The Trents are a One-Man Band
fronted by Johnny Lurg
, although there have been other members at times. Most of The Trents' tracks are acoustic Parody
songs, but recently some "original" material has been written.
"For reasons unknown, I have employed a Flunky to wittingly comment on several of my Tropes." —Johnny Lurg
The Trents provides examples of:
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: The original song "Green River Reflections" is basically this trope. I don't mean to brag, but when Johnny Lurg performed the song at his high school, he was hugged (and perchance kissed) by the entire cheerleading squad (Flunky Note: This really happened, I swears it!)
- Cover Version: The esoteric gem "Take Me Down" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and at least three songs by singer-songwriter Danny Saucedo ("Magic Red Shoes," "The Peace Zone," and "After the Woo Comes the Who") (Flunky Note: Johnny Lurg is currently Danny Saucedo's official number-one fan as seen on http://www.dannysaucedo.com/fans.html, the homepage for Saucedo's Lab Rat fan club)
- Shout-Out: The band is named after Trent Lane from Daria. Previously the band was named The Upchucks after Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III from the same show (Flunky Note: Besides computer smarts, the life of Johnny Lurg in no way resembles that of Ruttheimer. Would "Upchuck" get hugged by an entire cheerleading squad? I don't think so.).
- Also, the parody song "Bike Thief" contains several allusions to YTMND, a website that the lead singer and the occasional co-guitarist both have trolled for several years (Flunky Note: since this article was written, Johnny Lurg was IP banned for about a month and said co-guitarist lost interest in the website formally known as "You're the Man Now Dog").