Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat)/All Night Long (Butcher All Night)

Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat)/All Night Long (Butcher All Night)

V/Vm with Chris De Burger and Lion El Glitchie Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat)/All Night Long (Butcher All Night) V/Vm Test Records

V/Vm with Chris De Burger and Lion El Glitchie

Lady In Red (Is Dancing With Meat)/All Night Long (Butcher All Night)

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The course of true love rarely runs smoothly, this much we know. It can be a

messy business at the best of times. During the worst of times, however, it gets

even messier. And it’s in times like this we turn to [a]V/VM[/a]’s master of

discontent, James Kirby, a right-thinking man from Edgeley, near

Stockport, who’s made it his mission to seek out the greatest love songs of all

time so he can re-present them on an album in the style he believes they were

originally intended.

Via certain legal loopholes and the amazing [a]V/VM[/a]

Music Copyright Publishing Service, he’s managed to hack to a bloody pulp over 20

classic power-ballads from all your favourite artists. Preceding that album,
‘Sick Love’, is this seven-inch on which he’s transformed, with

considerable skill, Chris De Burgh‘s ‘Lady In Red’ into a sinister,

gut-churning, slow-mo judder, while his annihilation of Lionel Richie‘s
‘All Night Long’ becomes an extraordinary streak of visceral, evil white

noise beneath which Richie is audibly suffocating.

It’s cold-blooded,

premeditated murder on vinyl and, unlike every other record this week, sends a

shiver down your spine and chills you to the bone. This is no novelty record:

he’s doing us all a favour. [a]V/VM[/a] is diseased. You need his love.

Piers Martin