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 Girl," without… 2003-04-08 Liam Lynch
Music Review

Fake Songs (2003)

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2003; Lead Performance: Liam Lynch

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.

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints