Groups you would never even check out, due to their name.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jaycat, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

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    Lol.....the name is certainly misleading. Wonderful music.
     
  2. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    The revolting cocks
     
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  3. soarer29

    soarer29 Well-Known Member

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    In the ‘00s, when the Beatles were absent from the iTunes music store, there was music called stuff like “Beatless” (nothing to do with the anime that came years later). Stuff that existed solely to profit from people buying it mistakenly.
     
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  4. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    And sometimes it happens with absolutely no intention. When she introduced her hit when I saw her in concert, Jill Sobule thanked all those confused Katy Perry fans who bought her song instead of Katy's:

     
  5. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Trouser Press had a lot of fun with it. They interviewed the guitarist, saying "Jesus was unavailable, Stevenson's a Jerk."
     
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  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    There's a long history of that.

    Keyboardist Mark "Moogy" Klingman acquired the nickname not from the synthesizer but from a little sister who couldn't pronounce "Marky" and the whole family adopted it.

    In the same way singer-songwriter Happy Rhodes's given name was Kimberly, and her brother couldn't pronounce it, and just called her "happy baby". Then again Happy is a longtime upstate New York kind of name (remember Nelson Rockefeller's wife Happy?)
     
  7. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I love this place but apparently we've always been at war with Eastasia.
     
  8. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Jill had the song title first. Katy didn't have to do a song with the exact same title. I'd say Jill is entitled to all the "mistaken" purchases that she can get. ;)
     
  9. dbone828

    dbone828 Only Visiting This Planet

    F***ed Up
    F*** Buttons
     
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  10. SonyTek

    SonyTek Forum Resident

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  11. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    My wife was very surprised to discover that she enjoyed the music of Shriekback when it showed up on the streaming channel.
     
  12. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    There is also a currently active band named Fuck, who have been around since 1993.

    Apart from the very obvious issues to do with the name, there is another problem that would probably not have existed when they were formed. Suppose you don't know any of the song titles, and you want to search for clips of that band on Youtube. What do you type into the search engine? What kind of hits do you expect to get? I think you can see the problem.
     
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  13. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

  14. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

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    Philly Burbs
    As is First Aid Kit
     
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  15. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Perth Australia
    The First Aid Kit is what you need to break out when the Car Seat Headrest fails to do its job in protecting you from injury.

    Of course some initial trials with Crash Test Dummies could have prevented this from happening in the first place.
     
  16. Stencil

    Stencil Forum Resident

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    Lockport, IL
    I refused to listen to Throbbing Gristle for a very long time. When I did they became my favorite band. They were nothing like I imagined them to be yet I also think their name is perfect.

    These days I refuse to listen to anything with an umlaut.
     
  17. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

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    Finland
    That's a bit harsh, to miss out on Motörhead or Amon Düül II...
     
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  18. Marko K

    Marko K Forum Resident

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    Estonia, EU
    Rotting Christ.

    Actually, a great band, their last album (The Heretics) is probably the best metal album of the year.
     
  19. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Perth Australia
    Motörhead are probably a very good reason to avoid the umlaut!
     
  20. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

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    Finland
    Well - to each their own, as they say... :)
     
  21. parkgrover

    parkgrover Forum Resident

    Psychedelic Porn Crumpets is a daft name but their music is pretty cool
     
  22. parkgrover

    parkgrover Forum Resident

    I guess if they had a tribute band they would be 'The Copy Editors'....
     
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  23. Stencil

    Stencil Forum Resident

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    Lockport, IL
    Well the double umlauts kinda cancel each other out.:)
     
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  24. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Livingston NJ
    At my school in Long Island in 1989 there was an ad for a local band that said,

    ASS HAIR IS HERE!!

    I wonder why they never became famous? :laugh:
     
  25. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Livingston NJ
    One name that continuously annoys me is “Death Cab For Cutie” who came up with such an idiotic name?
     

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