History Music / RichardCheese

5th Jan '17 1:50:47 PM Xtifr
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'''Richard Cheese''' is an artist who does [[StealthParody seemingly straight]] CoverVersion[=s=] of RockAndRoll and HipHop songs in the style of a LoungeLizard, backed by his band '''Lounge Against the Machine'''.

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'''Richard Cheese''' Richard Cheese is an artist who does [[StealthParody seemingly straight]] CoverVersion[=s=] of RockAndRoll and HipHop songs in the style of a LoungeLizard, backed by his band '''Lounge Lounge Against the Machine'''.
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16th Dec '16 3:49:17 AM AndyLA
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* BigNameFan: Creator/ZackSnyder, who featured the band in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' ("Down with the Sickness") and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' ([[http://radio.com/2016/03/24/richard-cheese-batman-v-superman-song/ two new covers of]] Music/ColePorter).



* CreatorBacklash: Of a sorts. Richard was upset about the fact he does not get any royalties from his cover of "Down with the Sickness" used in the 2004 version of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''.



* OneOfUs: Is a huge Franchise/StarWars and Series/StarTrek fan. He's also a Creator/GeorgeTakei impersonator.
16th Dec '16 3:47:37 AM AndyLA
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In his version of "[[Music/SystemOfADown Chop Suey!]]":
-->"WHY! DID YOU LEAVE THE KEYS? UPON THE TABLE?!"
29th Nov '16 5:03:34 AM StFan
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* {{Medley}}: His "[[Music/GreenDay American Idiot]]" cover devolves into one of these, going through [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "The Star-Spangled Banner"]] and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers "La Cucaracha"]] before cycling back around to the Green Day song. The live version of "Brass Monkey" earns some other brief BeastieBoys snippets.

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* {{Medley}}: His "[[Music/GreenDay American Idiot]]" cover devolves into one of these, going through [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "The Star-Spangled Banner"]] and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers "La Cucaracha"]] before cycling back around to the Green Day song. The live version of "Brass Monkey" earns some other brief BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys snippets.



* ThisSongGoesOutToTvTropes: "[[{{Music/Nirvana}} Rape Me]]" is "for the ladies", "Don't Cha" "goes out to all the lesbians in the audience", real or imagined. He has one for "[his] good friend, TheBeastieBoys" in his cover of "Brass Monkey".

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* ThisSongGoesOutToTvTropes: "[[{{Music/Nirvana}} Rape Me]]" is "for the ladies", "Don't Cha" "goes out to all the lesbians in the audience", real or imagined. He has one for "[his] good friend, TheBeastieBoys" the Music/BeastieBoys" in his cover of "Brass Monkey".
9th Nov '16 1:54:31 PM nombretomado
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* SmallNameBigEgo: All a part of his stage persona. When the news broke that ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had ripped off JonathanCoulton's cover of "Baby Got Back", his immediate reaction on Facebook was to speculate that his would be next.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: All a part of his stage persona. When the news broke that ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had ripped off JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's cover of "Baby Got Back", his immediate reaction on Facebook was to speculate that his would be next.
25th Oct '16 8:16:55 PM nombretomado
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* OneOfUs: Is a huge Franchise/StarWars and Series/StarTrek fan. He's also a GeorgeTakei impersonator.
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: With a fake duet with [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Lieutenant Sulu]] (who is not ''the'' Sulu... and he's not GeorgeTakei, either - Richard Cheese is a Takei impersonator), Richard Cheese's lawyer personally calls him up to see if he did the disclaimer and made sure he said "Celebrity Voices Impersonated".

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* OneOfUs: Is a huge Franchise/StarWars and Series/StarTrek fan. He's also a GeorgeTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei impersonator.
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: With a fake duet with [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Lieutenant Sulu]] (who is not ''the'' Sulu... and he's not GeorgeTakei, Creator/GeorgeTakei, either - Richard Cheese is a Takei impersonator), Richard Cheese's lawyer personally calls him up to see if he did the disclaimer and made sure he said "Celebrity Voices Impersonated".
22nd Oct '16 8:02:25 PM DimensionalShambler
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* IndecipherableLyrics: Undone by many of his covers, in which you can understand him perfectly. He keeps it in tact for LilWayne's "Lollipop", though, by mumbling all the words. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU The downright unintelligible]] [[Music/PearlJam "Yellow Ledbetter"]] has Richard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjfKQaZdWmE making up some]] WordSaladLyrics.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Undone by many of his covers, in which you can understand him perfectly. He keeps it in tact for LilWayne's "Lollipop", though, by mumbling all the words. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU The downright unintelligible]] [[Music/PearlJam "Yellow Ledbetter"]] has Richard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjfKQaZdWmE making up some]] WordSaladLyrics. Similarly, Rihanna's "Work" turns into gibberish, in-between Richard mocking the song.
8th Sep '16 8:54:41 AM igordebraga
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: The entire band has an EdibleThemeNaming with types of cheese.


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* ClusterFBomb: He has no qualms about picking profanity-heavy tunes.
8th Sep '16 8:52:24 AM igordebraga
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* ''Bakin' At The Boulder'' (2015)
* ''Supermassive Black Tux'' (2015)
* ''The Lounge Awakens'' (2015)



* AutoTune: Occasionally retained in covers of songs where the AutoTune is supposed to be gratuitous. He gets in an argument with his at the end of his "Stronger" cover.

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* AutoTune: Occasionally retained in covers of songs where the AutoTune is supposed to be gratuitous. He gets in an argument with his robot voice at the end of his "Stronger" cover.



* BigNameFan: Creator/ZackSnyder, who featured the band in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' ("Down with the Sickness") and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' ([[http://radio.com/2016/03/24/richard-cheese-batman-v-superman-song/ two new covers of]] Music/ColePorter).
* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: The entire band has an EdibleThemeNaming with types of cheese.



* IndecipherableLyrics: Undone by many of his covers, in which you can understand him perfectly. He keeps it in tact for LilWayne's "Lollipop", though, by mumbling all the words.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Undone by many of his covers, in which you can understand him perfectly. He keeps it in tact for LilWayne's "Lollipop", though, by mumbling all the words. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU The downright unintelligible]] [[Music/PearlJam "Yellow Ledbetter"]] has Richard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjfKQaZdWmE making up some]] WordSaladLyrics.
* LoungeLizard: Complete with TackyTuxedo.



* {{Medley}}: His "[[Music/GreenDay American Idiot]]" cover devolves into one of these, going through [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "The Star-Spangled Banner"]] and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers "La Cucaracha"]] before cycling back around to the Green Day song.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: ''The Lounge Awakens'' is supposedly a live album recorded on Tattooine. Along with actual ''StarWars'' songs and Mark's old song "Star Wars Cantina", there is Weird Al's "Yoda", space-themed songs ([[Music/AFlockOfSeagulls "Space Age Love Song"]], [[Music/BeastieBoys "Intergalactic"]]) and jokey choices ([[Music/BillyIdol "Rebel Yell"]] for the Alliance, [[Music/MichaelJackson "Ben"]] for Kenobi, "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" for the Death Star...).
* {{Medley}}: His "[[Music/GreenDay American Idiot]]" cover devolves into one of these, going through [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "The Star-Spangled Banner"]] and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers "La Cucaracha"]] before cycling back around to the Green Day song. The live version of "Brass Monkey" earns some other brief BeastieBoys snippets.



* PenName: Richard Cheese is really Mark Jonathan Davis (not to be mistaken for the guy from Music/{{Korn}}), meaning he invoked all those Website/YouTube comments [[RedundantParody pointing out his name is Dick Cheese.]] The Lounge members are also given rather silly names--Bobby Ricotta (Noel Melanio), Frank Feta (Brian Fishler), and Billy Bleu (unknown).

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* PenName: Richard Cheese is really Mark Jonathan Davis (not to be mistaken ParodyAssistance: Fred Schneider joined the band on stage for the guy from Music/{{Korn}}), meaning he invoked all those Website/YouTube comments [[RedundantParody pointing out his name is Dick Cheese.]] The Lounge members are also given rather silly names--Bobby Ricotta (Noel Melanio), Frank Feta (Brian Fishler), and Billy Bleu (unknown).a version of Music/TheB52s' "Love Shack".



* TakeThat: In the live version of "Lollipop", Richard Cheese claims to have gotten the latest lyrics of his good friend, [[TheUnintelligible Lil' Wayne]]. They're all gibberish, except for "Shorty wanna", "lollipop", and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "pussy"]].
-->''"Shorty wanna suck dat ungh ahhhhh hurr ghanbaba murhmahumr ammaurhghaa nanghahrug ammangh mdunganur pussy"''
** In his Christmas album, the band begins to play "Last Christmas" by Wham!, but Richard stops them all.
-->''"Uhm, we were going to do a swingin' lounge version of 'Last Christmas', by Wham!... but that song sucks! Next tune!"''
** Off "Viva la Vodka", which mostly features songs from a Washington, D.C. performance:
-->"So I visited the White House the other day, which, aside from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush being there, was pretty cool!"
** "Freebird" is one to people who... you guessed it... keep telling him to play Freebird, which is a TakeThat in itself.
-->"Now shut the [bleep] up, you stupid drunken [bleep]heads!"

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* TakeThat: In the live version of "Lollipop", SceneryGorn: ''[[https://richardcheese.bandcamp.com/track/richard-cheese-live-at-wayne-financial-tower-in-metropolis-2 Richard Cheese claims to have gotten the latest lyrics of his good friend, [[TheUnintelligible Lil' Wayne]]. They're all gibberish, except for "Shorty wanna", "lollipop", and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "pussy"]].
-->''"Shorty wanna suck dat ungh ahhhhh hurr ghanbaba murhmahumr ammaurhghaa nanghahrug ammangh mdunganur pussy"''
**
Live At]] [[Music/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice Wayne Financial Tower In his Christmas album, the band begins to play "Last Christmas" by Wham!, but Metropolis]]''.
* StageName:
Richard stops them all.
-->''"Uhm, we were going
Cheese is really Mark Jonathan Davis (not to do a swingin' lounge version of 'Last Christmas', by Wham!... but that song sucks! Next tune!"''
** Off "Viva la Vodka", which mostly features songs
be mistaken for the guy from a Washington, D.C. performance:
-->"So I visited the White House the other day, which, aside from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush being there, was pretty cool!"
** "Freebird"
Music/{{Korn}}), meaning he invoked all those Website/YouTube comments [[RedundantParody pointing out his name is one to people who... you guessed it... keep telling him to play Freebird, which is a TakeThat in itself.
-->"Now shut the [bleep] up, you stupid drunken [bleep]heads!"
Dick Cheese.]] The Lounge members are also given rather cheese-based silly names--Bobby Ricotta (Noel Melanio), Frank Feta (Brian Fishler), and Billy Bleu (unknown).



** "Let's Lounge" is an original song praising this genre.



* SpecialGuest: Most times faked - Microsoft Sam plays Stephen Hawking in ''[[Music/MichaelJackson The Girl Is Mine]]'', the Sulu in "Light My Fire" is Mark himself... but WeirdAlYankovic and [[Music/{{Slipknot}} Corey Taylor]] have sung with him.
* TakeThat: In the live version of "Lollipop", Richard Cheese claims to have gotten the latest lyrics of his good friend, [[TheUnintelligible Lil' Wayne]]. They're all gibberish, except for "Shorty wanna", "lollipop", and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "pussy"]].
-->''"Shorty wanna suck dat ungh ahhhhh hurr ghanbaba murhmahumr ammaurhghaa nanghahrug ammangh mdunganur pussy"''
** In his Christmas album, the band begins to play "Last Christmas" by Wham!, but Richard stops them all.
-->''"Uhm, we were going to do a swingin' lounge version of 'Last Christmas', by Wham!... but that song sucks! Next tune!"''
** Off "Viva la Vodka", which mostly features songs from a Washington, D.C. performance:
-->"So I visited the White House the other day, which, aside from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush being there, was pretty cool!"
** "Freebird" is one to people who... you guessed it... [[IconicSongRequest keep telling him to play Freebird]], which is a TakeThat in itself.
-->"Now shut the [bleep] up, you stupid drunken [bleep]heads!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-xoMR4FqIY His attempt to sing]] Music/{{Rihanna}}'s "Work".



* VivaLasVegas: The band's actually based out of Los Angeles, but UsefulNotes/LasVegas is a common theme and destination spot for them. There's a reason why "Christmas in Las Vegas" is their only original song.

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* VivaLasVegas: The band's actually based out of Los Angeles, but UsefulNotes/LasVegas is a common theme and destination spot for them. There's a reason why "Christmas in Las Vegas" is was their only first original song.
3rd Jul '16 2:40:58 PM gewunomox
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* InTheStyleOf: Occasionally mixes up the Lounge covers: for example, "Enter Sandman" by Metallica is done in the style of the Chordettes' version of "Mr. Sandman", and his live version of "Don't Cha" has him parody ABBA, George Takei, BobDylan, the Doobie Brothers... at times he breaks out imitations such as Music/{{Bjork}} during a performance.

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* InTheStyleOf: Occasionally mixes up the Lounge covers: for example, "Enter Sandman" by Metallica is done in the style of the Chordettes' version of "Mr. Sandman", and his live version of "Don't Cha" has him parody ABBA, George Takei, BobDylan, Music/BobDylan, the Doobie Brothers... at times he breaks out imitations such as Music/{{Bjork}} during a performance.
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