Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jaycat, Jan 30, 2019.
Lol.....the name is certainly misleading. Wonderful music.
The revolting cocks
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.
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:
Trouser Press had a lot of fun with it. They interviewed the guitarist, saying "Jesus was unavailable, Stevenson's a Jerk."
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?)
I love this place but apparently we've always been at war with Eastasia.
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.
Take a look here at some really terrible band names - most I couldn't post here and I certainly would never check them out for any reason. Rainbow Butt Monkeys seems to be the least offensive in the list:
50 of the worst, most outrageous, or just stupid band names...
My wife was very surprised to discover that she enjoyed the music of Shriekback when it showed up on the streaming channel.
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.
As is First Aid Kit
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.
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.
That's a bit harsh, to miss out on Motörhead or Amon Düül II...
Actually, a great band, their last album (The Heretics) is probably the best metal album of the year.
Motörhead are probably a very good reason to avoid the umlaut!
Well - to each their own, as they say...
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets is a daft name but their music is pretty cool
I guess if they had a tribute band they would be 'The Copy Editors'....
Well the double umlauts kinda cancel each other out.
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?
One name that continuously annoys me is “Death Cab For Cutie” who came up with such an idiotic name?
Separate names with a comma.