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