With all the potential of the Internet, from YouTube to Google Video to all the things in between, who needs television? With that in mind, we present CB Tube, a weekly random selection of whatever appeals to us online. We select, you watch, just like real TV, but we make no promises about entertainment value… just like real TV.

This week’s clip has long been a favorite of mine due to the complex juxtaposition of the artist and the art being performed. That’s a complicated way of saying it’s damn funny. You have a Finnish rock band known as the Leningrad Cowboys performing with the Soviet Red Army Choir. And what better tune for a former communist choir to sing than Lynard Skynard’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” That’s right, redneck rock done by the Red Army. Fantastic! If that’s not enough for you, check out the hairstyles on the Leningrad Cowboys. They missed the ‘80s by a few years, but the style will never die.

There are several different performances available on YouTube, but I picked this specific one because it’s short (the novelty wears off a bit in extended performances) and because it showcases the choir a little more than some of the other videos, which tend to focus more on the Leningrad Cowboys. If you like this, check out some of their other hits, including covers of “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Enter Sandman.”

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