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Rocktober Goes to 11! Five TV shows to rock to 

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After Zeptember comes Rocktober — not, repeat, not, Trucktober or any other "-tober" extrapolation. Those are consumer mind-control operations perpetuated by the Deep State, aka the alien lizard people who run the planet. If you listened to my short-wave radio show you'd know this already.

The rock 'n' roll TV series has been attempted often, but few crack the two-season mark. Which makes sense, because rock that goes on and on just devolves into "progressive" or "jam" subgenres (both also evil creations of the lizard people), and no one needs that.

Rock 'n' roll series to stream in honor of Rocktober:

Metalocalypse (Seasons 1-4 on Amazon and iTunes)

One of the rare exceptions to the two-season rule, Metalocalypse chronicled the exploits of death metal superstars Dethklok. The band members may be morons, but they rule the world and throw down insanely brutal grooves that concert attendees only occasionally survive. The heaviest show ever.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Seasons 1-2 on Hulu)

Denis Leary's 2015-16 comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is the Spinal Tap-esque tale of the Heathens, a notoriously volatile '90s rock band who released their debut album and broke up on the same day. Twenty-odd years later, they reform with the help of Leary's young rocker daughter (Elizabeth Gillies); egomaniacal hilarity ensues.

Vinyl (Season 1 on HBO Go and Amazon)

One-season wonder Vinyl presented a skewed dramatization of New York's '70s rock scene that didn't quite nail the take — even with Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger producing, it wasn't excessive enough. It's still a fun ride, with faux New York Dolls and Velvet Underground stand-ins and glimpses of the Boogie Nights greatness that could have been.

Flight of the Conchords (Seasons 1-2 on HBO Go and Amazon)

After 22 perfect episodes between 2007 and 2009, New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie quit their very-loosely-autobiographical HBO series Flight of the Conchords because writing music and comedy was too much work — what do you people expect of a musical comedy duo? Kanye could only dream of creating a jam like "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros."

Yacht Rock (Season 1 on YouTube)

In the mid-2000s, hipsters and music snobs alike were held rapt by Yacht Rock, a 12-episode mockumentary tribute to '70s/'80s SoCal soft rock. Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Toto, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, the Eagles and even Van Halen are recreated (intentionally terribly); despite the grainy 2005 resolution, Yacht Rock is still vitally important. Just ask Weezer.♦

The original print version of this article was headlined "Rocktober Goes to 11!"

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