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ASV Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: New Category:
Touch Me, I'm Dick (Fictional Bands)

Because the voting is oh, so close on the B bands poll, I'm going to let it linger a bit. Get those votes in! [thisisasubliminalmessagetovoteforblacksabbath]. Anyhow, while the tight voting rages on over there, I'm going to open up a new category.

Now pay attention carefully, because this category has fine print attached to it. The new voting is for:

FICTIONAL BANDS (that are not Spinal Tap)

Rules:

  • NO SPINAL TAP. Why? Because they would win, I'm sure. Spinal Tap will get in on its own merits some day. There's going to be about 40 different wings on this hall when it is built (out of legos, construction paper and weebles) and they are assured a place in the future hallowed halls of the ASV Hall of Fame.
  • Cartoon bands count, as well as bands from movies, books and television shows. Even bands who appeared in only one episode of a show count.
  • Bands that may have ended up "real" but got their start as fictional bands count, i.e, The Monkees, The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats.
  • There is an entire compendium of fake bands here, should you need some food for thought. More here.

A few on my own short list: Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Fingerbang and Citizen Dick. And yes, the Banana Splits!

Comments

The Groovy Ghoulies

My short list:

Stillwater (from "Almost Famous")

Steel Dragon (from "Rock Star")

School of Rock (from "SoR")

My vote has to go to Citizen Dick because it was from the moive that defined my life at that period in time. Plus, any band that has Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament gets my vote.

Sonic Death Monkey (aka Barry Jive and The Uptown Five) from 'High Fidelity'

The Wonders (aka The One-Ders) from 'That Thing You Do!'

Blues Brothers from SNL and 'The Blues Brothers'

Blues Brothers

Steel Dragon
Blues Brothers

I wouldn't nominate them, but they may deserve one - The Monkees?

What about that band Cartman headed up, the christian rock one.

The Wild Stallyns from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

They changed pretend history. That has to count for something.

Definately the Blues Brothers.

From SNL sketch to movie stardom to present day syndicated radio blues program. They have more staying power than most "real" bands.

Cherry Bomb from "Howard the Duck"

California Raisins, although they might be disqualified for having released an actual album, or for being a dried up cover grape.

Holy Shiite! How could I forget about Sonic Death Monkey! They're just tryin to keep their pop sensibilities. Good one Jay!

How about any fake band with Jack Black.

Citizen Dick is a good one, if for no other reason than "Touch me, I'm Dick"

What about bands that should have been fakes a.k.a we never wished had happened?

I guess that would be a totally different category.

The Problems - If I remember correctly, this was Trent Reznor's band in the Michael J Fox/Joan Jett epic 'Light of Day'. Yes, Reznor was in 'Light of Day'....

Blues Bothers
Wyld Stallions
Banana Splits (just because I have that damn theme song stuck in my skull)

The Archies
The Partridge Family

The Bugaloos

(she was a hottie with a great accent!)

The Fabulous Stains (always was a sucker for Diane Lane...)

I second FJH

Archies
Partridge Family

We want the Dregs!

The Dregs of Humanity, from 'It's Your Move'. Which should get bonus points for being a fake fake band.

Wow... the Bugaloos... awesome flashback, man.

= Blue Bros
= Banana Splits (of course)
The Partridge Fam (but not after the third episode... I think the original drummer had more soul than his replacement)
= two bands I am drawing blanks on, both of which tried to capilitaize on early '60s rock-n-roll:

the band that spent a brief time on Gilligan's Isle the band that performed on F-Troop....

Lords of the Underworld or The BRady Bunch Kids. I'm torn.

Sonic Death Monkey (aka Barry Jive and The Uptown Five) from 'High Fidelity'

Thanks, jay!

Oh, I forgot the Banana Splits with my previous nominations, to reiterate my comments on another post-

Just look at the band:

Fleegle - Paul Winchell (aka Tigger)
Bingo - Daws Butler (aka Yogi Bear)
Drooper - Allan Melvin (aka Magilla Gorilla)
Snork - Don Messick (aka Scoobie Doo)

How about Eddie and the Cruisers? I loved that movie and the songs. Great...

"Cap'n Geetch and the Shrimp Shack Shooters" a.k.a. "The Oneders"

'Cause I liked the movie

Am I the only one who remembers the cartoon band/superheroes "The Impossibles"?

What's the requirement of 'fake vs real' ?

I'd argue the Blues Brothers may have started as a sketch, but could be considered to have crossed the line at some point.

Regardless, they have my vote.

The Swanky Modes ( tapeheads)" Ordinary Man" rules!
of course the Splits

Otis Day and the knights.

Bezerker (Clerks)

Blues Brothers

IIRC, the Christian rock band shank was thinking of from South Park was called Faith + 1...

I 2nd Otis Day.

Billy and the Boingers - Originally named Deathtöngue (from the Bloom County comic strip), starring Bill the Cat on Tongue and Opus the Penguin on rhythm tuba.

I've still got their single "Because I'm a Boinger."

Monkees
Blues Brothers
Rutles

Do Solo acts count? If so, I nominate Bob Roberts.

But my vote goes to The Rutles.

Do I have to spell it out?

Death Lurks, before Grivo started taking Gleemonex.

I'm torn between Deathtöngue (still got that single, too), and Citizen Dick.

Duh. The Hong Kong Cavaliers.

There is no arguing with this.

Autobahn. (They're nihilists. Must be exhausting.)

Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers.

Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuck (Kids in the Hall)

Three Times One Minus One (Mr. Show)

Arthur Ewing and his musical mice

Max Reebos Band at Jabba's Palace.

What was the name of the band that all the Muppets were in? If I remembered their name, I'd nominate them solely on Animal's very competent drumming.

But I have to nominate:

Fuck Your Yankee Blue Jeans

"Olaf, Metal!" That's his fuckin' metal face!

Deathtöngue A.K.A Billy and the Boingers from ‘Bloom County’. Bill the Cat Rocks!

'Disaster Area' from Restaurant at the End of the Universe. No one else can compete with crashing a spaceship into a sun nor with spending a year dead for tax reasons.

Would Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars be a 'fake' band?

Cherrybomb, from Howard the Duck.

Okay, maybe not.

Bad News, from the Bad News Tour episode of The Comic Strip Presents....

"Down on the dry, red world of Kakrafoon, in the middle of the vast Rudlit Desert, the stage technicians were testing the sound system.

"That is to say, the sound system was in the desert, not the stage technicians. They had retreated to the safety of Disaster Area's giant control ship which hung in orbit some four hundred miles above the surface of the planet, and they were testing the sound system from there. Anyone within five miles of the speaker silos wouldn't have survived the tuning up.

"If Arthur Dent had been within five miles of the speaker silos then his expiring thought would have been that in both size and shape the sound rig closely resembled Manhattan. Risen out of the silos, the neutron phase speaker stacks towered monstrously against the sky, obscuring the banks of plutonium reactors and seismic amps behind them.

"Buried deep in concrete bunkers beneath the city of speakers lay the instruments that the musicians would control from their ship, the massive photon-ajuitar, the bass detonator and the Megabang drum complex.

"It was going to be a noisy show."

-The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Otis Day and the Nights....with a close second to Pebbles and Bam Bam....what was the name of that hokey song....loved it as a kid.....

Eddie and the Cruisers
The Commitments
Stillwater

Fictional bands?

Does Milli Vanilli count?

I'd have to vote for Deathtongue/Billy & the Boingers, tho.

Stillwater, from the movie Almost Famous. The lead singer was just too damn cute, and they actually made the soundtrack.

screaming banshees of the unwashed masses

Oh, man. Dregs of Humanity! Talk about obscure. Though I do remember it since it was by far the best program on the air that year (or those few weeks before it got cancelled.) So I guess not too obscure, eh?

Scum of the Earth. (WKRP In Cincinnati)

John,

Otis Day and the Knights was/is a REAL band making a cameo in a movie. I doubt that qualifies.

My patron saint Opus is gonna kill me for foregetting "Billy and the Boingers!"

Oops, I was wrong.

Otis Day and the Knights was invented for the movie, but toured later.

Nevermind.

Timmy, and the Lords of the Underworld.

"Darkness fills my heary with pain."

"TIMMY!"

Hard Core Logo, from the movie of the same name. Their songs were actually really freaking good.

Groovy Ghoulies!

Deathtongue (Billy and the Boingers) You make me sick! But I luuuv You!

Blues Brothers

Doctor Teeth & the Electric Mayhem

Gotta add my votes for Billy and the Boingers and Timmy, and the Lords of the Underworld.

TIMMY!!!

Gotta go with the Commitments, the Rutles and Otis Day and the Knights.

How's about "Richard Cheese" and "Lounge against the machine?"

I'd also nominate the Star Wars Cantina band. :)

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem!!

The Wayouts from The Flintstones.

Does Russell Crowe's 30 Odd Foot of Grunt count?

The Rutles

The Blues Brothers - great music and the greatest " I can turn my brain off and enjoy" movie of all time ! The music stands on its own merits.

Leningrad Cowboys - from "the Leningrad Cowboys cross America".

Oh and I second the Blues Brohters nomination

Danger F*king Kitty

/actually got their "cd"

Love Rocket!!!!!

Yeah baby!

gotta be "WYYYYYLLLDDD STAAAAALLLLLIOOOOONNNS!!!" from probably the dumbest, bestest rock 'n roll parody (was it really a parody?) ever, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (and the lesser one, Bogus Journey.... the soundtrack for the second one was better)

Next category, Best Soundtrack cut.

The Looters (from "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains") - This fake band consisted of Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Paul Simonon, and Fee Waybill.

The Blues Brothers

Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers

I also liked Citizen Dick.

What about "Everybody Gets Laid", the name of the band at the pit party in PCU?

"Peter Griffin Starship"

The band from the Mos Eisley cantina... I forget their name... but yeah, them.

Can I register an anti-vote for Chris Gaines, Garth Brooks's failed country "project"?

That's all I got at the moment.

Umm... hate to spoil all the noms for the Blues Brothers, but they were actually a real band that also did sketches. They existed prior to their first appearance on SNL, toured, and cut a number of excellent albums. They're honestly a cover band, but not a fictional one.

I'll vote for Strong Bad's fave... LIMOZEEN!