Posted: Jan 15, 2015 3:10 pm |
Edited by: Tim Teabag
As far as those Spinal Tap type things go, I have a couple of ideas that if I had the income or resources I could have a lot of fun putting together a couple of different things. One would be a fictitious Viking Metal band, which that alone can be funny enough without intending to be, but they are an established popular Viking Metal band, like the Judas Priest of Viking Metal, and they’ve put out like four albums but the bass player is threatening to quit because they don’t have any songs with Valhalla in the title, and of course you can’t be a Viking Metal band without songs about Valhalla. The other members say things like “yeah but that’s so cliché” but the bass player is adamant that you can’t be a Viking metal band without any songs about Valhalla so he eventually quits and forms his own band, The Gates Of Valhalla or some such name and every other song has Valhalla in its title. He gets all of that out of his system and eventually reunites with the original band in one of the feel good moments near the end of the mockumentary. I also have ideas for them like coming out on stage in a Viking ship with dry ice machines emulating mist and fog on the ocean and the thing takes out a stage light that comes crashing down into the boat nearly taking one of them out. Those kinds of things for a Spinal Tap for the 21st century.
My other idea is about the “proghop” movement going on in the UK. It’s a thing where American urban hip hop meets 70’s inspired British prog rock, like Keith Emerson meets JayZ kind of thing. Two forms of music that seem diametrically opposed and as illogical a pairing as one could imagine becoming this wildly popular fake genre of music. They would have like a Canterbury fest or some such thing with all these bands playing in front of a castle and maybe some black British guys wearing crowns and purple royal robes and things on the mic while these white guys with British invasion bowl haircuts and the like play keyboards and various instruments in the band. If someone really came along and created a proghop band, while they would be laughed at today as a joke, rest assured thirty years from now they would be hailed as innovative legends.