Lawyers, guns, Bohemian Rhapsody

Some quick fun with YouTube, and then I need to get to work.

Via Lex: Junior Dylan’s voice is a little too laid-back for this song, but it’s otherwise a spirited performance of Warren Zevon’s classic Lawyers, Guns and Money. The highlight is when Zevon’s son Jordan takes a couple of lines. The vocal similarity is eerie.

It’s the Wallflowers, with Jordan Zevon, on Letterman (no surprise — Dave was Zevon’s biggest fan and even sang/yelled in Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song).

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Here’s something I had on tape long ago but have not been able to find. If you grew up in MTV’s golden age, you probably saw the British alternative-comedy The Young Ones. Three-quarters of those guys were regulars on The Comic Strip Presents — Peter Richardson, another Strip-per, backed out of The Young Ones for reasons that remain murky, for which Christopher Ryan must be forever grateful.

Anywho, one of the Comic Strip’s classic creations is a screechingly bad metal band called Bad News. Their mockumentary was pretty good, particularly Rik Mayall’s portrayal of a bassist trying to fit in with the metal scene by hiding his “posh” house and the fact that he’s reading up on the history of feudal Britain.

A good short dose — though perhaps longer than many can take, considering that the joke is how excruciating their performance is — is this video of Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy, and try to stick it out at least until the “Scaramouche” section.

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One Response to Lawyers, guns, Bohemian Rhapsody

  1. Jason says:

    The scariest thing about Bohemian Rhapsody is that it was not only sanctioned by Brian May, but he was all over the damn thing. He produced it, he played on it, he performed with them live…and I remember Queen fans finding it blasphemous at the time. More info here.

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