Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fake Band Trivia

1) In this 1981 cult movie, Diane Lane stars as the lead singer of an all-girl punk band. Members of the Clash, the Sex Pistols and Black Randy & the Metrosquad all made cameo appearances. What is the movie?

(Ladies & Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains)

2) This cartoon all-girl band from the 80’s was actually double-fictional; bandleader Jerrica Benton, who fostered disadvantaged teenage girls as a day job, used high- tech computer projectors hidden in her earrings to turn herself into her lead singer alter ego. What is the name of the band?

(Jem & the Holograms) Bonus: Name the computer that helps generate her disguise. (Synergy)

3) This Muppet house band featured Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on bass, Janice on guitar and Zoot on saxophone. What was the name of the band?

 (Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem) Bonus: What New Orleanian did Jim Henson base the band’s frontman and keyboard player on? (Dr. John.)

4) Flossie & the Unicorns and Trixie & the Tree Trunks are two puppet bands formed, literally, here in New Orleans. What real-life New Orleans act created them?

 (Quintron & Miss Pussycat)

5) This cartoon death-metal band, as seen on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block, has toured in “real life” with doomy metal acts like Mastodon and High on Fire. One point for the name of the band, one point for the name of their TV show.

 (Dethklok/Metalocalypse)

6) In the 80’s, character Bill the Cat fronted the bands Billy & the Boingers and Deathtongue in what popular comic strip?

 (Bloom Country)

7) In the movie version of the Daniel Clowes comic book Ghost World, characters played by Steve Buscemi and Thora Birch go to see the world’s worst blues-rock band. What’s the name of the terrible, terrible band?

 (Blueshammer)

8) Eric Idle of Monty Python’s Flying Circus collaborated with musician Neil Innes to create this fictional band, which starred in two fake documentary films in the early “All You Need Is Cash” in 1978 and “Can’t Buy Me Lunch” in 2002. What was the name of the band? (The Rutles) Bonus: What was the name of Neil Innes’ real 70’s cult rock band, whose most popular songs included “Urban Spaceman” and “Trouser Press?”

 (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.)

9) Randy Watson, the frontman for the R&B band Sexual Chocolate, is one of several characters played by Eddie Murphy in this 1988 film.

(Coming to America)

10) The plot of the 1999 film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” hinges on the fact that this metal band is essential to the development of future society. What’s the name of the band?

 (Wyld Stallyns) Bonus: Spell Wyld Stallyns.

11) This sitcom, set at fictional Bayside High, aired between 1989 and 1993. The band Zack Attack, fronted by main character Zack Morris, appeared in several episodes. What was the name of the sitcom? (Saved By The Bell) Bonus: In the most recent season of the Showtime series Weeds, Mark Paul Gosselaar, the actor who played Zack, had a quick and dirty cameo, and was basically nude on screen with Mary Louise Parker. What other star of the sitcom went on to do a famously sexy movie?

 (Elizabeth Berkeley/Showgirls)

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