Max Raabe did not disappoint when he performed at Royce Hall the other night, but he might have delighted more had be performed some of the modern hits in the old style. Especially Britney’s anthemic “Oops! I Did It Again'” to celebrate the release of her fantabulous album that very day! He did do “Three Little Pigs” and “My Gorilla Has a Villa at the Zoo.” Quite hard to describe, really, but he did perform at Marilyn Manson’s wedding to Dita Von Teese in 2005. He was very droll and we all found his pithy Teutonic observations – delivered in an accent as absurdly German as Borat’s is Kazakhstanian – hilarious. You kind of had to be here. But click here to listen to his homage to Britney.
– Fenton Bailey