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Inglorious brighten the summer of freedom by covering music's great female singers

Heroine finds Inglorious paying tribute to Heart, Halestorm, Houston and more

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With four albums cementing their retro hard-rocking reputation, for their fifth Inglorious have decided to lighten up our summer of freedom with an album of covers. Not just any old covers, but covers of hits by female artists that have sustained the band on long journeys in the van. 

Some of them are made to measure: Heart’s Barracuda, Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits, Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life, Joan Jett’s I Hate Myself For Loving You and Halestorm’s I Am The Fire are all pretty obvious. 

Others are perhaps less likely to rouse a rocker’s loins: Whitney Houston’s Queen Of The Night, Miley Cyrus’s Midnight Sky (okay, maybe), Christina Aguilera’s Fighter, Avril Lavigne’s I’m With You, Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time and Alanis Morissette’s Uninvited.

No matter, they all get the same Inglorious treatment. They don’t add anything and they’re not meant to. Just rock.

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Hugh Fielder has been writing about music for 47 years. Actually 58 if you include the essay he wrote about the Rolling Stones in exchange for taking time off school to see them at the Ipswich Gaumont in 1964. He was news editor of Sounds magazine from 1975 to 1992 and editor of Tower Records Top magazine from 1992 to 2001. Since then he has been freelance. He has interviewed the great, the good and the not so good and written books about some of them. His favourite possession is a piece of columnar basalt he brought back from Iceland.