Leave it to a bunch of fun guys like Brave Combo
to find their own spin on the group-dance phenomenon with a collection of originally rendered versions of everybody's favorite dance tunes -- and a few more that might not be on everybody's dance card. Perhaps the best thing about this anarchic combo is the obvious relish in playing the music they so clearly love. Originally formed as a dance combo -- albeit a weird, cross-genre, cross-cultural one -- Brave Combo
has always been able to find the dance-floor wallop packed into the most unlikeliest of tunes (as they do here on the theme from "Jeopardy" or the beautiful "Mana Vu") and with tongue planted firmly in cheek, they turn in weird and wonderful versions here of such favorites as "The Chicken Dance," "Mexican Hat Dance," "The Hustle," "The Bunny Hop," "The Limbo Rock/Hand Jive" and two different takes of "The Hokey Pokey," one of them done as a heavy metal grind. Never losing sight of the fun aspect of such an endeavor, they end up sounding like the ultimate wedding band from outer space.