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"Sweet Home Alabama" by the Lenningrad Cowboys
The Orlando Sentinel Blog ^ | 04/02/08

Posted on 04/02/2008 3:54:59 PM PDT by peteram

As performed by the Finnish New Wave outfit Leningrad Cowboys, with LOTS of help from the Soviet Red Army Choir.

Gotta love a version of this song that incorporates accordion...

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Something light for your enjoyment. I thought this was a pretty good rendition. Although the choir could stand to loosen up a bit.

Enjoy!

1 posted on 04/02/2008 3:54:59 PM PDT by peteram
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To: peteram

I think I just experienced Surreal.


2 posted on 04/02/2008 4:03:13 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (<----- Typical White Person)
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To: peteram
O—M—G! I normally don't do YouTube, but this one just reeled me in.
3 posted on 04/02/2008 4:04:11 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: peteram
WTF????

WTF was INVENTED for scenes like this.

4 posted on 04/02/2008 4:08:33 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: peteram

I didn’t think it was the real Red Army Chorus until I heard the primary tenors hold that last note. It’s them, and we won the Cold War. It’s official.


5 posted on 04/02/2008 4:09:30 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: peteram

Wacky! Like a cross between Kiss, David Bowie, The Red Elvises and a couple hundred cloned Stalins!


6 posted on 04/02/2008 4:10:07 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: peteram

Now that was something different. Thanks for sharing.


7 posted on 04/02/2008 4:19:32 PM PDT by loungeSerf (If the theatre is on fire it's ok to shout Fire!)
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To: ChocChipCookie
"I think I just experienced Surreal.

Yup,
I'm officially "weirded out".

/jasper

8 posted on 04/02/2008 4:27:29 PM PDT by Jasper (Stand Fast, Craigellachie!!)
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To: peteram

To think I spent the first ten years of my life hiding under my desk from these guys.


9 posted on 04/02/2008 4:47:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stainlessbanner; Rebelbase; dighton; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

Skynyrd ping, comrades.

You simply must see this to believe it:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_music_blog/2008/04/sweet-home-alab.html


10 posted on 04/02/2008 4:52:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: peteram

Link sent to all my Baby Boomer kids, LOL...they love Skynyrd.


11 posted on 04/02/2008 5:02:04 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (An "Inconvenient Truth".....Save the Earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: skeeter

roflol Me too.


12 posted on 04/02/2008 5:03:11 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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I don’t know if it is the band’s hair or the size of the chorus’ hats - but this rockski!


13 posted on 04/02/2008 5:03:45 PM PDT by llevrok (Just your typical white guy next door.)
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To: Constitution Day

I’m kinda weak on the original. Is it safe to assume a lack of Volga boatmen?


14 posted on 04/02/2008 5:30:12 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Constitution Day

I saw it but still don’t believe it.
Gotta like their shoes though.

Try these guys.
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=R9dWMhSJq0c


15 posted on 04/02/2008 6:11:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tutstar

gnip


16 posted on 04/02/2008 6:36:23 PM PDT by Nightshift (Faith is something everyone has. The question is faith in what?)
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To: Constitution Day

There might be hope for the world after all.

Haven’t enjoyed a song so much since I heard “Step Right Up” by Tom Waits followed by “Detachable Penis” by King Missile back in the day on WHFS in DC.


17 posted on 04/02/2008 6:42:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: peteram

That was great!!


18 posted on 04/02/2008 8:28:49 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: dighton
I’m kinda weak on the original. Is it safe to assume a lack of Volga boatmen?

Absolutely not.
There ain't no Volga boatmen in the South, unless they're on bass boats!

(N.B. — for my birthday, my sister took me to see a double bill of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers a few summers ago... and they *rocked*)

19 posted on 04/02/2008 8:52:16 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Haven’t enjoyed a song so much since I heard “Step Right Up” by Tom Waits followed by “Detachable Penis” by King Missile back in the day on WHFS in DC.

Heh! Not too many people on this site would get those two references.

BTW: I went to the HFStival in 1993, 1994, 1995.
I remember at least some of those shows.

I think.

20 posted on 04/02/2008 9:01:47 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: tet68
If you like their shoes you will love the movie: Leningrad Cowboys go America. It's from 1989 and IMO a classic.

http://www.leningradcowboys.fi/main.site?action=siteupdate/view&id=5

21 posted on 04/02/2008 9:07:12 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Constitution Day
There ain’t no Volga boatmen in the South, unless they’re on bass boats!

Bass boats, very good! Chaliapin is smiling down from heaven.

22 posted on 04/02/2008 9:10:06 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

Heh. Perhaps we are too clever by half.


23 posted on 04/02/2008 9:17:46 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Did you get to see Rock and Roll’s hardest working guitarist, the amazing Warren Haynes? I’ve been saying for years he’s the most under-rated guitarist out there. Warren and D Trucks can rip some tunes!


24 posted on 04/02/2008 9:21:37 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: peteram

WTF with those elf shoes? Are those supposed to be sh*tkickers?


25 posted on 04/02/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: martin_fierro; pissant; Slings and Arrows
Like, *PING*, dudes.

You MUST see the video.

For once, I'm speechless.

Cheers!

26 posted on 04/03/2008 5:29:23 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: peteram
America under President Hillary?

Cheers!

27 posted on 04/03/2008 5:29:44 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Yes I did get to see him! And he’s just unbelievable.

(Sorry I didn’t reply last night - by the time you posted yours, I had headed off to bed)


28 posted on 04/03/2008 5:54:33 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day

I loved that. I wish we could get the backup group for our Spanish choir - they could memorize Spanish lyrics just as well :-).

Were they singing “Roll tide!” in Russian there at the end?


29 posted on 04/03/2008 6:02:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: grey_whiskers; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
You MUST see the video.

What he said.


30 posted on 04/03/2008 9:03:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: peteram
W0W! Just WOW!
I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it!
31 posted on 04/03/2008 9:37:08 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: peteram; Slings and Arrows

Gads, what IS that???

LOL!


32 posted on 04/03/2008 10:01:03 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: tet68

Not my usual style of music, but those guys are pretty entertaining!


33 posted on 04/03/2008 10:02:17 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Ah, those wacky Finns.

They make good cell phones, though.


34 posted on 04/03/2008 10:07:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: grey_whiskers; martin_fierro; pissant; Slings and Arrows
As performed by the Finnish New Wave

And you did'nt ping me????

8^)

35 posted on 04/03/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT by The SISU kid (I feel really homesick all the time & so do all the other aliens.....)
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To: peteram
I've...uh...never seen anything quite like that before. Only one thing to say -

FREE BIRD!!!!

36 posted on 04/03/2008 10:10:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: peteram
I really hate this (expletive) song, no matter who is performing it. As soon as I hear the opening notes, I want to bash my speakers in.

The only song I hate more is "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

37 posted on 04/03/2008 10:14:36 AM PDT by Clemenza (I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
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To: peteram

Bump to the top, I need to send this video to some friends, once I find all the e-mail addresses...


38 posted on 04/09/2008 4:31:56 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Vote Republican in 2008 or President Hillary Clinton will be reading your FBI file!!!)
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