YOUTUBE GENERATION  11:50 pm September 7, 2011

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

by Blair Burke

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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{ 61 comments }

Barb September 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

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 September 8, 2011 at 12:51 am

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

Barb September 8, 2011 at 1:04 am

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

gullywompr September 8, 2011 at 1:00 am

I look forward to their reunion tour in 2016.

arihaya September 8, 2011 at 1:03 am

are you sure it not Marcus Bachmann-inspired band?

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

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

Barb September 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

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 September 8, 2011 at 1:11 am

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

Tommmcattt September 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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

SudsMcKenzie September 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

They will always be opening for the Rick Perry Project.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

And it will be HUGE.

spinozasgod September 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

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

prommie September 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

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

bumfug September 8, 2011 at 1:11 am

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

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 1:39 am

(The) Who?

Guppy06 September 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

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

Barrelhse September 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

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

johnnyzhivago September 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

Herman Cain and the Ables

johnnyzhivago September 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

Sarah Palin and the Quitters

BarackMyWorld September 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

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 September 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

They don't do ass-fucking orgies.

chicken_thief September 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

Clearly not the Marcus Bachmann Overdrive Band then.

johnnyzhivago September 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

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

Doktor Zoom September 8, 2011 at 1:25 am

The Mitt Romulans

Lascauxcaveman September 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Mitt the Whoople?

Lascauxcaveman September 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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 September 8, 2011 at 1:37 am

The Newt Christie Minstrels.

poncho_pilot September 8, 2011 at 6:56 am

brilliant!

AlterNewt September 8, 2011 at 1:40 am

The Scuttles

pinkocommi September 8, 2011 at 1:48 am

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

102415 September 8, 2011 at 2:04 am

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

elfgoldsackring September 8, 2011 at 2:16 am

Santorum Mohammed Jihad.

Lucidamente1 September 8, 2011 at 2:19 am

Sgt. Perry's Lonely Hearts' Club Band.

Pristine_ODummy September 8, 2011 at 3:01 am

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

FIFY. NNTT.

poncho_pilot September 8, 2011 at 7:00 am

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

poncho_pilot September 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

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

JustPixelz September 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

"…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 September 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba September 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

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

SpurningBeer September 8, 2011 at 8:28 am

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

Callyson September 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

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

SpurningBeer September 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

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

LesBontemps September 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

Inna dancehall stylee!

Chet Kincaid September 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Bad Brains?

FlownOver September 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

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

and, of course,

Ted Nugent

LesBontemps September 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

May you be upfisted repeatedly.

FlownOver September 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

Thanks. That's why I included The Lubes.

DashboardBuddha September 8, 2011 at 9:04 am

John Hunts Man

Grief_Lessons September 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

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

not that Dewey September 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

Michele Bachmann's Dystopia

Monsieur_Grumpe September 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

"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 September 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

Madness

mayor_quimby September 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

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 September 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

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 September 8, 2011 at 11:36 am

KMFMB

DerrickWildcat September 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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.

gurukalehuru September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

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

mrblifil September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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

DaRooster September 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Shouldn't it be Michele-Bachmann-Overdose?

Comrade Wingtard September 9, 2011 at 8:23 am

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 September 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

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

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