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sarduchi

Spinal Tap, no contest.


UniDublin

Yup...there are so many great fake bands...but Spinal Tap is on another level. Having said that, Scum of the Earth on WKRP is pretty awesome. No soundtrack but they did perform a song or two.


chedykrueger

I'd like to raise a practical question at this point.... Are we still gunna do Stonehenge .... ?


whitep77

No, we're not going to do fucking Stonehenge!!!


nelsonmavrick

And oh how they danced... The little people of Stonehenge


McJock

I rate them 11


jnemesh

> in a real band, but in a fake documentary. > >The fact that the same guys are in "the Folksmen" another real band,( but in a fake documentary) , makes them even better. Well, it's one more, innit?


ColonelSandurz42

I don’t think people realize just how amazing Spinal Tap is/was especially Michael Mckean. He was doing the ol “fake band” shtick back on Laverne and Shirley with Lenny and the Squigtones (RIP David Lander!!!). Their ability to write and perform original comedy songs is actually how they both got their gigs on the show and ultimately started their careers. Every scene where Lenny and Squiggy are performing was performed live. Lenny and the squigtones actually made it onto American Bandstand which might mark the very first appearance of Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel. https://youtu.be/mS5qlEcttEw?t=208 Some additional Lenny and the Squigtones videos: https://youtu.be/HLTx5ZwJiS0 https://youtu.be/9Kz-3bw5Rq0 (such a catchy song!!) https://youtu.be/kozXmXBuJHE https://youtu.be/uvjdSxhaPfI


Peralton

Fun spinal tap story. Harry Sheer was on the radio doing an interview. I called in and asked a question about performing as the Folksmen. He said that they did a show where the Folksmen opened for Spinal Tap. The crowd was full of heavy metal, Spinal Tap fans who were very upset at the opening act for playing folk music. The crowd got very angry and booed them off stage chanting Tap Tap Tap and throwing things. So they had to race off stage get changed into their spinal tap outfits and come on and perform for the same people who just booed them off stage.


ColonelSandurz42

Lol! I also heard a similar story involving the guys from Oasis. I guess the Gallagher bros were big fans so they went to catch a show. Like you said, spinal tap opened up for themselves as the mighty wind guys and Liam was pissed. It was then that Noel broke the news that the band on stage were the guys from Spinal Tap. I guess Liam didn’t know they weren’t a real band and he ended up storming out and supposedly never listened to them again. 😂


blackkristos

Holy shit! I had no idea Guest was doing Nigel for the Squigtones! That's awesome!


Oldfrisky

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem - Muppet Show


onelittleworld

No longer fake. I saw them on the main stage at Outside Lands.


BurtCracklin

Same, and it was magical!


godsinthetv

Dethklok


jerseygunz

Go into the water is honestly in my top 10 favorite songs


ncopp

THUNDER! HORSE!


admire816

Also, the Beets from Doug. Killer Tofu!


partizan92

This need more upvotes yodelayheehoo! Why? Because it does.


geunty

I NEED MO' ALLOWANCE YODELAYEE


slikid_

Doug's garage band slapped pretty hard too. Banging on a trashcan


TopRamenBinLaden

Drumming on a streetlight!


Certain_Yam_110

Stillwater from "Almost Famous"


tyler_cracker

FEEEEEVER DOOOOOOOG!


water_melon_honey

Scratchin' at my back door...


ferminriii

Fever Dog is a great song.


workaccount122333

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxjCMxrEMV0](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxjCMxrEMV0) So damn good!


jthorntonj

Soggy Bottom Boys


The_Velvet_Bulldozer

These boys is not white! Hell, they ain’t even old timey!


Lets_Kick_Some_Ice

Is you is or is you ain't


TheLenixxx

My constituency.


bozmonaut

they're bona fide


StonkeyTonk666999

*inhale* iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii am a maaaaaaaAAAAAn of constant sorroooooooow


YaBoiBoogers

I’ve seeeeeeeen troooouble, all my daaaaaaays


ProbablyASithLord

I saw an interview with George Clooney laughing about how Tim Blake Nelson made more money than anyone else in the movie because he’s the only one who actually sang. The residuals off those couple of songs must be incredible.


Son_of_Kong

After O Brother Where Art Thou came out the soundtrack was the number one selling album in the country for weeks. It was huge.


Nsertnamehere

HOT DAMN! It’s the soggy bottom boys!


Samnesia7

Infant Sorrow, anyone?


wood-thrush

Going Up and Bangers, Beans & Mash are legitimately good Brit rock songs.


Th3St1g

Lmao I used to play this album all the time. Bangers & Mash is sooooo good


ih3sEJC

And The Clap


gale_force_tuna_wind

I just went from six to midnight


guiltycitizen

Influenced me to try a Jeffry


Appropriate-Ebb-3589

Absolutely yes


Empireantz90

We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff


_zomato_

Honestly all the bands from that movie deserve a mention. The Brie Larsen cover of Black Sheep goes hard as fuck


yoursummerworld

The Oneders!


redit_redit

captain geech and the shrimp shack shooters


yoursummerworld

The Chordvettes!


jcpianiste

To this day, "That Thing You Do" is the one song that can knock any earworm out of my head.


Dilly_Mac

YOOoUuU…doing that thing you DOOoOo…


alqamargoddess

The Oh-knee-ders!!


JustAnotherConMan

no, its one-der. As in, "I one-der what happened to The Oh-knee-ders"


motherofthewolf

Marvin Berry & The Starlighters


hookisacrankycrook

Earth Angel still gives me chills in the end when they finally kiss


KODO5555

The B-Sharps


ioresuame

Well, what a nice fellow.


HamiltonBlack

Baby On Board!!!


PricelessLogs

Dethclock Edit: *Dethklok


Wonder-Lad

"I am be angerous now You throwing rocks at me Hit eye and it no hurt me I'm strong You're not" This is poetry


RealLeftWinger

FEEL MY FIST ON YOUR FACE YOU HATE THIS I FEEL GREAT


KittenPics

Kick me, you’re limping Stab me, you’re bleeding


drewisawesome14

It's honestly artistic how utterly stupid those lyrics are


DamonLazer

“It’s called Mermaider. It’s about mermaid murder.”


Fireproof_Cheese

Fish don't gots no goods metal to listens to.


NoveltyxxCrosses

Scuba tank filled with fart.


xAntiii

FUCK YEAAAAAAAH. My alarm clock tone is Awaken. It’s the perfect way to start the day.


dcnairb

RISE RISE RISE


dreibel

The studio version of Murdertrain A Comin’ rules. “I’ve nevers beens soes depresseds as I feels rights nows!”


cabziunas

Zazz Blammymatazz


taterheadx2

What was the band Doctor Rockso was from? "I HEAR ITS SOMEBODYS B-B-B-B-BIRTHDAY!"


dreibel

“I’m a BAD CLOWN! I’m a BAD CLOWN! (I do cocaaaaaaine………..)”


kewlbeanz83

Brutal...


hurtfulproduct

This is the correct answer. . .


Leeroy42

Haven’t seen anyone say this, so… The Hex Girls


I-am-a-me

Ah yes, the band that had awoken something in everyone of a certain age.


accountnameredacted

Probably also why egirls and goth girls have gotten really big haha


Title26

One of the best Scooby Doos. Don't forget the legendary Wild Wind.


tedfundy

Powerline


DrosephWayneLee

How is this so low, he's practically the Michael Jackson of the Goofyverse


Micahman311

Came here for this. So good.


dreibel

Bad News - three of the guys from The Young Ones. Actually played Castle Donnigton and got bottled. The two specials they made are side-splitting funny. And a few years later, Brian May produced their album, and played the solo on their cover of the world’s worst version of Bohemian Rhapsody. “Warriors Of Ghenghis Khan” smokes. Too bad about the lyrics…..


spacedebris

What, no respect for Disaster Area from Hitchhikers Guide?


AdevilSboyU

The Riverbottom Nightmare Band!!!!


Mr_Andersons_Balls

Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld


jerseygunz

Darkness fills my heart with pain!


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Charizard24

In my dreams you’re blowing me... some kisses 🎵


ameanwizard

Wrong kid died.


redfiveroe

I don't know about that guy. Did you know he never paid for drugs?


[deleted]

Sex bob-omb


Edigophubia

Unpopular opinion but I consider those songs among Beck's best work. Shows his skills as a music scholar/"consultant", the way he masterfully wrote indie-hipster-garage songs that sounded exactly like what that band would have made in that context, and they're also just good songs.


beefbarley

Those were written by Beck? TIL


Surferdude1212

Yep! And then the song Black Sheep that The Clash at Demonhead sang was written by Metric!


lolmemelol

It's better than the Metric version in my opinion too.


rickjamesia

I like both, but Brie Larson has a really strong voice. She had posted more recent stuff singing and playing guitar, too, but I can’t find it anymore.


Aninvisiblemaniac

He writes a lot of stuff you wouldn't imagine, like songs for The Lego Movie 2 and stuff


chiddie

Produced by Radiohead's Nigel Godrich, too.


CuttyAllgood

He also did the score.


allwaysop

Came here for this comment. Crash and the Boys is pretty amazing too


redfiveroe

Is that girl a boy too?


allwaysop

~Drummer flicks off Wallace~


el_loco_avs

....yes


UraniumRocker

I like The clash at Demon Head song from the battle of the bands more, but Sex Bob-omb was cool .


mrbolt

This is an actual song by Metric! Also, all the songs by sex bob-om were written by Beck which is pretty cool!


beefbarley

That's a cover of a song by Metric. Check them out! Edit: sounds like it's actually Metric playing, but Brie Larson is on vocals instead of the band's singer


Pryderi_ap_Pwyll

Which is neat because in the comics the lead singer character played by Brie Larson in the movie had her design based off the lead singer of Metric. The band Metric performed the song in the movie, but Larson provided the vocals. Both versions are on the soundtrack.


PoliQU

Also have to say that Brie Larson’s version might just be slightly better than the original


merlock_ipa

It honestly is, the original is great but Brie just adds that little bit more of inflection that elevates it so much


RechargedFrenchman

"We're here to make you feel sad and stuff! 1-2-3-4!"


sewer_druid

*make you think about death and feel sad and stuff


winter_rainbow

The Lone Rangers


Reasonable-Front7584

Who would win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?


koshi2750

Trick question, Lemmy is God.


DirtyRoller

Trick question, Lemmy is god!


FrostyBurn1

How can they be alone if there are more of them?


cavaliereternally

I ain't farting on no snare drum.


under_the_gun23

Along those lines, Crucial Taunt from Wayne's World. Not the best, but their cover of Ballroom Blitz was way better than the original.


FuckYouBoulder

No one is going to mention Otis Day and the Knights? ‘Shout’ should be the closing song of every wedding dance party, when everyone is too drunk to do anything except the crocodile


ElefantPharts

You just blew my mind, I legit thought that was a real band that cameos in the movie…


OutWithTheNew

I honestly didn't even know that was from a fictional R&B band created for the film Animal House. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis\_Day\_and\_the\_Knights


HEYO2013

Shama Lama Ding Dong slaps, I love Otis Day and the Knights!


skylargray

Kathleen Turner Overdrive


IamDroBro

Not a band, but Chip Skylark


BlitheringEediot

Do The Monkees count?


Hammerhandle

They were such a good fake band that they became a real band.


Awanderinglolplayer

Every fake band’s dream


FarrellBeast

Josie and the Pussycats did the same. Started out as Archie Comics characters, then a Saturday morning cartoon. Then in the 70's became an IRL band.


Anand999

The only reason this answer is not higher up is because most of Reddit is too young to know that the Monkees were a fake band created for a sitcom. I can't think of another "fake" band that's had nearly the same mainstream cultural impact. "I'm a Believer" and "Daydream Believer" are still pretty well known songs 50 years later.


Sgtonearm01

2gether


shanarchy

Can’t believe I scrolled so long for this.


PeakeProds

The hardest part of breaking up...is getting back your stuffffff!


cake_piss_can

Duke Silver. Although he’s more of a solo act.


madhaxor

Mouse Rat


drillz

The School of Rock!!


Samnesia7

"I didn't get no allowance today, and I am REALLY TICKED OFF!"


I-am-a-me

You're tacky and I hate you!


_plantknuckles

NO VACANCY! YEAH!!!


drfsupercenter

Yes, 100%. That movie is still one of my all time favorite movies, even this many years later. I was absolutely blown away when it came out, wondering if the kids actually performed - and yes, they did! They all learned how to play their instruments while shooting the movie, none of that was dubbed over. Of course, the premise of the movie is kinda problematic and if anyone tried that today, they'd be charged with so many felonies it's not even funny... but it's still a fantastic movie. And there was real cultural impact - there are "school of rock" organizations all over the country now, including a few in my area. I don't think they are affiliated with Paramount in any way, but they definitely got the idea from the film... teaching kids rock music.


Birch_Leafff

Adam Sandlers band from The Wedding Singer.


RacistJudicata

BUT IT ALL WAS BUUULLLSHIT


hookisacrankycrook

He's losing his mind. And *I'm* reaping all the benefits!


systemofaDON

The Beets! I need more allowance!!!!


pizzaforce3

The Monkees - they were so good, nobody even remembers that they were the product of some Hollywood mogul's efforts to make a TV show.


anotherlogin2015

Fingerbang


Ok-Call-4805

Wasn’t that the singer from Faith+1?


stemroach101

Don't you mean moop?


xLYNCHDEADMANX

You mean Bruce Vilanch?


mod_target_6769

> “I'm gonna fingerbang bang you into my life. Girl, you like to fingerbang, and it's alright. Cos I'm the king of fingerbang; let's not fight. I'm going to fingerbang bang you every night.” I mean, Trey Parker is a lyrical genius.


taker2523

Steel Dragon


Therealbigteddy

MouseRat


7aylorosborne

/scarecrowboat/4skin/5skin/ratmouse


chiddie

Nothing Rhymes with Orange Everything Rhymes with Orange


DecafMaverick

Sex Pants


CompetitiveHost7929

Scrotation Marks


PicklesAreTheDevil

In case you didn't know, The Awesome Album is on vinyl: https://magnoliarecord.store/pages/rapid-search-results?q=mouse+rat Available in three color pressings: Duke Silver, Cherry Gergich, and Blorange.


anacidghost

Ming Tea!!!! Daddy Wasn't There is a certified bop.


Tornado31619

Loded Diper


cornbeefbaby

Umm actually if you were a real fan you’d know it’s “Löded Diper”


fifosexapel

The real answer is Spinal Tap, but I will throw in The Folksmen from a Mighty Wind. Yes, I am aware they are the same people.


jupiterkansas

Hedwig


AundaRag

The Angry Inch had some bangers


Unsung_Ironhead

Josie and the Pussycats from the movie of the same name. I’ve always had a crush on Kay Hanley since the Letters to Cleo days (who did most of it) and this soundtrack was great ear candy.


wombmates

not to mention DuJour


katycake

With a such a hit as Backdoor Lover. How could that group not be a success? ;)


TheSavageBallet

“Three Small Words” still makes the playlist all these years later


Ted_Denslow

This album has a permanent slot in my car's CD changer. Kay sang all the vocals, and there were soooo many cool people involved in the writing/production of that album.


wombatshoes

It’s crazy I had to scroll so far down to find this. Josie and the pussycats were great


Sirnando138

Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuk


KanadrAllegria

4*Town. They really nailed the 2000s boy band vibe, with surprisingly good songs. Also Drive Shaft, even though no one else seems to remember them.


fiddlenutz

Sexual Chocolate.


wtfsafrush

That boy is good


eyesdurth

Good and terrible.


cake_piss_can

From the "What's Going Down" episode of "That's My Momma".


TheSuaveLobster

Faith +1 a great second place to Spinal Tap


banterjosh

Drive Shaft


jupiterkansas

The Commitments


Bkwrzdub

Its "ride-sally-ride" not "royid-sally-royid"


happybuffalowing

If Steel Dragon from Rockstar was actually a thing, I would honestly listen to them **ALL. THE TIME.** They’d probably be one of my favorite bands. https://youtu.be/jQ94BTIfMxM


MothershipConvection

Sing Street!


crazyteddy34

Mordecai and the Rigbys


BootRock

Shallow Gravy


whereyouatdesmondo

Buckaroo Banzai & the Hong Kong Cavaliers FTW.


Scat1320USA

The wild Stallions !


margilla_killa

Flight of the concords


marquis-mark

Aren't they a real band that also played a fictional version of themselves on the show?


Purple10tacle

They are New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo and very much real.


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The Blue Jean Committee


Jrosenberg100

Who would of thought that two guys from sausage school would make the best California slow rock album ever!


HamiltonBlack

The Rutles


LeRocket

Without a doubt. The songs are incredibly good.


CDNReaper

Lovehandel from Phineas and Ferb.


robotwireman

For me is Aldous Snow. Infant Sorrow is an amazing album.


ABPCR

The Cantina Band of Mos Eisley Where "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"


DrKrausenbach

I think you mean Figran D'an and the Modal Nodes! A great name to match a great band


heckhammer

Of course! Who doesn't love a band of guys swinging hot jizz?


_plantknuckles

Ahh, my favourite jizz band!


Nofxthepirate

Limozeen from the Homestar Runner!


Blackadder18

Heart of a lion, And the wings of a bat *BECAUSE ITS MIDNITE!*


Lamneth-X1

Steel Dragon!