This is a list of band names, with their name origins explained and referenced with reliable sources. You have to remember that we were fifteen-year-old punks - we wanted to piss people off. Anything that might make parents, teachers, and people with authority bristle was up for discussion. We also wanted a name that would suggest a great logo for stickers and T-shirts. Many of the names were compelling but too repulsive. Smegma, Vaginal Discharge, and Head Cheese might make for great logos but were quickly rejected as not representative of our songs.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain —this clumsy and awkward label, fraught with thorny religious implications, sent this band and their infectiously bleak music straight into the tiny black hearts of 80s goth kids everywhere. Still waiting for the Lifetime Network to turn this episode into a cautionary after-school special about the evils of bullying, starring Abigail Breslin. Joy Division —these moody teens doubled down on the grim irony by lifting their name from the term assigned to a group of prostitutes in a Nazi concentration camp. Bleak name, bleak music and bleak ending to the band, which fizzled two years after taking the name, when lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide. The surviving members went on to form the more radio-friendly New Order. Gren —In the earlys, L. Helluva list.
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This fun music encyclopedia explains the meaning of the remarkable band names of many pop groups. Do you know a different explanation? Were you there when it happened? Post a comment! Band Name Explained. Pearl Jam Eddy Vedder's great-grandmother was called Pearl and made jam at home. Her speciality was jam with peyote in it, with hallucinating consequences. Stefani replied 'That's it! Velvet Undergound The novel Velvet Undergound was about the secret sexual subculture of the early sixties — exactly the favorite subject of all band members. Home Introduction About us Justification Dutch site.
The product of Taiwan-born Alex Zhang Hungta, Dirty Beaches has been gaining praise from critics ever since his pleasantly lo-fi first LP, Badlands , was released earlier this year. We share many things with spiritual groups: we respect ritual, ceremony, and magic. We desire to turn disassociated people into a group capable of summoning upon itself high, transcendent power.