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Bruce Lash — Psycho Killer
Album: Prozak for Lovers II
Avg rating:
5.5

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Total ratings: 462









Released: 2003
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

Psycho killer
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho killer
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?

Psycho killer,
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho killer
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

(* spoken interlude in french *)

Psycho killer,
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho killer,
Qu'est que c'est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh....
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Truth in advertising: "Prozak for Lovers".
This is great!
 sullidav wrote:
Awful cover of a great song.  but the very French way that he sang its French lyrics upgraded it from 2 to 3.  
 
Similar thing here, except it upgraded a 5 to a 7....I'm a sucker for the "not what you'd expect" type stuff....Long Live RP!!
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Zocket wrote:

Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

AvoidingWork wrote:

Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

jagdriver wrote:

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

peter_james_bond wrote:She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.




 

WOW!! Y'all played that out quite impeccably!! Good story/story lines!! Thnx!!
Come on people lighten up. We come here to hear stuff that is different right?  WELL? 
I love it. A total WTF. Just makes my Christmas day. I don't know where you find this stuff Bill but keep looking.

Well done.
Yes, like he said. She sashayed up to the bar and...
 
peter_james_bond wrote:
Zocket wrote:

Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

AvoidingWork wrote:

Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

jagdriver wrote:

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

peter_james_bond wrote:She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.




 

Sounds like (a younger) Leonard sings David.
I MISS TINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prozak is a most fitting album name in this case.
Awful cover of a great song.  but the very French way that he sang its French lyrics upgraded it from 2 to 3.  
I like it.  Maybe I like it better than the original..... 
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Zocket wrote:

Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

AvoidingWork wrote:

Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

jagdriver wrote:

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

peter_james_bond wrote:

She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.


reading this makes the song go better

 


Nah.... {#Snooty}
Now, where's my red, backless dress....... grrrowwww....
I still prefer the cover by "The Fools" called "Psycho Chicken"
 peter_james_bond wrote:
She looked...me...over and over and over as we left the bar.
 That was worth playing the song right there... {#Clap}


 TernaryBit wrote:
awww, I thought Bill took this out of the mix {#Skull}
 

The cover of Lithium, which is way worse, hasn't been inflicted on us since June, and for that we can be thankful.
Bruce For Lashes? {#Ask}
 sfearll wrote:
I love the unexpected cover songs.. keep 'em coming!
{#Yes}
 

yeah you right..... no creamy radio today!
I love the unexpected cover songs.. keep 'em coming!
{#Yes}
givin me a stiffy......
Well, I like it.
OK, so, after studying the cover art, I surmise that this is SUPPOSED to be ridiculous?  Upped my rating to a 5 because it absolutely succeeds!  {#Roflol}
Near as I can tell, this is supposed to be funny. It isn't. Or possibly I just don't understand it.
Love this.  VERY well done. {#Chillpill}
My right eyelid just started twitching uncontrollably. Coincidence? LOL
 rae_tuttle wrote:
Everytime I hear this...I want to have a martini.
 

Everytime I hear this, I NEED a martini.  So awful that it requires self-medication.

Love it.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Zocket wrote:

Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

AvoidingWork wrote:

Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

jagdriver wrote:

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

peter_james_bond wrote:

She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.


 
Show her "The Ropes"?

Oh yeah baby, here let me help you with those knots ....


Zocket wrote:

Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

AvoidingWork wrote:

Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

jagdriver wrote:

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

peter_james_bond wrote:

She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.




AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: Jul 27, 2009 - 10:42 < Reply >

 peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......


 
Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

If you're going to play re-makes like this, play Richard Cheese, instead. Much more enjoyable.


Bat for Bruce Lash? 
Everytime I hear this...I want to have a martini.
ouch!
 peter_james_bond wrote:

And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......
 
Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

Way better than the original, yet still sadly only gets a "1".


hilarious
"I'm tense and nervous and I'm taking 'ludes"
Wait.... wait... my drugs haven't kicked in yet.  I'm not mellow enough for this cover.




I really love this cover...  it is downright groovy...


 Zocket wrote:
Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.
 
And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......
Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.


This cover is soooo good for the ears...


awww, I thought Bill took this out of the mix {#Skull}
God, this must be the worst album ever.
 
Okay, this one sucks like EVERYTHING on this album.

Do you see all those 1's Bill? 

I love unusual covers.

But this guy just SUCKS!

Horrendous.

Nonononono.  No.

There ain't enough Prozac in the world. . . .

Yuck.
Same reaction, and I did switch to another station while it was playing. I'm usually very open-minded and don't ever really dislike anything musically, but this one I'm unable to find anything worth saying postiive about. I gave it a 2

 jjfflyboy wrote:
This cover stopped me in my tracks.  I had been deeply involved in resolving a problem at work.  This song abruptly pulled me up and out of any progress I was making.  It interrupted my train of thought.  I was so moved to come to this comment page and say:

BLECHH!

The thoughts and motivations of a psycho killer simply don't fit in cocktail bar for me.  On '77, you can feel the perspiration and fear (presented by David Byrne).  On this cover, I simply want to leave.
 


 Alexandra wrote:
I could've sworn this was Leonard Cohen at first....{#Smile}
 
Ya know what?  I had the same reaction.  My thought process went "wow, that sounds like leonard cohen doing psycho killer.  Man remember that Junko chick that was flirting with you in that cafe in Seattle about 15 years ago... you should have gone for it there.  Fuck, now I'm getting married in a couple weeks, no more chasing tail.  Yeah, but dude, seriously you're almost fourty, and Bettina's awesome.  But man there's no way that that's leonard cohen.  his voice sounds way younger and smoother than back when did Songs for Heather, and there's no way he sund this earlier without me hearing it yet."
Then I checked the RP website, and eventually wrote this comment.

This cover stopped me in my tracks.  I had been deeply involved in resolving a problem at work.  This song abruptly pulled me up and out of any progress I was making.  It interrupted my train of thought.  I was so moved to come to this comment page and say:

BLECHH!

The thoughts and motivations of a psycho killer simply don't fit in cocktail bar for me.  On '77, you can feel the perspiration and fear (presented by David Byrne).  On this cover, I simply want to leave.

I could've sworn this was Leonard Cohen at first....{#Smile}
 blash wrote:
hi. i wanted to write to thank you for your comments on my recordings, and i'd like to add a few of my own.

i love richard cheese's work. i first heard of him through cd baby. we both sell our records online there and have for many years. i honestly think that, while each of us does unusual—and some of you would say unwarranted—well, about mine, anyway :) —covers of these songs, we work different sides of the street. he is a rat pack jazz combo, a brilliant one. i am making musical wallpaper.

i am also pleased that my work disturbs some. that is so much better than it being met with universal indifference. after the first prozak for lovers record, i actually got hate mail... hate mail, because i had dared to tart up aqualung. my response was that i thought the song was strong enough to stand up to a little bossa nova treatment. i think the same holds true for psycho killer and lithium.

finally, nouvelle vague. someone told me about them a few years ago. i visited their website and was surprised to see their claim that their bossa nova treatment of love will tear us apart , from their 2004 release, was the very first of its kind. i had done that song on the first prozak record in 1998. i wrote to marc collin of nouvelle vague and said that i very much enjoyed the idea that one concept, come to independently by two different people in two different parts of the world, could come up with such nice results, each enjoyable in their own way. and then i mentioned love will tear us apart. we traded emails back and forth for a time. he liked the singer on his better... fair enough.  not long after that, i listened to a live nouvelle vague performance of too drunk to fuck. the style of the music was that gentle sort of bossa nova thing, but the lead vocal was very emotional and fairly out of control. i asked marc if that was his intention or if the singer had more energy because of the live situation or something. i told him that, to me, this kind of music required the singer to keep emotions in check. astrud gilberto sang of such heartbreaking things, yet her voice always maintained that rather neutral quality. i treasure that quality in this kind of music.

i never heard from him again.

anyway, didn't mean to go on this long. thank you for listening and commenting. and big love to radio paradise!

bruce.


  thought I might bump that up to the top


Is this Camp? Funny song, nevertheless.
nice sounds
 FlatCat wrote:

...Oh the lonely life of a TH denier. 
 
Maybe we could start a club or something?

At least this song is better than the Heads' Sugar on My Tongue, which followed it tonight.




giggling...


 djengs wrote:
I'm thinking the girl from Ipanema better watch her back

{#Roflol} Funny!

 passsion8 wrote:
FWIW, at least its not David Byrne.... but my money's on a Talking Heads song following this.
 
passion8 FTW! Here comes' This Must Be the Place. 

I like this cover. Much better that the original. But that's still not much on an absolute scale. Oh the lonely life of a TH denier. 


I like this song more every time I hear it...  it makes me giggle...


Like it more every time I hear it.  Bump. 6 {#Arrow} 7  There are a couple of other interesting/decent tracks on this (available at eMusic), Lithium and Heart of Glass, but I think this is the stand out.  (His Alabama Song is also quite different, but is the odd man out on the album.  And I haven't decided if I like it or just find it creepy.)

If I was a serious performer I'd be thrilled to be producing music with this type of rating distribution.  Half of the people thinking my stuff is good to excellent, and a significant minority who just hate it.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention Bill!

Kinda weird, in a lazy go postal kind of way{#Tongue}

I guess we call this, droll, or tongue-in-cheek, or the lounge lizard version.

Once is enough.
This is pretty cool. 
I hate to criticise, because I could not do as well, but I'll say this:

For some reason it makes me think of something from Flight of the Conchord.
I'm thinking the girl from Ipanema better watch her back
I don't give out a lot of 1s but this earned it in a big way. Please take this collection of "1s and 0s" and irreparably damage them so they can no longer impact my cranium.
I kinda like it.

This whole album blows.

Start complaining loudly now, or we'll be hearing a lot of it.


Like an unfunny take off on the Flight of the Conchords...
Some covers should just never be done...
I like covers.  I like reinterpretations.  But.........Nah......
  WonderLizard wrote:

{#Lol} 
Does anyone remember another parody called "Psycho Chicken?" The tag line went something like, "Psycho chicken—what the fuck?"
 

The_Enemy wrote:

I remember it as the radio-friendly "buck-buck-buck".

Actually I thought it was "Bawk" (Imitating an irate chicken). I taped that parody off of the Doctor Demento Show in about 1982. I wonder if we could get some Demento on RP? {#Wink}
Lots of haters here for this one.

This version certainly lacks the umph of the TH version, but I kind of dig it.  Need a few more listens to make a better judgment, but I'll start if off with a 6.

Keep up the good work of stirring it up Bruce!

 onyxover wrote:
What's belove a 1?
 
HAH!

I just came to this page to lower my rating and discovered I had already given it a 1.
 jhorton wrote:
God, that might just be the worst cover I ever heard!

Damn, that is just freaking horrible! 
 

so true
I bet David Byrne just loves this! Coooooool, baby. Thank you, thank you! We'll be here all week; don't forget to tip your waitress . . . {#Mrgreen}

Hey, Charles Manson, pass me that cocktail!
 rtrudeau wrote:

Next up:  the Yakov Smirnov — William Shatner — Weird Al set.

If that happens, I am SO outa here.

 

Sounds awesome to me (like this does too!)
{#Moon}
cute
What's belove a 1?
Perfect cover.

This could be called a second birth of the song. Amazing
God, that might just be the worst cover I ever heard!

Damn, that is just freaking horrible! 
 WonderLizard wrote:

{#Lol} 
Does anyone remember another parody called "Psycho Chicken?" The tag line went something like, "Psycho chicken—what the fuck?"
 
I remember it as the radio-friendly "buck-buck-buck".
That's awful.
OMG! This lounge-punk is destroying the minds of overgrown teenagers!

It's destroying our future past!

We must form an opposition group immediately!

I'm going straight to the meetup site to respond to this war right now! There's no time to lose!

(Help, help! I'm being repressed!)


this one is "ok," but I do love hearing all the obscure and outrageous cover songs on RP! 
 Nice guitar.. but I think that's all.. the rest is rather funny!!!!!!!!

 ThePoose wrote:
Is this Bill finding a way to slip in some DB/TH without actually playing them so as to meet the huge listener demand to reduce their airplay?  Bill loves Byrnin' down the house—even if it's done via bossa nova. Anyway, I'll wager David finds this a hoot-tribute.

 
Next up:  the Yakov Smirnov — William Shatner — Weird Al set.

If that happens, I am SO outa here.

FWIW, at least its not David Byrne.... but my money's on a Talking Heads song following this.
Please- Don't do this again.
Wow! What a lame version of this song! Not really Sucko-Barfo, but definitely Ho_Hum....
Because David Byrne's voice annoys me to no end, I really prefer this cover.  Very 60's Getz-Gilberto bossa nova like....
Oooooooh! Good idea!

 
Tagish_girl wrote:

Love the silliness of it all.  Would love to hear this guy and William Shatner do a duet.... so deadly serious, so painful, but funny! {#Clap}

 

BillG has an unfortunate weakness for lounge-y cover versions. It'll be over in a few minutes.
{#Snooty}
Sorry, this does not work for me. Pants!
Revising my original statement. Still can't say I really like this version, but a second listening after the initial shock allowed me to go from 2 to 5. 4, plus an additional point for Bruce's (blash) comments about his own work.
I respect that.


Love the silliness of it all.  Would love to hear this guy and William Shatner do a duet.... so deadly serious, so painful, but funny! {#Clap}


It grows on you...good job Bruce.

{#Lol} 
Does anyone remember another parody called "Psycho Chicken?" The tag line went something like, "Psycho chicken-what the fuck?"
 
KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

{#Yes}
A KROQ-FM mainstay back in the day.

 

A staple on WBCN in Boston too.



Ah yes, the lobotomy of a quintessential love-hate relationship.  Never an interesting moment. {#Sleep}
 WonderLizard wrote:

{#Lol} 
Does anyone remember another parody called "Psycho Chicken?" The tag line went something like, "Psycho chicken—what the fuck?"
 
{#Yes}
A KROQ-FM mainstay back in the day.

It really just takes the song another step along the path, Original version to Stop Making Sense (Acoustic+drum machine) to this. I don't have a problem with it and if it displaces that Fumo Agua thing I'm 100% behind it.

PS there are few more devout TH fans here than me so it's not that I don't have anything invested in the song to begin with. 
I'm not sure why, but I like this version better than the talking heads. At the same time I have to wonder why... The percussion sounds mechanical like an old organ is doing it, and although it's an original version, it still seems to much the same. 
What Leslie said!
prozak is certainly required while listening to this.


NIce alternative interpretation. It would be hard to be this laid back faced with a pyscho killer n'est pas?
Hey thanks for checking in Bruce. It's very cool to hear from the actual artist. The more I hear from this album, the more I like it. It makes me smile because it's just a bit silly. Thank you!
Thank you, Bruce, for joining in the fun. Great stuff.
I'm really liking this, especially the French lyrics. I'm totally getting this record!
hi. i wanted to write to thank you for your comments on my recordings, and i'd like to add a few of my own.

i love richard cheese's work. i first heard of him through cd baby. we both sell our records online there and have for many years. i honestly think that, while each of us does unusual—and some of you would say unwarranted—well, about mine, anyway :) —covers of these songs, we work different sides of the street. he is a rat pack jazz combo, a brilliant one. i am making musical wallpaper.

i am also pleased that my work disturbs some. that is so much better than it being met with universal indifference. after the first prozak for lovers record, i actually got hate mail... hate mail, because i had dared to tart up aqualung. my response was that i thought the song was strong enough to stand up to a little bossa nova treatment. i think the same holds true for psycho killer and lithium.

finally, nouvelle vague. someone told me about them a few years ago. i visited their website and was surprised to see their claim that their bossa nova treatment of love will tear us apart , from their 2004 release, was the very first of its kind. i had done that song on the first prozak record in 1998. i wrote to marc collin of nouvelle vague and said that i very much enjoyed the idea that one concept, come to independently by two different people in two different parts of the world, could come up with such nice results, each enjoyable in their own way. and then i mentioned love will tear us apart. we traded emails back and forth for a time. he liked the singer on his better... fair enough.  not long after that, i listened to a live nouvelle vague performance of too drunk to fuck. the style of the music was that gentle sort of bossa nova thing, but the lead vocal was very emotional and fairly out of control. i asked marc if that was his intention or if the singer had more energy because of the live situation or something. i told him that, to me, this kind of music required the singer to keep emotions in check. astrud gilberto sang of such heartbreaking things, yet her voice always maintained that rather neutral quality. i treasure that quality in this kind of music.

i never heard from him again.

anyway, didn't mean to go on this long. thank you for listening and commenting. and big love to radio paradise!

bruce.


Nouvelle Vague totally bit this guy's style (I had thought it was the other way round before doing a little internet research)!

 arsenault wrote:
this sounds like the great 'Richard Cheese...Lounge Against the Machine..'
 

I'm glad I'm not the only one that's heard of him. Yeah, this guy totally Bogart-ed his schtick. {#Tongue}

 {#Yell}


 arsenault wrote:
this sounds like the great 'Richard Cheese...Lounge Against the Machine..'
 
{#Lol} 
Does anyone remember another parody called "Psycho Chicken?" The tag line went something like, "Psycho chicken—what the fuck?"


Is this Bill finding a way to slip in some DB/TH without actually playing them so as to meet the huge listener demand to reduce their airplay?  Bill loves Byrnin' down the house—even if it's done via bossa nova. Anyway, I'll wager David finds this a hoot-tribute.

This is wrong.
eh not so sure about this one...  i liked his version of Lithium more.

this sounds like the great 'Richard Cheese...Lounge Against the Machine..'


What's the word I'm trying to come up to describe this song?  mmmmm....oh yeah....lame.