Friday, June 27, 2008

Bands Named After Other Artists Songs

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Coming up with a name for a band can be a pretty challenging affair, who thought of The Beatles, for God's sake, or the Beach Boys

One solution has been to name your band after one of your favourite songs; here's a few I could think of, got any more ?

1 Death Cab for Cutie, after Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's "Death Cab for Cutie" on their album

2 Deep Purple, after Peter DeRose's "Deep Purple"

3 Kooks, after David Bowie's "Kooks" from his album Hunky Dory

4 Powderfinger, after Neil Young's "Powderfinger"

5 The Sisters of Mercy, after Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy"

5 Stiff Little Fingers, after The Vibrators' "Stiff Little Fingers"

7 Judas Priest, after Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

8 Motörhead after Hawkwind's "Motorhead"

9 The Pretty Things, after Bo Diddley's "Pretty Thing"

10 Radio Birdman, from a line in The Stooges' "1970"

11 Radiohead, after the Talking Heads' "Radio Head"

12 The Rolling Stones, after Muddy Waters' "Rolling Stone"

Image: Radiohead

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