Bands who are required by law to state their name in every single song

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
So I'm listening to this album, and it seems like EVERY SINGLE SONG, they have to namecheck themselves in the lyrics. This seems to mainly be a rap phenomenon, as the main guilty parties seemed to start folks like Run-DMC via the Beast-IE Boys. But surely there are other pop and/or rock bands who do this?

kate, Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

john spencer blues explosion?

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Devo did it quite a bit...but not every song.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the primadonnas refer to people in the band all the time, but not the band name...

"They bought Julius a scooter, Nick a new computer
And me lots of wine"


gareth (gareth), Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bo Diddley (he's not a band, but...)

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(I am taking notes, actually. It's going to be incredibly difficult to just slip the words "Electric Bubblegum Arkestra" into lyrics randomly, but goshdarnit, I'm going to try...)

kate, Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Duh! BACKSTREET's Back were, like, the KINGS of this phenomenon.

It's also very bubblegum, as in Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army's smash hit, Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army Are Coming To Take You Away.

kate, Saturday, 15 February 2003 10:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Love...?

gazuga (gazuga), Saturday, 15 February 2003 11:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Wombles

Jez (Jez), Saturday, 15 February 2003 12:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

SOLEX

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 15 February 2003 13:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(well, the first album anyway)

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 15 February 2003 13:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

KMFDM, doing it again...

fletrejet, Saturday, 15 February 2003 13:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ratt did it in "Wanted Man"

dave q, Saturday, 15 February 2003 13:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ligament. well, 2 songs...

ollie_dibbuk (racing_the_tide), Saturday, 15 February 2003 14:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

WE ARE WITCHY POO


WE'RE THE BIGGEST IN THE LAND!

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 15 February 2003 15:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Public Enemy #1 boooooooooooy! PE! Nearly Every song.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Saturday, 15 February 2003 16:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Talk Talk

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 15 February 2003 19:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Streets, or is it Geezas, Geezas, Geezas?

David Beckhouse (David Beckhouse), Saturday, 15 February 2003 19:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

MC Lyte

donut bitch (donut), Saturday, 15 February 2003 19:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Much in the same vein as the stellar Talk Talk, "Rain Tree Crow". Also only for one song, so it really isn't relevant...

bahtology, Saturday, 15 February 2003 20:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

KLF, uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh, forgot about them...

kate, Saturday, 15 February 2003 20:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

more rock bands need to do this. what if lightning bolt yelled their name out in their songs?

brains (cerybut), Saturday, 15 February 2003 22:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

more rock bands need to do this.

No.

donut bitch (donut), Saturday, 15 February 2003 22:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

T - R E X

angelapooey, Saturday, 15 February 2003 22:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what if lightning bolt yelled their name out in their songs?

Only if it sounded like this.

donut bitch (donut), Saturday, 15 February 2003 22:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what if lightning bolt yelled their name out in their songs?

http://www.cca.org/interview

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Saturday, 15 February 2003 23:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dude, I think the only reason the KLF even made music was to say "KLF otherwise known as the Justified Ancients of Muu Muu" constantly.

Ally (mlescaut), Saturday, 15 February 2003 23:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

everybody - wang chung tonight.

doug (doug), Sunday, 16 February 2003 11:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think that's the biggest reason I *liked* the KLF, was how they yelled out (almost) my intitials all the time. There was a time when I used to walk about announcing my presence by going "KMF, UH-HUH UH-HUH UH-HUH!!!" OK, I think I need to have a KLF revival right about now.

kate, Sunday, 16 February 2003 11:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that lightning bold d'n'd movie was the most embarrassing thing i've ever seen

JasonD (JasonD), Sunday, 16 February 2003 21:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This [thread] is a Missy Elliott exclusive.

Neudonym, Sunday, 16 February 2003 23:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

intitials

kate just created the best word ever.

donut bitch (donut), Sunday, 16 February 2003 23:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eve refers to herself a hell of a lot.

di smith (lucylurex), Sunday, 16 February 2003 23:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

everybody in my elementary school thought KLF was saying Agents of Moo Juice until I read a Rolling Stone article about 'em.

We thought they were milk crazy!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 17 February 2003 00:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Talk Talk?

They did it in one song. ONE. By that logic, you might as well cite Living in a Box as well.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 17 February 2003 00:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oi! The Spice Girls! It's never specifically saying "Spice Girls" (usually) but their only adjective/verb/adverb/etc seems to be "Spice". Also they have songs where they list their own names for some weird reason, because I don't remember them differentiating between the Mels.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 17 February 2003 03:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

massive attack? even though i love 'em, i think it's funny.
well, quite a few songs on their first album feature self-namechecking...

Ana, Monday, 17 February 2003 22:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Er, Belle and Sebastian?

flowersdie (flowersdie), Tuesday, 18 February 2003 11:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Utah Saints! U-u-u-utah Saints!

dog latin, Tuesday, 18 February 2003 11:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Tone Loc!

"Ain't no plans with a man, this is the eighties and Loc is down with the ladies!"

musically (musically), Sunday, 27 November 2005 04:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Atari Teenage Riot

latebloomer: Do I have a large frog in my hair? (latebloomer), Sunday, 27 November 2005 04:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this thread is almost 3 years old, and no-one even mentioned wu-tang clan? shit, they were the FIRST group that i thought of when i saw this topic.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Sunday, 27 November 2005 04:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Even this thread could never have foreseen the wonders of Mike Jones.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Sunday, 27 November 2005 05:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And to think I've been mulling over this question continuously for three years straight without noticing that!

nabiscothingy, Sunday, 27 November 2005 05:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You need to wear some glasses like D.M.C.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Sunday, 27 November 2005 10:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A
The The

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 28 November 2005 09:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Now I wonder, are there any artists who have never referred to themselves? I was going to nominate The Wiggles, but then I remembered they have several songs that go 'Ooooh wiggy-wiggy-wiggy'. Also, there are individual songs which namecheck one of the Wiggles - indeed, each Wiggle has a signature tune (eg, 'Play Your Guitar With Murray' and 'Wake up Jeff').

moley, Monday, 28 November 2005 09:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Basement Jaxx ?

snowballing (snowballing), Monday, 28 November 2005 09:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There is that early hip house 12" of theirs, Basement Jaxx is Gonna Rock You

moley, Monday, 28 November 2005 09:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

KFMDM, doin' it again ... they're even a drug against war.

(echoing what fletrejet said 3 years ago.0

Eisbär (llamasfur), Monday, 28 November 2005 10:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Basement Jaxx announce their name at the start of every album!

also there's this.

kit brash (kit brash), Monday, 28 November 2005 12:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

S CLUB, of course!!

hobart paving (hobart paving), Monday, 28 November 2005 12:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

SCOOTER!

BACK IN THE HOUSE!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 28 November 2005 12:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a ton of Ride songs use the word "ride"...Chelsea Girl, Close My Eyes, Ride the Wind, just off the top of my head. maybe not quite the same thing, though.

jxnx (jxnx), Monday, 28 November 2005 20:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I say it's about time the musicians of the world stood up and took action against the horrible scourge of sub-par mp3 ID tagging.

nabisco (nabisco), Monday, 28 November 2005 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

EGYPT EGYPT

EGYPTIAN LOVER BABY

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 1 December 2005 01:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bands who are required by law to name their state in every single song:
the drive-by truckers

Sym Sym (sym), Thursday, 1 December 2005 03:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When I come in on the middle of a rap song on the radio that I like, I'm always kinda bummed if the rappers don't name check themselves just because the DJs don't always back-announce while I'm still in the car. Maybe that's why I like Ludicris.

js (honestengine), Thursday, 1 December 2005 05:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Don't The Hold Steady name themselves in one way or another on every song on their first album? Or almost every song.

r3000, Thursday, 1 December 2005 05:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

do you really need ludacris to announce himself?

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 1 December 2005 05:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

♫ Jason Derulo ♫

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Monday, 11 June 2018 05:52 (four months ago) Permalink

the primadonnas refer to people in the band all the time, but not the band name...
"They bought Julius a scooter, Nick a new computer
And me lots of wine"

― gareth (gareth), Saturday, February 15, 2003 5:33 AM (fifteen years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

how.. how did gareth know about the primadonnas

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Monday, 11 June 2018 06:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Rae Sremmurd

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 11 June 2018 08:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Craig David
Sean de Paul

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Monday, 11 June 2018 09:10 (four months ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.