Rolling thread for young whippersnappers using old bands names on Spotify etc

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Had a few of these pop up in my Release Radar.

Today it’s a new version of The Jam where it appears Weller has discovered autotune

Dan Worsley, Friday, 3 April 2020 10:01 (one year ago) link

good idea! I run across this all the time but of course now I can't think of any examples

Swedish theater troupe Ghost

brimstead, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:36 (one year ago) link

currently on my release radar is Australian post-punk outfit Total Control, with their new single We Ready ft Go Gettaz [EXPLICIT]

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:40 (one year ago) link

A few months back, my release radar included an unannounced track from Candy. I was certain it was going to be some Soundcloud rapper, and not the hardcore metal band I had recently been enjoying. To my surprise, it was the same band releasing a new single. I let my guard down. Candy showed up again only about two weeks later -- Of course it was the new single from a Soundcloud rapper with the same name. Grr.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:29 (one year ago) link

*triplet flow* erryone be makin art

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:32 (one year ago) link

This was the first thing in my “release radar” playlist today!

Microbes oft teem (wins), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:02 (one year ago) link

T.Rex was mentioned in the other Spotify thread but it's the one that came to mind right away.

I saw a new Spazz EP last week.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 April 2020 18:37 (one year ago) link

I heard Boris sold their guitars and bought a sampler, then started rapping in Spanish

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:55 (one year ago) link

then rose again on the Sunday

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Sunday, 12 April 2020 12:56 (one year ago) link

There's an even worse Gene than Gene.

nashwan, Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:23 (one year ago) link

Got an email about a metalcore band called Kingsmen. If they don't have a cover of "Louie Louie" in their repertoire I'm going to register a complaint.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:26 (one year ago) link

my latest Release Radar included tracks by the wrong Moebius, the wrong Rainbow, the wrong Boris, the wrong X, and the wrong Bill Evans

Brad C., Sunday, 12 April 2020 13:30 (one year ago) link

There's an even worse Gene than Gene.

― nashwan

but does he still love jezebel

reggae mike love

i'm kind of fond of italian soft-machine-circa-volume-2 worshippers "the winstons" even if they don't ever whip out the amen break

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 April 2020 14:04 (one year ago) link

to be fair britpop pulp just a bunch of johnny come latelys recycling the name of these folks

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 13 April 2020 01:25 (one year ago) link

Pretty pissed at how many Bisons there are on Spotify. I'm positive my band was the first.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 13 April 2020 01:30 (one year ago) link

Fresh new trap instrumentals from Rick James

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:30 (one year ago) link

The vaguely post-grunge band Sponge has apparently pivoted to mid-tempo house techno

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:32 (one year ago) link

L.A. punk legends X shocked fans by dabbling in meandering dorm room EDM

How the fuck did I get three of these in one week?

billstevejim, Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:39 (one year ago) link

the boring non-punk X is back on today's Release Radar, but I guess we have to let X = X

the latest entries in the reappropriated name sweepstakes are the wrong Peter Green (fair enough), the wrong Baroness (whatever), and the wrong Talk Talk (really?)

I'm sure name duplication often happens with no ill intention, but "Talk Talk" is an especially egregious example of gaming the system

Brad C., Friday, 17 April 2020 14:23 (one year ago) link

I’m listening to the fake talk talk as we speak

Microbes oft teem (wins), Friday, 17 April 2020 14:25 (one year ago) link

Only one today of note, Chief Shake with Lil’ Mandigo and Yes.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 17 April 2020 15:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

T-Rex mentioned upthread showed up this morning on my release radar, as did The Beat.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 22 May 2020 08:17 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

good morning, hip hop R.E.M.

the cover art shows the artist's name as "REM$$" but Release Radar shows it as R.E.M.

Brad C., Friday, 10 July 2020 13:23 (one year ago) link

Sparks and Suicide showed up for me today.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 10 July 2020 14:23 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

new Pavement

billstevejim, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 22:31 (one year ago) link

Y tho

kvetches of spain (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:01 (one year ago) link

This week I have the wrong Chic, the wrong Bent and the wrong Cameo

or something, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:12 (one year ago) link

Only tangentially related but there was a time a million years ago when I was in college and got super excited when I saw flyers for a Helium show up all over campus but then like the day before the show the flyers all suddenly read 'Helium Oxygen' and that was a bummer.

Ask yoreself: are you're standards too high? (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 13:14 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Electric Light Orchestra going hiphop.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 21 November 2020 11:09 (one year ago) link

I guess all these people are banking on streaming services mislabeling their tracks and accidentally paying them out mucho dinero?

Siegbran, Saturday, 21 November 2020 12:08 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Daniel Johnston posthumously returns as generic synthwave

billstevejim, Friday, 16 April 2021 18:34 (nine months ago) link

Saint Etienne a couple of weeks ago, Can collaborating with Turkish rapper Metin Ben today.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 16 April 2021 19:02 (nine months ago) link

ehm... “can” is the Turkish word for “soul”, and is also a very common name (given name as well as surname) - very much doubt they were going for the Holger Czukay vote here.


Band name:
The band used the names "Inner Space" and "The Can" before finally settling on "CAN". Liebezeit later suggested the back-formation acronym "Communism, Anarchism, Nihilism" for the band's name, after an English music magazine claimed this was the intended meaning.[10] But Mooney had originally suggested the name due to its positive meanings in various languages.[11] For example, in Turkish, a language much heard in Germany, "can" may mean, depending on the context, "life, soul, heart, spirit, beloved and vitality".[12]

PS: “Ege Bamyası” is Turkish as well

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 April 2021 19:19 (nine months ago) link

Ahh, wasn’t aware of that. Everyday is a school day etc

Dan Worsley, Friday, 16 April 2021 19:45 (nine months ago) link

all good!

bonus lesson:

Can (Turkish: [dʒan]): Turkish and Azerbaijani use is derived from the Persian word Jan (Persian: جان). In Turkish, the name Can is pronounced like the common English name John.

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:01 (nine months ago) link

The wrath of Can

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 17 April 2021 03:41 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Not enthused by the Indonesian(?) Donald Fagen album which showed up today

Dan Worsley, Friday, 21 May 2021 07:52 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

this week Genesis debuted some new soundcloud rap

and Scarface returns but now raps entirely in Korean

billstevejim, Friday, 16 July 2021 16:03 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

Electric Light Orchestra back again and Ramones today.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 26 November 2021 10:06 (one month ago) link

The Ram Ones

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 26 November 2021 10:28 (one month ago) link

R.E.M. have a new single out called "1956" (its sound is quite a departure for them)

katebishopfan616 (morrisp), Friday, 3 December 2021 05:45 (one month ago) link

Do bands do this with song titles too? I've had the idea kicking around for years to write an album where every song shares a title with one of the most streamed songs of the moment, just to see how many plays I could get out of it. By now someone must have done it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 3 December 2021 06:02 (one month ago) link

I get a lot of recommendations for Lulu. "To Sir With Love" it ain't.

fetter, Friday, 3 December 2021 09:49 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Bumper crop today; Human League, Carpenters and Slade. Had to check that Brian Eno was that Brian Eno.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 14 January 2022 09:16 (one week ago) link

Also Bent

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 14 January 2022 10:54 (one week ago) link

And Earth

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 14 January 2022 10:55 (one week ago) link

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