Fictitious bands

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Matt292, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. Matt292

    Matt292 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    North West England
    There must be tonnes of fictional bands out there, whether it be from TV, films or albums or whatever else.
    I'll give a couple for starters.
    Sexual Chocolate, The New Originals.
    There must be tonnes more out there. Go.....
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  2. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    From the Sopranos.....late 90's grunge band Defiler, who then changed their name to Visiting Day. :laugh:
  3. Booyaa73

    Booyaa73 Often wrong, never in doubt.

    New England
    The Monkees (for a little while anyway)
    The Ruttles
    The Larry Davis Experience
    The Masked Marauders
    Gangsta B****es
    Suburban Terrorists
    Viking Funeral
    Chris Gaines
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  4. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    Eddie and The Falcons.
    Ricky and The Red Stripes.
    Charles Hawtrey and The Deaf Aids.
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  5. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Turtles - Battle Of the Bands - they pretend to be a different band for each song on the album
    The Recess Monkeys and the Queen Haters from SCTV
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  6. The Beatles
  7. Patrick

    Patrick Senior Member

  8. veon

    veon Forum Resident

    United States
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  9. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ambient postpunk will never die

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  10. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Utopia Avenue from the recent David Mitchell novel of the same name.

    Of course, there's also Spinal Tap and Stillwater from Almost Famous.
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  11. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
    The Carrie Nations from Beyond The Valley of the Dolls
    Mumblin' Jim from Psych-Out
  12. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    The Sophisticatos from The Odd Couple
    Blind Mellow Jelly from Sanford and Son - I Want my daddy's records!
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  13. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Happy Kyne and the Mirthmakers - Fernwood Tonight
    The Sacred Cows - Get Smart
    The Bedbugs (w/Lowell George) - F Troup
    The Wayouts - Flintstones
    The Warts (played by the Seeds) - Mothers In Law
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  14. Can’t forget the Carrie Nations, from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. (EDIT: I see someone else also cited them while I was typing)

    Also, on a similar front, here’s a thread I started a couple of years ago on “fictional music”, ie music created to exist in the reality of TV shows and movies:

    What's your favourite piece of "fictional music"?
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  15. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies So Tomorrow Never Knows

    The Wonders

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  16. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
    Interestingly, Otis Day and the Knights were a fictional band in Animal House, but DeWayne Jessie bought the rights and formed a real band under that name.
  17. bolexman

    bolexman Forum Resident

    Bad News
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  18. AveryKG

    AveryKG Sultan of snacks

    west London
    Oh, they were awful... but I think that was the point.
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  19. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    United States
    Sick Dick and the Volkswagens in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, creators of the song "I Want To Kiss Your Feet"
  20. bolexman

    bolexman Forum Resident

    "Disaster Area" from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy... "Disaster Area are a plutonium rock band from the Gagrakacka Mind Zones and are generally regarded as not only the loudest rock band in the Galaxy, but also as being the loudest noise of any kind at all."
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  21. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York
    They came to my college back in the 80s! I remember I was confused how a fictional band could be touring as a real one. I didn’t actually attend the gig but apparently original Knights bassist (and blues guitar great) Robert Cray didn’t show up.
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  22. HitAndRun

    HitAndRun Forum Resident

    I think that's a great film, with some great songs.

    Vesuvius from the film 'The Rocker'. I mainly bought the film for the Pete Best cameo, but there are some decent mock commercial hard rock songs there.

    The other, more indie styled, band in the film A.D.D. is good too. In the soundtrack the songs are credited to actor Geiger.

    I don't know if The Blues Brothers were ever a fictitious band. They certainly didn't remain one.

    EDIT: Just for completeness sake. here's the Pete Best Cameo from 'The Rocker'. Apparently Pete had a line but it was cut and I've never seen the 'extra' with his line.
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  23. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Legendary rapper Fur Q from The Day Today.
  24. br6388

    br6388 Forum Resident

    Homewood, Illinois
    The Mosquitoes — Gilligan's Island
    Jimmy Thudpucker (solo artist) Doonesbury
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  25. Shoehorn with Teeth

    Shoehorn with Teeth Romans 6:23

    The Beets from Doug

    "I Need More Allowance" and "Shout Your Lungs Out" are still bangers.

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