Theyre called the Rezidudes and their first album, Welcome To The Suck, features accelerated versions of mellow rock tunes like Country Roads, Leavin On A Jet Plane and Sunshine.
Guitarist Kevin Cornish admits the performances are tongue-in- punctured-cheek, but insists its not a parody album.
As he puts it, Its intended to be funny, but we wanted to make the songs sound as good as possible.
The idea to make what Cornish calls the evil offspring of Carly Simon and Joey Ramone came about because when the group played straight punk rock at clubs, only the fans of the originals enjoyed it.
However, when they amped up more familiar songs like Blowin In The Wind or Theme From Cheers, the audience would cheer.
Welcome To The Suck will be officially released on no joke April Fools Day (Apr. 1) and Cornish says the Rezidudes are now working on punking up songs from The Sound Of Music.
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