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Novelty Cover Version week on Ich Luge Bullets: #2 – Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine

October 5, 2008 2 comments

When we started this we meant “week” in the loosest possible sense of the term, obviously.

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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…