Richard Cheese - The Sunny Side Of The Moon
It's Dick! Dick Cheese! What a name. And what a sound he's found. By now most of us have heard some of his lounged-out covers, usually totally inappropriate for his style and therefore bizarre in their catchiness. Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine have been at this for awhile now, and by now you'll know if you like or loathe 'em. It's definitely a love-hate deal, for certain. Personally I love it, especially when he goes after metal.
This is his greatest hits collection, culled from previous albums and featuring quite a few new recordings and big-band versions of old favorites. Things are started with a swinging take on Nirvana's "Rape Me". I'm instantly entertained by Slipknot's "People = Shit". It goes on and on, as we encounter Nine Inch Nails (Closer), the infamous "Down with the Sickness" (featured in the Dawn of the Dead remake), a new spoof of Korn's "Freak on a Leash", and, in honor of the album title's original creators, a version of "Another Brick in the Wall pt.2" that really rocks.
The songs are all shortened versions of the orignals, mercifully so. I don't think we could spend an entire 5 minutes as Richard Cheese plays around with some of our favorites. I'm sure some people are simply not in favor of his style and his work, and that's fine; if you don't like it, leave it. But if you've heard the Cheese before and want a good sampling of his best works, Sunny Side of the Moon is a great, laid-back and fun time.
"If you don't eat your meat, how can you have any pudding? How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"
"I don't know, Dick."
"2, 3, 4!"
L to the O to the L.
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