Slappy I thought your favorite would be enema! They sound like... nevermind!
Johnny Cash sounds like money in the bank.
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
THE ART OF NOISE
Zoya, good list, but I don't know about Mannheim Steamroller though. I think of that name as belonging to a heavy metal or Goth band.
'Throbbing Gristle' Fetish records.Especially the song 'Slugbait'.
'Sixth Finger Satalite"
'Acid Mother's Temple'.
That's a tough one -- maybe:
The Beat les ;-)
The Shitty Beatles.
Wayne: Hey Tiny, who's playing today?
Tiny: Jolly Green Giants and the Shitty Beatles.
Wayne: Shitty Beatles? Are they any good?
Tiny: They suck!
Wayne: Then it's not just a clever name
Toad the Wet Sprocket??
And BTW, great thread title, Slappy:
"Bands who'se names describe thier sound."
Are you trying to shame us all into taking up a collection to buy you that spell checker you've been dreaming about for so long? :-)
Einsturzende Neubauten. Translated I believe it means "imploding new buildings." Somehow the fact that its in German makes it even more apropos.
always liked bands that would have to holdup to the name.
the fabulous thunderbirds
as prev mentioned tower of power
cpt beefheart and his magic band
and my fav the amazing rhythm aces. what a challenge!! to be amazing, and aces of rhythm, ta boot.
this one doesnt describe their sound but rather their live performance...wet willie
The most annoying drum beat and song title of all time. In a godda whatever.
IMHO that is.
Names which are the antithesis of their sound would be a good thread as well, like Nirvana? The Fabulous Thunderbirds? As for names consistent with sound, how about Southern Culture on the Skids? The Bangles? The Smiths? Ok, that last one is a reach.
Sly & the Family Stone (only from "Fresh" onward)
James White & the Blacks
MOUNTAIN Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi
URIAH HEEP David Byron
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
UFO Michael Schenker
APHRORITE´S CHILD Vangelis & Demis Roussos
APOTEOSI Silvana Ida´
METAMORFOSI - Inferno
RENAISSANCE, both I feat. Jane Relf and II feat. Annie Haslam
Arti + Mestieri
AREA - international POPular group - heh, they were the opposite ! Not popular and not international really although Demetrio Stratos was a Greek but just an incredible fusion band in fact.
I briefly played with a guy who facetiously (I think) proposed the Band name Cool Guys With Big D*cks. He’s dead now (drank himself to death in his late 30’s), so feel free to use it, anyone ;-).
Southern Culture on the Skids
I did not want to be the one say it boxer (I already bore everyone enough with my Band ravings ;-), but you got it. Their name came from the residents of Woodstock, who came to think of Bob Dylan’s band as their own local Band (Woodstock is a small village in The Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York State. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, though The Woodstock Arts & Music Festival actually did NOT happen there).
While recording their debut album Music From Big Pink, the Hawks (they continued using that name, theirs since 1960, while serving as Bob’s road band) were trying to come up with a new name, vetoing amongst others The Crackers. Legend has it they were surprised to see the name The Band on MFBP when it was pressed and printed, but I find that hard to believe.
At any rate, The Band sure does fit them, though it should really be THE Band, they’re so much better than everybody else. IMO, there is The Band, and then there is everybody else. But ya’ll already know I feel that way!
There was a tremendous amount of talent in THE Band. I also like their musical style. They were the entire package.
Amen. Not only three lead singers and three songwriters, but drummer Levon Helm also played harmonica, guitar, and mandolin, pianist Richard Manuel played drums (very musically and interestingly), bassist Rick Danko played tuba, and organist Garth Hudson played (plays) piano, clavinet, and sax. But more importantly, they all (including guitarist Robbie Robertson) played for the song first.
I am about half way through Robbie Robertson's new autobiography,"Testimony". Highly recommended!
Now, back to the lists.
There are also quite a few videos on You Tube of Robbie talking about The Hawks/Band. Fascinating.