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I can't be alone in having an extensive backlog of terrible or simply unworkable band/musical project concepts. This is where we store these concepts for possible future use and/or for amusement.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:17 (fifteen years ago) link

E.g., at one point, like many many other people, I had a bunch of songs I had recorded at home but no way to perform them live. Being too lazy to put together a band and teach them the songs, and having recently read "Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth" (excellent book, BTW), and having a friend with an awesome-looking Vox organ that no longer actually worked, I came up with the idea to put together a fake band, where my friends would pretend to play various instruments over my pre-recorded backing tracks, and I would provide live vocals, as an homage to the fake bubblegum pop bands. Of course, I never actively worked to put this concept together. Hence its inclusion in the Terrible Band Concept Stockpile.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Ambient band, that would play, you know, not NEW AGE music but AMBIENT music, very repetitive but unintrusive and tasteful, instrumental, and we wouldn't play at BARS or CLUBS or whatever, but CLASSY PARTIES or GALLERY OPENINGS or things of that nature.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:27 (fifteen years ago) link

DESIGNED TO BE IGNORED.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Grunge band called "strategies for coping" - 4 piece, each member of which has some press/gossip-worthy "issue", and each member of which is pretty in some damaged way. Music is bleak post-seattle hardrock, lyrics are all trauma abt how terrible life is. I write the music & lyrics, poss even play some of the music, but take no visible part in band Stockpiled because:

1/actually, it's a terrible idea, nasty & exploitative. I'm a bit ashamed that I even thought of it.

and

2/I really really strongly suspect that there are certain bands who have already been successfully marketed in exactly that way.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Ambient band, that would play, you know, not NEW AGE music but AMBIENT music, very repetitive but unintrusive and tasteful, instrumental, and we wouldn't play at BARS or CLUBS or whatever, but CLASSY PARTIES or GALLERY OPENINGS or things of that nature.
-- n/a (nu...), November 11th, 2005.


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DESIGNED TO BE IGNORED.

I've had many jazz trio gigs like this.

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Bluegrass band that covers old gospel standards, but all the religious references have been replaced/retooled with Norse mythology.

Polysix Bad Battery (cprek), Friday, 11 November 2005 15:56 (fifteen years ago) link

2 Drummers, 5 Harmoniums, Choir, Bass guitar fx and Laptop.

Sea shanty and/or folk versions of early Swans material mostly.

mzui (mzui), Friday, 11 November 2005 17:56 (fifteen years ago) link

This guy and I used to joke about a metal band called STEED in which all members performed in shorts only but with giant papier-mache horse heads over our real heads; our only audience interaction would be to stop between songs, or even mid-song, to proclaim "we are STEED!" (Cf "we are Ween!") The music: crunchy metal with lots of galloping rhythms, which -- most importantly -- never has a constant rhythm, but instead is always slowly speeding up or slowing down. The lyrics: either songs about horses and horsemanship or just period shouts of "we are STEED," backing vocals that go "we are STEED," and possibly a long-haired woman in a twirly white robe who comes out for an ambient faux-eastern "wee-ee are stee-ee-ee-ee-d" bit.

This was a horrible idea, and I'm pretty sure he got it from somewhere else.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 11 November 2005 18:10 (fifteen years ago) link

That actually sounds awesome, it could only be improved if instead of saying "we are steed!!" the band communicated with the audience in neighs and whinnys.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 11 November 2005 18:11 (fifteen years ago) link

(Obviously the biggest problem with STEED was how to effectively play riff-heavy complex-tempo metal with a GIANT PAPIER-MACHE HORSEHEAD over your real head.)

When I was 16 I thought there totally needed to be a shoegazer band that went everywhere in robes and cloaks. Like shoegazing monks. With hoods.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 11 November 2005 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Please note Pash the name of the band is STEED, all caps, and any true fan of STEED would know that.

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 11 November 2005 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Judist Priest tribute band that performs naked except for boots and S&M belts. Done, called Nudist Priest, in LA. Failed.

Go-Go's tribute band, all chubby guys from West Hollywood. Done in southern California. High point: scored picture wrapped in bath towels on cover of LA Times Weekend magazine insert. Failed.

George the Animal Steele, Friday, 11 November 2005 19:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Make that Judas Priest, the concept of Nudist Priest did infect me.

George the Animal Steele, Friday, 11 November 2005 19:03 (fifteen years ago) link

I knew this was a Nick thread.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 11 November 2005 19:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I AM FULL OF TERRIBLE BAND CONCEPTS

My newest pipe dream is all about REPETITION. Like The Fall, but more so. I see a band with maybe like three guitarists, two sax players, a bass player, and two drummers. Every song is just ONE RIFF, repeated over and over again. Each band member plays a part of the riff, and has to play the same thing through the whole song. The differences come from who is playing and how loudly they are playing at any given moment. I actually want to do this.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link

A band dedicated to reworking avant-garde classical pieces in a vaguely rock style. Takemitsu, Ligeti, Messiaen, Xenakis, that kind of thing. A bit like ELP, but better. I mean it's a great idea, but the thought of the work involved makes my barely musically literate brain shudder. Hence, I'll never do it.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:13 (fifteen years ago) link

CRAWFORD I HAVE USE OF A HARMONIUM, CAN I JOIN YOUR SWANS COVER BAND?

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Every song is just ONE RIFF, repeated over and over again. Each band member plays a part of the riff, and has to play the same thing through the whole song. The differences come from who is playing and how loudly they are playing at any given moment.

You just invented In C.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Kind of, but ROCK.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

hey n/a, are you coming to the DC area for christmas?

petesmith (plsmith), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:48 (fifteen years ago) link

YUP YUP
I'll be there I think Dec. 22-Dec 26? You guys should have a FAP one of those nights.

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I def. want to see Tom and Ally, esp. if they're still in Arlington (which is where I'll be).

n/a (Nick A.), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:51 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't know why exactly, but I'm in tears over STEED. HAHAHAHAHA

Hurting (Hurting), Friday, 11 November 2005 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Barry Whitehouse. Whitehouse songs done in the style of Barry White. Tagline : The Walrus Of Love Meets The Kings Of Rape. Had this idea knocking around for ages, luckily it'll never happen. I also thought of White Mouse a few years ago (Whitehouse tribute where the sole sound source is amplified mouse torture), then I ran out of Whitehouse puns.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Friday, 11 November 2005 23:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Matt#2, yes indeed, in-fact it looks like quite a good idea on paper now.

Also Matt, if you haven't already, you should check out Naked City's Grand Guignol CD as there are some Messian & Debussy arrangements on there, not exactly rocked up but worth a look IMHO.

I had a friend who wanted to start a female semi-naked ZZ Top covers band, she was going to call it ZZ Topless!

mzui (mzui), Saturday, 12 November 2005 12:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Matt how about covering all of Towers Open Fire with distorted Banjo!

mzui (mzui), Saturday, 12 November 2005 12:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Another good thing for STEED (see? I learn!) would be if the galloping rhythms occasionally sped up and then suddenly stopped for 3-4 seconds before resuming, as if the STEED one were riding had just jumped over a fence or a hedge.

This one's a goer, nabisco! You have to put this band together.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 12 November 2005 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

The other useless concept band I had actually made it to the first practice stage, it was an industrial trio called "emma's endless reservoir". We got the name from this notorious incident at the used record store, where we bought in a collection of throbbing gristle 12" albums, and one of them had a bunch of photocopied golden shower and beastiality pr0n tucked inside the sleeve. the text on the golden shower pr0n was kind of hilariously clunky, and included the phrase "she filled her glass with more golden fluid from Emma's endless reservoir". We spent more time working out sleeve concepts, thinking of stage names etc than we did on the music. I was "elvis menstruation" and the other 2 guys were "doctor penetration" and "kurdt amerika". The one practice we did was just pure noise, actually, I wish we'd got a couple of gigs together at the very least!

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 12 November 2005 13:04 (fifteen years ago) link

the band was going to be called 'all4h buttfuck' - the first ever pop combo to have a actual fatwah placed on them

all were to held in secret safe houses by the British security services for the best part of a decade, convening for last minute gigs under assumed names. during this time they only managed to cobble together one (admittedly seminal) EP before the ayatollahs realised they were being used as part of a tacky PR stunt and stepped down the threat.

john clarkson, Saturday, 12 November 2005 14:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha: I actually read that as "All 4-H Buttfuck," like kids raising dairy animals and then sodomizing one another. (Which I understand is basically how the state fair 4-H competitions work anyway: "Nice sow you've got there ... wanna make out?")

nabiscothingy, Saturday, 12 November 2005 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

i'd definitely go and see STEED!
i'm always thinking of ridiculous band concepts. one was a really pretentious band called String Quartet - just four guitarists, each show would consist of one 10 minute piece advertised as First String Quartet, Second etc. and only ever performed once. these would be recorded from the mixing desk & collected on to cds. they would be dressed in formal suits like they were in an orchestra & have a conductor.

zappi (joni), Saturday, 12 November 2005 22:38 (fifteen years ago) link

This sounds a bit like the Butchershop Quartet in Chicago -- who do a full rock-band version of the Rite of Spring.

nabisco (nabisco), Saturday, 12 November 2005 23:21 (fifteen years ago) link

Ilm0rz all too defensive, not terrible concepts at all!

I always wanted to do something with a proper Drum Machine, ie big meccano-style contraption beating on drums with sticks. (Ideally controlled by 80s style microcomputer like ZX Spectrum.) This could be extended to eg the guitar; twould have to be fretless, with bar moving up and down neck at various angles, while plectrum-studded rubber band strummed all or some of the strings. (Of course this latter idea was rendered obsolete when Loveless came out immediately after my guitar idea, sounding like envisaged.)

Haha nabisco, I read that last post a bit crosseyed – and now I want a full barbershop version of the Rite of Spring!

The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Sunday, 13 November 2005 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I want to start an old school hip-hop crew that uses nothing but Enya samples called Enya Don't Stop.

Its morph 'em to pun cute (Matt Chesnut), Sunday, 13 November 2005 06:15 (fifteen years ago) link

OK, I had this idea for a conceptual tour a while back. Each night, the band would write a song onstage. We'd start off with no ideas, spend the hour or so of the set jamming, trying things out etc. Then, by the end of the set we'd have a complete song ready to play for the encore. Maybe a 10 or 12 date tour, so by the end of it there'd be an album ready. The idea was to demystify the creative process or some such bullshit. All the encores could be recorded for release. THEN we could go out on another tour, playing the same venues, performing the completed album every night. The catch is you'd have to have some kind of fanbase to start with, preferably a very PATIENT fanbase at that. Like maybe John Zorn.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Sunday, 13 November 2005 11:24 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm trying to think through the practical issues with STEED because i personally think as an idea it's got legs - four obv.

nabisco you could contruct the papier mache heads so that although the combined equine mass look as though they're staring down the audience, infact the muso's chins are down on their chests shoegazer style. that way they could see their frets/pedals and everything would be good...

john clarkson, Sunday, 13 November 2005 12:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Caroliner seem to manage it, although admittedly they're not playing tech-metal :

http://www.timestereo.com/art/caroliner.jpg

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Sunday, 13 November 2005 13:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow, they look great. who are they?

(also: GWAR.)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Sunday, 13 November 2005 14:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Caroliner : http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Paradise/1366/page_caroliner1.html

I'm sure I've got loads more terrible band ideas tucked away in the recesses of my mind. I'll let you all know when they work their way to the surface!

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Sunday, 13 November 2005 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

terrible, but also awesome: NUGE AS THE NEWS

catpower covers in the style of ted nugent or nugent in the style of catpower. cant really find any friends who want to travel down this particular avenue, so ive just started using the name anytime i play in public. all the good names are gone, so i might was go for the stupid or humorous.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Sunday, 13 November 2005 19:53 (fifteen years ago) link

My friend wanted to rap nothing but news stories verbatim and call it Walter Crunkite.

Its morph 'em to pun cute (Matt Chesnut), Sunday, 13 November 2005 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Robotic Drum + Guitar Idea: I actually saw something like this on PBS! I have no idea who did this thing, but it was kinda incredible -- long films of complex compositions played by various landscapes of either robots or Rube Goldberg contraptions. The guitar robot was pretty cool, but what really got me were these incredible marimbas: one was a circle of the actual bars with a fountain in the center, which spewed up rubber balls that arced through the air and then struck the appropriate notes. Another had the appropriate notes of a melody revolving around on a conveyor belt, and then a ramp above, down which rubber balls slid at intervals, dropping off and striking the right notes. This composition was really busy and up-tempo, too, so at certain points there were, you know, more balls flying around than New Year's Eve at a frathouse. Umm. Yeah. I would totally have considered ordering the video.

nabisco (nabisco), Sunday, 13 November 2005 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

(Oh and the guitar robot worked in a very human way, which was interesting to me -- I get the feeling there isn't a more "efficient" way to use guitar than the articulated-human-finger method! The pick was held by a clamp thing that moved in exact human fashion, and the fingering was done by a disembodied robotic hand, which moved on its joints just like a real hand would. Except faster and more precise.)

nabisco (nabisco), Sunday, 13 November 2005 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

That robot band sounds amazing!
My latest "idea" was a black metal band where the onus is on the vocals and lyrics, and verses would be swapped between different singers a la Gravediggaz or whatever. I guess if everyone was just grunting or howling it'd be a bit pointless though.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Monday, 14 November 2005 00:32 (fifteen years ago) link

At one point I had an idea for a Stomp-meets-The Road Warrior-style musical in which a nomadic, post-apocalyptic tribe of musicians attempt to recreate the sounds of contemporary music (including Neptunes-style hip-hop) using only vocals and junkyard percussion (and maybe a battered acoustic guitar). It was a bit too Blue Man Group for anyone to really take seriously.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Monday, 14 November 2005 00:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Those rubber ball marimbas sound incredible!

The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Monday, 14 November 2005 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

That drum machine idea also sounds like the "music boxes" at House on the Rock in Wisconsin, except that I think some aspects of the music boxes are fake (ie, prerecorded). It's hard to tell though.

http://static.flickr.com/17/22577590_5a3df33ada.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/19/22580682_21c4ce14d7.jpg

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 14 November 2005 15:24 (fifteen years ago) link

you guys ever see captured by robots? (there's a ! in the name somewhere) it's exactly what yr talking about. as in, a lot of robots. playing real instruments, though i think the rhythm guitar was tuned to a power chord, cos there were little pneumatic bars that went across on every fret. i think the guy (who dressed up as the slave of the robots, heh) had some ancient midi rig that he wired up to control them all. too bad the songs weren't better but it quiiiite a show.

geoff (gcannon), Monday, 14 November 2005 16:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Also: Octant.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 14 November 2005 16:23 (fifteen years ago) link

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

2 drummers, 1 bass players, 3 keyboardists, 1 percussionist, 6-8 guitarists, 1 tambourine player, 6 backup singers, 3 regular singers, all doing mid-tempo versions of the classics, i.e. All Along The Watchtower, Produ Mary, etc.

Mr. Que, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:05 (thirteen years ago) link

ha ha

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:16 (thirteen years ago) link

a completely straightforward led zeppelin covers band

latebloomer, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:49 (thirteen years ago) link

an anti-boyband called FU2. Songs about getting drunk, getting into fights, cheating on girlfriends, shoplifting, vandalism, etc. - album was to be called "Y*O*B*S", short for "Yer Original Bastard Sons".

Should've gone for it! At the right moment this actually could have been mildly successful in a one-hit-wonder novelty "No Pigeons" type of way.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 13 December 2007 05:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I did consider it, but for some reason I thought there was a risk that people wouldn't get the joke and instead they would take it seriously. So on the one hand there would be outraged Daily Mail readers who would consider the group a "threat to fabric of society", and on the other hand teenage boys who would think of them as role models. It sounds crazy to say that now, but I was a bit detached from reality at the time.

snoball, Thursday, 13 December 2007 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

"Steely Danzig"

S-, Friday, 14 December 2007 01:37 (thirteen years ago) link

A band of multi-instrumentalists called The Gay Taliban, possibly wearing pink/purple burqas with sequins, knocking out lounge-type covers of popular music. We played a few college events/formal balls and so on back in 2002/2003.

ecuador_with_a_c, Friday, 14 December 2007 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Abba Abba Hey - Ramones songs, done in the style of ABBA. (It would be absolutely awful the other way around though - much as I adore the Ramones.)

Google returns 191 results for the phrase, so I guess I'm not the first to hit on the admittedly obvious wordplay, but at a glance, none of these seem to be a cover band concept...

Doctor Casino, Friday, 25 January 2008 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

A doom metal band that does cover versions of Chuckle Brothers songs.

snoball, Friday, 25 January 2008 15:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Ramones songs, done in the style of ABBA = this would basically sound like the Bay City Rollers, right?

nabisco, Friday, 25 January 2008 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

"Steely Danzig"

-- S-, Friday, December 14, 2007 1:37 AM (1 month ago)

this gets bonus points for awesome

John Justen, Friday, 25 January 2008 20:39 (thirteen years ago) link

<i>this would basically sound like the Bay City Rollers, right?</i>

More girl singing, surely.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 January 2008 00:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I hate to rain on any parades, but explorers of the Ramones-Abba continuum may like to cast their eyes this way:
http://www.gabba.co.uk/

(They got some press a while ago, I think Peel played some of their stuff)

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 1 February 2008 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

1) A male, effeminate modern synthpop duo, replete with heart-on-sleeve romantic lyrics, called Sucralose.

2) A fake-German one-man glitchy laptop techno project called Mausklicker. First single to be called "Doppelklicker"

naus, Monday, 11 February 2008 07:26 (thirteen years ago) link

I was thinking about creating a cartoon rap persona called Flex Lovely for about one day, then I decided against it...

Colin_C., Monday, 11 February 2008 19:59 (thirteen years ago) link

so what I've been recording for the RPM challenge has turned into a fantasy live record of a duo of clones of myself, set in a distant subterranean future.

It seemed more appropirate to post that in this thread than in the RPM one.

nickalicious, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:51 (thirteen years ago) link

haha omg approPIRATE

nickalicious, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:51 (thirteen years ago) link

N.I. vs N.I.C.

Jordan, Monday, 11 February 2008 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

O I FORGOT:

TREKKIN' - a Grateful Dead cover band with lyrics rewritten to involve the Star Trek universe ("what a long strange trip it's been" -> "what a long strange trip through the delta quadrant it's been for Voyager")

nickalicious, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:22 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

DANGER MAN by HOTWIRE

I'm a one man racetrack baybeh!/Faster than a naked eye!
Goin the wrong way/Down a one way street
With mah helmet on backwards and the lights off...

The lights off...

THE LIGHTS OFF!

THE LIGHTS OFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!

HEY!

[Widdly guitar solo that goes on for six minutes while images of people driving rhino-sized American musclecars straight into each other are superimposed onto the stadium walls, driving half the audience into galloping convulsions]

Baybeh if you like dan-ger/You don't have to look too far......
Baybeh if you like dan-ger/Get inside my fucking car!

All my friends think I drive like a dick/I go too fast and it makes them feel sick
I wanna wanna wanna go really really quick/But they're just jealous about my car!!!!

[The stage is invaded by robot ninjas in a pirate ship piloted by she-bitches from the darkest bowels of heck. They fire spaghetti out of their eyes and into the crowd while security run scared]

[Alastair Stewart from Police! Camera! Action intones over a quintiple-guitar attack solo]:
Look at this bozo - 'e thinks 'e's smart, but the police are smarter. What a berk!

[Movie footage of Alastair Stewart's head being run over several times and then exploding like a rotten old Halloween pumpkin what's got caught on fire]

CHORUS:

I'M A DANGER MAN/THAT'S WHO I AM
I'M A-SPEEDING FAR ACROSS THE LAND
I'M A CHEETAH ON A MOTORBIKE

COS I'M A DANGER MAN...
DANGER MAN...

DANGER MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

the next grozart, Sunday, 13 April 2008 15:50 (thirteen years ago) link

had an idea for a stoner metal band w/a theremin player

all lyrics based on pulpy "it came from OUTER SPACE" sci-fi

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 13 April 2008 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link

loosely psych obv

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 13 April 2008 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

an Oi! band named Michelle Malkin Hatefuck

When I was 16 I thought there totally needed to be a shoegazer band that went everywhere in robes and cloaks. Like shoegazing monks. With hoods.

Prescient

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Infern0-1152720270_i_1784_full-1-.jpg

milo z, Sunday, 13 April 2008 16:32 (thirteen years ago) link

had an idea for a stoner metal band w/a theremin player

all lyrics based on pulpy "it came from OUTER SPACE" sci-fi

-- BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:09 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

loosely psych obv

-- BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:10 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

who will form this band with me

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 13 April 2008 17:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Screensaver: a pop duo, sort of a cross between Dollar and Kraftwerk during their Man-Machine dummies phase. The audience would never really be sure who the singers were, or even if they were real people. I would be the sinister svengali controlling it all.

snoball, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:31 (thirteen years ago) link

black sABBAth.

nuff said.

andrew m., Wednesday, 16 April 2008 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

had an idea for a stoner metal band w/a theremin player

all lyrics based on pulpy "it came from OUTER SPACE" sci-fi

-- BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:09 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

loosely psych obv

-- BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:10 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

who will form this band with me

I would LOVE to be in this band. But my theremin is borked.

emil.y, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

About 10 years ago I had an idea for a Nazi disco band. All the band members would have Hitler moustaches and wear jackets with swastikas made of sequins. We would play covers of disco hits with offensive re-worked lyrics (e.g. "I Won't Survive") in thick German accents. I almost convinced some drunk friends to do this at a house party in Santa Cruz. Probably for the best that we chickened out.

It might have gone over better in Russia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbuTV86ZXe0

augustgarage, Saturday, 10 May 2008 08:41 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Suddenly - Nikki Sudden tribute band

Weedwhacker - sXe landscape architects rock out

Britney's Peers - shady Florida promoter assembles pre-fab band of young boys & writes songs for them in the style of Incapacitants

Snop Snitchin, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 21:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I never got around to actually implementing my terrible band concept - probably due to lack of anyone who remotely knew how to play instruments as well as no venue.

It would basically be a super-heavy droney stoner metal type band that only played one huge loud riff over and over until something - anger from the audience, sore hands, power getting cut off - forced us to stop. We would be called Caveman Simulator and would hopefully be dressed like dirty-ass 70's Hells Angels.

joygoat, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Ebenezer and the Scrooges -- a Christmas-themed Stooges tribute band

latebloomer, Sunday, 27 July 2008 18:38 (thirteen years ago) link

"Say It Ain't Surf" the weezer surf cover band

http://www.mediafire.com/?ytyzddtos2m

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 03:29 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

Steed Lord's debut full-length record "Truth Serum" will be out worldwide in the coming weeks. I wanted to reach out and send you a link to an 11-minute continuous mega mix with teasers of all the new tracks that will be on the record:

Their sound:
This is a very unique live electronic act from Iceland that has huge cross-over appeal to many different audiences. Their sound has been described as "electro-crunk with a serving of legitimate disco."

C'MON

nabisco, Monday, 29 December 2008 23:22 (twelve years ago) link

Man I hate the way PR people always say "reach out." Why do they have to do that?

St3ve Go1db3rg, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 04:32 (twelve years ago) link

I once tried to push a concept on people where it was a band that followed musical "rules". On every song, there would be simple rules for each instrument that allowed limited flexibility. For example, the drum part would have to hit the top tom once, the snare twice, and the low tom once, in that order, every 2 measures, although the timing of it would be up to the drummer.

I was reminded (correctly) that I was high, and that key signatures in themselves were already a form of limited flexibility, and that the band name Band of Rules was awful.

2 5 (Z S), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 04:38 (twelve years ago) link

When I was drunk a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be hilarious to start a twee-as-fuck matching-cardigan group with my wife called The Whale Appliques.

a better command of the mummy language (joygoat), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 06:05 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Guys I just started a cover band called MIXTAPE...we basically play whatever covers we want regardless of style or obscurity level that are possible w/ our instrumentation and are trying to incorporate tape related sfx into our live show.

We've also told our friends to make mixtapes for us to learn to play so when their birthdays come around we can play their MIXTAPE set.

GLEEPGLOP BLOOPBLORP (nickalicious), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

by tape related sfx I mean like sudden record button release tape squiggles, pause/stop cracks etc

GLEEPGLOP BLOOPBLORP (nickalicious), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 03:21 (twelve years ago) link

You have to also stop whatever song you are playing, 30 mins after starting your set, then start the next song, 20 secs later, minus the intro.

Mark G, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:30 (twelve years ago) link

The PA stacks should be painted silver, with loads of fake speakers that look like real ones, but are just grilles with nothing behind them...

snoball, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:51 (twelve years ago) link

thought i might start a metal band called OSMIUM

corps of discovery (schlump), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

^^^actually quite a good idea

Super Cool Family Roots SEV-AAHN (country matters), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

Bardcore - metal songs with Shakespeare as lyrics. Large codpieces. Problem is, someone's already done it.

snoball, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 09:54 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

The Heavy Hitlers

Pop-Metal played by overweight dictatorial look-a-likes

I want your nose, your shoes and your unicycle (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:57 (nine years ago) link

MC Onion. First single: "Rap Scallion"

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:53 (nine years ago) link

The American Smiths

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:55 (nine years ago) link

man, if i could stand the music of grateful dead enough to re-work the lyrics TREKKIN would be a moneymakin' ass project in these parts.

hoos i will start this sci-fi theremin metal band with you!

NZA, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:02 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Suburban London rapper MC Esher.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:20 (three months ago) link

Band that hurls bottles of urine into the audience, in particular at British festivals such as the Reading festival, for failing to appreciate band's art to an acceptable degree. T

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 3 July 2021 14:21 (two months ago) link

They do not actually perform any music, mind you, just urinate into bottles and launch them at their congregation.

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 3 July 2021 14:25 (two months ago) link


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