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Richard Cheese

18 431 fans

Artist's top tracks

Creep Richard Cheese 02:33
Down with the Sickness Richard Cheese 02:08
People = Shit Richard Cheese 02:03
Gin and Juice Richard Cheese 02:22
Insane in the Brain Richard Cheese 03:17
American Idiot Richard Cheese 01:34
Killing in the Name Richard Cheese 02:07
The Number Of The Beast Richard Cheese 02:34
She Hates Me Richard Cheese 01:43
Gangnam Style Richard Cheese 02:27

Latest release

Pussy Party

by Richard Cheese

23/09/2022

25 fans

For every mood

Biography

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine is the moniker LA-based singer and comedian Mark Jonathan Davis uses to carry out his campy amalgamation of Rat Pack-era lounge music and contemporary popular songs, tackling genres such as rock, rap, and everything in between. Conceived by Davis in the mid-90s during his stint as a radio producer, the project made its debut in 2000 with an eponymous album that included swingified versions of Nirvana’s “Rape Me” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer.” The LP’s popularity among novelty music fans led to extensive media coverage and soon Davis found himself co-hosting MTV’s Say What Karaoke series and leading the house band for NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. They followed this success with Tuxicity (2002), I’d Like a Virgin (2004), Aperitif for Destruction (2005), and the holiday album Silent Nightclub (2006), all of which considerably helped to expand the band’s ever-growing fanbase while staying true to their kitschy aesthetics. Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine kept releasing albums back-to-back through Davis’ Coverage Records, most notably 2010’s OK Bartender (a play on Radiohead’s OK Computer), Back in Black Tie (2012), and the Star Wars-themed The Lounge Awakens: Richard Cheese Live at the Mos Eisley Spaceport Cantina (2015).  In the following years, Davis made his acting debut on the comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) and lent his voice to “Viva Las Vegas,” the opening song for Zack Snyder’s 2021 zombie heist film Army of the Dead.