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  • Audio CD (April 20, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: October 17, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Oglio Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00004Z40S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,126 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Nookie/Break Stuff (originally by Limp Bizkit)
2. Guerilla Radio (originally by Rage Against The Machine)
3. Come Out And Play (originally by Offspring)
4. Closer (originally by Nine Inch Nails)
5. Wrong Way (originally by Sublime)
6. Bullet The Blue Sky (originally by U2)
7. Creep (originally by Radiohead)
8. Last Resort (originally by Papa Roach)
9. Rape Me (originally by Nirvana)
10. What's My Age Again (originally by Blink 182)
11. Smack My Bitch Up (originally by Prodigy)
12. Fight For Your Right (originally by Beastie Boys)
13. Only Happy When It Rains (originally by Garbage)
14. Suck My Kiss (originally by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
15. Holiday In Cambodia (originally by Dead Kennedys)
16. The Rockafeller Skank (originally by Fat Boy Slim)

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On Lounge Against the Machine, alt-rock hits get the Vegas treatment way before their time. Vocalist Richard Cheese and his piano trio really know how to warp a song. Rage Against the Machine's "Guerilla Radio" sounds smooth as silk, if incredibly schmaltzy, in the hands of this wayward lounge act. The Dead Kennedys' "Holiday in Cambodia" gets completely defanged in Cheese's rendition. And it's definitely strange to hear the rage drained out of Nirvana's "Rape Me" and replaced with bland, mindless enthusiasm. The tone of these covers is so far removed from the originals that at times you forget what you're really listening to. At moments like these, Cheese and the boys sound like some anonymous combo going through the motions. But then you'll hear the singer let loose with some foul language or croon a harsh line and it sounds downright strange and funny. Lounge Against the Machine can be tiresome at times, but it certainly takes the piss out of these songs. --Fred Cisterna

Customer Reviews

That's what makes this album so great!
E. Calame
Obviously those without a sense of humour will hate this but I would recommend any open-minded rock fan to buy this because it's both funny and professionally done.
robjphat@yahoo.com
You will laugh at first, the you wil see how interesting the lyrics to your favorite song are when they are stated slowly and clearly.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Dudley on March 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a very funny CD if you know the original songs, or even if you just know a few of them. The best part about it is that RC makes the songs amusing without changing a single word. In a time when most of the top-selling music is all about rage and angst, Richard Cheese takes the lyrics of some favorites and rearranges them in the context of snappy, jazzy lounge music such as you might hear Wayne Newton singing in Vegas. You almost expect him to end each song with "Thank you, I love you all, enjoy the buffet!"

The liner notes explain just how Richard Cheese thought that these songs had great lyrics that would appeal to wider audiences if they were just played more clearly to show their social significance. The irony of this statement is played out in full at particular points on the album, such as when he croons "Rape me, my friend" in his swingingest, loungiest best. I recall that the satirical "Politically Correct Fairy Tale" books had a similar introduction about making the stories safe for children.

It's a fun album to listen to. Some of the lounge versions of the songs are pretty cool in themselves. I like "Come Out And Play" and "Creep," as well as "Last Resort." It's a great send-up of what sells in today's music market. But somehow it fails to offend, even for those who like the originals. I give it four stars because a couple of the tracks aren't so much amusing as annoying. But it'll have you thinking about what other songs would make good swing versions.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By robjphat@yahoo.com on October 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is just amazing. The concept of the album is that singer Richard Cheese and his band take a bunch of well known alternative rock songs and cover them in the style of a lounge/ swing jazz band. It may sound very cheesy (sorry about the pun), but most of the songs are played straight and the way the songs make a perfect transition to this genre just highlights the quality of the originals. This sort of thing has been done several times before (e.g. Moog Cookbook, Pat Boone's metal covers album) but this is the most successful and entertaining. Obviously those without a sense of humour will hate this but I would recommend any open-minded rock fan to buy this because it's both funny and professionally done.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Lawler on October 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
While this disc is in no ways imaginative or musically innovative, it is easily worth the cash as a memento of the years when an unhappy clash of cultures came to a head. Richard Cheese's mix of today's unimaginative alterna-pop and equally unimaginative retro-lounge act is a beautiful ridicule of both form and content. In many ways, "Lounge Against the Machine" is more effective than recent pop-spoof acts (ala Weird Al) as it captures the ludicrous nature of the song by keeping the original lyrics and simply changing the context. This is ever-so-poignant in his rendition of Sublime's "The Wrong Way" and his often tasteless cover of Nirvana's "Rape Me." At the same time, the contrast of Cheese's happy-go-lucky lounge act with lyrics of rape, prostitution, violence and murder strikes at the tradition of a lounge culture used to pushing kitsch to an extreme. "Lounge Against the Machine" is, at its essence, a stark portrayal of a society stuck between a horribly self-righteous discontent and a painfully self-conscious escapism.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. Wirth on May 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Richard Cheese does *NOT* own the rights or royalties to this album. The record company that produced it (Oglio Records) ripped him off. This CD IS great... but if you believe in supporting artists buy his other albums instead, since if you buy this he won't see a dime. His 'best of' album, Sunny Side of the Moon, has several songs from this album. I highly recommend it.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By CGC on April 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Most song parodies don't hold up to repeated listening, no matter how hard they make you laugh the first time around. (Seriously, how many times can you listen to a "Weird Al" album all the way through?) Richard Cheese's "Lounge Against the Machine," which reinterprets Gen-X Rock-of-the-Nineties hits as lounge music, is different. This is an album you can listen to several times over.
There are several things that raise this record above the level of your average Dr. Demento silliness. First, "Cheese" is parodying two genres for the price of one. He's not just poking fun the angst-ridden anger of the songs he covers, he's also mocking the lounge revival, so the humor works on two levels. Second, he's an accomplished singer, and he and his band have taken a lot of care in arranging the music--more than you'd expect from a jokey record like this. Third, some of the songs work frighteningly well as lounge numbers--Radiohead's "Creep" in particular.
The joke wears thin on Cheese's followup "Tuxicity," but if you appreciate this sort of thing, "Lounge Against the Machine" is definitely worth owning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Scott on July 12, 2014
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Richard Cheese takes popular songs and awesomizes them. You can listen to them anytime, anywhere. If you have heard even one of his songs and like his style you will love this album. If you don't like his style, don't buy his albums. They are all great.
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