Galactic Empire

Star Wars-themed metal band whose line-up, contrary to what it says on YouTube, is: Boba Sett (drums), Bass Commander (bass), and guitarists Dark Vader, Shadow Ranger and Red Guard. Their first album was released in 2016, when the force, or so they claim, was strong with them. Unsurprisingly, the helmets make it harder to play.

The Gap Band

The three Wilson brothers? Forget Brian, Carl and Dennis: we’re talking about Ronnie, Charlie and Robert. They began funking it up in 1967 as The Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band, after their neighbourhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Take the initial letters and you have G-A-P.) Ronnie is still touring with the band, though sadly involved in a legal dispute with Charlie. Here in its near-nine-minute glory is I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!), better known as Oops Up Side Your Head.

 

 

Grandma's Boner

“Remember Grandma’s Boner? Mid-Noughties, when we teamed up with Perpetual Spinners, did a bit of turbo-folk?” The great Super Hans reflects on his musical past with Jez in series 9, episode 5 of the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show.

The Graves

If you missed the “first generation punk survivors” playing at the Causeway in Warrington, Cheshire, on Saturday 31 August 2002, the free gig featured the classic lineup of Grant Macabre, vocals, Bret Equette, guitar, Didier Lacaze, bass, and Joe Prozac, drums.

Grim Reaper

British heavy metal band, formed in 1979 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, and still performing. Album titles See You in Hell, Fear No Evil and Rock You to Hell give you the general idea. Some of their songs appeared in episodes of Beavis and Butthead. Not to be confused with …

The Grim Reaper

“They weren’t just a band – they were a ruckus,” according to the sadly defunct website 60sgaragebands.com. Not to be confused with …

The Grim Reapers

Opened for Otis Redding at his final show in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1967. Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson went on to form Cheap Trick.