The Rocklopedia Fakebandica
December 21, 2001 8:05 AM   Subscribe

The Rocklopedia Fakebandica is an exhaustive compendium of non-existent musical acts from television and film. Need to know the complete lineup of Evar Orbus and His Galactic Jizz-Wailers? It's here (via Grouse!).
posted by MrBaliHai (17 comments total)
Yeeeeee..... Now I know I need a cup of coffee

Hella Kewl as usual, MrBaliHai.

Hey, why are all the extra < br's> showing up?
posted by y2karl at 8:17 AM on December 21, 2001

Nice. This puts me in mind of The Invisible Library, a site dedicated to books that only appear in other books.
posted by bradlands at 8:24 AM on December 21, 2001

I was especially amused to find a write-up of Mumblin' Jim, the psychedelic band from the Dick Clark film "Psych Out" featuring a ponytailed Jack Nicholson as "Stoney".
posted by MrBaliHai at 8:31 AM on December 21, 2001

They left out Cold Slither from G.I.Joe.
posted by remlapm at 8:55 AM on December 21, 2001

The also left out The Oneders, from the Tom hanks flick That Thing You Do but included O Town, from Making the Band who are, very contrived, very overprocessed, very strong examples of all that's wrong with the music industry but also, unfortunately, very real.
posted by Dreama at 9:03 AM on December 21, 2001

Rock on!

Surprisingly, they include Toad The Wet Sprocket (a fictional creation of Monty Python that the real band named themselves after), but fail to acknowledge that Tenacious D has now left the realm of fiction and entered reality. Or something.
posted by me3dia at 9:55 AM on December 21, 2001

Sonic Death Monkey (High Fidelity) is missing as well.
posted by Dirjy at 11:18 AM on December 21, 2001

Thrilled to find Deacon Dark in there. But how can there be no Schmenge Brothers yet?
posted by CosmicSlop at 12:03 PM on December 21, 2001

Sonic Death Monkey (High Fidelity) is missing as well.

Oh, so is Kinky Wizards, the skater-DJ duo from same.
posted by me3dia at 1:17 PM on December 21, 2001

where's the Banana Convention of Brady Bunch fame, not to mention Chip's Band from "My Three Son's" the name of which escapes me.
posted by jonmc at 4:45 PM on December 21, 2001

they're also missing the sleez sisters from times square and the looters from ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous stains.
posted by pxe2000 at 9:06 PM on December 21, 2001

Why? It's the Internet, stupid! The Internet was created for such things as this!

How true. A very nice link. These comments, by the way, remind me of a map I worked on once, where most of the content people I showed it to commented on how nice it was, and most of the malcontents immediately pointed out what I'd left out. A glass full, glass empty scenario if there ever was one. After that experience, I always try to admire the work done, not what's not there. (And having said that, it is amazing that he includes obscure polka favorites Sven Helstrom and the Swedish Rhythm Kings, and omits the Schmenges.)
posted by LeLiLo at 11:41 PM on December 21, 2001

coming out for one embarassing moment to point out another omission (which, in my addled state, seems quite the travesty):

sir smoke-a-lot, featured in the movie half-baked
posted by carsonb at 5:04 AM on December 22, 2001

mention of the Oneders (oh nee ders) reminded me of Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, also left out of the rocklopedia fakebanica.

(Captain Geech et al. is the fake band the fake band The Wonders play while filming for a beachy-ish movie in the movie That Thing You Do)
posted by carsonb at 5:13 AM on December 22, 2001

I hope that the malcontents are taking the time to e-mail site owner T. Mike ( and hep him to these grievous sins of omission.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:52 AM on December 22, 2001

i emailed the guide to point these out...

but i also complimented them on the elegant timewaster that he created!

(i hope that doesn't sound like an insult -- i didn't realise i'd spent three hours there because i was enjoying it so much.)
posted by pxe2000 at 7:08 AM on December 22, 2001

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