Happy May The 4th Be With You Day!
In the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise, a "nerf" is a domesticated bison-like quadruped. In The Empire Strikes Back, Princess Leia insults Han Solo by giving nerfs and those who herd them, a bad name...
At face value, the name sounds perfect for an eccentric indie band, but once you add in the Star Wars connection, you are the nerd band of all nerd bands, and Nerf Herder from Santa Barbara doesn't disappoint. They achieved solid (but nowhere near the level of the band who inspired the song) radio airplay back in 1997 with their hit "Van Halen"...
'How geeky/nerdy are they? Let me present the evidence:
5) They appeared in the finale of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show (oh yeah - they wrote the bloody theme song!)
4) They have a song titled 'Doctor Who'.
3) They have a song about about the ill-fated Ghostbusters III:
Have to admit - the line, "You're never gonna be my Zuul" is pretty solid.
But I digress.
2) They have a song about comic book conventions. Heck, they even play at conventions.
1) They have a song about Spock.
So there you have it. Could there be a nerdier band out there or to ever come along? As the esteemed Vizzini in The Princess Bride said, "Inconceivable!" Could there a nerdier reference to prove a point than the previous sentence? Inconcei... sorry.
But this is May the Fourth, and Nerf Herder is a Star Wars-influenced band, so until there's a rock band named Boba Fate or a rap group that goes by Millenium Falconz, the Nerfs take the crown.
Hold on!! What about a death metal band called Dark Helmet!?!
Sorry. Someone please help me.
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