Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Matt292, Sep 23, 2022.
Interesting read too. Lead singer assassinated on stage.
That, of course, is not the "classic" lineup.
there is no better fictional band for capturing the excitement of a certain time period than the WONDERS!!!!
Kipper from Confessions of a Pop Performer
There was even a soundtrack LP
Various Featuring Kipper And The Climax Sisters - Confessions Of A Pop Performer
ah ha ha good one.
Jet Silver & The Dolls Of Venus (a track on the Be Bop Deluxe album Axe Victim)
Alan Partridge got into a Grundy-style situation with Scottish punk rocker Shona McGough and her band
Oh, what the heck, rock and roll! Let’s all have a pear!
Tragically Hip would notoriously do that in their videos
trying to think if there were others.....
Apparently "The Darlings" were actually "The Dillards."
Z Man named them the Carrie Nations,I think the name was foisted on them. They were originally The Kelly Affair.
Ricky and The Balloons,per "Glamour Boy"
by The Guess Who.
Played by white comedian Chris Morris in brownface iirc. Beyond hilarious. Would Ali G, a bit of a Chris Morris rip-off, count in this,wasn`t he at least a D.J and voice of yoot?
A British Spinal Tap,I`m sure they were bottled off the stage at a real rock concert they played. The same team did a tv show called The Glam Metal Detectives about a rock group of that name charged with the mission of "saving the planet's ecology with your top-hit records`.
One of the Bad News band had a hit as his other fictional character Neil (from a hit show called The Young Ones) covering Traffic`s `Hole In My Shoe` This was actually in the British charts. Should be loads of comedy people dabbling in music, it`s virtually a tradition from the 60s on,having comedians satirise the emerging pop/rock culture.
There WAS a band by that name in NYC late 70’s.
The Cambridge Concept of Timothy Clover.
Drimble Wedge and the Vegetation. .. Pete Cook and Dudley Moore in 1967`s `Bedazzled`. Just the name cracks me up...and 10 years before punk.
I used to think `Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers` WAS fictional. And Johnny Thunders himself was a fictional character,played by a member of the New York Dolls.
The Green Onion, whose namesake was the experimental underwater home in the zany '60s movie Hello Down There (1969). In one scene a young Richard Dreyfus lip-sync croons an oddly Roger Miller-ish ode to goldfish:
But my personal earworm from the movie is the unforgettable "Glub Love". Even TV's Merv Griffin thought they were "mellow yellow, turned-on and groovy!" That's high praise from a man for whom an "OOOOOOOOOOOHH!" typically sufficed.
Omar, Angel, Mok - Rock & Rule
The Black Roses - Black Roses
Weapons Of Happiness, The Wayriders - Vinyl (movie)
The Nasty Bits, Hannibal - Vinyl (TV series)
The Staton-House Band - Roadies
Crucial Taunt - Wayne’s World
Riki and The Flash - Riki and The Flash
The Suburbans - The Suburbans
The Juicy Fruits, The Beach Bums, The Undeads, Phoenix - Phantom Of The Paradise
Oscar Drill & The Bits - Shock Treatment
The School Of Rock, No Vacancy - School Of Rock
The Barden Bellas, Evermoist, Saddle Up, Young Sparrow and DJ Dragon Nutz - Pitch Perfect 3
Lost Soulz - The Perfect Age Of Rock & Roll
Sex Bob-Omb, Crash and The Boys, The Clash At Demonhead - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
A lot of people`s usernames on this site would make good fictional bands...yours for example...Rocket Dog...then there`s Purple Jim,and Rudy Beet...naming ourselves here has a bit of the `fictional rock band/ rock star` vibe.
You know, Chuck Berry's cousin?
Buckaroo Bonzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers
Ask The Commitments. They toured clubs/bars in the 90s. I saw them!
From The Kids in the Hall:
Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuk.
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