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Old 02-12-2019, 03:21 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:30 PM
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I'm not sure whether you don't understand the premise of the thread, or I'm being whooshed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_the_Wet_Sprocket

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Toad the Wet Sprocket took its name from a Monty Python comedy sketch called "Rock Notes"[2][3] in which a journalist delivers a nonsensical music news report
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:39 PM
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I read somewhere that one of the Monty Python guys was driving down the road, listening to a Top 40 station some time in the mid 1990s, and when the announcer said that the previous song was by Toad the Wet Sprocket, he nearly drove off the road.

When the Spinal Tap movie came out, they did indeed have t-shirts with the logo on the front and tour dates listed on the back, with the word "CANCELLED" overlaid.

I wouldn't mind having a Geronimo Jackson t-shirt either; that band was part of the "Lost" series.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:50 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:27 PM
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Awesome! I just ordered the one in the first link.

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Old 02-12-2019, 07:12 PM
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The Oneders (That Thing You Do!)
Another vote for The Honeybees, as well as The Mosquitos (especially if it had the band member's names on it (Bingo, Bango, Bongo, and Irving).
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:26 PM
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I used to own several of the T-shirts that Sheldon wears on Big Bang Theory. Though I had actually purchased them before the show was even a thing.

So apparently I had T-shirts that a fictional character would like to own.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:30 PM
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Capitalist Emulsification - It's the punk band that one of the teachers in Those Who Can't used to be in. It's actually available for sale but I don't want it $25 worth.

Sonic Death Monkey and Kathleen Turner Overdrive - Two of the band names for Jack Black's band in High Fidelity.

Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band - It's from the Muppet Show and has mayhem in the name. "EAT DRUMMMMMSSS!!!" - Animal
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:43 PM
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The Gories--a proto-Goth band featured on an episode of "Gidget" (they almost broke up Gidget and Larue!).
Tiny Cowboy from "Phineas and Ferb", voiced by no other than Davy Jones and Peter Noone.
And I'm seriously thinking of getting this shirt--Sev'ral Timez, a boy band from a "Gravity Falls" episode.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:02 PM
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The Stray Cats.


No, not Brian Setzer's band, but the fictional group from "That'll Be The Day", featuring Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds and David Essex.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:36 PM
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Dethklok.
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Are they really fictional since they have toured?
Back in the day, Adult Swim's website offered a few shirts styled as tour t-shirts; they were clearly designed with the fictional band in mind.

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Not to mention they have at least three if not four albums.

VERY good albums I should say.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:40 PM
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I own a Berserker shirt, from their "F*ck Your Yankee Blue Jeans" world tour.

Berserker is the song sung by Jay's cousin Olaf, the Russian metal singer, in Clerks. They must have made it big because Jay is wearing their shirt in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Mine is long-sleeve, and was purchsed at the Secret Stash in Red Bank.
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Berserker is the song sung by Jay's cousin Olaf, the Russian metal singer, in Clerks. They must have made it big because Jay is wearing their shirt in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Mine is long-sleeve, and was purchsed at the Secret Stash in Red Bank.
The recording of the song used in the movie Clerks was by Love Among Freaks, a NJ alternative metal band.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:18 PM
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The Dregs of Humanity. I was a fan even before they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:26 PM
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Oh, and Crisis of Conformity.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:47 PM
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:00 AM
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I'm not sure whether you don't understand the premise of the thread, or I'm being whooshed.
It was a joke band name from (I think) Monty Python before an actual band used it. Willie and the Poor Boys followed a similar existential trajectory.

Citizen Dick (from "Singles")
Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters ("That Thing You Do")
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:25 AM
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How about Scum of the Earth. The original hoodlum rock group from "WKRP in Cincinnati".
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:42 AM
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There's a lot of Sex Bob-Omb merch out there. They may be one of the most successful fictional bands of losers ever.

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Old 02-13-2019, 11:34 AM
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I read somewhere that one of the Monty Python guys was driving down the road, listening to a Top 40 station some time in the mid 1990s, and when the announcer said that the previous song was by Toad the Wet Sprocket, he nearly drove off the road.
The late SF writer Jack Chalker had a similar experience. He wrote a trilogy featuring an organization called, I think, "General Ordering and Distribution" or "GOD Inc". His moment came when he first saw a truck for "Guaranteed Overnight Delivery".
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:52 AM
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For Christmas this year I received a t-shirt with the Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug Band.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:51 PM
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I'm not sure whether you don't understand the premise of the thread, or I'm being whooshed.
Maybe the "real" TtWS from the Python album, not that later faux name stealers.

For me: another vote for Scum of the Earth.
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The Way Outs
Beat me to it. Love their song 'Way Out'! You know you're dealing with a one-hit wonder when the name of the band and first song is practically identical. No wonder the manager went with an Orson Wells-type promotion for them.

So I'll go to my backup picks, Fred "The Velvet Smog" Flintstone (When the Saints Go Marching In'), Bug Music ('I Said Ya Ya Ya!'), and an honorable mention to Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm ('Open Up Your Heart (And Let the Sunshine In)').

I'd add The Beau Brummelstones and Ann Margrock, but the performers and songs are a little too close to nonfictional for this thread.
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It was a joke band name from (I think) Monty Python before an actual band used it. Willie and the Poor Boys followed a similar existential trajectory.

Citizen Dick (from "Singles")
Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters ("That Thing You Do")
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:08 AM
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RE: Toad the Wet Sprocket and a few others...
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How about 'Footprints on the Moon' - Howard and Raj's filk band from The Big Bang Theory.
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I definitely agree with Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers.
Detroit Metal City(wiki)from the anime of the same name. Also known as DMC.
The Hex Girls(wiki) from Scooby Doo.
Love Händel(wiki) from Phineas and Ferb.
The Love Below(YouTube) from OutKast's video for "Hey Ya." Bonus points if it includes all the band members names and their back up singers, The Love Haters.
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Dingoes Ate My Baby - from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
First one I thought of. (A real band from Buffy I'd like is k's choice, who sang "Virgin State of Mind" in the episode Dopplegangland).

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I was going to say The Clash at Demonhead instead.
Yep, I'd rather have The Clash at Demonhead's shirt. I'd also want a Munchausen by Proxy shirt (from Yes Man).
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Bad News already have several.

- My name is Vim Fuego! I let my guitar speak for me!

- That's because you're incoherent most of the time.
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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. I know you can get Ziggy Stardust shirts but they're really David Bowie shirts.
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Dead Leopards
I know there's been discussions on the origins, but I heard them on 98Rock in Baltimore. Classic songs like "I want a death by misadventure" and "I wish my mom was a biker chick."
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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. I know you can get Ziggy Stardust shirts but they're really David Bowie shirts.
In the same vein, I'll nominate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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The Standell's were from LA. None of the band members had ever visited Boston when they recorded "Dirty Water".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_St...ton_connection
No shit! Thanks for fighting my ignorance. What the hell, Standells, "Boston, you're my home" is a lie? Everything is all of a sudden upside down.
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Aww, I thought I'd get to the end before my two got mentioned, but I'm gonna mention them anyway:

The Beets from Doug (I have this one!)
Love Händel from Phineas and Ferb (I need to get one)

Also:
The LumberZacks and Just Getting Started (both from Milo Murphy's Law)
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