I’ve been getting over some kind on non-H1N1 bug. Feeling better, finally. In my delirium, I decided the following:
All fake bands from TV shows should be required to put out an album and go on tour.
Think about it — it’s a (not so) grand tradition, from Ricky Nelson to the Partridge Family to Hannah Montana. Shit, these days we’ve got a goddamn cartoon metal band on the road.
Yet sadly, there are TV bands that we’ll likely never get to hear or see live. One faux-act that springs immediately to mind is Creation from the terrific but short-lived “Freaks and Geeks.” Now there’s a supergroup: Jason Segel, James Franco and Seth Rogen. I mean, dig this raw talent:
Of more recent vintage is Crucifictorious, Landry Clarke‘s band from the wonderful but underwatched series “Friday Night Lights.” (I love this show and I hate football.) Sadly, there are no clips of this Christian thrash-turned indie-emo band. But they rule.
Perhaps the greatest fake TV band to never record or hit the road is Zit Remedy, from the original “Degrassi Junior High.” Those wacky Canadian kids wrote one of my favorite ditties of all time, “Everybody Wants Something.” Actually, I think that was their ONLY song. YouTube has the “official” music video. So real. So pure.
So yeah, this is what a stomach bug/head cold looks like. But I do want to know: who in teeveeland would you like to see move from the small screen and into your heart?