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14 Completely Random Band Cameos in Movies

There are many things that will clearly place a movie in a particular decade. Things like clothing, hair and cars are likely the most easily identifiable tells, but when a band or artist makes a cameo in a film, for better or worse, it elicits a far stronger and more emotional awareness of that time. Suddenly, songs start popping into your head. Concerts you attended and music videos you watched — it all comes rushing back. It’s exhilarating to see a movie cameo from a group that went on to achieve greater success, and it can be cringe inducing when you see a cameo from a band that simply didn’t stand the test of time. The more random the cameo is, the stronger those feelings can be. Here are 14 cameos that will run you through the whole gamut of nostalgic bliss and horror.

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