What is your favorite fictional band or musician?

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I was heartbroken when Pale Horse and thousands of their fans were killed in Madison Square Garden at the climax of "Watchmen."

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

The Beets.

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Franz Ferdinand

mc (mattsoncarlhew), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Kipper.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

howsabout a little background?

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Robert Smith.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

arrg, you guys...

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Hearts That Hate, the fake emo band featured on the chorus of MC Lars' "Signing Emo".

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Denny Lethargy

Lion-O (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

CB4

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Kipper was from "Confessions of a Pop Performer"

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

The WayOuts.

k/l (Ken L), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Bucky Wonderlick

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Didn't Glenn Gould once cite Adrian Leverkuhn as his favourite composer?

The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

And what was that novel about the bebop saxaphonist who was a bear?

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:45 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/b/buckbanz.jpg

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:46 (thirteen years ago) link

Found it.

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, I really wanted to read that book. I read a review of it when it came out. The bear wears a hat and a trenchcoat as a "disguise" right?

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:51 (thirteen years ago) link

vertigo >> [...] >> >>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> lethargy

N_RQ, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:52 (thirteen years ago) link

I guess. I haven't read it either.

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:52 (thirteen years ago) link

I made up a band in 4th grade, and I used to draw pictures of them when I was a kid.

Sidewinder:
Lee Ceago - drums, vocals
Will Davidson - lead guitar
Jason Davidson - bass
Dave Johnson - keyboards (he of course replaced David King, the original rhythm guitarist, and leader of the band)

Dominique (dleone), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

tie: NWH (Niggaz With Hats) and The Rutles

assuming Spinal Tap doesn't count

what was Justine Bateman's band called in Smithereens?

oh, and the Misfits from the Jem cartoon.

and the band from Trick or Treat. Or was that a solo act? It was a solo act. Man that movie was funny.

Roger, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Dr Winston O'Boogie
The Elvis National Theater of Okinawa

ledge (ledge), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Spinal Tap is a wierd case. Fictional or not?

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 14:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Does SCAB from Home Movies count?

someteenpartying, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

PAIN!

(The Fear rip-off from the CHIPs punk rock episode.)

"I diiig paaaain!"

(Of course you could make a case for Snow Pink, Pain's nemesis in the Battle of the Bands which Ponch caps off by singing "Celebrate good times, come on!")

Matt Carlson (mattsoncarlhew), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem!

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Anybody read this? Is it complete?

TRG (TRG), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Isn't that thing online? Last time I looked, it was pretty complete.

k/l (Ken L), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

You're right it is, fakebands.com

TRG (TRG), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Zack Attack!

Kate Silver (Kate Silver), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

The Paranoids (from Crying of Lot 49)

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

fictional bands

peepee (peepee), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:48 (thirteen years ago) link

The Charms, then as now. heh.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Form the above thread:

The Shunned were a fictional band in my city during late seventies punk days. Posters use to appear for their shows that were to be at vague local locations (ex. - "at the Shoe Store"). Many locals believed them to be real for a while, and were intrigued. They even had fictional members (Dick Chocolate, Jet Yellow, Doomy Number).

peepee (peepee), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

nick andopolis's solo stuff was, i felt, superior to the works of Dimension or the band with daniel and ken (freaks and geeks)

carly (carly), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 15:52 (thirteen years ago) link

http://static.flickr.com/12/14961001_7881232811.jpg

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.quarterbin.net/img/sv0401.jpg

walter kranz (walterkranz), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Wyld Stallyns

birthdayboy, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 16:49 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.interstella.ru/img/large/28.jpg

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 16:57 (thirteen years ago) link

The River Bottom Nightmare Band
Venus in Furs
Jet Screamer

bsj30 (bsj30), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't know how to do it, so could someone post a picture of the band from The Big Lebowski?

peepee (peepee), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:34 (thirteen years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0810939983.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Sprocc, master of the splingtwanger from Planet Blipp.

brianiac (briania), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

WYLD STALLIONS

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) link

C.w. McCall

Max, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:50 (thirteen years ago) link

johnny bravo

from the bunch, when greg was "discovered" and was going to be a rock star.

nein Socken (nein Socken), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.briandepalma.net/images/sign.jpg

josh w (jbweb), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

johnny bravo
he fits the suit

k/l (Ken L), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Fiends In Human Form (from the book Infinite Jest)

larry, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm with Tom Carson in thinking that Josie and the Pussycats movie underrated.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Friday, 9 June 2006 06:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Chinese White Bedsock (one for the Archers fans)

eyesteel (eyesteel), Friday, 9 June 2006 08:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Georgie Saint and the Sinners.

If anyone remembers seventies australian soap "The Young Doctors" Georgie Saint was the hunky lead singer; looked liek a genetic boss eyed hybrid of leif garret and hulk hogan, think a young Nick Nolte with a lemon juice bleached perm, or a lost member of Razorlight.

If that's not enough then there's always Figrin Da'n and the Modal Nodes from the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine.

Macro Voyeur (Macro Voyeur), Friday, 9 June 2006 09:02 (thirteen years ago) link

The Paranoids (from Crying of Lot 49)
I always thought that the Paranoids' (60s psychedelic garagepunks) names were Miles, Dean, Serge and Leonard was just so OTM.

avery keen-gardner (avery keen-gardner), Friday, 9 June 2006 09:48 (thirteen years ago) link

The Three Little Bops from Looney Tunes. It was the story of the Three Little Pigs, but in this version they had a jazz band, and instead of wanting to eat them, the big bad wolf wanted to join the band. Unfortunately the wolf was pretty much tone deaf until he managed to kill himself, but "didn't go to heaven, was the other place".

The moral of the story was explained by one of the pigs:

The big, bad wolf, he learned the rules! You gotta get hot to play real cool!

shorty (shorty), Friday, 9 June 2006 11:53 (thirteen years ago) link

the Fabulous Stains

4 Jacks And A Jill

Funky See Funky Do

hank (hank s), Friday, 9 June 2006 12:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Creme Brulee
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Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Friday, 9 June 2006 12:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Trying again...
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Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Friday, 9 June 2006 12:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Trying again...
http://www.lunacynet.com/league/images/s3_les.jpg

Neil Stewart (Neil Stewart), Friday, 9 June 2006 12:26 (thirteen years ago) link

The hero of Espadair Street

lexurian (lexurian), Friday, 9 June 2006 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

the monkeys

marbles (marbles), Friday, 9 June 2006 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

three years pass...

t-t-t-t-too much FRIED FOOOOOOD!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7c3bQQmwVE

Blancminaj (Spinspin Sugah), Thursday, 6 May 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

COME TO D.M.C.!

http://www.popmhan.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/dmc.jpg

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

The Paranoids (from Crying of Lot 49)

― o. nate (onate), Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:38 AM (4 years ago) Bookmark

Also: Sick Dick & the Volkswagens

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:17 (nine years ago) link

I love this fake band scene so much:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv3FHMD4uNw

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:25 (nine years ago) link

'Camille'.

International Harvester Of Eyes (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

Kevin Smith's finest hour?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D-9X3ooFvo

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

best Dreamboat Gorilla album

mizzell, Thursday, 6 May 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

circus monkey

hell and the handbaskets (electricsound), Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:29 (nine years ago) link

feathered hair + bright sweatshirt, such a look

hobbes, Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:39 (nine years ago) link

Fiends In Human Form (from the book Infinite Jest)

― larry, Tuesday, October 11, 2005 2:13 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark

Thought this was the Fiends In Human Shape. Also, the Bioavailable Five.

kkvgz, Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

Sleez Sisters

Becky Facelift, Friday, 7 May 2010 00:14 (nine years ago) link

My favouritey band is of course one which I made up- with my cranium!!!!! In the naughty nineties!!!! The beat combo's nomenclature was Vigilante Shipbuilders, and they were as Seventies type might sat, a power trio supergroup: of Missy Elliot (Lead vocals, beats, production), Danny MacNamara from Embrace (Vocals, guitars, and friend of Paul Weller- very important in the 90's!!!!!!), and Danbert Nobacon (Vocals, Political Strategist) from
Chumbawumba!!!!!!!

If they existed, they would have packed out stadiums!!!!!!

Old Fart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Saturday, 8 May 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

Brutha Fez (R.I.P.)

kkvgz, Saturday, 8 May 2010 19:39 (nine years ago) link

Jordan Catalano, and of course the Frozen Embryos. Oh, "Red"

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 May 2010 02:55 (nine years ago) link

Bob Stanley would be all over this gang:

The Honeybees

http://www.wtv-zone.com/dpjohnson/gingergrant/honeybees.jpg

henry s, Sunday, 9 May 2010 03:39 (nine years ago) link

Rick Rickenharp
Hotblack Desiato & Disaster Area
Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuck
the Ramones as portrayed in Rock & Roll High School

Snop Snitchin, Sunday, 9 May 2010 05:34 (nine years ago) link

Has no one mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BTtMe7bPTc

Mordy, Sunday, 9 May 2010 05:35 (nine years ago) link

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 9 May 2010 11:22 (nine years ago) link

The Archies
Bad News
Hard Core Logo
Video Rodney

Vernon Locke, Monday, 10 May 2010 02:59 (nine years ago) link

Dynamic Calories (from the song of the same name by Stephen Malkmus)
Requiem (a drop-D metal band that the lead singer of Spoon allegedly used to play in, from the song "Sister Jack")
Battery Acid (Ramsey Street's local rock sensation)

village idiot (dog latin), Monday, 10 May 2010 15:48 (nine years ago) link

Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution
the Impossibles

ImprovSpirit, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 20:58 (nine years ago) link

Kevin Smith's finest hour?

ugh christ I can't take 30 seconds of that awful dialogue/delivery

the sound of a norwegian guy being wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 20:59 (nine years ago) link

Rikki Nadir, Peter Hammill's alter ego on the Nadir's Big Chance album.

anagram, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 21:03 (nine years ago) link

No love for the Banana Splits?

Wub-Fur Internet Radio, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 21:55 (nine years ago) link

Los Punkitos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AClcybq5e0

Moka, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 21:58 (nine years ago) link

I can't believe I forgot this one: The Takeaways!

David Reyne lipsync fail...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-6gn6ysYkM

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

love that clip

keeley mod (electricsound), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:55 (nine years ago) link

Sweet & Sour was one of my fave TV shows. Man, I loved that damn song!

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:16 (nine years ago) link

Driveshaft, of Lost.

But not really. It's just the only one I can think of.

kelpolaris, Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:50 (nine years ago) link

"The hero of Espadair Street"

ie. danny weir aka. weirD and his band frozen gold. not as funny and glib an answer as some of the above, but that's a good book by one of my favorite authors (iain banks) the whole mythos and minutiae of the fictional band is really fleshed out well

also third or fourthing wyld stallyns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHBwryfycvk

messiahwannabe, Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:46 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...

Sacrifyx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mXAB3HO160

peace, man, Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:07 (six months ago) link

I had a Pavement tour EP that claimed they were touring with... *finds sleeve*

The Flotilla Chips
Parchmen
Temple's People
Slavegrinders
The Skin Music

Perhaps not 'favourites', but I've long assumed that they were all pretty bitchin', in a non-existent kind of way.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:37 (six months ago) link

BIM

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:55 (six months ago) link


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