Various Artists
It's Fan-Dabi-Dozi

By Miles Hawthorn

After travelling the four corners of the world, V/Vm are back with an array of new talent intent on savaging the best of the worst of the last thirty years of popular music. A new double album is first up and as you can see by the title its a tribute to those paragons of popular entertainment, The Krankies. The Fan-dabi-dozi track opens this comp and is closely followed by a take on Queen's We Will Rock You called Hooray For Rock, which is appropraite considering the amount of air guitar monsters that are plundered for the greater good on here.

You'll be glad to hear V/Vm certainly haven't forgotten the value of a good old fashioned tune – so go on, indulge those rock star fantasies. All the modern greats are represented here in the slaughterhouse of popular music; disc one also includes Andy Calorie doing a harmonica tinged cover of the Smiths' Death of a Disco Dancer, Isnasakenai Douji turns in a hi-speed Nickelback improvement entitled Sticklebrick, Pete Prescription chimes in a distorted, melodica cover of Hey Jude, perennial V/Vm fave Whitney Houston gets the chance to warble 'I will love you' ad infinitum (with some subtle backing and pitchshifting of course) and all manner of artists are smashed up on Hard Off's Destroy Shit Tracks (a well-known techno track, EMF, Spice Girls, some easily recognisable R'n'B and disco, and even Rozalla). On disc two Hard Off sets about Black Betty like Leatherface in the Chainsaw Massacre, old favourite Rank Sinatra croons his way through a truly filthy version of the Bangles' Eternal Flame before eighties classic The Eye of the Tiger comes under the V/Vm scalpel too.

Along the way are a feast of other delights; new artist Toecutter delivers two tracks of screeching noise and processed beats, while Suicidal Rap Orgy shout their way through a proper paean to pussy, Kitty Fucker. V/Vm deliver their usual high standard of next level hardcore while others run the full gamut from Hawaiian sing songs, through doomy folk, distortion and feedback, and the occasional gabba outbreak, to romantic eighties synth work and back again. Forget all other bootlegs and mashups – this lot were doing it first, with little or no regard if anyone gave a shit, and even launched the career of Kid 606 along the way. The original pranksters are back and it's another corker straight outta Stockport.
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