Guest Blogger John Majneber offers up today's Top 5...
This is a list of my top 5 favorite "fake" bands. After thinking long and hard I decided I could not include The Monkees or Spinal Tap because they went on to have actual music careers. This is what remains:
5: The Beets, (Nickelodeon's Doug) - I grew up watching Doug and remember really loving the songs by The Beets. "Banging on a Trash Can" was my favorite, but couldn't find a video to link to.
4: The Rutles, (Rutland Weekend Television / Saturday Night Live) - A British Beatles parody band with Monty Python's Eric Idle. Funny (but not quite Weird Al funny).
3: Stillwater, (Almost Famous) - A great movie with great music. I still occasionally listen to "Fever Dog" from the Almost Famous soundtrack--it still rocks!
2: The Wonders (Oneders), (That Thing You Do) - The Wonders sing "That Thing You Do," which is easily the catchiest song on this list. It will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week.
1: Drive Shaft, (Lost) - Lost holds a special place in my heart. "(You All) Everybody" brings me back to the glory days when I anxiously awaited new Lost episodes which would raise far more questions than they would ever answer.
Does anyone have any other Bands that I missed? I'd love to check out some other fictional bands. Let me know in the comments below. And, as always, please email, share, or tweet this post to your friends!