Artists with similar names that you get mixed up

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Black Grape / Moby Grape
Minutemen / Meatmen

alan r. banana (alanbanana), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I always get Built to Spill and Guided by Voices mixed up.

Built by Voices? Guided to Spill?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:44 (fifteen years ago) link

The fact that I think both bands are mind-crushingly dull doesn't help.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:45 (fifteen years ago) link

it always takes me a second to remember who is petey pablo and who is pastor troy.

m. (mitchlnw), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Steely Dan/Steeley Span

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

whoops, Steeleye Span

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to get New Order and Depechemode mixed up.

Names are very different, but for some reason, I thought they were the same band.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:53 (fifteen years ago) link

A vast error, Aja. Vast.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:53 (fifteen years ago) link

I always get Easyworld and Clearlake confused.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I know!!!

My grandma got them mixed up too!

Wow...

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

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Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Mogwai and Slint.

SOMEONE HAD TO SAY IT.

Leee O'Ironic (Leee), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:55 (fifteen years ago) link

There is no way I'm getting Franz Ferdinan (or whatever) and Franz Stahl mixed up.

Franz Stahl is way better!!!

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I tend to say Mindless Self Indulgence when I mean Stabbing Westward, go figure.

tessa, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Once I got Jane's Addiction mixed up with the Shins and my mom yelled at me.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:08 (fifteen years ago) link

::sigh::

Do the words "Jane's Addiction" and "Shins" sound even remotely similar? This isn't about their music, it's about how similar the respective names are.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

The Wedding Present. / The Birthday Party.

It doesn't make any sense to confuse those two, and yet, it does.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:10 (fifteen years ago) link

i am ashamed to say that i always do a double take before referring to one of either terry or teddy riley

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Actually, it does make sense. Gedge named his band The Wedding Present as he was a fan of the Birthday Party (though you'd never know it from listening to their respective musics).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Gluecifer/Jucifer. I love Jucifer, never heard Gluecifer.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:12 (fifteen years ago) link

::sigh::
Do the words "Jane's Addiction" and "Shins" sound even remotely similar? This isn't about their music, it's about how similar the respective names are.

-- Alex in NYC (vassife...), April 18th, 2004 11:09 AM.


Oh, like getting Killing Heidi and Killing Joke mixed up?

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:12 (fifteen years ago) link

...or Killer Joe.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:13 (fifteen years ago) link

...or Killing Time

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:13 (fifteen years ago) link

What about the Hives and the Vines. I almost did, but not quite

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I still do.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Hives and Vines. Them too.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I still do.

Wow.

I don't anymore.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Vines, Hives, Vives, Hines....all the same shit. The Hives are a better band, but it's not like they're particularly breaking any new ground or anything.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I continue to confuse Rocket from the Crypt and Rocket from the Tombs.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:19 (fifteen years ago) link

What if someone got New Found Glory and New Order mixed up?

That would be so sad. I'd laugh at them!!!

I think once I thought Bens Folds Five was Five For Fighting and I thought Five For Fighting were Tears For Fears. I think I've finally got it right though.

Oh, my mom has something from Rocket from the Tombs.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I get Rockets from the Tombs / Crypt confused, too, in a "flipping-through-CDs-and-going-'hey, what's that? / Oh, fuck, it's them again'" kind of way. Sometimes I get Toni and Anthony Braxton confused, but I take it in better spirits.

jazz odysseus, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

I mix up the Detroit Cobras and the Dirtbombs a lot.

Also, the Von Bondies and the Dandy Warhols. It's all the same to me.

stephen morris (stephen morris), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

It doesn't help matters when the Thrills insist upon pronouncing their name as the Trills.
Not that matters such as this matter much.

non-u, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

What if someone got New Found Glory and New Order mixed up?

They're not fit to enjoy the benefits of oxygen.

Thrills, Chills and isn't there a band called The Kills too?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm a fan of Destroyer, Pig Destroyer, and Destroyer666. Can't say I ever confuse them though.

I do confuse Robert Palmer and Robert Plant when talking about either of them, though, which is dumb.

And I still don't know the difference between Corey Hart and John Waite.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:25 (fifteen years ago) link

And I still don't know the difference between Corey Hart and John Waite.

Well, Corey wears sunglasses at night.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Rocket from the Crypt ought to be confused at every available opportunity.

non-u, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Neal Halstead and Neil Hagerty, for some reason.

Paul in Santa Cruz (Paul in Santa Cruz), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to get the Mekons and the Membranes confused, but don't seem to have that problem anymore.


The last few years or so.


*sigh*

jazz odysseus, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Califone and Calexico.

bbc6 personality (bbc6 personality), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:36 (fifteen years ago) link

in spoken language !!! and Tok-Tok have caused embarassing misunderstandings, even sporadic fist violence.

non-u, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Jawbox and Jawbreaker on more than one occasion.

Aja (aja), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Anthony and Toni Braxton. That was confusing for about a week.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Yes, they're a classic example.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Jawbox/Jawbreaker I mean.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Plastikman and Plasticman
Tricky and Tricky Disco and Trick Daddy

Leee O'Gaddy (Leee), Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Manet: Monet

Artists I Mix Up, Sunday, 18 April 2004 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Wolf Eyes Black Eyes Black Dice Wolf Parade AIDS Wolf Black Lips

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 18 April 2004 18:07 (fifteen years ago) link

GBV and MBV, but only in acronym form. Makes for some very confusing posts.

Replacements and Rembrandts, upon a time. I was aghast for a while that the 'Mats had reformed just to make the 'Friends' theme, before I realized my error.

Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel, because they're both overbearing ponces.

There's a band like Six By Seven that's Six From Seven or something, that I get mixed up with.

derrick (derrick), Sunday, 18 April 2004 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to mix up Townes Van Zandt and Van Dyke Parks a lot. I mean, not the music, but those triple name things.

And because Pig Destroyer did a track called "Black Dice" every time I see something about Black Dice I have to take a second to remember that they're not Pig Destroyer. If you see what I mean.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Sunday, 18 April 2004 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Romare / Fort Romeau

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

I've my entire life thought Mick Turner and Mick Harvey were the same Australian musician and had the pleasure of being availed of this misconception in front of one of them (Harvey)

ouch :/

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Wild Beasts
Wild Cub
Wild Nothing

MarkoP, Friday, 24 April 2015 23:46 (four years ago) link

Deerhunter
Deerhoof

Black Dice
Black Keys

mintap, Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:28 (four years ago) link

Erroll Garner and Mal Waldron, for some reason. They're both pianists/composers, but their names aren't similar, apart from r's and l's. I even listened to one of them today, as part of an Eric Dolphy box, and I can't remember which one.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:31 (four years ago) link

Black Dice
Black Keys

This one confused me for quite a while. I couldn't reckon how the noisy and alienating band I once heard in person had managed to become so beloved and commercially successful

Josefa, Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:46 (four years ago) link

That is exactly what happened to me. I saw Black Dice live and a little while later saw them being celebrated. I never gave Black Keys a proper listen thinking they were the noisy alienating band I saw.

mintap, Saturday, 25 April 2015 05:09 (four years ago) link

Crystal Castles
Crystal Antlers
The Antlers

alpine static, Saturday, 25 April 2015 05:10 (four years ago) link

Inquisition
Tribulation

alpine static, Saturday, 25 April 2015 05:10 (four years ago) link

Bruce Springsteen
Buffalo Springfield

Poliopolice, Saturday, 25 April 2015 13:31 (four years ago) link

The Gaslight Anthem
The Gaslamp Killer

(just had to check to make sure I hadn't written a mix of each one's name)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Sunday, 3 May 2015 16:07 (four years ago) link

The wideboys
The wiseguys

the finest of display names? o rly (wins), Sunday, 3 May 2015 19:29 (four years ago) link

Eddie Cantor
Eddie Fisher

the brian jonestown massacre
the jon spencer blues explosion

flappy bird, Sunday, 3 May 2015 19:50 (four years ago) link

Ceremony
Coliseum
Converge (to a lesser extent)

alpine static, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:12 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Faust and Feist

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 31 August 2015 17:58 (three years ago) link

I remember someone confusing Isla StClair and Eyeless in Gaza once.

Mark G, Monday, 31 August 2015 18:37 (three years ago) link

Dead Weather
Deafheaven

how's life, Monday, 31 August 2015 18:38 (three years ago) link

As a kid I thought U2 was an abbreviation of 2 Unlimited, and they were the same band

(I've since sent an apology letter to 2 Unlimited)

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Monday, 31 August 2015 19:08 (three years ago) link

Not all that similar I guess but I used to always mix up Dirty Projectors/New Pornographers (both dirty and film related?)

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Monday, 31 August 2015 19:12 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Silverchair/Chairlift

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:00 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Gary Burton / Burton Greene

Wimmels, Monday, 7 March 2016 05:02 (three years ago) link

slint and sloan

diana krallice (rushomancy), Monday, 7 March 2016 11:47 (three years ago) link

Momus/Matmos

― mottdeterre, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:18 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Michaelangelo Matos / Matmos

Mark G, Monday, 7 March 2016 13:36 (three years ago) link

Wild Beasts/Wild Nothing
Wild Beasts/West Coast

(not West Coast/Wild Nothing tho)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Monday, 7 March 2016 13:38 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

White Fence / White Denim
(probably mentioned upthread)

Wimmels, Friday, 8 April 2016 14:33 (three years ago) link

Vic Mensa / Vince Staples

MarkoP, Friday, 8 April 2016 17:47 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Cass McCombs and Connan Mockasin

MarkoP, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:58 (three years ago) link

Cass McCombs and Gaz Coombs

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 22:41 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

Peaches Geldof was *not* the musician Peaches? Well, that explains that.

sbahnhof, Sunday, 11 December 2016 09:40 (two years ago) link

Besnard Lakes : Barenaked Ladies

Srsly how do you name your band "besnard lakes" unless you live under a rock

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:07 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

emptyset / emptiness

Dinsdale, Monday, 23 January 2017 18:11 (two years ago) link

cLOUDDEAD/Cloud Nothings

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Monday, 23 January 2017 20:53 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

It just hit me that I'd been mistaking Japanese Breakfast for Half Japanese all this time.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

Superchunk / Supertramp

American Football / Modern Baseball

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Rush / DJ Rush / Dasha Rush / Jana Rush / Dana Ruh

ed.b, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:24 (one month ago) link

Don't forget Ed Rush

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:36 (one month ago) link

McCarthy / mclusky

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 18:35 (one month ago) link

Mac Miller/Mac DeMarco

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:00 (one month ago) link

vini reilly / vic chesnutt

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:31 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Bill Evans and Gil Evans are both great, but it took me forever to work out which was which.

enochroot, Friday, 2 August 2019 13:16 (three weeks ago) link

Alva Noto / Aldo Nova

henry s, Friday, 2 August 2019 15:43 (three weeks ago) link

I kept getting Dua Lipa and Rita Ora absolutely mixed up for a while.

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Friday, 2 August 2019 15:52 (three weeks ago) link

Nick Nicely / Nick Garrie

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:00 (three weeks ago) link

Rita Ora / Rita Indiana

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:27 (three weeks ago) link

Steve Moore (of Zombi) / Steve Moore (of Earth, Sunn O>>> etc)

crumhorn invasion (Matt #2), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:32 (three weeks ago) link

Charly Bliss / Charly Black

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:27 (three weeks ago) link

I sometimes think of Rita Lee from Os Mutantes when I see Rita Ora's name

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:28 (three weeks ago) link

The corniest songs of 1999 poll was won by LFO, who I always thought were a British bleep techno band from the 90's, so I'm thinking how corny could that song be, really?
I only just now learned that there are actually two LFO's, and one of them is an american boy band.

enochroot, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:38 (two weeks ago) link

ONUKA / ODESZA.

Bob Lefsetz has seen the future of music and it’s a Ukrainian EDM act? Oh, wait...

(posted this on the general thread, but it belongs here)

breastcrawl, Thursday, 8 August 2019 05:44 (two weeks ago) link


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