A ‘Relax’ cover? Oh Red Stripe, don’t do it.

Red stripe ambassador

You'd think an elder statesman like the Red Stripe Ambassador would know better than to cover Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" in his musical debut. That song can make any band terrible in ways that not even jangly reggae stylings can overcome. It doesn't help that His Excellency can't sing on key. The video is the newest ad collaboration by comedy duo Tim and Eric, who've also done work with Old Spice and Absolut. But their Red Stripe music video really takes over-the-top annoyance to a new level, making you wonder what audience they possibly had in mind with this spot. The only success here is the continuation of Tim and Eric's resolve to never be funny.