Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Matt292, Sep 23, 2022.
The legendary Bad News tour.
Frozen Embryos from My So Called Life, with Jared Leto.
Buh-buh-buh Bennie and The Jets.
Windhollow Faire, the doomed folk-rock group from the novella Wyldling Hall by Elizabeth Hand. When I finished the book I was so eager to hear the album, then I remembered it was all fictional!
Scum Of The Earth:
Who were actually Michael Des Barres and his band Detective, minus the two actors ("Blood" and "Nigel").
Ghandi's Hairdryer from the Robert Rankin book 'Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls'.
Two great ones:
Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem
The Blue Jean Committee
Also, Alpa Chino (from Tropic Thunder).
'Marvin Berry and the Starlighters' played at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in Back to the Future
Ten bands mentioned in A Clockwork Orange, three of which since inspired real bands to use those names (the other two are a coincidence I think):
Heaven Seventeen: Heaven 17 is a New Wave/Synth Pop band from Sheffield, England, active from 1980-present
Johnny Zhivago: Johnny Zhivago was a Punk Band from Essex, England, active from 1999-2002
The Humpers: The Humpers were a Garage Punk band from Long Beach, California, active from 1989-1998
The Sparks: Sparks are a Rock/Pop band from Los Angeles, California, active from 1970-present
The Legend: Legend was the name of an English heavy metal band, a Shadows tribute band, a christian rock band, and a rockabilly band
The Blow Goes
The Comic Strips
A double bill of Mystik Spiral and Hep Alien would absolutely pack them in.
From "The Armageddon Rag" by George R. R. Martin
Two pages in and other than a sneaky reference to an earlier incarnation in the OP, no mention of the greatest of them all: the legendary Spinal Tap!
At the time of the original movie they were clearly fictional, although they sort of morphed into a concrete satirical group in the '90s.
Edit: They were mentioned, I just missed it somehow! Sorry!
Eddie and the Cruisers
And let’s not forget Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters, a fictional band played by the fictional band the movie is about.
The Fabulous Stains
Two pages in a no one’s mentioned Steel Dragon (and Blood Pollution) from Rock Star yet, either.
Max Frost and the Troopers from Wild in the Streets
Mystery from Detroit Rock City
Mission Control / Anarchy's Child (and other band name changes) from Freaks and Geeks
The Eradicators from Rock N Roll High School Forever
The Tritonz from Rock N Roll Nightmare
Sammi Curr from Trick or Treat
The Loaded Blanks (played by Great White) in Maid to Order
Johnny Squares (played by Jim Carrey lip syncing GNR) in The Dead Pool
Black Plague (Vince Neil and other notable metal musicians) in Adventures of Ford Fairline
Dingoes at My Baby from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Ain't Rights from Green Room
Vince Raven (played by Alice Cooper) in Monster Dog
...off the top of my head
Billy and the Boingers
Did anyone mention Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
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