Lisa is forced to play "Hail to the Chief" at the school's talent fair but rebels and plays another song. Mr. Largo pulls her off the stage, making Lisa frustrated. She then goes to the mall to sell her saxophone but instead finds a recording studio and records her music. Otto's band, "Otto and the Screaming Whiners", then records their song after Lisa's but due to a recording error the recordings get mixed. Otto then submits the tape to a radio station which plays the song and it becomes a hit in Springfield. Lisa decides to confront Otto and gets her way into his band. She goes on a whirlwind tour, making her a star and finally gaining acceptance. However, before she and Otto perform for record executives, Bleeding Gums Murphy tells her that the blues are not for selling out to people. Lisa accepts it cause she was using her fame to finally get noticed but is shocked when Bleeding Gums takes her spot in the band. Luckily, Otto's band doesn't get the record deal and everything is back to normal.