Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Richard Cheese, Man in the Box (cover, orig. Alice in Chains, Facelift, 1990)

This is more clever than you'd think. It's also a smart idea to expand your audience, because when you're genre-shifting like this you can record just about any music that you enjoy, and then put the lyrics with it and say "this is Man in the Box". (The Tori Amos approach to Slayer's Reign in Blood was quite guilty of this; it's not clear that it's an interpretation at all.) But to be fair to Mr. Cheese, this sounds more like Man in the Box than I expected.

This version is almost more Klezmer than lounge-lizard.

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