When you’re a writer of any type (INSERT TYPEWRITER JOKE HERE), your purpose is – or should be – to bring something new into this world. I’ve sort of made it my mission to call out “artists” that liberally borrow from other “artists,” but that’s not what I’m talking about this time. (I will be discussing it again in my next post, though.)
No this is about something else… Not-So-Inventive Musicians, namely in the naming department. It’s one of those which came first scenarios, except this one’s about a chicken and a chicken (or if you prefer, an egg and an egg).
When I was starting my band experiment, we threw out and tossed out many names. These are those that stuck for a time:
KAGAL (Kermit and Grover are Lovers)
Monkey Spank Monkey Do (hmm… that sounds familiar…)
Never at anytime did we have any song called (or involving) KAGAL, Monkey Spank Monkey Do, nor oddcookie. With these bands, that wasn’t the case:
- Big Country’s In a Big Country
- Human League’s Human
- Living in a Box’s Living in a Box
- Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Dogg
- Spacehog’s Spacehog
- Talk Talk’s Talk Talk
- Meredith Brooks’ Bitch
Why won’t you return my calls?! And Snookers was our dog, not yours!
(These of course aren’t the only ones… more can be found here and here.)