Anyone checked out Paul Anka's Rock Swings?

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  1. Greg_S_H

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    Paul Anka takes rock songs from Van Halen's Jump to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and does them in a "swinging standard" style. I guess it depends on your mood whether it's campy or whether it works--it's certainly better than Pat Boone's attempt. Some of it works really well, like the Pet Shop Boys' It's a Sin. Funniest moment? Paul Anka singing the words "Like Frank, he said 'I did it my way'" on Bon Jovi's It's My Life. That's Paul doing this at the audience: [​IMG]

    http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...0:s0d8vwxwa9tk

    Sound clips and a review at the above link. I hope there hasn't been a thread about this, but a search turned up nothing on "Anka."

    Came out June 7, so it's ultra new.
     
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    It's a lot of fun to listen to - he plays it straight, not campy. the arrangements are quite good.
     
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    That's what I'm finding, too, and I prefer it. I'm not that much into camp. I've been hearing it a couple of weeks on the local "legends" station, but I just picked it up today. Good so far.
     
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    I saw him perform Nirvana's classic song Smells Like Teen Spirit on the David Letterman show a few weeks ago, and I thought it was quite good. Haven't heard any of the other songs off of the album, but I do want to check them out sometime.
     
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    "The band gets shirts."



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