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November 6th, 2018

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Max Raabe - Mambo No. 5

I don't hold with the popular theory that Mambo No. 5 is the worst song of all time. I grew up the the wrong decade to hate on it with the necessary passion. Still, if you're going to loathe it then why not take revenge on the song by acknowledging the existence of a truly disrespectful cover version. Max Raabe & the Palast Orchester play cover versions in a camped up Wiemar cabaret style. Raabe himself sings in a style that's at once tight lipped and monumentally camp; everything enunciated and nothing taken at face value. Absolutely dreadful of course, but I do rather love it.

Max Raabe - Mambo No. 5
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