Ugliest Band of All-Time
The Ugliest Band of All-Time was a topic discussed and debated on the 12/6/06 show. After the show, Tom declared Poison Idea the winner on the FOT message board.
Rick in South Westbridge offered a supergroup of ugly:
- Mick Mars - Guitar
- Paul "The Blob" Goddard (Atlanta Rhythmn Section) - Bass
- Edgar Winter - Saxophone
- Tommy Aldridge (Black Oak Arkansas, Whitesnake, Nuge, etc.) - Drums
- Gwen Stefani ("Have you seen pics of her without her makeup?") - Vocals
Timmy von Trimble also chimed in:
- (Sounded like Keith something) - Guitar and Vocals
- James Lo (Live Skull and Chavez) - Drums
- Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys) - Bass
- Jimi Hendrix - Guitar and Vocals
- Herbie Hancock - Keyboards
- Clarence Clemons - Saxophone
[TvT claimed to be oblivious to the racial make-up of his band: "Geez, are they?"]
Other listener nominations: Kiss sans makeup, Twisted Sister, Wilson Phillips (denied by Tom), Pet Sounds-era The Beach Boys ("The Jacksons but fat and white"), The Rolling Stones (sort of denied by Tom), The Cars (aside from the obvious Ocasek, Tom cited Greg Hawkes), R.E.M., Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Bachman Turner Overweight, Vanilla Fudge (first incarnation), Quiet Riot, Captain Beefheart, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Alice Cooper ("Who's she?"), Rush ("the Canadian group"), Jethro Tull, Sonic Youth (denied by Tom: "They look normal"), Kansas, Motorhead, Coheed and Cambria ("the Baldwin brother that they keep locked in the attic, the son of a guy from L.A. Guns, and a generic indie rocker"), The Playmates, Radiohead, Neil Young, Bill Haley and the Comets (Comets = E. Levy as Rawl Withers from SCTV, Larry Miller, and Joe Flaherty with a thin, Bud Abbott mustache), The Melvins, Sid Vicious, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Bee Gees, Larz Kristerz, Slade, The Residents, The Pogues, Black Oak Arkansas, Jim Morrison (Denied by Tom: "He's dead, though"), Agnostic Front, The Cure, Rod Stewart, everybody in Blondie except D. Harry, Chilliwack, The Dills, The Dead Boys, Superchunk rhythmn section, The Byrds (denied by Tom), Insane Clown Posse, Geto Boys, The Who post-Keith Moon, Meatloaf, Barnacle Blues Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mott the Hopple [sic], Janis Joplin, King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, Tad, Bowser from Sha Na Na, and The Ramones.
The topic spilled over into the 12/13/06 show with a few more nominations: Kalmuh, The Electric Eels, 21st-century W. Axl Rose (Tom expanded that to include any member of the new GNR, though he also noted the "bloated, frat-metal"-looking Matt Sorum from the UYI lineup), and The Fugs.
Ugliest Fans: Sonic Youth or Insane Clown Posse (Tom's pick)