Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oh Fuck You, Dick Cheese

I'm almost ready to stop considering myself a fan of Richard Cheese. Yeah, his first few albums were great novelty fun, but somewhere along the way he has seriously jumped the shark. He broke onto the comedy music scene by performing happy, lounge versions of popular angsty songs like "Rape Me" by Nirvana and "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails. With each new album, I would look at the track listing and wonder what he was going to do with certain various songs to ham them up and make them funny. However, when he released a greatest hits album after only four albums, it seemed to be the beginning of the end. Following that, he swankified a bunch of Christmas songs. Dude, we have lounge versions of Christmas songs. That's what artists like Perry Como and Bing Crosby did.

Now he's announced his latest album, a collection of television theme songs. Theme songs? What. The. Fuck. Fuck you, Dick Cheese, fuck you. Television theme songs are cheesy enough. Go back to covering angsty, Gen X sex songs, or I'm not buying your shit. I haven't bought anything since Apertif For Destruction because either the novelty's worn off or the concepts and tracklistings have sucked. I don't think it's the novelty.

He could have at least included Happy Days or Lavirne & Shirley, or the expertly cheesy Perfect Strangers, Full House, or Family Matters themes.

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