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Posted: Aug 4, 2005 5:46 pm
For every White Stripes (obviously a Gories tribute band), or GABBA (ABBA songs inna Ramones stylee), there's a load of dreck ... Who's the worst / best, and what would you like to see?

Idea 1: Swede - ABBA songs inna Suede stylee!
Idea 2: Cock, Robin? - Gay, masked musical avengers, doing Christmas songs ...

God, it's boring dodging bombs and waiting for the Reigning Sound to hit London ...
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 5:50 pm | Edited by: Jack Stands
Mr. Keg,
I painstakingly created a whole littany of things to do for bored folk, here:
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 5:53 pm
Read it already! Still bored! Oh, well, I can finish work and go down the pub in five mins ... HUZZAH!
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 5:58 pm
Two minutes 'till you can buy beer, I mean, noon here. I'm leaving work early. Really.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 5:59 pm

A Journey tribute band in the style of Destiny's Child or verse visa.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 6:02 pm
I feel a great a yearning for a Poppy Family tribute band.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 6:29 pm
The Misfats.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 6:37 pm
-An all-hispanic Ramones tribute band called RAMÓNS. All of the members would use the first name Ramón but with different last names, i.e. Ramón Sanchez, Ramón Rodriguez, etc.

-A Styx tribute band called STYNX.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:23 pm
I know a guy who started (ok, probably just TALKED about starting) a band in which he would wear a Darth Vader mask and play Pearl Jam covers. The name? Darth Vedder!
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:38 pm
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:38 pm
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:41 pm
The Misfats.

are they related to Beefy DC and Lard Zepplin?
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:41 pm
The Almonds

An Osmonds tribute band played in "the nutty sound" of Madness.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:44 pm
Fink Floyd

Floyd covers soaked in reverb and studio dubbed hot rod noises.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:45 pm

Hawkwind with better lyrics.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:51 pm
There's actually a band out here called Jah Division.

Take a wild ass guess...
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:54 pm | Edited by: Womb Raider
I'm going start a band that pays tribute to the blue man group. Don't ask me how.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 7:54 pm
Necessary Elvis

The Kings sings "Thrill Pill!"
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 8:13 pm
The Beagles

Eagles' songs woofin' out your woofers.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 8:47 pm
The Dinks

Vietnamese Kinks tribute.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 8:48 pm
Not to be confused with the real Dinks (kings of chop-suey frat slop) of course.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 8:49 pm
Metallica covered by a band that uses nothing but toy instruments..."MATELICA"
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 8:51 pm
The Jewish Carpenters

Jews For Jesus Carpenters trib.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 9:01 pm
working at shitty record stores, you see a tribute CD for just about every band nowadays, here are a few that have tribute cd's already
john mayer
avril lavign (?)
White Stripes (they have 3 or 4 tribute albums)
Eamon (he only had 1 hit single! for sure needs a tribute)
Sum 41
(apparently people buy these...)

plus all of the bluegrass tributes and Classical tributes, I'm sure they all suck.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 9:01 pm

Jenna and Theresa K sing songs about crystalizing penises.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 9:03 pm | Edited by: jonwayne
I grew up in Richmond Virginia which means GWAR. Which means kids would come into school Monday morning covered in GWARblood and GWARjizz. In their hair, on their skin. As y'all can imagine, there were pseudo-GWAR bands all over the place, including one that played a Battle of the Bands with the incredible name of Sewn Up Eyes. Crappy metal riffs. Sludgy bass. Lotsa drums and cymbals. Song played at the end of the set called "Rex" involving singer chanting the words "Rex" over and over. Singer was attacked by an "audience member" (i.e. a friend) with a knife, who stabbed said lead singer, and said lead singer leaked red food dye and corn starch and whatever else all over cafeteria floor.

All of which is Grandpa Jon Wayne saying in a roundabout way that he's always wanted to start a band called Tick where all the band members dress up like ticks (ready to pop, of course) and at the end of the set, someone from the audience "pops" us, so we all explode and leak blood all over the audience.

Who's with me?
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 9:09 pm

Jenna and Theresa K sing songs about crystalizing penises.

The best!!
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 10:02 pm


Metallica with a Gallagher impersonator as the frontman...


Posted: Aug 4, 2005 10:37 pm
I know some dudes who are starting a band called Boy Division.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 11:36 pm
White Stripes (obviously a Gories tribute band),

this is the best thing i've read all day.
Posted: Aug 4, 2005 11:43 pm | Edited by: colbito
There's actually a band out here called Jah Division.

"Dub will tear us apart" is their best song....
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 2:03 am
The Yids Will Have Their Say- All-Jewish SS Decontrol tribute band

The Kike and Tina Turner- Speaks for itself
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 4:10 am
The Gyro Boys "Delicious Circle" - The Carbonas Zero Boys cover band of the Vicious Circle album.
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 5:21 am
Misfats have a song called "Mommie, Can I Go Out And Grill Tonite".

Shit, I forgot during lazer light show of floyd/zepp there was a tribute band that headlined. They played Doors covers. The Back Doors. That's like calling your Meat Puppets cover band the Meat Curtains.
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 2:11 pm
The Eggplantz - a 24-7 Spyz cover band that plays in purple-face
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 2:13 pm
Lynard Skinhead
Oi Division
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 2:20 pm
I am starting a chicken dance tribute band. We'll play nothing but the chicken dance, over and over. Hey, give the people what they want.
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 8:16 pm
Bad metal tributes I have unfortunately seen:

Battery - Metallica look-a-like cover band; they actually had groupies!

Iron Priest - covering the songs of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest
Posted: Aug 5, 2005 8:25 pm
I'm not sure anything beats Mini-Kiss.

When we were in Portland they were playing with We Got the Meat, an all-male Go-Go's tribute band. I think the Misfats, as well.

What a lineup! I remember wishing we weren't playing at the same time.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 4:58 pm
The Shopping Bags

Playing the songs of the Penetrators with bags on their heads a la The Bags.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:03 pm
The Douche Bags

A straight-up Eagles cover band a la the Eagles.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:04 pm
Sam The Eagle.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:07 pm
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:48 pm

Jenna and Theresa K sing songs about crystalizing penises.

I should start reading these boards a little more carefully.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:56 pm
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:57 pm
i totally forgot about how much Sam the Eagle kicks ass.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:57 pm
...oops I hit enter already. Howzabout THE BYRD BRAINS-

Byrds in Bad Brains style or Bad Brains in Byrds style!!
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 5:58 pm
The Fart Of Noise: Take a bunch of Art of Noise songs and play them, replacing all samples with fart sounds.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:04 pm
...oops I hit enter already. Howzabout THE BYRD BRAINS-

Byrds in Bad Brains style or Bad Brains in Byrds style!!

For those of you waiting for a medley of "Eight Miles High" and "Reignition."
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:10 pm

My new omb.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:25 pm
White Stripes (obviously a Gories tribute band)

There's a band in St. Louis called the Red Stripes. Two kids in grade school...brother & sister. They play White Stripes songs.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:30 pm
There's a band in St. Louis called the Red Stripes. Two kids in grade school...brother & sister. They play White Stripes songs.

With Jamaican accents?

(cymbal crash)
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:55 pm
The Good Times

Bad Times cover band featuring Florida, J.J. and Thelma with Penny on lead vocals with exposed breast.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 6:59 pm
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 7:19 pm

My new omb.

Is that Jobriath songs in the Oblivians' style done in the OMB format? I like it already.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 8:13 pm

Ball gag Chink thrash.
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 8:22 pm

Jenna and Theresa K sing songs about crystalizing penises.

I should start reading these boards a little more carefully.

no, really i still AM the nice girl you know!

this is why they tease me
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 8:24 pm
besides, if i were in a tribute band, it would be covering Linda Thompson's solo album in riot grrl style.... (closet folkie on a tequila bender...)
Posted: Aug 8, 2005 9:21 pm
I can't believe Lisa didn't mention our band the PretendHers, a Pretenders cover band with all Chrissys.
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