Femme Fatale

July 7, 2009 11:42 AM

As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas.

This is probably the worst idea I've followed through on in a while. I drank a lot of coffee this morning. I apologize.

I have a much more defensible version in mind for my main contribution to this month's music challenge, for what it's worth.

posted by cortex (22 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Holy crap.
posted by cgc373 at 11:49 AM on July 7, 2009

By worst idea you mean the most INCREDIBLE.
posted by America at 12:10 PM on July 7, 2009

I could write one new song per day for a year and never come close to this.

That's not going to stop me from writing one new song per day for a year, of couse.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:20 PM on July 7, 2009

I've got the fever, and the only cure is more cowbell.
posted by zippy at 12:27 PM on July 7, 2009

This is like a deranged peek inside Walken's mind. Wow.
posted by ORthey at 1:22 PM on July 7, 2009

The only problem with the More Cowbell version is that it betrays the significant problems with my Walken impression.

Well, the only two problems with the More Cowbell version is the preceding and the fact that the cowbell track is a manic, idiotic distraction from the actual tempus of the song, but the latter problem is pretty much a standard feature of More Cowbell, so, hey.
posted by cortex at 1:34 PM on July 7, 2009

Scary! In a good way!
posted by rtha at 2:36 PM on July 7, 2009

Camp as a row of tents - fab! I was hearing this done in a Noel Coward-style plummy English voice. That would completely break me up (nice piano work by the way).
posted by MajorDundee at 3:40 PM on July 7, 2009

This...pairing...of these particular...lyrics...with the Walken, voice are what? A...New York? Kind of...thing?

(sorry, Walken doesn't work for me so much in type.)

Wow, only Walken himself could do this better and even then he'd have to do it with YOUR piano playing which is really excellent.

This is the first time I really understood how "New York" VU lyrics are, aside from the obvious references. Great call with the invocation of Walken; this is cool, good and fun, but it works on some deeper levels too!
posted by snsranch at 7:23 PM on July 7, 2009

posted by cortex at 8:44 PM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

What the hell is wrong with you, man?! This hurt my brain in the best way possible. Wha...hu...::twitch::
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:14 PM on July 7, 2009

Your Walken is so much better than my Walken. Not perfect but definitely from the same neighborhood as Walken, if he has a regional accent (it's only regional if it's another solar system, because he's definitely an alien).

Nice job.
posted by empyrean at 10:22 PM on July 7, 2009

The piano and guitar work is actually really good, in addition to the significant portions of funny you brought to this. Great stuff. I love it when people take a joke further than they had to.
posted by edlundart at 10:33 PM on July 7, 2009

This hurt my brain in the best way possible. Wha...hu...::twitch::

He comes. Walken.

take the the Zalgo-esque character encrufting as read
posted by zippy at 2:36 AM on July 8, 2009

I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing... but after listening twice (and loving it), I found myself turning to Shatner's Transformed Man.
posted by idest at 8:40 AM on July 8, 2009

The Transformed Man, by no means, good; however, it is, by all means, awesome. This song is the same.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:52 AM on July 8, 2009

I had Shatner's early recorded work very much in mind when I was working on this. My Shatner is terrible, however. Just, really, abysmal. All the nuance of a twelve year old blindly aping a Kevin Pollack bit he just saw on TV.
posted by cortex at 9:00 AM on July 8, 2009

There should be a mode on Autotune that makes everyone sound like Walken.
posted by not_on_display at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

My absolute favorite bit is the way you enunciate "come on!" I like the weird combo of Walken and girly shriek.

Also love how perfectly you capture Walken's little voice breaks.
posted by idest at 2:55 AM on July 9, 2009

posted by chillmost at 4:27 PM on July 9, 2009

Oh, man. Honestly, I came in here prepared to roll my eyes and click out pretty much right away.
But..this is mesmerizing. The "she's a femme fatale" panned right made me laugh really loud and it's 3 in the morning here and I'm alone in the basement with my precious beer.
Very well done monsieur cortex.
posted by chococat at 12:14 AM on July 11, 2009

Oh man this is really good, especially they sort of surprised "c'mon" parts.
posted by beerbajay at 8:42 AM on October 24, 2009

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