Bands using their own band name in lyrics or song title

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y'know, like "They Might Be Giants" the song

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Band/artist name = song title

i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Here's a good/challenging one: bands with the same name, album title, and song title.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:05 (one week ago) Permalink

those threads are not this thread, this thread is unique and superior

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Two different songs on the Stooges’ The Weirdnness mention the Stooges.

timellison, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild:

I said hey man, there's something that you oughta know
I'll tell you Park Avenue leads to Skid Row

peace, man, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

The Fall obviously.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:24 (one week ago) Permalink

BIG COUNTRY

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Pet Shop Boys - 'We're the Pet Shop Boys' (It's a cover, but their version is the best)
The Cure - 'Pornography' ("I must fight this sickness, find the cure")

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

bands name-checking other bands would be large but interesting imo

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

The Clash - 'Clash City Rockers', 'This Is Radio Clash', 'We Are The Clash'

bornbored, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

me being who I am the first one that comes to mind is "The Liquidator" where Hammill mentions "the NSPCVDGG". (and "Whatever Would Robert Have Said" is basically a song-length allusion to their namesake!)

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Jonathan Richman constantly addressing the Modern Lovers to thread.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Although it might be debated whether such address constitutes “lyrics.”

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 03:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Soft Boys - Give It To The Soft Boys

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 03:25 (one week ago) Permalink

The Who--You Better You Bet (oh, and Who's Next)

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 03:49 (one week ago) Permalink

"And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night"

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 03:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Sympathy for the Mekons
Club Mekon
Curse of the Mekons

Orpheus - “‘loose the Mekons’ came the cheer”

There are probably more but I don’t want to seem like an obsessive or anything.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 04:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan
Lou Reed
Little Richard

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Devo

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:44 (one week ago) Permalink

John Lennon

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:44 (one week ago) Permalink

The Shaggs

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:52 (one week ago) Permalink

They got the shapely bods
They got the Steely Dan T-shirt

mick signals, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 06:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Many by the Wu Tang, Public Enemy and basically every rap band ever !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Ziggy stardust and the spiders from Mars !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:39 (one week ago) Permalink

P-I-X-I-E-S in "Cactus"

orifex, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:48 (one week ago) Permalink

which one's pink

mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes - "Tempus Fugit" is probably my favorite example of this

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:57 (one week ago) Permalink

also Can doing "Can-Can" which isn't quite what you're looking for but still

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Another Bowie one: Teenage Wildife

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Bowie, 'John I'm Only Dancing Again' - "boogie down with Davey now"

just another country (snoball), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 23:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan
Lou Reed
Little Richard

All fantastic bands

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 08:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Bob dylan mentions Bob dylan in a bob dylan song?

Mark G, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 09:04 (one week ago) Permalink

We are the army of moths,
We are the army of moths,
We are the army

ARMY of MOTHS - Little Moth

Too many lost crowns,
I'll never finish this now

Lost Crowns - Lost Crowns

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Power,
Force,
Motion,
Drive,
PROPAGANDA!

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Interpreted the word “bands” to mean “artists.”

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:07 (one week ago) Permalink

King Crimson, "The King Crimson Barber Shop"

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

It has to be noted before we go any further that My Dick obviously owns this thread.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

"You like the fact I'm in the Goddo band."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GK1jxvroE

Just click on my username for any and all hate mail.

clemenza, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Was just reminded that awakebutstillinbed do this on "opener".

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Belly did it a few times:
White Belly - Now I'm gone white belly up in the sun
Stay - Soloman crawls on the belly of God
Untitled and Unsung - Unless I've got a belly full of wine

Ex Slacker, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:23 (five days ago) Permalink

So I stared at the ring finger on her hand
I wanted her to be a big P.M. Dawn fan
But I had to put her right back with the rest
That's the way it goes, I guess

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 11 February 2019 10:38 (five days ago) Permalink


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