Sunday, July 31, 2011

Musical Monday.....

Whats in a name?
The band Kiss was originally named...Wicked Lester!
The Who is said to have come by it's name because by
the time they were ready for the bigtime, they were very
hard of hearing and kept saying...What? And THE WHO?
UB40 got it's name from the British Unemployment Benefits
Steely Dan was named after a Dildo, in the 'Beat Generation'
Book...Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs in 1959.
Queen...? C'Mon, Freddy Mercury!!!!
The Eagles were originally called...Teen King and the Emergencies!
But renamed The Eagles in honor to the group...The Byrds!
David Bowie used to be David Jones, but renamed himself
after the knife because of Davy Jones of the Monkees.
The group Simple Minds is named after a line in a Bowie
song....Jean Genie.
The Mothers of Invention used to be called The Mother
Fuckers! But the record label persuaded Frank Zappa to
add ..Of Invention.
Judas Priest was named after a Bob Dylan song...
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest.
Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman, but changed it
in honor of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.
The name Bad Company is from a 1972 Jeff Bridges movie
of the same name.
Buffalo Springfield was named after an asphalt rolling machine
parked outside the home that they were staying at....
AC/DC came from a sewing machine label. They knew it meant
Electric, but they didn't know of the sexual inuendo.
Flint's own Grand Funk Railroad named itself after the
company Grand Trunk Western Railroad!!
Mr. Knowitall is weary from eating too much Brisket....Peace!


Christine said...

Lady Gaga was originally called Lady Donna but changed the name after she kept getting compared to Madonna, so says my son, after reading your blog, from behind my back.

lime said...

blue oyster cult used to be known as soft white underbelly.

fun list. :)

Mama Zen said...

Kiss Rules!

just jane said...

Most informative, indeed.

That was Fun.

I was just going over a list of bands I have seen in concert, today. My memory fails me, but my husband remembers every single one he has seen.

Anyway, nice list!

Brian Miller said... bit of history here...funny i wonder if some would have been as popular without the names...

MorningAJ said...

One look at Gene Simmons and you know why they chose to wear makeup! Cool band. Pretty cool name too.

A. K. said...

Now i have to listen to 'Crazy Nights' by Kiss..

Queen.. its obvious

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Any post dealing with music trivia is a WIN in my book, G-Man!

Poetic Soul said...

This is really interesting and entertaining

the walking man said...

Better than being named after a Schnauzer!

Mona said...

My son's band's name is Big Foot! :I

Evelyn said...

the UB40 is hilarious...
and appropriate. still on
the take i bet.

hope said...

I once heard Elton John bemoaning the fact Freddy Mecury had been brave enough to embrace "Queen"...and that Elton was jealous he hadn't been so clever. :)

secret agent woman said...

I remember how surprised I was to find out an REO Speed Wagon was an actual vehicle.

Evalinn said...

When I was real little, we thought the name "Kiss" was really funny, since it means "pee" in Swedish. We couldn´t understand why a band who wanted to be tough had such a geeky name.