Les Incompetents: End Of An Error
Posthumous, skewered pop brilliance
With a shambles of an introduction, delivered somewhat bizarrely by David Walliams, ‘End Of An Error’ starts as it means to go on – as a riotous mess peppered with moments of brilliance. This post-split compilation showcases Les Incompetents’ twin obsessions of early ’90s children’s TV and going out and losing your mind. They mixed the gang mentality of Madness with a sound not dissimilar to Talking Heads, had they been left out in the rain and savaged by a dog. The bouncy sixth-form pop of ‘Reunion’, the stupid ska of ‘How It All Went Wrong’, hell, even their cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ which segues into a number from Bugsy Malone, are all sparkling diamonds in the mine of insanity that the group plundered. They may be gone, but make sure these nutters are not forgotten.