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There’s a metal band inspired by Ned Flanders, and it’s Okilly Dokilly. That’s not a value assessment. That’s the actual name of the group, an apparently one-off joke that, like The Simpsons, just kept getting renewed.
Okilly Dokilly—that’s Head Ned (vocals, etc.), Red Ned (synths), Stead Ned (guitar), Thread Ned (bass), and Bled Ned (drums)—have an entire album of heavy tracks with lyrics lifted almost entirely from Flanders’ most memorable lines. The band’s debut album, Howdilly Doodilly, arrives this Friday entirely on Bandcamp. It’s better than you’d expect.
But Okilly Dokilly is clearly intended to be a visual experience. Just check the delightfully twisted video for the band’s first single, “White Wine Spritzer”—a reference to the 1999 episode, “Viva Ned Flanders,” in which Homer and his neighbor have a bender in Vegas.
It’s just too bad none of these dudes play left-handed.
Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.