Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Music: Leningrad Cowboys

Sweet Home Alabama

These guys are zany! I just discovered this group a couple of weeks ago. We heard the Red Army Choir perform at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi (they sang the Daft Punk song, "Get Lucky"), but it is delightful to hear this collaboration with the Leningrad Cowboys -- It's like something from the mind of Mel Brooks! As a son of the South, I'm also glad to see Lynard Skynard bringing the world together with "Sweet Home Alabama." 

Here is what I found online about the group:
The Leningrad Cowboys is a Finnish rock and roll band famous for its humorous songs and concerts featuring the Soviet Red Army Choir. Currently, the band has eleven Cowboys and two Leningrad Ladies. The songs, all somewhat influenced by polka and progressive rock, and performed in English, have themes such as 'vodka', 'tractors', 'rockets', and 'Genghis Khan', as well as folkloric Russian songs, rock and roll ballads and covers from bands as diverse as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, all with lots of humour.


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