More "before they were famous" band names

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by classicrockguy, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:47 PM.

  1. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    What are your favorite ones?

    My other thread is closed a while ago, so I thought I'd start another one

    Inspired by this one From WFMU today,

    Original name of Earth Wind and Fire was The Salty Peppers
    o_O
     
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  2. jb welda

    jb welda yellow eyed dog

    Golliwogs

    Allman Joy

    jb
     
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  3. jeff1818

    jeff1818 Forum Resident

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    Mookie Blaylock became Pearl Jam
     
  4. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

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    The Golliwogs became Creedence Clearwater Revival
     
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  5. crazymike80

    crazymike80 Forum Resident

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    Bob Stinson"s band that became The Replacements-Dogbreath
     
  6. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

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    The Val-Aires became The Vogues
     
  7. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Sweet Children became Green Day.

    The Cure had a few earlier names (Obelisk, Malice, and Easy Cure) but I guess those first two could be considered different bands.

    QT Jones & the Sex Pistols became the Sex Pistols.

    The Whelps became the Lemonheads.

    Loud Fast Rules became Soul Asylum.

    Captain America became Eugenius.

    Chunk became Superchunk.

    Death Cult became the Cult (I guess Southern Death Cult was a separate band).

    Panic became Black Flag.

    The Primitives became Uncle Tupelo.

    Feedback became U2.
     
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  8. ponkine

    ponkine Senior Member

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    Sigma 6, Megadeaths (seriously) - Pink Floyd
     
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  9. ponkine

    ponkine Senior Member

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    Anon (Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford) + Garden Wall (Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks) = Genesis
     
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  10. ponkine

    ponkine Senior Member

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    Cinema = 80s incarnation of Yes
     
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  11. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    The Ventures started as the Versatones.


    The Shadows of Knight started as the Shadows until informed of the English band with that name.
    They added of Knight because it sounded English and they all went to the same high school who’s sports team had the name the Knights .

    The Music Machine started as the Ragamuffins.

    Spirit started as Spirits Rebellious until they shortened the name .

    Love started as the Grassroots .

    The Quaker Oats became Thee Sixpence then the Strawberry Alarm Clock.

    Iron Butterfly started as the Palace Pages.
     
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  12. ponkine

    ponkine Senior Member

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    Discipline = 80s King Crimson
     
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  13. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Green River Valley Boys


     
  14. Voodoo Chile

    Voodoo Chile Forum Resident

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    Spooky Tooth started as "Art"

    My record:

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    "The Knowbody else" (spelled that way) became Black Oak Arkansas

    My record:

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  15. Sick man of Europe became Cheap Trick
     
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  16. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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    Captain America didn’t become Eugenius by choice either… threatened lawsuit by Marvel Comics.
     
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  17. Hanglow

    Hanglow Forum Resident

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    The New Yardbirds:shh::wave:
     
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  18. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    Smile = Queen
     
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  19. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    Terry Knight and the Pack = Grand Funk Railroad
     
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  20. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    John Evan Band - Jethro Tull
     
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  21. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

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    The Manitoba albums were reissued as Caribou albums.
     
  22. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Chicago started as the Big Thing
     
  23. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

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    Actually, the John Evan Smash.
     
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  24. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

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    Earth and Polka Tulk Blues Band became Black Sabbath.
     
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  25. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    True. There were a few band name iterations.

    “Navy Blue”, “Ian Henderson’s Bag o’ Nails”, and “Candy Coloured Rain”
     

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