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Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« on: July 03, 2008, 11:37:33 PM »
Here are some of my favorite "gimmick" bands:

All time has to be GWAR. I have seen them at least 13 times and I even brought their side project band DBX to town for the sole purpose of having my band (formed just for this gig) open for them...

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Some other favorites:

Manic Hispanic: Classic punk rock tunes with the lyrics changed to be about Mexicans and Mexican culture. The members are made of guys from various L.A. bands like the Adolescents and The Cadillac Tramps and Agent Orange. Some of my favorite songs are Mommy's Little Cholo  (Social D. Mommy's Little Monster), Uncle Chato's Garden (Bad Religion's Atomic Garden), I'm So Bored With You Esse (Clash's Bored With the U.S.A.)

Who are your favorite gimmick bands?

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 01:36:42 AM »
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 06:00:44 AM »
Does Devo count?




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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 07:11:43 AM »
Spinal Tap
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 05:44:42 PM »

I'm 100% with you on GWAR, Torso. They're the ultimate.

I'd also like to give some love to the Aquabats. If you'd take away the superhero shtick, I'd still be an enormous fan of theirs. They're my all-time favorite ska band. 
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 07:58:36 PM »
I rather like Hayseed Dixie
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Richard Cheese is often good for a laugh:
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Yep I like odd covers so I also like Kathy Najimy's husband Dan Finnerty's The Dan Band
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Oh and does The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band count?
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 05:59:23 AM »
I was just gonna mention Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine, but Tripe beat me to it.

KISS is sort of a gimmick band, I guess.  They would be pretty high on my list.

The Traveling Wilburys are another that would be one of my favs.



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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 10:34:11 AM »
Green Jelly (AKA Green Jello)

KISS would be my #1 but even though they have a gimmick I don't concider them a gimmick band
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 10:41:50 AM »
Green Jelly (AKA Green Jello)

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 01:04:03 PM »
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Bands like KISS, The Ramones, Guitar Wolf and The Misfits all sort of have a gimmick... but i don't think i'd really call 'em gimmick bands. So besides GWAR, who is obviously king... i think Metal Elvis kicks some major ass.

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2008, 01:17:29 PM »
Right now I am also liking Arnocorps and another great San Francisco band Cookie Mongoloid.

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008, 11:12:05 AM »
Oh and don't forget Dread Zeppelin ! An Elvis impersonator doing Led Zeppelin in a reggae style!
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2008, 11:13:48 AM »
Oh and don't forget Dread Zeppelin ! An Elvis impersonator doing Led Zeppelin in a reggae style!
Yeah, I've seen that guy..
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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008, 12:40:26 PM »
I went through a spell where I was into Me First & The Gimme Gimmes.  All they do is fast punk versions of songs you wouldn't expect it of....songs like Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Blowin' In The Wind, Stairway to Heaven, etc.

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008, 01:51:21 PM »
Going to have to go with TeamRAD, and say aquabats...I mean look at these guys!