It’s Sunday afternoon, and the blog tends to be lazy on Sunday afternoons, and I was just reminded of what I would name my band if I had a band (I don’t, nor do I ever plan to have one), so I thought I’d post about it and ask for yours. Mine requires a tiny bit of explanation …
So several years ago, I read something on-line. I can’t remember if Greg Hatcher wrote about it on the old blog, because it’s certainly something he would write about, but he did try to keep things comics-related over there, especially early on, so perhaps not unless he was writing about Addams Family comics. Are there Addams Family comic books? Anyway, at some point I learned about the existence of the 1972 TV movie Evil Roy Slade, starring John Astin as the title character and featuring a killer theme song:
I’ve never actually seen the movie, but it’s on YouTube if you’re interested. I just love the name “Evil Roy Slade.” It sounds so ridiculous but menacing at the same time – the “Roy” works after the two-syllable “Evil,” and “Slade” is a word that just sounds a bit scary. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to be in a band called Evil Roy Slade. When I write the X-Men (come on, Joey Q, you know you want to offer me the job!), someone’s favorite band will be Evil Roy Slade. They’ll be the kind of band that all the cool people in the Marvel Universe go to see. Tony Stark will be at the Drake concert thinking he’s all hot shit, but all the cool people will be at some dive bar watching Evil Roy Slade.
What’s the name of your band? Sound off in the comments! Don’t be shy!