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Novelty Cover Version week on Ich Luge Bullets: #1 – The Dan Band

September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

 

It’s become a maligned genre. And fairly so. The novelty cover version has, in recent years, been made to look ridiculous by Jo Whiley. Whereas once upon a time the concept of band x, from genre y, covering a song by band z, from genre a, would have resulted in a chuckles and wry appreciation all round, nowadays this is apparently elevated to the level of exalted artform by Ms Whiley and her Live Lounge, wherein we’re meant to be actively excited that, I don’t fucking know, Reverend and the Makers are doing their interpretation of “Love In This Club”, or Gym Class Heroes’ take on “Irish Blood English Heart”. It’s not going down like that.

No, instead, we here at ILB have decided to run with Novelty Cover Version week. A tribute, a shout out, an attempt at reappraising the bands who made it their lives’ mission to reinterpret with more of an eye on chuckles than rocking the dancefloor. We’d like you to keep one eyebrow raised at all time during the course of the next seven  days. Read more…

Cultural lowpoints of 2008 part 1: “New Era” by Retro Kidz

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment

 

Is this a music video or the “funky” advertisement for a back-to-school stationery range circa 1993? Read more…

Charlie Sloth: “Gallagher vs. Carter”

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Up until this point, I was solely aware of Charlie Sloth as a mediocre UK rapper who looks like he should be bouncer at an It’s A Scream pub. But apparently he’s gunning for Weird Al’s number one spot now. Lulzy enough, in a kinda TV Offal way.

2-step death cult killed my child

September 25, 2008 1 comment

Having never been a 13-year-old girl with ready access Adobe Premiere, I can’t say I fully parse the mindset behind creating a “tribute video”. Read more…

Nemi is a racist

September 25, 2008 4 comments

No, I’m not quite sure what “hop-hop” is either. I’m also not quite sure as to why Nemi and friend are sitting in front of an advert for Darkie toothpaste: Read more…

Wiley: keyboard warrior

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Internet message boards are solely for bored office workers. People who had a #2 single just four months ago really shouldn’t be touching them. They should especially stay clear if, despite ostensibly being male, they started bleeding heavily from the crotch the moment they sent fingers to keyboard.

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Albums that I probably should have reviewed this year #1: “Sin-A-Matic: The 80s Edition” by Louis Logic and JJ Brown

September 24, 2008 1 comment

Although you’d be hard-pressed to realise it while looking at my last.fm statistics, apparently there was some music released this year that wasn’t recorded by Los Campesinos or Royce Da 5’9″. Crazy, I know. Anyway, we here at ILB are proud to present the first in an occasional series looking at those albums we didn’t cover the first time round, either due to lack of ability for anything to say about it, 18-hour-day subbing shifts at the office, or the sole fact that I have single-handedly alienated every single commissioning editor in the UK and as such have no real outlet outside of a fucking WordPress blog. Enjoy.

I think this album is some sort of conceptual in-joke? Read more…