15 January 2008

It always needed more balalaika

Catch this stirring open-air performance from 1993 of the Leningrad Cowboys (of Leningrad Cowboys Go America 'fame') singing Tom Jones' 'Delilah' accompanied by the full 'la-la'-ing power of the Alexandrov Red Army Choir as backing vocalists.  The later collapse of the USSR may well have been hastened by the economic strain imposed by the Cowboys' frankly enormous hair gel requirements.

Delilah (4:17)

[Courtesy of Courtney. For more footage of this famous Helsinki gig see the film Total Balalaika Show]

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