Scala ON the Rocks (PIAS/Beggars Group) Rating: NNN
Scala On The Rocks takes a selection of rock classics like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Creep and Every Breath You Take - along with contemporary hits by Garbage, Whetus and Puddle of Mudd - and arranges them for piano and choir. The twist here is that the choir is made up of about 60 teenage girls. The arrangements are lacklustre, the choir is substandard, and there are no solos showcasing the girl's fabulous voices. I'd say it was a waste of time if the concept weren't so brilliant and funny.