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Michele Bachmann-Inspired Band Gets Undeserved Press, Not Unlike Michele Bachmann Herself

In these tough economic times, white people are really struggling to find preexisting jobs that don’t include touching dirt or doing actual work (that is for Mexicans) and because of this, “entrepreneurship” is the cool name for trying to make a buck off a mostly lousy idea. We are guessing this is the background story, in its entirety, for the newest thing to hit desperate wannabes “rocking out” in DC’s worst intern bars.

Michele Bachmann Overdrive is a four-man rock outfit based in Great Falls, Va., that features Mike Sager, Mike Boggs, Gabriel Fry and Luke Peterson. Despite the name, the guys are quick to note that they’re definitely not a tribute band.

“Michele Bachmann Overdrive is a concept, and the concept is to have a band that captures the spirit of Michele Bachmann by being somewhat ill-prepared, not really up to the challenge ahead of it but going full speed ahead,” Mike Sager said.

The band’s motto? Its website reads: “Bringing absurd Rock and/or Roll Covers to Your Political Events, Leftist Rallies, Union Organizing Drives, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Children’s Parties, Tea Party Torch’n’Pitchfork Terror Picnics (TP^3), Bipartisan Live-Action Role-Playing Fantasy Conventions, and Funerals.”

So far, the band hasn’t been too busy. Its only gig was in December, but with Bachmann’s higher profile, they’re hoping that business might start picking up.

Come to think of it, the 2012 election would probably be more interesting in a “battle of the bands” format, especially if it included things like “The Rick Perry Experience” and “Newt Gingrich and the Invisible Twitter Following.” Of course it would all be ruined in the end because Barack Obama would obviously insist on doing a rap battle, because of his color. [Politico]

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  • Barb

    I can't wait to see these guys at the Grammy's! My Grammy is far too old to clean her own gutters and I would hate to see her break a hip while trying.

    Go ahead and book whatever small venues you can now, boys. Your careers will be over in the bitch slap of a hummingbird.

    • flamingpdog

      I wuz going to post first, but I had nothing. May these clowns have a Great Fall, however.

      • Barb

        Use this post:
        Too bad they weren't the opening act for Sugarland at the Indiana State Fair.

  • gullywompr

    I look forward to their reunion tour in 2016.

  • arihaya

    are you sure it not Marcus Bachmann-inspired band?

    • flamingpdog

      Nah, then it would be the Bachmann Turn Her Over Drive band.

      • Barb

        It's 11:06 P.M. at my house and I would like to submit your post for the "post of the day" for tomorrow so that we can all enjoy it and all its hilarious splendor. I bow down to your excellence.

        • flamingpdog

          Aw, shucks, Barb. I had help, though – arihaya played the perfect straight man/woman/whatever.

    • Tommmcattt

      You don't really need a band to create Diva House, just a mixing board.

  • SudsMcKenzie

    They will always be opening for the Rick Perry Project.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      And it will be HUGE.

    • spinozasgod

      they'll burn down the house!….or state, whatever.

    • prommie

      The Rick Perry Project? I wouldn't want to be like them.

  • bumfug

    This would only be a story if the lead guitarist was Thaddeus McCotter.

    • flamingpdog

      (The) Who?

  • Guppy06

    Actually, I may have to coopt the "TP^3" concept.

    • Barrelhse

      Kinda been done by "TW3" in the 60's. (This Was The Week That Was)

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Herman Cain and the Ables

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Sarah Palin and the Quitters

  • BarackMyWorld

    Bringing absurd Rock and/or Roll Covers to Your Political Events, Leftist Rallies, Union Organizing Drives, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Children’s Parties, Tea Party Torch’n’Pitchfork Terror Picnics (TP^3), Bipartisan Live-Action Role-Playing Fantasy Conventions, and Funerals

    So they are essentially Wonkette: The Band.

    • Guppy06

      They don't do ass-fucking orgies.

      • chicken_thief

        Clearly not the Marcus Bachmann Overdrive Band then.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    From what I saw tonight, the Grand Olde Party Band is out on the fantail, playing "Nearer my God to Thee"

  • Doktor Zoom

    The Mitt Romulans

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Mitt the Whoople?

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Romney Shames and the Shondells?

      (Or some of us who've irreversibly ruined our livers could be the backup band and be the "Jaundells.")

  • flamingpdog

    The Newt Christie Minstrels.

    • poncho_pilot

      brilliant!

  • AlterNewt

    The Scuttles

  • pinkocommi

    Although I appreciate their concept, I don't like anything named "Michelle Bachmann…" just on principle.

  • 102415

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will take care of all your party needs.

  • elfgoldsackring

    Santorum Mohammed Jihad.

  • Lucidamente1

    Sgt. Perry's Lonely Hearts' Club Band.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Sgt. Perry's Lonely Hearts' Whores' Club Band.

      FIFY. NNTT.

  • poncho_pilot

    Santorum was great at Woodstock. when he played Soul Sacrifice…man!

  • poncho_pilot

    and don't forget the Ron Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

  • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

    "…Barack Obama would obviously insist on doing a rap battle, because of his color."

    Careful Barry … Sarah Palin™ says she knows all the lyrics to "Rappers Delight". But that's a claim that may go unverified until she appears on RWTS* around 2014. And will still be unverified by me because if I watched, I'd have to gouge my ears out with my own hands.

    • DaRooster

      I used to know all them words too… until I moved on to "Pop Pop Pop Music" by M

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    None of them stand a chance against the Moron Tabernacle Choir.

    • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ SpurningBeer

      Don't they sing the Battle Hymn of the Republicans?

  • Callyson

    Mittens and the Magic Undies
    Ricky and the Rentboys (works for either Ricky)

  • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ SpurningBeer

    I am waiting for something in my own idiom, like maybe Jah Gingrich.

    • LesBontemps

      Inna dancehall stylee!

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Bad Brains?

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Gold Zeppelin
    Costly Spills & Cash
    The Lubes
    Canned Speech
    Jethro Dull

    and, of course,

    Ted Nugent

    • LesBontemps

      May you be upfisted repeatedly.

      • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

        Thanks. That's why I included The Lubes.

  • DashboardBuddha

    John Hunts Man

  • Grief_Lessons

    Republican battle of the bands will be Ted Nugent's chance to become Secretarty of State.

  • not that Dewey

    Michele Bachmann's Dystopia

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    "I’d rather have a lousy band and a great country"

    These men are true patriots.
    Rock on to the best of your marginal abilities solders.
    Rock on.

  • not that Dewey

    Madness

  • mayor_quimby

    I'm in, where can I buy a tour t-shirt?
    Can we be sure this isn't a CIA psyops operation, I think Great Falls is kinda near Langley.

  • ttommyunger

    The problem is, no matter how hard they try, Rightards simply have no sense of humor, soul or rhythm. The other problem is: they don't fucking know it.

  • GhostBuggy

    KMFMB

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    A good thing to do is name your band, "Michele Bachmann!" After you get sued or whatever and you're made to change your name…you just change it to, "Marcus Bachmann!"
    If you do this you will become famous even if you're terrible.

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    Of course it would all be ruined in the end because Barack Obama would obviously insist on doing a rap battle, because of his color.

    Speaking of rap battles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w2MTXBebg

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    They should be Marcus Bachmann Overdrive and their set should consist entirely of covers by Queen.

  • DaRooster

    Shouldn't it be Michele-Bachmann-Overdose?

  • http://www.deathwishcreeps.com/about/ Comrade Wingtard

    I'm getting really sick of hipsters and their puns. Damn do they love their puns. The lowest form of humor. No snark, sorry.

  • Indiepalin

    I'm in a group called The Litterbugs. Business is definitely picking up.