Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Rockstar: Nirvana

The underground scene So we've been watching Rockstar:INXS, in which amateur performers compete to convince the surviving members of the band, and their good friend Dave Navarro, that they should be hired to replace David Hutchence for their appearance at next years Missouri State Fair.

As the group culls out the miserable wailers that are obviously producer plants, some pretty good performers are left and I concur with one review that says whoever wins probably could do better than front INXS.
The song selection is hilariously uneven and includes softballs like "One Hand in my Pocket" or "My Baby Sent me A Letter" at one end and "We are the Champions" at the other. The competetive structure is byzantine so don't expect an explanation but if you are at risk of being kicked off for stinking one night the band will give you a chance the next night to sing an INXS song and redeem yourself. The silliest thing about the program is that they make all these contestants live in the same house for no particular reason.
Anyway, here's today's contest- What will next season bring?
I'll start us off:
Rockstar: Queen
Something we have in common with Iranians; a tremendous appreciation for the late Freddie Mercury and his moustache.

Rockstar:Hanoi Rocks
Pretty much all the positions are up for grabs here, bring a friend with good hair.

Rockstar:The Ramones
Same as above, bring a friend with straight black hair.

Rockstar: Plasmatics
Tonight on Pay-per-view

3 Comments:

Anonymous Jonathan said...

I like the way that at the end they go 'I don't think you're right for our band... INXS'
There is that dramatic pause while they put in one last desperate plug for themselves.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I predict "Rockstar:INXS" again. They've been around long enough to be flagging, but not long enough to have had access to the chemical that continues to preserve the Rolling Stones. I see attrition coming soon. "Death Pool:INXS," anyone?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Rockstar:Ben Folds Five
It has the added bonus of allowing the winner to put his or her name in the name of the band. "Bo Bice Five" or what have you.

2:46 PM  

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