Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Oh, good grief!!!

I'm dumbstruck. Speechless. (That's why I'm typing this.)

Would you believe this combination:

  • A Finnish rock group calling themselves the "Leningrad Cowboys";
  • Performing in a stadium in Russia before a crowd of screaming Russian teenyboppers;
  • Backed by the Red Army Choir (in full uniform, with balalaikas);
  • Singing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" (in English)?

The mind boggles, I tell you . . .

Is this the end of Western civilization? Or Russian? Or both?



Anonymous said...

They do a pretty good job at it, too.

Matt said...

*brain asplodes*

Oh. My. $Deity.

Hearing the chorus with that thick Russian accent is just painful.

Anonymous said...

I hope Neil Young will remember, the Red Army, the Leningrad Cowboys and Russian tennyboppers don't need him 'round, anyhow.

Rabbit said...

You can always tell when you're speaking with an extroverted Finn.

He's looking at YOUR shoes.


Anonymous said...

Finally found a pair of shoes I don't have! Hope Neil Young will remember where the lead singer got his....Perhaps from Dr. Seuss....
and the "beehives" are to die for!


What a TRIP!

Anonymous said...

Is this the Beatles impersonation of Howdy Doody?

Dig the shoes ..Where are the B52"s

Anonymous said...

Yep, the end of the world is here as we know it. It was nice knowing all of you. ^^

Anonymous said...

When is this? If that was the Red Army it had to be before '92 (it's been the Russian Army since the Soviet empire collapsed), so this is actually a much older clip.

Either way, it was pretty awesome. Really digged those Southern-style beehives the dancers were sporting.

Anonymous said...

This might the single most awesome thing I have ever seen.