#UtahBands parodies Utah culture across Twitter

UTAH – Various issues, items, themes and public figures trend on Twitter as common hashtags attached to the numerous Tweets grow in volume. Starting Tuesday, a trend built around the hashtag #UtahBands had people from across Utah and elsewhere parodying well known singer and band names that played on stereotypes of Mormon and Utah culture. 

Now, for your viewing pleasure and potential bewilderment, a selection of parodied names harvested from the #UtahBands tweet tsunami :

  • Jane’s diet coke addiction
  • RSL Speedwagon
  • AC/D&C
  • Mia Iron Maidens
  • Mountain Dew-bie Brothers
  • Rage Against The I-15
  • Canning Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Johnny Cache
  • No Sex Before Marriage Pistols
  • CTR Kelly
  • Vanilla ice cream social
  • Paramormon
  • REO Stationwagon
  • Better Than Ezra Taft Benson
  • Mini-Van Morrison
  • Sugar-house of pain
  • Sly and the Family Home Evening
  • They Might Be Converts
  • Marilyn Monson
  • Soundgarden of Eden
  • Steely Danites
  • Pearl of Great Price Jam
  • Goshsmack
  • Neil-ondi-Ahman-d
  • Sly and the Family Home Evening Stone
  • Captain Moroni and Tennille
  • Ricky Martin Handcart Company
  • Guns-N-Moses
  • Iggy Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree
  • Mates of State street
  • The Door-to-Doors
  • Pink Floyd K. Packer
  • Bishopric Springfield
  • For The Strength Of Sonic Youth
  • The Rolling Stone Cut Without Hands
  • Point of the mountain Sisters
  • MTC Hammer

After posting some of this own #UtahBands names like The Offspring of the FLDS, John Taylor Swift, and Choose the Righteous Brothers, KSL’s Josh Furlong tweeted: “I’ve got a #UtahBands hangover, or maybe that’s from my caffeine free diet coke.”

Even while the madness from #UtahBands has begun to die down, a new trend, #UtahMovies, started Thursday.

  • Joseph Smith and the Search for the Holy Grail
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Soul
  • All the President’s Elders
  • Quorum of Solace
  • A Fist Full of Jell-O
  • Million Dollar Baby Shower
  • So I Married 3 Ax Murderers
  • Surviving the Mormons
  • Meet me in Mesquite
  • Band of Brothers of Jared
  • Minority Conference Report
  • Rosemary’s Baby Blessing
  • The Breakfast Club: Bring Something to Share
  • Friday Night Lights: Utah vs BYU
  • Swallow: The Great and Powerful
  • No Country For Old Single Men
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Mission
  • The Bishop of Oz
  • Fight Club (aka Church Ball)
  • The Other Side of Herriman
  • There’s Something About Magna
  • Seven Brides for Two Brothers
  • Born on the Twenty Fourth of July
  • Mission to Mars, Pennsylvania
  • A Streetcar Named Deseret
  • Star Wards Episode III: Revenge of the Smith
  • Dixie Rebel Without a Cause
  • Raiders of the FLDS Compound
  • Dead Poets Relief Society
  • Four Weddings and Funeral Potatoes
  • The Caffeine-free Alcohol-free Diaries

Follow #UtahBands and #UtahMovies on Twitter to see more #Utah-based parody tweets.


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1 Comment

  • Utah Cults August 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Does Utah has a culture or does Utah have a cult? What do you have when combining Utah and Twitter? Twahts.

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