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The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese, Richard Cheese

Richard Cheese

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'00s






Richard Cheese

Biography

It's unfortunate that the cultural value of Limp Bizkit's "Nookie," 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny," and Beyoncé's "Naughty Girl" seems lost to the generation graced with such rich music, but if there's one man who can point out the timelessness of these tunes it's Richard Cheese. After hearing songs like the Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," lounge singer Richard Cheese realized he was living in what he likes to call "a Golden Age of songwriting." It seemed like only he was aware that Slipknot and the Beastie Boys were writing the future standards that were destined to become fixtures of American music, and seeing how cats like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin were gone, it was up to him to point it out. He donned his tiger-striped tuxedo, rounded up some Vegas-minded musicians for his swanky swing band, and made his debut in 2000 with Lounge Against the Machine, released by the Oglio label. . It's unfortunate that the cultural value of Limp Bizkit's "Nookie," 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny," and Beyoncé's "Naughty Girl" seems lost to the generation graced with such rich music, but if there's one man who can point out the timelessness of these tunes it's Richard Cheese. After hearing songs like the Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," lounge singer Richard Cheese realized he was living in what he likes to call "a Golden Age of songwriting." It seemed like only he was aware that Slipknot and the Beastie Boys were writing the future standards that were destined to become fixtures of American music, and seeing how cats like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin were gone, it was up to him to point it out. He donned his tiger-striped tuxedo, rounded up some Vegas-minded musicians for his swanky swing band, and made his debut in 2000 with Lounge Against the Machine, released by the Oglio label.

Cheese's uncensored and "swankified" covers of Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and Nirvana's "Rape Me" quickly found favor with morning shock jocks on the radio and novelty music fans in the record stores. The CNN cable network and The Los Angeles Times profiled him and he soon landed a gig as co-host and bandleader on MTV's Say What Karaoke series. His second album, Tuxicity, appeared in 2002 and featured swinging covers of Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," a favorite among Cheese's fans, who are known as "Dick-Heads."

He had made appearances on the Opie & Anthony and Howard Stern radio shows and led the house band for NBC television's Last Call with Carson Daly before he released I'd Like a Virgin (2004), which featured covers of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and Michael Jackson's "Beat It," the latter accompanied by a children's choir. Aperitif for Destruction from 2005 featured the Beastie Boys' "Brass Monkey" and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle." The year 2006 was fan's dream, with both the compilation The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese and the holiday album Silent Nightclub — "a collection of happenin' holiday hits" — landing in stores.

Top Albums

The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese, Richard Cheese
1. The Sunny Si..
Tuxicity, Richard Cheese
2. Tuxicity
OK Bartender, Richard Cheese
3. OK Bartender
Dick At Nite, Richard Cheese
4. Dick At Nite
Cocktails With Santa, Richard Cheese
5. Cocktails Wi..
Aperitif for Destruction, Richard Cheese
6. Aperitif for..
I'd Like a Virgin, Richard Cheese
7. I'd Like a V..
A Lounge Supreme, Richard Cheese
8. A Lounge Sup..
Viva la Vodka: Richard Cheese Live (Deluxe Edition), Richard Cheese
9. Viva la Vodk..
Silent Nightclub, Richard Cheese
10. Silent Night..
Lavapalooza (Richard Cheese Presents Johnny Aloha), Johnny Aloha
11. Lavapalooza ..
Live At The Royal Wedding, Richard Cheese
12. Live At The ..
Back In Black Tie, Richard Cheese
13. Back In Blac..
The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese, Richard Cheese
14. The Sunny Si..
Aperitif for Destruction, Richard Cheese
15. Aperitif for..
Lounge Against the Machine, Richard Cheese
16. Lounge Again..
Lounge Against the Machine, Richard Cheese
17. Lounge Again..
Silent Nightclub, Richard Cheese
18. Silent Night..
I'd Like a Virgin, Richard Cheese
19. I'd Like a V..
Lavapalooza (Richard Cheese Presents Johnny Aloha), Richard Cheese
20. Lavapalooza ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Little Drummer BoyCocktails With Santa3:14$0.99
2.
Deck the HallsCocktails With Santa1:24$0.99
3.
O Christmas TreeCocktails With Santa1:43$0.99
4.
My Neck, My BackOK Bartender2:29$0.99
5.
Richard Cheese's Birthday Song F..Cocktails With Santa0:11$0.99
6.
Auld Lang SyneCocktails With Santa1:38$0.99
7.
Cocktails With SantaCocktails With Santa5:45$0.99
8.
Hannukah In Las VegasCocktails With Santa2:28$0.99
9.
Greensleeves (Instrumental)Cocktails With Santa2:44$0.99
10.
Dreidel SongCocktails With Santa2:06$0.99
11.
Christmas In Las Vegas 2013Cocktails With Santa2:28$0.99
12.
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasCocktails With Santa1:21$0.99
13.
Jingle BellsCocktails With Santa2:15$0.99
14.
Too SoonBack In Black Tie4:58$0.99
15.
Doin' Time (Live In Seattle)Back In Black Tie5:13$0.99
16.
Stairway To HeavenBack In Black Tie3:30$0.99
17.
People = Shit (Early Demo)Back In Black Tie2:03$0.99
18.
Darth Vader's Theme (Live In DC)Back In Black Tie3:53$0.99
19.
I Am the WalrusBack In Black Tie2:00$0.99
20.
Cum On Feel the NoizeBack In Black Tie1:43$0.99
21.
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Instrumenta..Back In Black Tie1:39$0.99
22.
Diff'rent Strokes Theme (Live In..Back In Black Tie2:06$0.99
23.
Super FreakBack In Black Tie2:38$0.99
24.
One LoveBack In Black Tie2:11$0.99
25.
Billie Jean (Live In Seattle)Back In Black Tie3:20$0.99

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