Photo courtesy of Ian Rubbish and the Bizaros Fred Armisen as Ian Rubbish
Ian Rubbish is the alter-ego of comedian Fred Armisen, he of Saturday Night Live, Portlandia and, yes, actual punk bands.
Armisen, in fact, knows his punk, which is what makes Rubbish so much fun. He got every obsessive detail correct in the SNL skit where he re-enacts the day the Sex Pistols said "dirty fucker" on a British talk show, for example.
Tomorrow night, Armisen plays as Rubbish at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock. In the meantime let's delve into "fake punk" -- which has a real punk sound but plays for laughs.
As you'll see, it's kind of a real thing. Here are the top five fake punk songs: