Lounge Against the Machine

Lounge Against the Machine

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by Richard Cheese
     
 

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. LikeSee more details below

Overview

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:
0790058912126
catalogNumber:
89121
Rank:
45789

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Cheese   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bobby Ricotta   Chart

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Composer
Klaus Flouride   Composer
Dave Evans   Composer
Adam Horovitz   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Kurt Cobain   Composer
East Bay Ray   Composer
Flea   Composer
John Frusciante   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Anthony Kiedis   Composer
Larry Mullen   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

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