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BitchTapes: Fictional Bands

Fictional Band Fun! from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio

This week on BitchTapes I would like to honor those fictional bands that never get any recognition. This mix features Josie and the Pussycats, the Soggy Bottom Boys, and more!

1. "I Need More Allowance" - The Beets

This was Doug's favorite band on the 90s Nick show Doug. They knew how to rock hard and were named after Doug's favorite vegetable. Incidentally, they did not care for tofu.

2. "That Thing You Do!" - The Wonders

The title song from the Tom Hanks-directed film about the rise and fall of '60s band The Wonders (formerly the One-ders). Warning: This song is liable to get stuck in your head whether you like it or not.

3. "The Origin of Love" - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

From Hedwig and the Angry Inch, this song was actually written by Stephen Trask. He really nailed that Bowie-esque sound.

4. "Shout" - Otis Day and the Knights

ODatK was created to perform in Animal House but then later toured in real life. This song is an Isely Brothers cover, but they did a great job in their own right!

5. "Stonehenge" - Spinal Tap

This song, featured in one of the most memorable scenes from This Is Spinal Tap, is by perhaps one of the most famous fictional bands around.

6. "I'm a Believer" - The Monkees

Smashmouth ruined many things, but they couldn't ruin this '60s original. The Monkees were another band that started fake and later turned into real touring musicians.

7. "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow" - Soggy Bottom Boys

The Soggy Bottom Boys are a Coen brothers creation, but "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow" is traditional American folk song originally recorded in the early 1900s.

8. "You're a Star" - Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats are the queens of fictional band-dom. Enjoy this uplifting hit from the 2001 film reboot. Gotta love that "na na na na yeah yeah" part.

Are there anymore fictional bands you love? Share your picks in the comments!

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Frozen Embryos!

Long before Jordan Catalano had an actual real-life band, he was a '90s dreamboat fronting Frozen Embryos/Between Names. And who could forget his soulful tribute to his car, "I Call Her Red"? Classic fake band.

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Fake Bands!

I gotta recommend this playlist on this very same topic:

Besides the bands mentioned on your post, it features, among others, the Flinstones' Rock Roll band and Bewitched's Serena, plus the amazing Banana Splits!

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Popdose made a really cool mixtape on this very same topic some time ago. Check it out:

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Jem and the Holograms!

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The Weird Sisters

Where in the world are Harry Potter's The Weird Sisters and their #1 hit, Caldron Full of Hot, Strong Love?


The Carrie Nations from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls had an awesome look and the awesome song "Sweet Talking Candyman":

A Twin Cities band called Bean Girl ( did an excellent cover version, but sadly I can find no sign of it.

"Oh don't the days seem lank and long
When all goes right and nothing goes wrong
And isn't your life extremely flat
When you've nothing whatever to grumble at?"

--W.S. Gilber