Battle of the bogus Beatle bands


17 Responses to “Battle of the bogus Beatle bands”

  1. MrsBug says:

    @ #2. Another Beatle non-lover checking. Hold the tomatoes please.

  2. Jake0748 says:

    Ditto #3 and #4. I was wondering how you’re supposed to pronounce the name of the album on the right. Is it Beatle-rama, or Beat-ler-ama?

  3. Mr Pickles says:

    I’m just waiting for Uruguay’s Los Shakers to be declared the winner. The Beatles are the English Shakers, after all.

  4. vastleft says:

    A charming band with legitimate Beatles cred: Stackridge.

  5. Cupcake Faerie says:

    You might like the Resident’s take on the Beatles:

    or their take er deconstruction of the Stones:

    On the other hand, you might not like it at all

  6. JG says:

    Of course no discussion of Bogus Beatles is complete without a viewing of Bollywood Beatles videos

    If imitation is a form of flattery than someone needs to revise a few copy write laws along the way!


  7. oscar7g says:

    What? No mention of Oasis?

  8. boigaz says:

    no beatles cover band discussion would be complete without a mention of the amazing beatle barkers. here’s a link:

  9. Beanolini says:

    #2: A googlefight for “love the beatles” vs “hate the beatles” just gave 429000 for and 84000 against. You should be proud to be a member of that 16% minority.

  10. Outtacontext says:

    I was taken to see Rain, supposedly one of the best of the Beatles imitators ( And I have to tell you, they were pretty good.

    But what was really strange is that they have their own groupies who sat in the first row. Looking at Rain’s forum, apparently they have a large fandom. Very postmodern. ;-)

  11. Yankadian says:

    Am I the only person in the world who hates the Beatles?

  12. Takuan says:

    why yes, yes you are

  13. Simon Greenwood says:

    BBC Radio 2 did a series last year about tribute acts, with one episode about the most enduring Beatles tribute band, the Bootleg Beatles, who have been playing for 25 years and play songs that the Beatles never played live. They have a Paul McCartney lookalike, or at least would be lookalike if Paul still looked like he did in 1970, but older. The series was splendidly called ‘Earth, Wind for Hire’ and can be found here:

  14. Ian70 says:

    I agree with #6, The Rutles -nailed- the Beatles’ sound, through all stages of their career, and were a wonderful insight into the whole oeuvre. Much praise for Eric Idle’s timeless genius, along with the timeless genius of The Beatles.

  15. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    What Takuan said.

  16. Halloween Jack says:

    Beatlerama looks as if it might be composed of Half-Life headcrabs.

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