Every now and then someone will do a keyword search that will pull up something I wrote years earlier. When I see this has happened I’ll go back and reread the post. Usually I’m horrified by something I said or did but every once in a while I see something and say to myself…”That’s not so bad”. Here’s a post from 2005 that some random Google search pulled up today. I forgot all about it but I laughed when I saw it today. Remember, it you’ve forgotten it (or didn’t read me then) it’s a new post.
Cover Me (From July 2005)
This morning on my drive to work I heard it advertised that a local event would feature several tribute bands. In case you have never seen one, a tribute band covers songs by one band. To be a tribute band you need three things.
1-A name that refers to the band you are covering, for example: Beatlemania, Led Zep-Again etc…
2- Passing resemblance to the band members or the ability to dress like them
3- The public needs to be familiar with the bands work
Keeping the third rule in mind I was surprised to hear that one of the bands performing was a Gin Blossoms tribute band. I assume they play a short set. Actually they could probably bill themselves as the actual Gin Blossoms and no one would know the difference. I think other musicians should following this lead and start tribute bands for one and two hit wonders. Here are some possibilities:
Fine Young Copycats -A tribute to the Fine Young Cannibals
The Funky Cold Medinas-A tribute to Ton-Loc
Super Bowl Shufflers-A tribute to the 1985 Chicago Bears
The New Child Pornographers- A tribute to Gary Glitter
Feel free to suggest other one hit wonder tribute bands in the comments.