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Richard Cheese
Apertif For Destruction
Surfdog Records
www.iloverichardcheese.com


Getting ready to wind up your summer fun with a swinging good time, perhaps a knock 'em down, drag 'em out cocktail party? Well pony up to the martini bar, ladies and gentlemen, slick back your 'dos, and crank the Richard Cheese records on the hi-fi. Lounging up some of your favorite (or at least most familiar) alternative rock tracks is exactly what Richard Cheese is all about. But unlike so many of the bands trying to perpetrate this type of cool madness, Richard Cheese is GOOD… really, really good.

Starting things off with 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" will put you right into the fun mood. Hearing smooth swing music playing background to lines like "Your dad will be disgusted when he sees your pussy busted" gets me rolling in laughter, and it doesn't stop there. Guns 'N' Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" is presented in a fast ballroom samba, bringing just the exact amount of schmaltz to the classic rock and roll tune. Jane's Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing" is almost note for note, with just a bit more swing - incredible- and you'll hear the lyrics that you never quite pulled out before. The background dog barks, Phil Spector references and accompanying story make for a humorous time. The conga-infused take on U2's classic "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is catchy, especially when the words "Domingo, sangre Domingo" are uttered. The Killers' "Somebody Told Me" is presented here as a late night, heavily drunken ballad… hilarious.

So, grab your swinging chicks, your dolls, your goodfellas, a few bottles of your favorite liquor, and wind up the party with the cool and jazzy sounds of Dick Cheese. Don't tell your mom, though. She wouldn't understand.

-L. Keane

Track Listing:
1. Me So Horny
2. People Equals S***
3. Welcome To The Jungle
4. Brass Monkey
5. Let's Get It Started
6. Man In The Box
7. Been Caught Stealing
8. The Girl Is Mine
9. You Oughta Know
10. Enter Sandman
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
12. We Are The World
13. Do Me
14. American Idiot
15. Add It Up
16. Somebody Told Me


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