Liam Lynch – Fake Songs

Sporadically entertaining rock piss-takes

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Widely known in the US for his work on MTV, Liam Lynch is recognisable over here only for his “United States Of Whatever” single, which was initially funny but quickly became irritating. The same can largely be said of his debut LP, Fake Songs. Based around some laughably accurate and truly entertaining pastiches of artists including Bj


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