How many times have you wished that fictional characters or objects were real? Heck, I’d love my own lightsaber or my best friend to be baby Groot. Much in that same vain there are so many fictional musicians and bands that I wish were real life. Some of my favourite songs were performed by fictional characters, and some fictional concerts are as legendary as true events. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have been there for the Marvin Berry and the Starlighters show when Marty McFly shredded the guitar like no one had before? So, I have compiled a list of the top fake bands that rock as hard as real ones.
10. Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes
Also known as the Cantina Band, the Modal Nodes catchy tune is already playing in your head. While their spotlight was short-lived, this group of strange aliens known as Bith, sure knew how to rock a kloo horn and a fanfar. This memorable band would be higher on my list however, it seems to me that they are a one-hit wonder. A one-hit wonder that has past their height of popularity by the time we saw them playing in some dirty hub of scum and villainy.
The Office was a brilliant sitcom that would throw anything at you. Including this rock band that office-slob Kevin was the drummer for. Who would have thought that a Police cover band that practiced in a paper distribution office would rock as hard as Scrantonicity?
8. The Weird Sisters
The only reason I am putting this Harry Potter band on my list is because of the epic casting done for the films. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the band performs a legendary concert. In true life the music and performance was brought to us from a mix of legendary brit bands Pulp and Radiohead. If this superstar collection of artists were to actually combine and drop an album you can be certain I would be one of the first to buy their album.
Any band headed by a mutant that can turn music into beams of light is going to put on a pretty rad show. She literally makes her music turn into her own light show! Come on, who else is doing that? In the Marvel Universe Dazzler is the top musical performer. Which makes me believe that if her and her band (also called Dazzler) were real, that they would be the height of popularity.
6. School of Rock
Sure, back in the 90’s children musicians were all the rage: Hanson, Serial Joe, even Britney Spears was just a baby. The difference with School of Rock- headed by true rock star, Jack Black- was that they actually rocked. Their live performance at the Battle of the Bands is one of those legendary concerts that I was mentioning before. If this band truly performed as they did, and stuck together, today, 14 years later, they would be all-stars.
5. The Zit Remedy
If you grew up in Canada in the late 80’s, than you know exactly why this legendary band made the list. Degrassi Junior High was an after school staple, and this band formed by Joey, Wheels, and Snake was the height of awesomeness. Of course they faced some hard adversity like when Joey had to step back and get some tutoring. Or when their parents got in the way of their friendship. But, Joey did manage to steal his keyboard back for one last epic concert at the grad dance.
4. Jem and the Holograms
In a time when G.I. Joe and Transformers were dominating Saturday morning cartoons, this all-female rock group made a name for themselves. They set fashion trends, created memorable hit songs, and had their very own robot. One thing is for certain Hasbro had the number on children’s entertainment in the 80’s and knew how to sell toys.
3. Wyld Stallyns
Formed by William S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, Wyld Stallyns was kind of a hurting garage band for a while. However, in 1989 these two slackers went on an excellent adventure which ended with them recruiting two historic princess’s. Turns out that is exactly what the band needed and from there went to reach fame and fortune. Later the band made contact with extraterrestrial life and became the greatest band of all-time!
2. Sex Bob-Omb
“We are Sex Bob-Omb and we’re here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff!” Headed by Stephen Stills, and rounded out with Kim Pine and Scott Pilgrim this indie rock band is legendary. Their raw, garage band sound, composed mostly by Beck, still has a place on my playlists. Their performance in a head-to-head battle with the Katayanagi Twins is one of the most epic concerts ever! They rocked so hard they created a monster that destroyed the entire venue.
1. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
There is no band on this list that has collaborated with more legendary musicians than the Electric Mayhem. They have played with the likes of Prince, Elton John, and Sam the Eagle. Drummer, Animal, is arguably one of the greatest drummers to ever smack the skins. Together they have dominated media performing, on TV, in film, and even making viral internet videos. If Dr. Teeth and crew were performing near me, I would be front row and centre.
Thanks booknerds, rock on!