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Fake Songs If you've heard Lynch's grating (though mercifully brief) novelty hit ''The United States of Whatever'' -- a lo-fi version of Frank Zappa's ''Valley...Fake Songs If you've heard Lynch's grating (though mercifully brief) novelty hit ''The United States of Whatever'' -- a lo-fi version of Frank Zappa's ''Valley...2003-05-09

Fake Songs

Lead Performer: Liam Lynch; Producer (group): Virgin

If you’ve heard Lynch’s grating (though mercifully brief) novelty hit ”The United States of Whatever” – a lo-fi version of Frank Zappa’s ”Valley Girl,” without the wit or the musicality – you’ve heard most of what you need to know about his debut album. Lynch, best known for his involvement in MTV’s generally dull sock-puppet show Sifl & Olly, crams Fake Songs with parodies and toss-offs that make Weird Al seem like James Thurber. Avoid unless you’re just starting college, in which case the album will be issued with your orientation materials.

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