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Aperitif for Destruction [Bonus Track]
     

Aperitif for Destruction [Bonus Track]

by Richard Cheese
 
If calling oneself Richard Cheese and offering lounge versions of contemporary popular songs strikes one as funny, that's probably because it's supposed to be. In a sense, Cheese, along with bandmembers with last names like Gouda and Brie, is an extended joke, and Aperitif for Destruction is a sophisticated version of Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood. While

Overview

If calling oneself Richard Cheese and offering lounge versions of contemporary popular songs strikes one as funny, that's probably because it's supposed to be. In a sense, Cheese, along with bandmembers with last names like Gouda and Brie, is an extended joke, and Aperitif for Destruction is a sophisticated version of Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood. While Cheese's taste in music occasionally crosses with Boone's (both cover Guns N' Roses; and both cover "Enter Sandman"), he prefers more scandalous material, opening Aperitif with 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" and Slipknot's "People Equal S***." Lounge style, these songs are both tuneful and totally absurd, a mixture of bad taste performed in a tacky style. The problem with Aperitif for Destruction, though, is that it's a one-note joke best taken one song at a time. Cheese does attempt to move beyond the collection's surface quality on occasion, but these attempts never quite bloom into full ideas. On "Enter Sandman," for instance, '50s background vocals draw a link between the song and "Mr. Sandman," but the odd mixture is more quirky than funny, and never really melds. A song or two from Aperitif will probably liven up a slow moving party or give one's friends a good belly laugh, but taken as a whole, it begins to sound a lot like what it makes fun of. [The CD was also released with a bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Surfdog Records Ada
UPC:
0640424406424
catalogNumber:
44064
Rank:
43309

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Performance Credits

Richard Cheese   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brian Aaron Elias   Bass
Will Lee   Bass Guitar
Jimmy Vivino   Guitar
Melissa Smith   Background Vocals
Niels Schroeter   Drums
Bobby Ricotta   Piano
Charles Byler "Buddy Gouda"   Drums
Buddy Gouda   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Composer
Izzy Stradlin   Composer
Steven Adler   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Michael Bivins   Composer
Carl Bourelly   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Ronnie DeVoe   Composer
Perry Farrell   Composer
Gordon Gano   Composer
David Hobbs   Composer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Axl Rose   Composer
Rick Rubin   Composer
Lars Ulrich   Composer
Alanis Morissette   Composer
Ricky Bell   Composer
Dave Kaplan   Management
Niels Schroeter   Artist Relations
Billie Joe Armstrong   Composer
Will Adams   Composer
Mike Fratantuno   Composer
Richard Cheese   Concept
Myke Smith   Graphic Design
Allen Pineda   Composer
Mark Jonathan Davis   Producer,Contributor
Pierce Flynn   Staff
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
Brandon Flowers   Composer
Jeffrey Allen   Vocal Coach
Mike Pritchard   Composer
Nola Schoder   Production Director
Lounge Against the Machine   Concept
Jack Monterey   Executive Producer
Mike Diamond   Composer
Saul Hudson   Composer

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