i wonder if The Beatles would have been as successful as they were if they were named "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band."
― Pat Finn, Friday, May 4, 2012 9:08 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
well, the flying burrito band is pretty well-loved even now and they have a really shitty name so
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
the flying burrito brothers is a great name!! it's got the word 'burritos' in it!!!
― one dis leads to another (ian), Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^It's a Mexican Sandwich!
― Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
good point about the flying burrito brothers. they're an interesting case because while their name is ridiculous and juvenile, their music is not, and that discrepancy isn't a big deal. and also when i think about it, the beatles isn't such a great name either. maybe what borges said of the titles of novels holds true for bands -- none of the great ones have good names.
― Pat Finn, Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I agree that Joy Division is a great band with a good name. Borges's rule doesn't hold true for novels either. Nabokov's books always had great titles.
― Pat Finn, Sunday, 6 May 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
"She's a Lady," a '68 solo John Sebastian single on Kama Sutra, kind of has the Orange County vibe of this early Jackson stuff or Steve Noonan.
― timellison, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:21 (5 months ago) Permalink
Wikipedia article says Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (when Jackson was a member) opened for the Spoonful once.
― timellison, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:24 (5 months ago) Permalink
Also, I think Bridget St. John had this quality! "The Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity" on the first album is a good example.
― timellison, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 02:28 (5 months ago) Permalink