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Top 10 Fictional Bands

As we all know, some of the best things in life are entirely untrue. This holds no less to be actually the fact with music as well – I think you’ll find.

If I’m honest with myself – and I am not – I must admit that many of my favorite musical ensembles are entirely fictional.

Neal Romanek’s Top 10 Favorite Fictional Bands
  1. Armada (aka Rod Torfulsen’s Armada)  (of “The Kids In The Hall”)
  2. Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers  (of “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”)
  3. Buddha Stalin  (of “Strangers With Candy”)
  4. Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem  (of “The Muppet Show”)
  5. The Heaven Seventeen  (of “A Clockwork Orange”)
  6. The Monkees  (of “The Monkees”)
  7. Mos Eisley Cantina Band  (of “Star Wars, Episode IV”)
  8. Spinal Tap  (of “This Is Spinal Tap”)
  9. Tenacious D  (of they who are The D)
  10. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars  (of “The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars”)

6 comments to Top 10 Fictional Bands

  • Anonymous

    The Wayouts – from the Flintstones.

  • howlcram

    Isn’t “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band” one of your favorite non-bands?

  • Neal Romanek

    I couldn’t decide between The Rutles and Sgt. Pepper.

    And what was the name of the pop star in “The Jetsons” who sang “Eep Orp Oop Ah Ah”??

  • howlcram

    -Don’t have a clue: never watched TV cartoons, except – Ah! Ha! -Speed Racer!

  • Anonymous

    What do you mean by this comment?
    .. watch the spit sizzle??
    I do not understand this ..

    Hmm, first the “Swiftboaters”. Now the…Dresdeners?

    “That Vonnegut! He was anti-American. Why, he didn’t even spit on the German corpses when we was in Dresden. But me? I like to watch the spit sizzle.”

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