Wednesday, April 29, 2009

oom papa mau mau

I evoked the venerable country vocal quartet in a recent Country Roads article about the Livingston Parish Country & Gospel Jubilee, and then giddy up, in the No Depression news feed this morning was this

The Oak Ridge Boys covering the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" on their forthcoming album The Boys are Back (May 19). One wonders what they would/could do with "Bohemian Rhapsody." To their credit, they bring the raggedness the song asks, even getting a little disco on it in the middle there. Novelty cover stunt: effective. They do, however, look a little like the cast of a contemporary-country production of Lord of the Rings at a Branson tourist theater.

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