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Nominative Deception - Bands Whose Names Lie

 
 
Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 07:26 pm
You get the idea?

The Thompson Twins - had three members, none of whom were related, or mistakable for twins.

The Beautiful Girls - are all boys

Try to avoid the absolutely silly (Like Black Sabbath were white, Crazy Elephant were sane and not pachyderms).

I want names that you could reasonably interpret to say indicate something about the band that was patently not true with further investigation.

Thinking caps on!
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 08:02 pm
Aerosmith...has nothing to do with Sinclair Lewis.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 08:17 pm
Sigh.
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 08:44 pm
The Mamas and the Papas

The Blues Brothers.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 09:01 pm
The Allman Brothers (after the bike accident)

Weren't the phillips's parents?
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 09:09 pm
10,000 Maniacs

Eagles (humans)

Rat (humans)

Judas Priest (huh?)

Quiet Riot (hah!) (not either)

Twisted Sister (not sisters, fer sure)

Motorhead (none were engineer/mechanics)

Spinal Tap (haha!)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 09:28 pm
Another sigh

I only want bands when the name could reasonably be expected to be descriptive of the band or their sound. Otherwise just list every band you know... Pink Floyd, Love, Smashing Pumpkins, Eagles of Death Metal, The Carpenters, Trotting Ducks - just ridikulus.

Come on now - let's think about this people....
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 09:40 pm
Ben Folds Five - were a trio
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2007 09:51 pm
Even if the Phillips were parents that doesn't make it plural for mamas and papas in the group.

You have to admit "The Carpenters" sounds like it could be the Village People without the Indian and the Cop.


Although if you are going to offer up a critique every answer I don't think you will get many more people answering.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 05:07 am
Timbuk Three -- there were only two of them as I recall.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 07:34 am
The Captain and Tennille- Captain of what? The Staten Island Ferry? Laughing
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 07:37 am
Since we are in that period..

Tony Orlando and Dawn..

Not only did Dawn not have a last name, she had a very split personality.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 07:42 am
parados was funny
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 08:16 am
Dr Hook - The Captain had a hook, why wouldn't the Dr?

Talking Heads - They aren't a Fox News show.

Doobie Brothers - No brothers even though you might see 2 of everyone on the stage if you indulged too much in their name.

Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight" wasn't just an oral event. There was a lot of strumming and thumping going on during it too.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 09:50 am
I think Eagles of Death Metal complies with the rules, that's not Death Metal what they play.

Age of Evil- young guys from Ca., and they're not evil at all!
Bloodhound Gang- is not a gang of bloodhounds
The Flying Pickets-- no, they're not!
Pretty Maids-- no, they're not!!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 05:00 pm
I'm not playing Adolf, I was just more interested in bands whose names imply one thing (reasonably) but whose circumstance and/or music contradicts that implication. Otherwise you could put up just about every band name and that seems pointless.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 05:33 pm
hingehead wrote:
Another sigh

I only want bands when the name could reasonably be expected to be descriptive of the band or their sound. Otherwise just list every band you know... Pink Floyd, Love, Smashing Pumpkins, Eagles of Death Metal, The Carpenters, Trotting Ducks - just ridikulus.

Come on now - let's think about this people....


Here's your ball back. <walks away, whistling Round and Round>
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 05:35 pm
T-Rex - weren't dinosaurs





<runs and hides from HH>
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 05:36 pm
Alice Cooper - obviously not a female
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2007 08:03 pm
Mame wrote:
T-Rex - weren't dinosaurs





<runs>


Actually, according to the UK punks in 1976 THEY WERE DINOSAURS!!!!

Laughing
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