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22 Feb 20 18:18
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Report bigmo February 22, 2020 6:19 PM GMT

Atomic Mass

Kara’s Flowers

The Pendeltons

Sweet Children

Mr. Crowe’s Garden

The Band Aid Boys

The Young Aborigines

Wicked Lester

Screaming Abdabs

Soft White Underbelly

The Salty Peppers


Burn the Priest

Rainbow Butt Monkeys

The Shrinky Dinks

Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem

The Polka Tulk Blues Band

The Golliwogs

Naked Toddler
Report Johnny_Mustang February 22, 2020 6:59 PM GMT
Smile - Queen.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves February 22, 2020 10:23 PM GMT

I know that the Screaming Abdabs became Pink Floyd. No idea about the other twenty-four.
Report Capt__F February 22, 2020 10:43 PM GMT
Burn The Priest-Nolan sisters
Report darren_discombobulates_sports February 23, 2020 12:07 AM GMT
Greenday are 5th on the list, Creed are last.

not on the list are the goo goo dolls who were called the sex maggotsShocked

Oasis were called Rain which you could never imagine being chanted at their gigs as it's quite dull

never given much thought as to how or why band names evolve, have no idea what coldplay means or why U2 are called U2 etcm would make a good thread on it's own actually
Report lybertyne February 23, 2020 12:11 AM GMT
The band finally settled on the name "Coldplay" which was suggested by Tim Crompton, a local student who had been using the name for his group.

They were originally called Pectoralz and then Starfish.
Report lybertyne February 23, 2020 12:14 AM GMT
Steve Averill, a punk rock musician (with the Radiators) and family friend of Clayton's, had suggested six potential names from which the band chose "U2" for its ambiguity and open-ended interpretations, and because it was the name that they disliked the least.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves February 23, 2020 12:40 AM GMT
U2 named themselves after the US high-altitude spy plane. Why, though, is another question.

I had the misfortune of seeing them in April 1981, supporting John Cale at London's Lyceum, in the Strand. The audience wasn't happy in the first place, because Subway Sect had been billed as the support, but Subway Sect had disbanded, which they tended to do every few weeks. So we got this plodding college rock band from 1974 instead.

The curtain went up to reveal some long lengths of guttering placed at the back of the stage behind the drumkit and spelling out the characters 'U' and '2'. This, I believe, is why they chose the name: it fitted some lengths of guttering they had handy.

This was confirmed by the guitarist, who commented: "Look, the lads were U7 before oi met 'em, to be sure, but oi brought me own bit o' guttering with me, so oi did, 'n' that's how oi became the edge out o' U2, begorrah."
Report Johnny_Mustang February 23, 2020 8:50 AM GMT
Burn The Priest-Nolan sisters

Report twizzle22 February 23, 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Shaun off and the shotguns
Report bigmo February 23, 2020 11:39 AM GMT
Smile - Queen

Atomic Mass - Def Leppard

Kara’s Flowers - Maroon 5

The Pendeltons - Beach Boys

Sweet Children - Green Day

Mr. Crowe’s Garden - The Black Crowes

The Band Aid Boys -  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The Young Aborigines - Beastie Boys

Wicked Lester - Kiss

Screaming Abdabs - Pink Floyd

Soft White Underbelly - Blue Öyster Cult

The Salty Peppers - Earth, Wind and Fire

Pud - Doobie Brothers

Burn the Priest - Lamb of God

Rainbow Butt Monkeys - Finger Eleven

The Shrinky Dinks - Sugar Ray

Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Polka Tulk Blues Band - Black Sabbath

The Golliwogs -Creedence Clearwater Revival

Naked Toddler - Creed
Report bigmo February 23, 2020 11:41 AM GMT
The Obelisk

On a Friday

Mookie Blaylock

The Square Roots

Tom and Jerry

Missed these. Ooops.
Report McCoy Carp February 23, 2020 10:36 PM GMT
I've only just understood what this thread is about.
Report bigmo February 28, 2020 1:36 PM GMT
The Obelisk - The Cure

On a Friday - Radiohead

Mookie Blaylock - Pearl Jam

The Square Roots - The Roots

Tom and Jerry - Simon and Garfunkel
Report alun2005 February 28, 2020 2:15 PM GMT
I seem to recall that one incarnation of The Stone Roses was "ANGRY YOUNG TEDDY BEARS".
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