[ROUND OF 16] Buckaroo Banzai vs. Spinal Tap
From: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Genre: electric pop
Members: Buckaroo Banzai, Perfect Tommy, Reno Nevada, Pecos, New Jersey, Pinky Carruthers
If the front man for your band is a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock star who’s able to defeat interdimensional Red Lectoids and bring his love interest back from the brink of death, you have to figure the music is going to be pretty good too, right?
From: This is Spinal Tap
Members: David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Viv Savage, Derek Smalls, Mick Shrimpton
Sample: “Tonight We’re Gonna Rock You Tonight” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gESFElAOpQ)
<Put obligatory “it goes to 11” joke here> From the granddaddy of all mockumentaries, the titular band captured the pomp, the irony, and the hilarity of bands and their antics from a certain era.