Here’s my top 5 Fake Bands of all time (I’m going to pass on Spinal Tap and The Monkees, as IMHO they actually transcended their Fake Band roots and became, to some extent at least, Real Bands)…
5 Neat Guys - clean cut nostalgia act from SCTV. Best song: Who Made the Egg Salad Sandwiches?
N.W.H. - the rap version of Spinal Tap from the movie Fear of a Black Hat. Best song: My Peanuts
Nada - totally cool all girl band from the movie Get Crazy (actually, Lee Ving from Fear sings one of their two songs). Best song: I’m Not Going To Take It
The Dukes of - XTC’s uberpsychedelic alterego. Best song: My Love Explodes
Mayhem - the out of hand punk band from Quincy (I should also give a nod to Pain from C.H.I.P.S.). Best song: Get Up (I Wanna See You Choke)
So, what are yours? If you need a memory bump let me suggest The Rocklopedia Fakebandica.