|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 01:50 pm:|
I was looking at the strand 'Sexual Harrassment' and thought 'what a name for a group! LOL. Tell me SDF, what is the strangest or interesting name of a group you have heard? Id there a story behing the name? Do tell!
The strangest I have heard was a group called 'GOD's Gift To Women' - circa 1980's...I forgot the song title right now, but I had a tape of the song and I know all the guys thought they were 'pretty boys'. LOL. I will holler back on tha tone unless ome one knows who I am talking about. I remember tha tthey came out of Philly (pretty boy land..lol) or South Jersey (almost pretty boy land).LOL.
|By Handsome (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 01:56 pm:|
One name that comes to me right off the bat is a group called The Chubukos (spelling?). They made this song called "Witch Doctor Bump" in the early 70's and were on the Mainstream label. I have no idea where the name came from or what it meant.
|By DyvaNaye (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 01:59 pm:|
I remember that song! I totally forgot about that one! I got to go looking through my 45's now thanks to you. ;-) You dont realze the task that is for me!.LOL.
|By roger (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 02:11 pm:|
I always thought that THE CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR sounded like a strange name. Then years later I found that there is a district in Brooklyn NYC called "Crown Heights", which I believe they were from. However there was also a film called "The Thomas Crown Affair" .. so maybe that is where they got the inspiration for the name.
On one of the GOLDMINE C.Ds ( "Essential Mellow Groove"?) there is a track by GODS GIFT TO WOMEN, a really nice mellow ballad, but I thought it was from Alabama or Mississippi. I shall have to investigate further this evening.
And how about names like DOCTOR BUZZARDS ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND .. I always thought that was strange.
|By Bong-Man (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 02:16 pm:|
There's a local Detroit garage band called the "Electric Six" that is doing quite well in England. The reason I bring it up is the Bass player calls himself John R. Dequindre. The band claims he met the devil between two parallel streets instead of the crossroads. ;)
"Dead Kennedys" has to be the worst name ever. That's setting the bar real low.
|By CHANCELLOR OF SOUL (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 04:22 pm:|
Strawberry Alarm Clock LOL
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:03 pm:|
Disco Tex and the Sexolettes - featuring Sir Monti Rock the 3rd...
I always got a kick out of saying that. LOL.
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:06 pm:|
...also Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3.
Cant say one without the other.LOL.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:11 pm:|
Dem Hoze (house act)
2 Live Jews
Keith Sweat(at first)
|By manny (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:11 pm:|
I have a tune in a southern soul compilation and don't knows what are more strange (and long!) if the title of the song or the name of the group:
«Just Because The Package's Been Unwrapped And Oppened (Doesn't Mean The Merchandise Is Spoiled» by Alder Ray Black & The Fame Gang.
Also i knows a Salsoul group with the name "Ripples". I studed that "ripples" (in geological) are one kind of stratification in different angles.
-(Spanish) Frank Psiquiatra
-Everithing But The Girl
-Tosca (also in geological it's porous calcarie roc!)
-reagge act Rosco Ferguson & The Supersonics
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:26 pm:|
Wer wet wet
Frankie goes to Hollywood
Sigue sigue sputnik
3 non blondes
|By DyvaNaye (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:28 pm:|
Al B Sure.
hmmmmmm. Boy couldnt sing worth a holla.
|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:36 pm:|
Eli: There was a reason Frankie Went To Hollywood...I wont put that here. LOL. (private e-mail).
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:37 pm:|
Swing Out Sister - they had some great songs.
|By DyvaNaye (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 06:30 pm:|
....truth be told, I remember when we went around in the old hood trying to find out what TSOP-MFSB was...and it made so much sense (the MFSB part) no one believed it. LOL.
..oh course dirty mined folk resorted to the other acronym that MFSB could stand for...lol...
|By Juicefree20 (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:11 pm:|
The Mugwumps, two of whose members (Denny Doherty & Mass Cass Elliot) became half of The Mamas & The Papas.
|By Juicefree20 (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:12 pm:|
Hey Dyva, we know exactly why Johnny Went To Hollywood, by way of Frisco, I believe
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:18 pm:|
Excuse me, I meant we know why FRANKIE went to Hollywood.. Damn, there must be an Elvis song playing somewhere (Frankie & Johnny). Wow, how did that happen, Johnny indeed. By the way Dyva, I'll bite. Why did Frankie go to Hollywood, You've got my address, I gotta hear this one.
|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:18 pm:|
Juice: Sho you right! LOL. but there is still a story...(private e-mail to you too!)
|By Nosey (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:51 pm:|
Be careful Roger. The real Dr. Buzzard that was from Beauford, SC might "reappear" and put a root on ya! LOL!
|By Nosey (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 07:52 pm:|
I'm still trying to figure out what is a Stylistic or a Unific?
|By Juicefree20 (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 09:34 pm:|
|By ~medusa~ (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 09:50 pm:|
Hey Bong Man,
I know exactly where John R is, and I know where Dequindre is here in Detroit.
Ok, for the strange Names List~
Just Us (A Local Detroit Group)
Frankie & The Knockouts
Tight (a Local Group)-Now disbanned, I think because the Leader became a Detroit Police Officer.
Juice Newton (single performer)
Jesus Jones (single performer)
?(somebody)? and the Mindbenders
Cannibal & The Head Hunters
Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
The Artist Known As
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 01:49 am:|
The strangest would be the glyph symbol that Prince used while fighting to get out of his Warner Bros contract.
Also Dyva, when you break out Witch Doctor Bumo by The Chubukos, flip it over & check out the intro break on House Of The Rising Funk. Great break beat for sure!
|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 01:57 am:|
Invisible Mans Band - But "All Night Thang" was the joint!
...and how do you get that name from The 5 Stairsteps? LOL.
|By roger (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 06:02 am:|
Hello again DyvaNaye.
I searched out that GODS GIFT TO WOMEN track last night .. its on a Goldmine C.D. called "Essential Sweet Soul Collection" and is titled "Stop to Think It Over".
According to the liner notes its from New Orleans, but if I were hearing it "blind" I would think that it was a philly track as it sounds very similar to HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES in their A.B.C/DAVID EBO era.
I wonder if it is the same group? Surely there couldn't be two groups of men out there who both thought they were God's gift to women?
|By Malcolm T (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 06:39 am:|
Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys from Nashville.
|By bluerhythmbass (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 08:14 am:|
Medusa - it is Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders!
How about ? and the Mysterions - (96 Tears)
Nike Ajax and his Misguided Missles (local Detroit band from the 70's)
|By Malcolm T (188.8.131.52) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 10:52 am:|
Anyone familiar with Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders? Are the still out there? Thank You.
|By bluerhythmbass (184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 02:44 pm:|
Malcolm T - check out Wayne's website - there are some great pitures and a forum to e-mail wayne himself!
|By Philly-Dell (220.127.116.11) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 03:51 pm:|
Eli....What did WMOT stand for. I heard different things...
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 04:48 pm:|
WMOT stood for "We Men Of Talent" (although like MFSB it did have a double meaning!).
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 04:51 pm:|
How 'bout THE SONS OF ROBIN STONE...
This Philly-based group took their name from a character in the Jacqueline Susann novel/film "The Love Machine".
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By DyvaNaye (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 12, 2004 - 07:31 pm:|
ROGER: That is the group and the song...but Im sure they came out of Philly/Jersey area. But they could have born somewhere else...
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 01:43 am:|
Goo goo Dolls
13th floor elevators
Roger Hell and the Voidoids
Frankie goes to Hollywood
Jimmy Hitler and the Concentrations
Bitches with problems
Hoes with attitude
Dexys midnight runners
Reparata and the Delrons
|By Mark Speck (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 12:14 am:|
The Chocolate Watch Band
The Dynamic Deadbeats Band
The Detroit Land Apples (what, pray tell, is a 'land apple'? I'm certain it's something dirty or perhaps disgusting!)
The Mr. T Experience
Wall of Voodoo
|By DyvaNaye (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:58 pm:|
'Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers'
I just like saying that after awhile...lol...
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:01 pm:|
Brighter Side of Darkness
Kaleidoscope - made one of the prettiest love songs I have ever heard...'Thank You'
|By Robb_K (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:35 pm:|
I imagine that "land apples" are the same as "road apples" or hardened "cow pies".
I still like "Gefilte Joe and the Fish" best. It's not the "strangest" by far. "Hitler's Concentrations" and "The Dead Kennedys" are in extremely bad taste. I assume they got those groups the attention they wanted. "Wet, Wet, Wet" is kind of unusual. I still prefer group names with an "s" on the end, indicating there are mor than one person. Bird group names, and names based on human traits are nice (something to do with singing or the sound or tunes). i'm not impressed by names picked to just to be different, and to draw attention. And what's with Mo(e)terhead (I don't have an umlaut on my English keyboard). What is a Mo(e)tor? That's akin to Haagen Dasz (with umlaut over the 2nd a)-to be correctly pronounced as Ha-aey-ggen Dass. That was no Scandinavian who made up that silly name. I guess the Mo(e)torhead members should have taken English lessons!
I just thought of a great name for a no-nonsense group: "Dump, Or Get Off The Pot". Are there still Punk groups?
|By tricky (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:14 pm:|
does mr eli remember custers last band on golden chariot.nice mid tempo from the philly area (harrisberg)perhaps?
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:18 pm:|
No, but I do remember "Custard's Last Stand', an soft ice cream place up in Philly.
|By turnmm (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:54 pm:|
Washboard Willie and his Super Suds of Rhythm,,,Big Baby Joe and the East Side Tone Cluster,,,Dick and the Extenders?,,,Pepper and the Shakers,,,Nickel Bag,,,Little Bo and the Jammers,,,Elvis Hitler.
|By GOAT (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 02:15 pm:|
I thought that Prince's use of the glyph was phenomenal! A great way to tell the recording industry where to go!
Here are a few:
Toad the Wet Sprocket
The Jesus Lizard
The Jesus and Mary Chain (though one of my fav bands)
And what is a "Goo Goo Doll" anyway?
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:20 pm:|
Eli got jokes...'Custards Last Stand'...lol...
go to the studio and make music Eli...:-)
|By SPYDER (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 03:35 am:|
HEY MALCOM T
WAYNE AND I DID A FEW SHOWS TOGETHER, WHAT AN ACT, HIS SHOW WAS GREAT, A REAL SHOWMAN. I HEARD THAT HE HAS A CHURCH AND IS PREACHING NOW. I DON'T KNOW BUT IT'S SOMETHING I HEARD
|By ~medusa~ (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:16 am:|
Hootie & The Blowfish...
2 Tons Of Fun
Roy 'Head'(I hope that's not his real name, if it is, I take it back)
Muscle Shoals(Arethas' Backup Musicians)
|By BankHouseDave (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 06:37 am:|
The Guess Who
The Electric Prunes
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Bonzo Dog Doo-Da Band
Echo Four Plus Two
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
New Vaudeville Band
|By johneflat (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 10:20 am:|
....and the winner IS.............
NASHVILLE P---Y (yep folks, its a real band!)
|By Sudi Kamau (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 10:00 pm:|
The Lemon Pipers.
|By DyvaNaye (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 11:18 am:|
Red Hot Chili Peppers....love that group...
|By Mark Speck (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 10:24 pm:|
The Goo Goo Dolls got their name from the ice cream treat Goo Goo Cluster, available in the frozen case of your nearby supermarket.
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