Curious CDs

Here’s a great genre-bending album for this weeks’s most interesting disc (if you don’t mind a hint of goofiness in your tunes):

Take a Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute to Rap – Various Artists

imageThe Facts:

  • This is a collection of well-known rap songs that have been re-invented by bands like Cottonmouth Kings, Everlast, and the always-ridiculous Bloodhound Gang
  • When listening to this album, you should not expect it to be FCC clean
  • Hearing Dynamite Hack sing “Boyz-N-The-Hood” in a nonchalant tone might be the most hilarious thing you’ll ever hear

It’s curious to hear how something sounds coming from a new context. On that note, have you heard of Richard Cheese, the lounge singer who re-makes songs like “Baby Got Back” in a completely new tone? There are a lot of great String Tributes out there too, covering everyone from Linkin Park to Fleetwood Mac. Surely Weird Al approves!