Fake Bands compilation #1

Another J. Sprig compilation

Fake bands from the movies or tv.

Opening with The Mosquitoes – from ‘Gilligan’s Island’ mid 60s West Coast soft rock.

1:50 Andromeda – from ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ late 80s electro space funk.

4:02 The Looters – London punk, Ray Winstone vocals, Steve Jones guitar, Paul Cook drums, Paul Simonon bass. What a lineup! From ‘All Washed Up!’/‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains!’ 1982.

7:07 The Flowerbuds – looking a little like the sadly missed Ultrasound, from ‘Carry On Camping’ 1969.

9:03 Drimble Wedge & the Vegetations – swinging 60s art-rock (which could have been released on 4AD 10 or 15 years later) with Peter Cook on vocals from the original ‘Bedazzled’ 1967.

11:20 Steven Shorter – Paul Jones as mock Scott Walkeresque government puppet pop star in Peter Watkins’ ‘Privelege’ 1967.

15:50 Connie Franklin – Canadian TV miserabilist C&W singer played by Andrea Martin of SCTV

17:34 The Bugaloos – spooky, unsettling early 70s pop from Californian TV series which led to a minor hit for this single but not the album.

20:06 Tom Monroe – pre-punk 70s travesty of Petula Clark’s ‘Downtown’ and ‘Don’t Sleep In The Subway’ by lounge music legend Monroe, equally famous for his classic rendition of The Vapours’ ‘Turning Japanese’

21:30 The Queen Haters – J. Sprig has arguably left the best ’til last, a parody so sharp, so spot on, it’s barely a parody at all. Another SCTV segment.

Not a patch on the SCTV or Looters punk tracks, but I hope J. Sprig’s next compilation includes ‘Gob On You’ from BBC’s ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’.

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