Review

Richard Cheese – A Lounge Supreme

Album: A Lounge Supreme
Label: Coverage Records, 2011

01. Killing in the Name (originally by Rage Against The Machine)
02. Tik Tok (originally by Kesha)
03. How Soon Is Now (originally by The Smiths)
04. Friday (originally by Rebecca Black)
05. Let’s Lounge (Richard Cheese)
06. Boom Boom Pow (originally by Black Eyed Peas)
07. Hello (originally by Lionel Richie)
08. Shots (originally by LMFAO)
09. Rio (originally by Duran Duran)
10. Richard Cheese’s New Birthday Song (Richard Cheese)
11. Like A G6 (originally by Far East Movement)
12. Rock You Like a Hurricane (originally by Scorpions)
13. Love Shack (originally by The B-52′s)
14. Margaritaville (originally by Jimmy Buffett)
15. A Lounge Supreme Spoken Credits (Richard Cheese)
16. Careless Whisper (originally by Wham)
17. Tighten Up (originally by The Black Keys)

Richard Cheese - A Lounge Supreme
Richard Cheese - A Lounge Supreme

Richard Cheese ialah seorang komedian, crooner, merangkap bandleader dengan perangai bergajulan, setidaknya tergambar lewat lirik yang ia nyanyikan. Terlahir Mark Jonathan Davis, dirinya adalah dedengkot Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine yang dikenal atas parodi bergaya swing/big band dan lounge music atas lagu-lagu pop, rock, hip-hop, bahkan hardcore dengan aksi pengocok perut!

Di antaranya Lounge Against the Machine (Oglio Records, 2000), I’d Like a Virgin (Ideatown Records, 2004), serta Aperitif for Destruction (Surfdog Records, 2005). Jelas bahwa sasaran kejahilannya mulai dari Rage Against the Machine (RATM), Madonna, sampai Guns N’ Roses.

Banyolan Richard kali ini terangkum dalam A Lounge Supreme, yang sama sekali tak ada kaitannya dengan John Coltrane. Isinya terdiri atas 17 trek usil, sarkastik, pun vulgar khas Richard yang langsung menyasar saraf pemicu tawa.

Diawali oleh cover “Killing in the Name” milik RATM berdenyut swing, bertebaran “the f word” dimana-mana, seperti halnya trek “Shots” yang teraransir bossa.

Tembang hit era 1980-an semisal “Hello,” “Rio,” “Careless Whisper,” atau “Rock You Like a Hurricane” turut diusik Richard, dalam garapan big band yang meriah. Kekonyolan semakin menjadi pada jenaka “Love Shack,” ocehan “A Lounge Supreme Spoken Credits,” pula “Richard Cheese’s New Birthday Song” (simak narasinya di sini!) yang bergurau soal hak cipta dan royalti lagu “Happy Birthday to You” secara narsisistik. Ha!

Seperti kata The Joker, “Why so serious?”

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Thomas Y. Anggoro

Lulusan ISI Yogyakarta. Telah meliput festival di berbagai tempat di Indonesia dan Malaysia.

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