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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

Steely Dan/Steeley Span

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

whoops, Steeleye Span

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

A vast error, Aja. Vast.

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

I always get Easyworld and Clearlake confused.

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

I know!!!

My grandma got them mixed up too!

Wow...

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

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

Mogwai and Slint.

SOMEONE HAD TO SAY IT.

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

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

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

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

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

...or Killer Joe.

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

...or Killing Time

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

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

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

I still do.

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

Hives and Vines. Them too.

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

I still do.

Wow.

I don't anymore.

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

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

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

Califone and Calexico.

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

Jawbox and Jawbreaker on more than one occasion.

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

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

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

Yes, they're a classic example.

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

Jawbox/Jawbreaker I mean.

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

Plastikman and Plasticman
Tricky and Tricky Disco and Trick Daddy

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

Manet: Monet

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

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

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

one month passes...

White Fence / White Denim
(probably mentioned upthread)

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

Vic Mensa / Vince Staples

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

one month passes...

Cass McCombs and Connan Mockasin

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

Cass McCombs and Gaz Coombs

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

six months pass...

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

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

one month passes...

emptyset / emptiness

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

cLOUDDEAD/Cloud Nothings

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

Superchunk / Supertramp

American Football / Modern Baseball

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:26 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

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

ed.b, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:24 (two years ago) link

Don't forget Ed Rush

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

McCarthy / mclusky

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

Mac Miller/Mac DeMarco

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

vini reilly / vic chesnutt

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:31 (two years 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 (one year ago) link

Alva Noto / Aldo Nova

henry s, Friday, 2 August 2019 15:43 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Nick Nicely / Nick Garrie

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

Rita Ora / Rita Indiana

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

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

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

Charly Bliss / Charly Black

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

two months pass...

Sun Ra / Pharoah Sanders

enochroot, Monday, 28 October 2019 11:58 (one year ago) link

Norma Winstone / Norma Waterson

fetter, Monday, 28 October 2019 12:31 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Randys Crawford and Newman, in the past, although I've got a pretty good handle on them now.

See also Steely Dan / Steeleye Span.

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Thursday, 5 December 2019 14:35 (one year ago) link

Antonio Carlos Jobim / Joao Gilberto / Gilberto Gil

fetter, Thursday, 5 December 2019 19:52 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Hubert Laws and Herbie Mann. I should probably know better.

cooldix, Saturday, 11 April 2020 13:20 (one year ago) link

I'm always confusing Bob Weir with Bob Welch.

MarkoP, Thursday, 16 April 2020 03:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Mary J Blige
Billie Ray Martin

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:03 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Faust and Feist

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:19 (ten months ago) link

Easy: one is 'fist', the other is 'fat'.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:21 (ten months ago) link

Rick James / Rickie Lee Jones

fetter, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:37 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Emma Ruth Rundle / Emma Jean Thackray

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:39 (nine months ago) link

Jawbox/Jawbreaker

I saw one of these bands perform once. I *still* have no idea which one it was.

I distinctly remember struggling with the Go-Go's vs the Go-Betweens for a while as a child!

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 23 October 2020 12:53 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

phil manzanera / ray manzarek

enochroot, Thursday, 1 April 2021 00:50 (three months ago) link

Dirty Projectors and New Pornographers, not remotely similar - I think it's something to do with a New Pornographers' album having a projector on the cover?

Grantman, Friday, 2 April 2021 16:16 (three months ago) link

maybe your brain is inclined to link "dirty" with "porn"

Evan, Friday, 2 April 2021 16:54 (three months ago) link

A Dirty Pornographer might use a New Projector

Evan, Friday, 2 April 2021 16:55 (three months ago) link

I think I may at times have conflated Soul Coughing and Collapsed Lung. Amused at the logic there.

Legitimate Interest (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:51 (three months ago) link

Diry Projectors / Fiery Furnaces / Magic Numbers - no idea what these are or what distinguishes them and herein revel in the ignorance. New Pornographers at least sound like they are multiple humans.

Legitimate Interest (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

^Rolling Stones?

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:01 (three months ago) link

No, just sitting here thinking about more coffee.

Legitimate Interest (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:01 (three months ago) link

It's not that I'm against non human things, just that I wouldn't confuse New Prnographers with the others, and also I happen to be more aware of what they do.

Legitimate Interest (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:05 (three months ago) link

I gotcha - was just kidding around (I can see what you mean about the first two you named; I've never heard of Magic Numbers)

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:07 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I was trying to think of the name of that highly influential African American civil rights proto-hip hop group and all I could come up with in my head was.... Lost Prophets :-( :-(

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:36 (one month ago) link


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