The Rocklopedia Fakebandica

The Rocklopedia Fakebandica

Everything you ever wanted to know about fake bands in movies, TV, commercials, books, games, art, and elsewhere, but were afraid to ask

Episodes

June 24, 2024 86 mins

On this episode of the Rocklopedia Fakebandica, we are excellent to each other and party on with the fake band that will someday save the world...Wyld Stallyns! [air guitar lick]

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It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Time to hit play on our tribute to one of the greatest fake bands of all time: the Blues Brothers.

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June 10, 2024 61 mins

On this episode, we have a serious talk-apella with all our aca-fans about the movies that taught the aca-world how to sing without musical backup: Pitch Perfect and its various sequels.

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The second part of our first-ever two-part episode continues our tribute to those who have elevated fake music to an art form all of its own. Today, we induct an actor/writer/musician who is, without doubt, the Greatest of All Time!

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Our first-ever two-part episode honors those who have elevated fake music to an art form all of its own. Today, we induct a singer/songwriter/actor and a Pulitzer Prize-winner into the Fake Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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May 20, 2024 80 mins

On this episode of the Rocklopedia Fakebandica, we answer the single most important question in human history: how do fake bands drive to their gigs?  Guest host Jason Torchinsky (The Autopian) is here to talk about the top fake band cars and more!

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Squeaky sped-up singing voices shouldn’t be a gimmick that’s lasted since 1958, but you should never underestimate humans' desire to hear singing rodents. Which is a long way to say this week's show delves into the incredibly long history of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

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On this episode of The Rocklopedia Fakebandica, we go back a long time ago, to a galaxy far, far away, where we discuss two alien fake bands playing questionably named music. We’ll expound on how their very existence highlights the universe building in major blockbuster film franchises, and the tinkering of old classics by filmmakers who should know better.

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On this episode, we have our ear to the grapevine, our claymation feet tapping, and our skins puckering in that warm Fresno sun as we discuss the hottest, fakest band to come out of the dried fruit industry: the California Raisins

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This week we go deep, deep, DEEP into musical history following a joke that appeared in everything from The Muppet Show to a contemporaneous history of King Phillip II of Spain. And it involves hitting smaller things with hammers really, really hard.

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This week is our first episode focusing on Saturday Night Live!  So sit back and listen to a bunch of failed middle-aged sketch comedians dissect the works of much older successful sketch comedians.

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This week, we look at love, fake bands, the fake bands you love, and the fake bands who love to love you back. And we show our love the only way Gen X dudes know how: we made you a mix tape.

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Meet your hosts and delve into the question of what makes a fake band a fake band. We also chat about AI-generated music and the future of fakeness in bands.

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On this, the second episode of the Rocklopedia Fakebandica, we talk about one of the most important fake bands in the fake band universe: The Monkees! Find out how four nobodies became somebodies and who charted a course few fake bands could follow. Here they come, walking down the street....

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