
Dead Kennedys Composer
Klaus Flouride Composer
Dave Evans Composer
The Edge Composer
Adam Horovitz Composer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
East Bay Ray Composer
Flea Composer
John Frusciante Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Anthony Kiedis Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Trent Reznor Composer
Rick Rubin Composer
Chad Smith Composer
Colin Greenwood Composer
Ed O'Brien Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Ted (Bruce Slesinger) Composer
Paul Hewson Composer
Jeff Kravitz Cover Photo
Thom Yorke Composer
Bobby Ricotta Piano Arrangement
Adam Yauch Composer
Michael Diamond Composer
Jon Greenwood Composer
Gordon Brie Producer
Slesinger Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely hilarious!

    Imagine your favorite alternative/rock/gothic music played lounge music style--just absolutely hilarious! I play this CD whenever I need a smile and one is always guaranteed when it's played.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A desert island Disc

    Imagine hearing all the songs you like to hear on the radio, but now you can understand the words with a loungy, poppy feel. Anyone who has heard this compilation has truly dug it. If you like rock and like jazz, and a bit of tongue in cheek, this is it. Martinis and mosh pits, go figure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lounge Against the Machine a Hit!

    What can be said about this funny and musically talented parody? Richard Cheese definately deserves a grammy for his work on this CD. He does an excellent job making music my parents would normally shun and turn it into a fun filled experience the whole family can laugh at and enjoy!

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