Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm

From 2014, please enjoy retro-jazz sax guy Dave Koz and friends doing to George Michael's execrable "Careless Whisper" what should have been done to it years ago.

I usually don't care for this sort of po-mo camp pastiche lounge music, but I must concede that this one is actually pretty cool, especially when they do the genre-switching stuff during the solos. My only complaint is that they didn't do one of the breaks as Klezmer.

[h/t Ollie Sakhno]


Anonymous said...

A little bit of this goes a long way. I've traded away all my Leon Redbone and Dan Hicks albums. HOWEVER, local girl Bliss Blood of the Pain Teens has joined such an outfit, The Moonlighters, so it's back in my collection.

Anonymous said...

Take Five to Message in a Bottle. Only PMJ. They also do a smokey over-the-top Jessica Rabbit version of Seven Nation Army with Haley, for what it's worth. My daughter turned me on to the viral video last year. Miss Reinhart could have at least removed one glove.

VR - make the sweat drip out of every pore.

Mark said...

First, this is pretty good, and yes, a Klez version is needed. Which reminded me that late last year, my wife asked whether I wanted to see a a Yiddish version of Death Of A Salesman (that got good reviews, by the way) at an off-off West Broadway theater in Manhattan. I told her that I was waiting for the Polish version. She went with her daughter -- both non-Yiddish speakers -- and thought Death was pretty powerful. My guess is that Death would be powerful in American Sign Language.

Death is, after all, death.

I really liked how the sax player "popped up" into the video frame after the first few bars of Careless Whispers, and does anyone know if that's a soprano or an alto sax? Sweet sound.

And as for Seven Nation Army, check out The White Stripe-Echo And The Bunrabs mash-up at

Anonymous said...

Is the point of you posting this that this sucks major league moose cock? Thanks my guess.

Capt. Al

danny1959 said...

This calls for a torchier arrangement.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a silver plated alto sax, Mark. Most, but not all, soprano saxes don't have a bend. They're usually a straight stick and sound a lot like the cats described in "Looks Like Rain" or a bad Tull album.

VR - how do you like your moose cock prepared?

O.S. said...

Steve, since I first listened to this song's lyrics when I barely spoke any English, I always thought that it was "guilty feel", not "guilty feet". Typical example of 80's pop lyrics silliness.