4 Groups that Sort Of Never Were
“Mog and His Bitchin’ Hoods” is one of the most popular of 4 fake bands from the ’80’s. These groups include “Johnny Rave and the Lips (1980 – 1982),” “Mog and His Bitchin’ Hoods (1982 – 1984),” “Y (1984 – 1985)” and “IYB (1989 – 1990).”
How Do You Promote Something that Never Was?
Despite all 4 of them being pretend groups, they are still popular today as evidenced by this web page (play along with us, won’t you)?
They All Have YES in Common
One of the things that all of these entities have in common is that they all had the same lead singer Yianni Eurpides Stamas (Y.E.S.) of the now popular (well sort of) Stamas Bros in which he plays Stamas Bro Homer.
When in Doubt, Name-Drop
Also, there is a lot of name dropping opportunities possible for the members of these groups in terms of being related to celebs or actually being semi-celebs themselves.
Name-Dropping #1 of 4
Yianni who was the lead singer of “Mog and His Bitchin Hoods, was Jack Schaefer’s grandson (Jack Schaefer who wrote the book that the classic western movie “Shane” was based on (look it up).
Name-Dropping #2 of 4
Stephen Costantino who played guitar in “Mog and His Bitchin Hoods, portrayed a Gamorrean Guard in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
Name-Dropping #3 of 4
Randy Allaire who played keyboards in “Y” was an important backup dancer with Michael Jackson.
Name-Dropping #4 of 4
Corey Dee Williams who played the bass in “Mog and His Bitchin Hoods” is the son of Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams (a.k.a. Lando Calrissian from the original Star Wars trilogy).