Fake Songs

Fake Songs

by Liam Lynch

CD

Overview

Sifl and Olly creator/co-writer Liam Lynch makes his recording debut with Fake Songs, and it's a hilarious effort loaded with satirical song parodies and rock & roll spoofs. Tenacious D is funny, but Liam Lynch is a riot. "SOS" kicks things off with a Dead Milkmen meet the New York Dolls swagger, showcasing Lynch's punk-inspired style of playing. Vocally, he's got that lazy, nonchalant drawl and it's pretty freakin' cool. But as Fake Songs takes shape, Lynch vocally stretches things out all over the place and switches tempo in order to suit a specific character in each song. His many characters of Kiki, Officer Leroy, and the girl at the pool hall are introduced in the sock-puppet favorite "United States of Whatever," an absolute standout that crassly makes fun of American youth in its own self-deprecating kind of way. NME loved it so much, they hailed it as one of their Singles of the Week in November 2002. Lynch's "fake songs" are equally entertaining; from his sour Frank Black impression on "Colleen" to the artsy lift of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on "Eclipse Me," Lynch's presentation is right on. Tenacious D's Jack Black joins Lynch for the arena-sized "Rock and Roll Whore"; together, the two make for a rowdy good time with their lack of seriousness layered around high-pitched crooning. Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr guest stars on the drum kit on "Cuz You Do" for a candied, Kinks-like love song, but it's Lynch's gospel-blues imitation on "Electrician's Day" that truly captures his many faces of criticizing white, corporate America. Fake Songs doesn't do anything drastic on a comedic level, but fans of Sifl and Olly will enjoy Lynch's effort. [A bonus DVD features over 90 minutes of previously unreleased home movies and behind the scenes footage. The never-before-seen video for "United States of Whatever" is available for the first time as well.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2003
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724358374308
catalogNumber: 83743

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. S.O.S.
  2. United States of Whatever
  3. Fake Björk Song
  4. Still Wasted from the Party Last Night
  5. Cuz You Do
  6. I'm All Bloody Inside
  7. Electrician's Day
  8. Rapbot
  9. Fake David Bowie Song
  10. Rock and Roll Whore
  11. Sugar Walkin'
  12. Fake Pixies Song
  13. Happy
  14. Well Hung
  15. Fake Depeche Mode Song
  16. Try Me
  17. Vulture's Son
  18. Horny Kind of Love
  19. Fake Talking Heads Song
  20. Sir Track

Disc 2

  1. Flyz, Episode 1
  2. Thinius After Therapy
  3. Technology Loves You
  4. Satan's Commercial Outtake
  5. The Elder Tree
  6. Inphibia Commercial
  7. Pity Party
  8. Flyz, Episode 2
  9. Chewy Chomp Chomp
  10. Time Taggers
  11. Dr. Zoom, Episode 1
  12. Space Stress
  13. So Cool, It's Hot
  14. Rolling Stone Photo Shoot
  15. Jack Black Session
  16. In the Studio With Liam
  17. Up Late With Liam
  18. Ringo Session
  19. United States of Whatever
  20. Ansel Adams Theme Song
  21. We're All-Nighters
  22. Horny Kind of Love
  23. Try Me
  24. United States of Whatever
  25. Frankie Forcefield Theme Song
  26. Cuz You Do
  27. Rapbot

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