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Unfortunate names for bands

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 am, October 9th, 2011 - 6 comments
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While avoiding the noise pollution from Eden Park over the gully last night, I found C4 playing a sequence of unfortunately named bands… After watching something called Death cabs for Cutie, they played something from Bush.

Despite their unfortunate name, which admittedly is enough to put anyone with any intelligence off listening to them, this is a great band from the 90’s. Intelligent head-banger music, suitable for both programming and waking up in the morning to.

From 2007-2008, here is my first track on the morning music track “Everything Zen”. I have no idea why it worked, but the fractured lyrics and async instrumentation would force my mind to waking state faster than anything else I’ve ever tried*

Warning: must be played LOUD

Warm Machine

Hopefully you won’t have the delays I had watching this as France beat England clogging the local bandwidth…

* Before the early morning grumpishness of Lyn enforced its early retirement. For some reason she didn’t appreciate its charms first thing in the morning.

6 comments on “Unfortunate names for bands”

  1. fender 1

    Bush formed in 1992 in UK. Great band in my view. No doubt the name they came up with didnt have any negative conotations until 2001 when a certain G W Bush became president, maybe thats why they decided to call it quits in 2002. and speaking of no doubt the lead singer Gavin Rossdale is married to singer Gwen Stefani who was once in a band named No Doubt. “Everything Zen- I dont think so”…kind of decribes state of NZ politics in Godzone right now.

    • lprent 1.1

      There was the earlier Bush as well. Connotations weren’t quite as bad. I’d have never described him as being brain dead for instance. But he wasn’t exactly the flavour of the month for many people, myself included.

  2. Doug Mackie 2

    Formed in 1992 with no negative connotations for the name? Err, Bush senior was vice president 1981-1989 and president 1989-1993. Yes, he had support as president because his VP was Quayle. But, read my lips, it is stretching it to suggest the name had no negative connotations in 1992. Ministry had some insightful political commentary about the name (and many others) in 1990.

  3. randal 3

    I saw them on Letterman the other day and they cant really play! It had no guts whatsoever and I couldnt work out what it was exactly that they were trying to say. Just more post modern meaningless blather.

  4. Samuel Hill 4

    Bush is all good.

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