A number of popular bands books shows in small, intimate venues under fake names. REM has done this a number of times. Bingo Hand Job was the name they used at The Borderline in London on March 14 and 15, 1991. They took it a step further by using fake names for each of the band members and guest musicians:
Michael Stipe – the Reverend Bingo
Peter Buck – Raoul
Bill Berry – the Doc
Mike MillsStinky
Peter HolsappleSpanish Charlie
Billy Bragg – Conrad
Violet (on March 14) – Robyn Hitchcock
Ophelia (on March 15)
The opening act was the Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, playing under the name Stump Monkey.
The second night they recorded a parody of Suzanne Vega’s "Tom’s Diner" called "Tom’s ?", which later ended up on a B-side and a cover album.

By the way, I’m not a total REM freak, I just got this information from a zine a friend of mine published a while back.

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