Added on 30-Mar-2012
Remember when Journey discovered Steve Perry's replacement on YouTube?
Here's hoping the members of Queen check out Arrested 'Drunk' Guy's "Bohemian Rhapsody," as filmed in the back of a Canadian police car.
He may be more Sam Kinison than Freddie Mercury. But it's a riveting performance that starts with him pleading his case to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
"I have done nothing wrong," he insists. "And even the situation where you grabbed me has nothing to do with having been sort of intoxicated, as you proclaim. But it doesn't even matter what it has to do with brotherhood of men on the planet earth."
And then, he slurs and howls his way through a soulful, demented yet pitchy rendition of Queen's finest hour, supplying the musical interludes with mouth-guitar and mouth-piano. It's ridiculous and, in its own way, brilliant (although like that TV commercial, he leaves out the word "magnifico").
At one point, he pounds out the drum fills on the glass partition separating him from the RCMP.
It's shortly after the drum fills that we hear from the police.
"Calm down," he's told.
"I can't," Arrested Drunk Guy responds.
And then, he finishes the song, changing the final line to "Nothing really matters, even the RCMP."
By this point, they're already at the station and he asks, "Do you have to cuff me?" adding that "physical violence is the least of my priorities."