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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...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 6th 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Carin
"Jem, Jem is excitement. Ooooh, Jem, Jem is adventure. Oooh glamour and glitter, fashion and fame. Jem! Jem is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous. Whoa, Jem, the music's contageous, outrageous. Jem is my name, no one else is the same, Jem is my name!"

Anyone who recognizes those lyrics will love this book! A fan of The Brady Bunch, Spinal Tap, Back to the Future, and innumerable other movies and TV shows starring fake bands, this treasure trove of random facts and trivia is truly trul...more
Sam
This is a reference book, A to Z, listing EVERY fake band that ever existed in TV, movies or books. Name a fake band, from the most pedestrian like SPINAL TAP to fake bands mentioned in HIGH FIDELITY, and they're in this. Fan-fucking-tastic.
Daniel Currie
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.
Selena
BRILLIANT, funny, a great gift book for a music lover!
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