Monster of the Day #526

I briefly considered making a joke about the “Rolling Bones.”

I have never come closer to just shuttering the site.

  • MrTongoRad

    Well, they do resemble Keith Richards…(obligatory Part B of that reference).

  • Flangepart

    They never play a gig at the Westminster dog show. Hard to play when the dogs keep burying you.

  • I knew they had a hard time finding work after Jason and the Argonauts, but who knew they’d sink so low as to form a Beatles’ tribute band tribute band.?

  • Ken_Begg

    Man, that’s sad. You are really unhip, referencing someone that old.

    I was going to go with Ric Ocasek.

  • SteveWD

    Their last big gig was Army of Darkness.  They lobbied hard for a part in The Mummy, but since CGI took over it’s really hard for honest, hard working skeletons to find a job.

  • MrTongoRad

    I’ve always been unhip, but only very occasionally sad. I guess this is one of those times.

    But let’s run with it anyway- I nominate Iggy Pop as guy #3. Now, who could be playing the drums?

  • Little Tibia & The Fibias. ‘Do The Mummy!’

  • Ken_Begg

    Well, to be fair I pride myself on my cutting edge, up to the moment cultural references.

    By the way, I think Twiggy was one of this band’s groupies.

  • bgbear_rogerh

    Must be tough playing guitar or base without a radius bone.  Of course lack of muscle and tendons would also be a problem.  And they though Django Reinhart had it tough with missing fingers. 

  • Flangepart

     Yeah, well they never lack for picks. And they gave up their days jobs a medical school displays for this?

  • Ericb

    There was an art rock band in the 80s called Skeleton Crew (and they did release 2 albums and they have been reissued on CD so they aren’t just some local phenom) but I’m probably one of 100 people who remember  them.

  • Beckoning Chasm

     I’m probably another.  Fred Frith and Tom Cora.

  • MrTongoRad

    Man, you guys just brought back some elements from the periphery of my memory. I vaguely remember a couple of Frith projects- Skeleton Crew being one of them. Then that got me recalling what I thought was another one of his; I seemed to remember somebody in the dorm having an avant-garde Robert Quine/Fred Frith album. So I looked it up, and it turns out I was wrong- it was Fred Maher. But Maher also worked with Frith in Massacre. Thank God for the internet to help sort all of this stuff out.

    Obviously, these albums didn’t stick around with me for the long haul, but Frith was involved in one of my fave discs of all time. Live Love Larf and Loaf by French Frith Kaiser Thompson is as brilliant as it is provocative and crazy, and you can tell that the guys were having a real blast recording it.

  • Petoht


  • Ericb

    Hah, Amazon has just delivered the two FFKT albums at my work.  Unfortunately I’m off today and will have to wait until Monday to listen to them.

  • MrTongoRad

    It’s a funny world, my friend. Enjoy them when you finally get them; they’re both worth having for sure.

  • The Rev.

    Keith Moon?