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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Origin of Band Names -- Part I

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The Origin of Band Names


1. The band Mudcrutch signed with Shelter Records in 1974 and released one single, "Depot Street," in 1975, which failed to chart, and the group disbanded. This led to some of the members breaking off from Mudcrutch and forming another band whose name reflected the condition the members were in. Which band?

a. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 

2. This British progressive rock band started in the summer of 1974 as a meeting at the canteen of Abbey Road between an assistant engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and a composer who composed material for a concept album idea based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The assistant engineer was frustrated in having to accommodate the opinions of some of the artists, which he felt interfered with his production. Based on the suggestions of the composer they started this new group where the engineer would produce the songs written by the composer as per his discretions. Which band was formed?

a. The Alan Parsons Project 

3. The band's first studio was in the basement of a car repair shop, and they considered themselves to be the "masters" of the studio. Which band had its origin here?

a. Ace of Base ( masters of the basement)

4. Which band took its name from the villain of Ragor Vadim’s cult science fiction film Barbarella since the band was playing at Birmingham's Barbarella's nightclub

a. Duran Duran

5. Which band name was derived from a combination of Jam session and a Native American tribe?

a. Jamiroquai 

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