The Rocklopedia Fakebandica

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Macmillan, Nov 6, 2004 - Humor - 243 pages
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Have you ever wondered what the name of the cantina band in Star Wars was? Or how many fictional singers Elvis played? Or how many fake bands had real Top Ten hits? This hysterical, witty, and irreverent book answers all these questions and more.

Based on the popular Web site fakebands.com, The Rocklopedia Fakebandica contains almost 1,000 entries covering such pop-culture staples as Spinal Tap, the Monkees, the Partridge Family, the Blues Brothers, the Rutles, Schroeder, the Chipmunks, the Brady Kids, the California Raisins, the Commitments, the Archies, the Banana Splits, Eddie and the Cruisers, the Wonders, Phoebe Buffay, Miss Piggy, Josie and the Pussycats, Jessica Rabbit, School of Rock, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Perfect for pop-culture addicts, trivia buffs, and music lovers of all stripes, The Rocklopedia Fakebandica is the consummate addition to any bookshelf, coffee table, or bathroom.
  

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Based on a Web site that Information Week called "one of the most refreshing online wastes of time since the birth of the Web," this volume by comedian Childs lists hundreds of singers and bands that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Currie - Goodreads

It has been awhile since I read this book, but I recall thinking it was pretty inclusive and the "See also" lists were waaayyy too long. Take them out and you have a much shorter book. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
34
Section 2
47
Section 3
55
Section 4
62
Section 5
68
Section 6
102
Section 7
109
Section 8
110
Section 13
162
Section 14
170
Section 15
179
Section 16
180
Section 17
186
Section 18
198
Section 19
204
Section 20
211

Section 9
112
Section 10
130
Section 11
148
Section 12
150
Section 21
217
Section 22
230
Section 23
239
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About the author (2004)

T. Mike Childs is a North Carolina native, a member of sketch comedy group the Van Gogh-Goghs, and creator of the Web site furnitureporn.com. T. Mike Childs is a true Renaissance geek, equally at home discussing the finer points of Spinal Tap with European royalty as he is coding HTML for his sketch comedy group's Web site, vgg.com. He began writing and performing comedy while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then held a succession of tedious jobs that afforded him the time to compile this book and its sister Web site, fakebands.com. So, despite what you're thinking, he didn't have anything better to do than write this book.

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