15 January 2006

5 Imaginary Girls

Wafer Thin Mints

This is just getting ridiculous, pop will not stop eating itself, even if it already feels a little bloated. In March, Girls Aloud are to release a covers album of 'classic' 'alternative' 'rock' (their fingers must be aching with all the H(e)arty 'Ironic' Finger-Bobbing, or rather, I suspect their managers fingers...)

The tracklist alone suggests the demographic for this release isn't their usual (though maybe it tells us something about we already knew) but weirdly it really takes very little imagination at all to 'hear' the Girls singing along and even to start recreating the arrangements, BPMs etc

Some weird choices and a lot of 80s Goth but...


1. She's Lost Control (Joy Division)
2. Charlotte Sometimes (The Cure)
3. White Mice (Mo-Dettes)
4. Home (The God Machine)
5. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr)
6. Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)
7. Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters of Mercy)
8. Search and Destroy (Iggy Pop and the Stooges)
9. Legs (PJ Harvey)
10. Peek A Boo (Siousxie and the Banshees)
11. You Made Me Realise (My Bloody Valentine)
12. Out of The Blue(Into the Fire) (The The)

Wonder what made them think of The God Machine?

To get you in the mood:

Joy Division - She's Lost Control

Confusion in her eyes that says it all.
She's lost control.
And she's clinging to the nearest passer by,
She's lost control.
And she gave away the secrets of her past,
And said I've lost control again,
And a voice that told her when and where to act,
She said I've lost control again.


GTTRBRKZ said...

This is a wind-up, right?

Psychbloke said...

We can but dream though eh?

"An ahm shure in her yool find a SANKCHOO-ARRY!"

I can see it now........

mack said...

I think they're just copying Jeffrey Archer who's apparently rewriting Catcher in the Rye as a 1980s ironic-nostalgia pre-modern stockbroking thriller of hate, rentboys and poppers. Hopefully the release dates will coincide and we can all die simultaneously of karma theft.

cheesemeister said...

This makes me pray that before this compilation can be released that in a desperate attempt to save humanity, these girls' major intestines will leap straight up through their necks and throttle their brains.
If this doesn't happen and I am exposed to this quintet of insipid divas, I will probably die of intestinal hemorrhaging soon after.
The horrors of pop music...
Thanks for the warning!
I found you when I took the back door out of Betty's Utility Room!
The Cheesmeister

Stef said...

It's their version of Lucretia that is really making my mind boggle...

This will almost certainly be shit but I don't think we should get too precious about the old classics. People doing covers and balls it up only reinforces the original as being the masterpiece it is.

We should get westlife to cover Back in Black or Kashmir or something. Now that would be hilarious!

Loki said...

can't see how this can be anything but excellent... iconoclastic, irreverent, pop-tastic...

get yer pre-orders in now for the defining cultural moment of 2006...

Anonymous said...

isnt there a sweary word in freak scene though!

kek-w said...

Apparently, Circle have recorded an EP of Rachel Steven's numbers...

Anonymous said...

Oh no,
Girls Aloud are going to embarass all of us really cool people who were listening to these band before they were cool by doing better versions than the original.
If you haven't yet realised that Girls Aloud are actually the most progressive, interesting and frankly punk band on the planet right now then I feel sorry for you.

Loki said...

i restate: i genuinely think this could be good... and i agree with almost everything you say Mr/Ms/Miss/Mrs Anon...

why does everyone think i'm being ironic here?

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