What Is Your Favorite Fake Movie Band?

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The Oh-Needers.
- That Thing You Do
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This is my happening, and it freaks me out!
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Spinal Tap.
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captain geech and the shrimp shack shooters
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Steel Dragon
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@3 beat me to it.

Spinal Tap, of course.
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The band in From Dusk til Dawn.
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The band in that disaster movie, The Darren Wilson Jail Experience Project, they had some good riffs
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There are so many...

Otis Day and the Knights
Eddie and the Cruisers
Stillwater
The Barbusters (Joan Jett and MJF!)

But c'mon, the obvious winner is Citizen Dick. Support your city people.
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A Muppet band, the Mos Eisley cantina band, or School of Rock.
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Maxwell demon and Venus in furs from Velvet Goldmine
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Wyld Stallyns or Dr Teeth and The Electric Meyhem, I can't decide.
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The Fabulous Stains. (Well, it was just The Stains but then real bands used that name.)
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The Commitments

Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers
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Spinal Tap is so far ahead of every other movie band they don't even count.

Sex Bob-Bomb from Scott Pilgrim
Ellen Aim and the Attackers from Streets of Fire
The Blues Brothers
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DuJour from "Josie and the Pussycats"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwykvrwv…
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Circus Monkey (from "Bandwagon" featuring the great Kevin Corrigan).
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Come to think of it, The Looters from the same movie were pretty awesome, considering it was Ray Winstone with Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Paul Simonon.
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Powerline from A Goofy Movie
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Ladies and Gentlemen! Stillwater! http://youtu.be/whuCSE6734o
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I loves Paranmaum from Linda Linda Linda.
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Blues Brothers, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Spinal Tap.
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Citizen Dick FTW. Also Stillwater, Spinal Tap, that band from Old School.
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I have the soundtrack for this (AMAZING) movie on vinyl and la la love the fake band in the movie. Those ladies twist it up.
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Riverbottom Nightmare Band from Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, no contest.
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The Untouchables in "Repo Man". So fake, they played a scooter gang rather than a band. (Also, same movie, The Circle Jerks playing a lounge band).
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Candy Slice
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Alice Bowie!! As introduced by Rodney Bingenheimer...I cannot believe nobody has mentioned their greatness!!
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The Sleaze Sisters! I can't believe no one else named them!!!

"Times Square" is one of those changed-my-life kind of films. Those girls fucking ruled.

I also loved "Streets of Fire" around the same time, but I can't believe how awful Ellen Aims and the Attackers are when I watch it today.

Also: the Fabulous Stains and the Soggy Bottom Boys
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Since Spinal Tap was already mentioned, how about Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzANAr1V…
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Morris Day and The Time!
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"The Wilson Sisters" (Pointer Sisters) in Car Wash, bringing the gospel of Daddy Rich (Richard Pryor) to bear on Abdullah Mohammed Akbar / Duane (Bill Duke). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQyv_1Qo…
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Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters.
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@11 - Yes yes yes! It's all about Maxwell Demon.

Velvet Goldmine had such an incredible cast. One of my favorite movies.
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Hong Kong Cavaliers, The Electric Mayhem, The Ruttles, and yes of course Spinal Tap.
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Whatever band Guns'n'Roses were playing in "The Dead Pool."
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Camel Lips from Serial Mom.
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You probably remember Tomorrow as "The Snarks" in Smashing Time.

Can't find the clips onine that actually play their music, but you'll catch Steve Howe and the dudes here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3HISEM-…
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There are so many classic "bands" in this thread! They should all get together and do a reunion tour.
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Max Frost and the Troopers!
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Billy Hatchet and the Mohawks from "Breakfast on Pluto", hands down. wigwam bam!
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Breaking Glass
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Oh and of course Paul Williams' songs as Winslow Leach in Phantom of the Paradise.
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Citzen Dick and Josie and the Pussycats.
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Sex Bob-omb. They're here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AirZDtI…
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Big Fun.
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That band in the cantina in the first Star Wars film - with the big white heads, playing ragtime
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Steel Dragon. Cheesy pop metal songs.
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@44, Don't forget the Beach Bums, as well as Beef and the Undead! Phantom was a fave of mine and still is.
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Oh holy crap don't forget about Dragon Sound from Miami Connection.
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The Rutles.
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Little Tibia and the Fibulas.