As we don't work in the London-based media, we don't get on with all the Fat White Family and related stuff we have been told to like so the likes of Insecure Men have rather passed us by. No doubt the Quietus will be on board with this new album from the toothless wonders as they rattle through covers from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Carpenters and Peter Andre. One for the end of year lists.
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It seems all you have to do to get media attention these days is to have been a former member of the Fat White Family.....or make oh-so-ironic covers albums or, preferably like Insecure Men do both.
Here are the toothless twosome with an improbably ridiculous romp through songs by the Carpenters, the Pogues, Bruce Springsteen and Peter Andre etc and is undoubtably the worst record we have ever sold since our inception in 1996. It is made up sub Shuttleworth Bontempi quality ditties with woefully flat vocals by a man who, perhaps, should be taken into care. The title is correct - this is karaoke. Probably pretty funny to make when smacked up on Triple Sod but consider this.... the record was then mastered, pressed onto vinyl and CD, distributed to the shops without anyone at any point interjecting and suggesting that this was a potentially terrible idea.
You'll never hear Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia' in the same way again or the Pogues 'Rainy Night In Soho' which has been massacred. Nothing escapes their ability to turn gold into shit. Even Van Morrison's 'Madame George' has been turned into a limp reggae ditty that seems to exist purely to demonstrate that it was pretty easy to be 80s era UB40. Still, it's actually the best thing here.
I can imagine London-based hipsters laughing down their sleeves at this and smugly groaning at our Northern humourless ability not to get it. If you like Go Kart Mozart and thrive on the idea of slightly disturbed grown men making really bad casio-based music then you'll justify enjoying it. But it's a worrying collection that the planet in it's current state could really do without. Even more concerning - this is only Volume 1?
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- Karaoke for One: Vol. 1 by Insecure Men
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