Fake Songs

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Fake Songs
Studio album by Liam Lynch
Released April 1, 2003
Recorded ?
Genre Rock, Punk rock, Comedy
Length 36:57
Label Global Warming Records
Liam Lynch chronology
Eel Fake Songs
(2003)
History of America?

Fake Songs is an album created by Liam Lynch. It was released in 2003, and it features his best-known song "United States of Whatever", which was released as a single in 2002.

Background[edit]

Several songs on this record are supposed to sound like they are recorded by a specific musician, when it is in fact just Liam, which is why the album is titled Fake Songs. Liam describes these songs as being "musical caricatures". Two of the songs, "Try Me" and "Cuz You Do" had earlier been featured on Liam's album We're All Nighters. For this album they were re-recorded with former drummer of The Beatles, Ringo Starr, playing drums. People who bought the album also received a DVD entitled Fake Movies[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

  1. "SOS" - 2:19
  2. "United States of Whatever" - 1:29
  3. "Fake Björk Song" - 2:21
  4. "Still Wasted from the Party Last Night" - 1:56
  5. "Cuz You Do" (Ringo Starr on drums) - 2:22
  6. "I'm All Bloody Inside" - 1:15
  7. "Electrician's Day" - 2:15
  8. "Rapbot" - 1:16
  9. "Fake David Bowie Song" - 1:32
  10. "Rock and Roll Whore" (duet with Jack Black) - 1:55
  11. "Sugar Walkin'" - 1:30
  12. "Fake Pixies Song" - 1:43
  13. "Happy" - 0:59
  14. "Well Hung" - 1:53
  15. "Fake Depeche Mode Song" - 1:35
  16. "Try Me" (Ringo Starr on drums) - 2:09
  17. "Vulture's Song" - 2:33
  18. "Horny Kind of Love" - 1:40
  19. "Fake Talking Heads Song" - 2:29
  20. "Sir Track" - 1:35

Other "Fake Songs"[edit]

Four other "musical caricatures" by Liam Lynch are known to exist. They are as follows.

Both of the fake Bob Dylan songs have been featured on his Podcast, Lynchland, along with appearing on the corresponding album, More Songs From Lynchland. "Fake Beatles Song" was never actually meant to be part of the collection of fake songs. Liam had made the song with intent of showing it to Beatles cover band, The Fab Four so that when they played it live, the audience would think it was a never before heard song by The Beatles. As a result, Liam's vocals are lacking in quality.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link
Stylus Magazine (F) link

Fake Songs has received mixed reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 52 out of 100, indicating "Mixed or average reviews."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fake Songs Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.

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