Yesterday’s discussion of parody songs reminds me of an important and unexpected fact: There are a lot of great bands that don’t actually exist.  Billy and The Boingers.  The Rutles.  The Folksmen.  Even Josie and the Pussycats rocked, especially the fake band version from the 2001 film version, while Tom Hanks made sure that The Wonders gelled as a band as well as an acting troupe.  Some people would try and make reference to The Monkees beginnings as a TV show, but your humble MS-QOTD won’t be hearing any such nonsense as a huge Monkees fan.  I’m talking about groups like Shoyu Weenie or Spın̈al Tap, leading to today’s post-modern query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites that WILLIAM MURDERFACE MURDERFACE MURDERFACE, asking: Which fake band rocks out as hard as any real one?


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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    The only one that’s inspired me to buy an album would be The Commitments, though Sex Bob-Omb from Scott Pilgrim probably rocks harder.

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