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Morbo
11-09-2010, 04:30 PM
What are your favorite fake bands from TV / Movies? I'll start the ball rolling:

Wycked Sceptre - Mr. Show

Creation - Freaks & Geeks

Scrantonicity - The Office

Dr. Fünke's 100 Percent Natural Good Time Family Band Solution - Arrested Development

Sexual Chocolate - Coming To America

Don Draper
11-09-2010, 04:32 PM
The Honeybees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgE6PbBEIc).

Kent Clark
11-09-2010, 04:34 PM
For the win:

Spinal Tap

Quimby
11-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Dregs of Humanity from It's your Move

River Bottom Nightmare Band from Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas. Emmett's band is good too.

I am not proud of these two:
The music from the recent Josie and the Pussycats, specifically the song Spin Around.

I really like the song Lindsey Lohan's fictional band plays at the end of Freaky Friday

zeldarae
11-09-2010, 04:49 PM
http://www.rutles.org/

MentalGuy
11-09-2010, 04:57 PM
The Dregs of Humanity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVtfjUmQr4Y)

On preview, I see I was beaten by Quimby, but I do have a link.

infinitii
11-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Dregs of Humanity from It's your Move

River Bottom Nightmare Band from Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas. Emmett's band is good too.

I am not proud of these two:
The music from the recent Josie and the Pussycats, specifically the song Spin Around.

I really like the song Lindsey Lohan's fictional band plays at the end of Freaky Friday


Wow..

While I have to admit I don't know your 2nd one, the other three you have listed are spot on with my own tastes --

Kyla
11-09-2010, 05:01 PM
The Beets, on Doug.

silenus
11-09-2010, 05:06 PM
The Folksmen from A Mighty Wind

Stillwater from Almost Famous

DigitalC
11-09-2010, 05:08 PM
We are sex bob-omb and we are here to own this thread!

Ichbin Dubist
11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuck. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXCwgHyAgAw)

Ronald C. Semone
11-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem, the band on The Muppetts Show.

Icerigger
11-09-2010, 05:56 PM
Mystic Spiral, Daria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sITlZo5r84&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3NxQWaNny8

RealityChuck
11-09-2010, 05:58 PM
The definitive source (http://www.antiquark.com/sliderule/sim/n909es/virtual-n909-es.html)

I'd go with the Rutles.

LC Strawhouse
11-09-2010, 06:01 PM
SCTV's The Queen Haters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njiUFtrFky8) actually rocked harder than many real punk bands.

FlyingDragonFan
11-09-2010, 06:01 PM
I'm surprised I'm the first to mention Aldous Snow and Infant Sorrow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek.

Why won't you call and come home?
Please call and come home
And I know you won't come just for the cash
Will you come for my bangers...
My beans and mash?

Oakminster
11-09-2010, 06:01 PM
The Blues Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5N35kQAPv0)

After all, they can play BOTH kinds of music. Country and Western.
:D

Suburban Plankton
11-09-2010, 06:06 PM
How about Otis Day and the Knights?

Although they were originally a fictional band, they continue to tour in the real world to this day.

Cat Whisperer
11-09-2010, 06:17 PM
No love for the Wyld Stallyns? (http://wyldstallyns.tripod.com/) :D

astorian
11-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Years ago, I heard Michael Stipe say he never liked the Beatles but regarded the Banana Splits as a major influence.

I thought he was joking, but... you know, this WOULD have made a nice REM song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF-oQdybwN4

Markxxx
11-09-2010, 06:32 PM
The Greefs - My Three Sons

I still can hear there song "I'd Be A Good Man To Have Around The House"

I also liked the girls from Petticoat Junction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1JPSNCwOY&feature=related)

Morbo
11-09-2010, 06:40 PM
The definitive source (http://www.antiquark.com/sliderule/sim/n909es/virtual-n909-es.html)

I'd go with the Rutles.

I clicked on your link, then re-read your post and thought it read "I'd go with the Rulers." I was quite confused.


Just thought of another - Jet Screamer, from The Jetsons, with their top hit "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah"

ExTank
11-09-2010, 07:00 PM
The Commitments

The Soggy Bottom Boys

Fried Dough Ho
11-09-2010, 07:04 PM
I grew up with The Buggles, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family so they will always be my fav...

california jobcase
11-09-2010, 07:04 PM
The Evolution Revolution From Lancelot Link

GrandWino
11-09-2010, 07:11 PM
How has nobody else mentioned Citizen Dick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Dick)?

Also, if we can include bands from comic strips - I'll nominate Billy and the Boingers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_and_the_Boingers).

BrainGlutton
11-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Barry Jive and the Uptown Five (f/k/a Sonic Death Monkey, a/k/a Kathleen Turner Overdrive) from High Fidelity. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fidelity_%28film%29)

GrandWino
11-09-2010, 07:14 PM
Oh, and a couple more...

Crucifictorious from "Friday Night Lights"

Mystik Spiral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3NxQWaNny8) from "Daria"

GrandWino
11-09-2010, 07:17 PM
Barry Jive and the Uptown Five (f/k/a Sonic Death Monkey, a/k/a Kathleen Turner Overdrive) from High Fidelity. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fidelity_%28film%29)

Can't forget The Kinky Wizards with their debut EP "I Sold My Mom's Wheelchair."

cmkeller
11-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Drive Shaft, from Lost.

You all, every-butties...

Robot Arm
11-09-2010, 07:25 PM
The CommitmentsA few links are in order.

Midnight Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sdic9JQhMo)
Treat Her Right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noJDCWOvzFQ)

zamboniracer
11-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Dingoes Ate My Baby from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness
11-09-2010, 07:38 PM
The Wonders (originally The Oneders) from That Thing You Do! Probably my favorite soundtrack album.
Fistpump from Regular Show. We don't know what they sound like, but their logo and merch was great.
Camel Lips from John Water's Serial Mom (really L7 in disguise)
Beef from Phantom of the Paradise
Löded Diper from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (and movie). Actually, they sound pretty bad, but the name and logo are great.

ExTank
11-09-2010, 07:38 PM
A few links are in order.

Midnight Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sdic9JQhMo)
Treat Her Right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noJDCWOvzFQ)

Sure are!

And a few more:

Commitments:

Hard To Handle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_tOW2TWmtY&feature=related)
Mustang Sally (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxc8Sm0nXpE&feature=related)

The Soggy Bottom Boys only had the one real hit, but it's a good 'un. My affection for them stems as much from their adventurin' and misdemeanorin' as it does for their music.

AllShookDown
11-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Strange Fruit from "Still Crazy."

BrainGlutton
11-09-2010, 07:46 PM
The Scum of the Earth, a British band from an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

"We're not punk rock. We're hoodlum rock, several steps below punk rock. The difference is that punk-rock groups dress deplorably, and they do not physically attack their audiences."

Candyman74
11-09-2010, 07:47 PM
The band from the Mos Elisley Cantina, of course!

Morbo
11-09-2010, 07:51 PM
The Scum of the Earth, a British band from an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

"We're not punk rock. We're hoodlum rock, several steps below punk rock. The difference is that punk-rock groups dress deplorably, and they do not physically attack their audiences."

That wasn't a fake band. ;-)

blondebear
11-09-2010, 07:59 PM
The band with two lead singers/guitarists in one! Bang Bang from Brothers of The Head (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_of_the_Head).

silenus
11-09-2010, 08:18 PM
The Mosquitos from Gilligan's Island - Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving

hogarth
11-09-2010, 08:45 PM
The Zit Remedy! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nU2zvWsmMk)

Jeep's Phoenix
11-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Dethklok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInM3r_OtDo)!

(They do have a touring component, and two Dethklok albums have been released, so I don't know if they really count as fake...)

bouv
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Mystic Spiral, Daria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sITlZo5r84&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3NxQWaNny8

But they're thinking about changing the name.

My contribution:

The fake band (led by Matt Damon) who sings Scotty Doesn't Know. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vyj1C8ogtE)

Ponch8
11-09-2010, 09:20 PM
the punk group Pain from an episode of CHiPs. Their song "Pain" had these lyrics:

I dig pain
The feeling in my brain
The scratchin' The bashin'
The clawin' The trashin'
The given' The gettin'
And the total blood lettin'
Drive me insane
I dig pain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3y4PFCpoOw

pepperlandgirl
11-09-2010, 09:44 PM
The Beatles from Help!, A Hard Day's Night and Yellow Submarine (in that order).

Despite the various similarities, I think they count as fictional representations...

TheChileanBlob
11-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Dethklok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInM3r_OtDo)!

Also, Dwayne's band Scäb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uaaF83eVig&feature=related) from "Home Movies."

Don Draper
11-09-2010, 11:03 PM
the Carrie Nations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kGW_L3zzs0) (previously known as the Kelly Affair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5axALm-5Qw). (D'ya think Mr's. Hanna & Barbera saw "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" before they adapted "Josie & the Pussycats"?

Marley23
11-10-2010, 12:44 AM
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Great band, and probably the best band name ever conceived. A while ago I saw a poster for an all-fake-bands version of Coachella including a lot of the bands named in this thread, but I can't find a copy.

Icerigger
11-10-2010, 04:53 AM
The Mosquitos from Gilligan's Island - Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving

Lets also not forget The Honey Bees and their megahit, "You Need Us".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgE6PbBEIc

GuanoLad
11-10-2010, 05:16 AM
Bad News (on Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR254KKFnVo))

BrainGlutton
11-10-2010, 08:59 AM
I grew up with The Buggles, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family so they will always be my fav...

:confused: The Buggles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buggles) are a real band.

42fish
11-10-2010, 09:06 AM
:confused: The Buggles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buggles) are a real band.


Maybe he meant Sid & Marty Krofft's Bugaloos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bugaloos)?

Don Draper
11-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Lets also not forget The Honey Bees and their megahit, "You Need Us".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgE6PbBEIc

*Ahem.* Please see post #2.

the Silver Platters! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o59S7C1nYfc)

and...

the Partridge Family! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTvUT_Hx4Dc)

Who do you think is better?

BubbaDog
11-10-2010, 09:11 AM
Alice Bowie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzGsZnzR9bo)

Intergalactic Gladiator
11-10-2010, 09:57 AM
Chad and Jeremy were on Batman once. That was pretty cool.
























;)

Annie-Xmas
11-10-2010, 10:02 AM
The Be Sharps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer's_Barbershop_Quartet)

tdn
11-10-2010, 10:13 AM
School of Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2YTurY7Gjc&feature=related)

Saint Cad
11-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Dregs of Humanity from It's your Move

River Bottom Nightmare Band from Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas. Emmett's band is good too.



The two I would pick.
Nothing too obscure for Dope.
Thought I would be first.

Silent Kal
11-10-2010, 10:22 AM
Cold Slither (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhp0QSuQ0No) from G.I. Joe.

You'll be joining them soon!

filling_pages
11-10-2010, 11:09 AM
I'm going to have to go with The Stains from Ladies and Gentlemen... The Fabulous Stains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_and_Gentlemen,_The_Fabulous_Stains) (I even used to play bits of the soundtrack when I DJed a punk night) and The Sleez Sisters from Times Square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Square_%28film%29).

I sort of have a thing for fictional all girl punk bands.

But when I want to make fun of a band for having a terrible name, I call them Hep Alien, which I think is from Gilmore Girls.

silenus
11-10-2010, 11:31 AM
The Band With Rocks In from Terry Pratchett's Soul Music.

Giles
11-10-2010, 11:44 AM
I know it's foreign, but I'm really surprised that no one here has heard of Detroit Metal City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Metal_City) -- the group giving its name to the anime series and the live-action movie, which are really very funny.

davidm
11-10-2010, 12:38 PM
Twaughthammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKNodRa71Cg

Bosstone
11-10-2010, 01:11 PM
The Oneders!

JSexton
11-10-2010, 01:31 PM
No love for Jeffster yet? Shame on you.

JessMagic
11-10-2010, 01:38 PM
Faith + 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uu-TtAKpCw

Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFFQpd9akSg

Methyl Ethyl Death
11-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Dethklok (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInM3r_OtDo)!

(They do have a touring component, and two Dethklok albums have been released, so I don't know if they really count as fake...)

Might as well mention Snakes & Barrels

StusBlues
11-10-2010, 03:06 PM
Milli Vanilli

Mister Owl
11-10-2010, 03:36 PM
The Weird Sisters from Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire.

ducati
11-10-2010, 03:48 PM
The Moe Syzlak Experience featuring Homer

And Creed Bratton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed_Bratton) from The Office says he was in The Grass Roots!

GrandWino
11-10-2010, 04:33 PM
And Creed Bratton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed_Bratton) from The Office says he was in The Grass Roots!

Maybe I'm being whooshed, but Creed Bratton was indeed in The Grass Roots, a very real band.

Alessan
11-10-2010, 04:34 PM
The Band With Rocks In from Terry Pratchett's Soul Music.

If we're doing books, then the Nazgűl, from the Armageddon Rag.

Johnny Q
11-10-2010, 05:06 PM
Oscar Drill and the Bits. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvE8pPXWQYI)

Icerigger
11-10-2010, 06:30 PM
*Ahem.* Please see post #2.

Sorry, that's what I get for skimming the thread.

Who could forget The Modal Nodes .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_Nodes

The Scrivener
11-10-2010, 09:16 PM
Strange Fruit from "Still Crazy."

That was the first band that I thought of. The score had a clutch of half-decent original songs, too.

The band from the Mos Elisley Cantina, of course!

This only occurred to me now: if the Mos Eisley Cantina band's "clarinet" players were brothers, would they be known as "The Eisley Brothers"? (And yeah, I know it's spelled differently.) Was George Lucas a huge fan (and does he have a stack of Stax wax), or is that outpost's name just a coincidence?

ColonelDax
11-11-2010, 05:07 AM
The Beau Brummelstones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l1n_xNL9CI).

Ronald C. Semone
11-11-2010, 08:21 AM
And then there is the old standby from the '50s: Joe Elastic And His Rubber Band.

tr0psn4j
11-11-2010, 02:17 PM
No love for Jeffster yet? Shame on you.

Shame on you too for waiting so long!

JEFFSTER!

Although, they have performed in Comic Cons so does that make them a real band?

ducati
11-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Maybe I'm being whooshed, but Creed Bratton was indeed in The Grass Roots, a very real band.

Whooosh!

Snooooopy
11-11-2010, 06:20 PM
My first thought was Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (i.e., The Wonders / Oneders when they were making a cameo in a beach movie).

StephenG
11-14-2010, 12:27 PM
I really enjoyed PoP! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jeCT6YIlhg) from Music and Lyrics.

Sigmagirl
11-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Chad and Jeremy were on Batman once. That was pretty cool.

They also appeared on The Patty Duke Show as "Nigel and Patrick."

gaffa
11-14-2010, 01:34 PM
School of Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2YTurY7Gjc&feature=related)
The real thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J552DdJBeJQ) is much (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgtebb0FcL8) better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8o7wKv47bI&feature=related).

I shoot video of the Kansas City School of Rock, and the most average kids in that are better than the kids in the Hollywood cash-in. And the real story is a much more entertaining film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436727/).

My first thought was Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (i.e., The Wonders / Oneders when they were making a cameo in a beach movie).
I wonder whatever happened to the O'Needers?

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