Rock or not?

There’s an article in USA Today with the headline “Nobody Rocks Like These Harry Potter-Inspired Bands.”  I was intrigued with the possibility that there are bands out there that sing about Harry Potter that could be better than Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Faith No More, the Rollins Band, Guitar Wolf or the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  So I thought I’d test this hypothesis with a bit of digging around.  Of course, there’s no accounting for taste, and one man’s meat is another man’s poison and vice versa; but I’ve checked out the Harry Potter bands on YouTube and have come to my own conclusions, inviting you to do the same.

Draco and the Malfoys vs AC/DC

Seems that Draco and the Malfoys play devil’s advocates and are the “pro-evil” part of the wizard rock universe, playing themselves up as the bitter enemies of Harry and the Potters (natch).

The Whomping Willows vs Black Sabbath

Check out the lyrics to Draco and Harry, they’re actually taking the piss at Harry Potter.

Harry and the Potters vs Led Zeppelin

The Remus Lupins (this guy is so cute) vs Guns n’ Roses

This next bunch is not Harry Potter-inspired (dear Lord, no…), but if you’re talking about so-called “wizard rock”, there’s only room enough in town for one band, and that’s Electric Wizard because they’ll take everyone else, tear them into little pieces and eat their putrid remains. Beware.

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