TAFC#1: 50 Best Fictional Bands - Part 5 - The End
by Michele Christopher

Welcome back to the fifth installment of the newest new thing at Faster Than The World - The Almost Final Countdown.

You know the drill. We've been doing this for five days.

The first two installments are here and here for you to catch up on.

The second two are here and here.

In case you missed it, that is.

We're ready to roll on to Day 5 of this week's list - the final part of the list before the poll goes up for Saturday and Sunday.

These who have been nominated already are the following 40 bands. The last ten of the list are below that. Nominations are closed, but feel free to bitch about the 50 picks in the comments.

Spinal Tap
Everybody Gets Laid (the band from PCU)
Crucial Taunt (Cassandra's band from the Wayne's World series)
Coq Roq (the band from the Burger King Chicken Fries ad campaign)
The Rutles
Gidget and the Gories
The Banana Splits
Sonic Death Monkey (High Fidelity)
Billie and the Boingers (Bloom County)
The Queenhaters (SCTV)
The Darlings (Andy Griffith)
Alice Bowie (Cheech and Chong)
Rod Torfulson's Armada Featuring Herman Menderchuk (TKITH)
The Beets (Doug)
2ge+her (from the MTV show)
Arseface (from the comic book Preacher)
The Silver Platters (Brady Bunch)
MC Pee Pants (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
The Riverbottom Nightmare Band (Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas)
Blues Brothers
Wyld Stallions
Cold Slither (G.I. Joe)
Eddie and the Cruisers
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
School of Rock
Josie and the Pussycats
Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld
Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate
Jackie Rodgers, Jr
The Dale Gribble Bluegrass Experience
Jem and the Holograms
The Groovie Ghoulies
Autobahn (Big Lebowski)
Richie's band from Happy Days
Rex Manning (Empire Records)
Niggaz With Hats (N.W.H.)
Figrin d'An & the Modal Nodes

According to your nominations, the new additions to the list are..........

The Lone Rangers from Airheads:

The Oneders

Scum of the Earth (from the "Hoodlum Rock" episode of WKRP)

(that's the whole episode)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Fingerbang (South Park)

Stewie and the Cowtones

Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers

Hey, it was all I could find. But here's a little bit about the Buckaroo Banzai band from FTTW reader Timmer:

Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers - In 1984, (the same year I joined the Air Force...Jeezus is it time to retire or what?) In 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension hit the theaters and no one paid any attention. Think about it, Ghost Busters, the first time we saw Indiana Jones, who had time for a kitchy cult Sci Fi Renaissance Man who was part Nuclear Physicist and part Rock Star? I think I first saw it at a Midnight Film Festival in Vegas. I don't know why, but it became my first favorite bad Sci Fi movie, bumping Liquid Sky out of the way. I wore out the VHS tape...twice. I bought the DVD the first time I saw it, in a Bargain Bin. The band, made up of Buckaroo, Perfect Tommy, Reno Nevada, Pecos, New Jersey and Pinky Caruthers perform a variety of songs throughout the movie...okay...maybe not...but the discography on the DVD shows: Native Texan (But a Rising Son), Your Place or Mayan?, Echo Location, Progress Over Protocol, and Live at Artie's Artery . It's geeky cool. Thin ties were still in. Billy Vera hadn't sold out yet. Peter Weller hadn't made Robocop yet. So much promise on the horizon for so many.

Smeg and the Heads (Red Dwarf)

Wyld Stallyns

San Dimas High School football rules!

Pain (from an episode of CHiPs)

So those are the last ten nominations.

From top to bottom. We will sort them out on Saturday when we put the voting poll thing up. Until then, this is where you bitch that we didn't choose your band!



Thin ties were still in.

When did thin ties go out ? I love the skinny tie.



That is why I hang hear. You get that.


Wyld Stallyns? I wish I'd thought of that. Here here.


Holy shit, just hitting the Youtube links is gonna take a while. Good job guys.


I Still think Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem should be up there. They are EXTRA FAKE because they aren't even real humans! They're Muppets! It makes them a fake band AND fake humans! Thats got to count for SOMETHING!


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