Japanese Tribute Bands

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I’ve had this blog for how long? — one year? — and I still haven’t talked about my favorite Japanese tribute bands? W.T.F.? Here we go….

Slanted and Enchanted — Pavement 120%, lo-fi and sloppy to an exact T

Footloose — the best of Kenny Loggins by a guy that looks kind of like Kenny Loggins

KISS — Prince (early years)

Their Satantic Majesties Request — best of Rolling Stones’ psychedelic period

Tristero — Pynchon

Take a Chance On Me — A*Teens

When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and if You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and if You Fall It Won’t Matter, ‘Cuz You’ll Know That You’re Right — Aimee Mann cover band

‘N Utero — undetermined

Henry Rollins Band — Black Flag

Toto — USA for Africa (middle-late years)

W. David MARX (Marxy)
November 6, 2005

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

12 Responses

  1. dzima Says:

    You’re forgetting…

    The Black Mages – Rick Wakeman and Steve Harris get together to score a soundtrack for the Final Fantasy series.

  2. davido Says:

    Isn’t “When the Pawn Hits…” a Fiona Apple album?

  3. marxy Says:

    Yeah, but they’re a Aimee Mann tribute band. Go figure.

  4. alin Says:

    these guys deserve a mention. they’ve been doing for quite a while and still going. http://www.gueen.com

  5. Jrim Says:

    Yeah, but they’re a Aimee Mann tribute band. Go figure.

    Either way, I pity the poor bollock who has to fit that moniker onto a flyer.

  6. channing Says:

    I think I just died of dehydration.

  7. odot Says:

    how bad is tristero? is it as terrible as Thrice or Poe?

  8. marxy Says:

    Let’s say that they’re twice as bad as JR – who are a Gaddis & Dallas cover band.

  9. channing Says:

    Because the humor is so dry.

  10. marxy Says:

    Ah, I was wondering what you meant by that.

  11. odot Says:

    thank you david your joke on gaddis made my day.

  12. marxy Says:

    I know my audience.