VIDEO: The Swedish Legal System’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”

If you are to read the headlines or keep track of the multiwebs, it seems the topic of discussion has been Whitney Houston, and rightfully soul. While everyone and their puppy is covering a Whitney song, I tend to avoid it all. This one came in, I listened, and I want to take exception to it. This is a group who call themselves The Swedish Legal System, and with this song and video, they encourage you to watch and listen to their rendition of one of Houston’s biggest hits, done in a way most would not consider. Because of that approach, I like it.

VIDEO: The Swedish Legal System’s “You’re So Vain”

The Swedish Legal System are a trio that may or may not be from Sweden, since their bio says they are “from Sweden where it counts”. Interpret this as you must, but the band recently covered Carly Simon‘s hit song “You’re So Vain” and created a video for it outside of Seattle’s Lusty Lady, a strip club/theater that closed down after decades of being in business. Many songs and stories have been written about the events that have happened behind The Lusty Lady’s closed doors, even a small handful of books, and as the club was coming to a close, The Swedish Legal System felt it was more than appropriate to shoot their musky loins between their cavernous space.

If you want to hear more, here are the band’s cover of Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance”.