Monday, February 23, 2009

MUSICAL DETANTE IN MOSCOW-- 2009'S FIRST THIS TAKES THE CAKE AWARD

Clearly the eschaton is at hand! The lion is lying down with the lamb and not thinking about lamb chops, or better said the Russian bear is lying down with the Finnish reindeer and not thinking of Christmas dinner! Kudos to Craig Beard for finding this. The Red Army Choir was a major showpiece of Russia's Communist regime. They still exist. However, they are polar worlds apart from Finland's music scene. Finland is about as liberal a European country as one could imagine. And one of their more interesting rock bands is the Leningrad Cowboys.

Yes rock n' roll is still alive in pockets of Europe, and it is definitely still alive in Russia. All you have to do is go to the Moscow flea market and notice all the dealers in rock CDs there or get in a cab and get blasted by a large dose of Led Zepplin.

Anywho, there has been a harmonic convergence between The Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir, in Moscow. And they chose to sing together that classic southern rock number from Lynard Skynard--- 'Sweet Home Alabama'. I suppose there is a certain appropriateness to the Red Army singing the redneck rock rebuttal to Neil Young's 'Alabama'. This made me wonder if in fact that Red Army Choir was really from Soviet Georgia-- inquiring minds want to know. Anyway, this harmonic conversion surely must be a Dispensational Top Ten Sign that the Antichrist is at hand, and with it the End of the World as we know it! Check it out. Oh yes, as a bonus they end with a bit of the Volga Boat Song. Enjoy the mind meld :)

5 comments:

ahswan said...

This is very, very disturbing.

Phil said...

That is WAY cooler than it really has any right to be.

Dan said...

It is actually "Southern Man" by Neil Young.

I love the Leningrad Cowboys. Their take on California Girls is great!

Ed Brenegar said...

Well, who knew the South would rise again in the old USSR. Now I want to see them do some James Brown.

Bob said...

"Sweet Home Alabama" is one of my all time faves. That was so cool ... but so weird. I am going to be trying to decide how to feel about this for a very long time.