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23rd Aug '16 7:14:28 AM HumanAdventure
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* The Music/{{Alphaville}} song "Big in Japan" is about heroin addiction. In the lyrics, one subtle reference to the Bahnhof Zoo train station, infamous in the 1970s as a junkie hangout, is the only real clear clue of the song's actual subject.
18th Aug '16 9:59:08 AM 3rdStringPG
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* It was common in the '60s and '70s to lead eponymous bands, but not sing lead vocals -- Manfred Mann (Paul Jones, then Mike D'Abo on lead vocals), Paul Revere and the Raiders (Mark Lindsay), and (Rod) Argent (Russ Ballard) are the most popular examples.

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* It was common in the '60s and '70s for keyboardists to lead eponymous bands, but not sing lead vocals -- Manfred Mann (Paul Jones, then Mike D'Abo on lead vocals), Paul Revere and the Raiders (Mark Lindsay), and (Rod) Argent (Russ Ballard) are the most popular examples.
17th Aug '16 3:08:30 PM 3rdStringPG
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** Likewise, the Moodies were no longer a blues/blues-rock band by the time ''Days of Future Passed'' came out, having shifted to art/prog-rock at that time.


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* No one in the Filipino rock band Parokya ni Edgar (or Edgar's Parish if translated in English) is named Edgar, nor are they fans of Edgar Allan Poe. The band name came from a non-sequitur blurted out by one of their high school classmates in Filipino class.
* Music/The1975 weren't born, much less formed, in 1975, nor do they sound like a band from that year. They're an English indie-pop group who named themselves after a Jack Kerouac book.
* None of The Donnas are actually named Donna, though they did use that first name as a pseudonym for everyone during their early days, with their real-life last initials to differentiate one from the other. They eventually switched to using their real names.
* The American Beetles were a band from Florida originally called The Ardells, renamed to cash in on [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlemania]]. Ironically, their best-known performance was on an Argentine TV show, where they covered a song by American singer Roy Orbison ("Mean Woman Blues"), and not the Fab Four. They also covered another American (Chuck Berry) with "School Days", this time on ''American Bandstand''.
* Music/SonicYouth were young enough to live up to their name when they started out in 1981, but when they released their breakout album ''Dirty'' in 1992, drummer Steve Shelley was the youngest member at 30, while Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Kim Gordon were 34, 36, and 39 respectively.
* It was common in the '60s and '70s to lead eponymous bands, but not sing lead vocals -- Manfred Mann (Paul Jones, then Mike D'Abo on lead vocals), Paul Revere and the Raiders (Mark Lindsay), and (Rod) Argent (Russ Ballard) are the most popular examples.
17th Aug '16 2:18:44 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Nashville Pussy are actually from Atlanta; they got the name from the intro of Music/TedNugent's "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang". Also, the most recognizable women in the band -- original members Ruyter Suys (Canada) and Corey Parks (California) -- aren't from Nashville either.
* Likewise, Alabama Thunderpussy is not from Alabama, but rather from Virginia. But unlike the above band, they didn't have any female members.
17th Aug '16 2:10:45 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Mark-Almond is not a solo artist's name (you're probably thinking ''Marc'' Almond, the vocalist of Soft Cell, who went on to have a solo career), but rather an early-'70s band led by Jon ''Mark'' and Johnny ''Almond''.
* Around the same time, and also in the U.K., Clark Hutchinson released a song called "Free to Be Stoned". That was not a solo artist either. They were a band featuring Andy ''Clark'' and Mick ''Hutchinson''.
17th Aug '16 2:03:48 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Damage and No Mercy sound like what someone would call their first high school thrash metal band. In reality, these are two safe, harmless boy bands from the late '90s, the former a U.K. group, the latter a German-based dance-pop group featuring three New Yorkers.

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* Damage and No Mercy sound like ideas for what someone would call their first high school thrash metal band. In reality, these are two safe, harmless boy bands from the late '90s, the former a U.K. group, the latter a German-based dance-pop group featuring three New Yorkers.
17th Aug '16 2:03:20 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Damage and No Mercy sound like what someone would call their first high school thrash metal band. In reality, these are two safe, harmless boy bands from the late '90s, the former a U.K. group, the latter a German-based dance-pop group featuring three New Yorkers.
7th Aug '16 5:58:19 AM manofwarb
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* Music/{{Queen}} consisted entirely of men. And all of them commoners.

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* Music/{{Queen}} consisted entirely of men. And all of them commoners. May be a subversion, as "queen" at that time was a commonly used slur against gay men. And Freddie was gay.
1st Aug '16 2:34:15 AM KYCubbie
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* Wilson Phillips isn't the name of a male solo artist, but rather an all-female trio. Their name comes from their last names, being the daughters of [[Music/TheBeachBoys Brian Wilson]] and John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & Papas.

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* Wilson Phillips isn't the name of a male solo artist, but rather an all-female trio. Their name comes from their last names, being the daughters of [[Music/TheBeachBoys Brian Wilson]] Music/BrianWilson of Music/TheBeachBoys and John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & Papas.Music/TheMamasAndThePapas.



* From the title one might guess BruceCockburn's "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" is some sort of funny/parody song, when in fact it is very serious (and rather sad).

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* From the title one might guess BruceCockburn's Music/BruceCockburn's "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" is some sort of funny/parody song, when in fact it is very serious (and rather sad).



* "England Dan" Seals (of England Dan and John Ford Coley) was American. He was given his nickname by friends who thought he looked English.

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* "England Dan" Seals (of England Dan and John Ford Coley) was American. He was given his nickname by friends who thought he looked English. Averted after the duo broke up, with Seals becoming a major country solo act without the "England" moniker.



* The Music/LedZeppelin album ''Houses Of The Holy'' does not have the song "Houses Of The Holy" on it. That song would not be released until their next album, two years later.
** Music/{{Beck}}'s ''One Foot In The Grave'' doesn't feature the song "One Foot In The Grave". That was on the same year's ''Stereopathetic Soul Manure'' (and was probably written earlier than anything from ''One Foot In The Grave'' itself, as ''Stereopathetic'' was a collection of outtakes). Similarly, his song "Midnite Vultures" was a BSide, and didn't appear on the album ''Midnite Vultures''. Interestingly, "Midnite Vultures" the song wasn't written until after the album of the same name was released - it was composed during sessions specifically designed to create more b-sides for his singles, and ended up with that title simply because Beck couldn't think of anything else.

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* The Music/LedZeppelin album ''Houses Of The of the Holy'' does not have the song "Houses Of The of the Holy" on it. That song would not be released until their next album, two years later.
** Music/{{Beck}}'s ''One Foot In The in the Grave'' doesn't feature the song "One Foot In The in the Grave". That was on the same year's ''Stereopathetic Soul Manure'' (and was probably written earlier than anything from ''One Foot In The in the Grave'' itself, as ''Stereopathetic'' was a collection of outtakes). Similarly, his song "Midnite Vultures" was a BSide, and didn't appear on the album ''Midnite Vultures''. Interestingly, "Midnite Vultures" the song wasn't written until after the album of the same name was released - it was composed during sessions specifically designed to create more b-sides for his singles, and ended up with that title simply because Beck couldn't think of anything else.



** Music/TheDoors' song "Waiting For The Sun" is on ''Music/MorrisonHotel,'' not ''Music/WaitingForTheSun''.

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** Music/TheDoors' song "Waiting For The for the Sun" is on ''Music/MorrisonHotel,'' not ''Music/WaitingForTheSun''.



* Music/JethroTull are a band, rather than an individual, none of whom are actually called "Jethro Tull". The name is taken from that of an 18th century English agriculturalist. They were so named because in its early days, the band gave many terrible performances, which did not go down well with audiences or club owners. They would constantly have to change their name to ensure getting gigs. One of the band's managers, a well-read man, suggested "Jethro Tull", the name of an author of one of his books. The band finally played a good gig that night, and were booked from then on as Jethro Tull. They were stuck with that name for 42 years and growing!

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* Music/JethroTull are a band, rather than an individual, none of whom are actually called "Jethro Tull". The name is taken from that of an 18th century English agriculturalist. They were so named because in its early days, the band gave many terrible performances, which did not go down well with audiences or club owners. They would constantly have to change their name to ensure getting gigs. One of the band's managers, a well-read man, suggested "Jethro Tull", the name of an author of one of his books. The band finally played a good gig that night, and were booked from then on as Jethro Tull. They were stuck with that name for 42 years and growing!going!



* NRBQ's album ''NRBQ at Yankee Stadium'' is not a live album. NRBQ has never played at Yankee Stadium. The packaging contains pictures of the band at Yankee Stadium, but specifically states that it was "Recorded at Bearsville Studios, November 1977 (not at Yankee Stadium). Bassist Joey Spampinato has been a lifelong Yankees fan.

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* NRBQ's album ''NRBQ at Yankee Stadium'' is not a live album. NRBQ has never played at Yankee Stadium. The packaging contains pictures of the band at Yankee Stadium, but specifically states that it was "Recorded at Bearsville Studios, November 1977 (not at Yankee Stadium).Stadium)". Bassist Joey Spampinato has been a lifelong Yankees fan.



* OldCrowMedicineShow is not a MedicineShow, but an old-time band. Of course, you would often find old-time bands at medicine shows, but that's not really the point.

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* OldCrowMedicineShow Music/OldCrowMedicineShow is not a MedicineShow, but an old-time band. Of course, you would often find old-time bands at medicine shows, but that's not really the point.



* A free concert headlined by Canadian indie folk band TheNewPornographers at a semi-Christian college was canceled because one of the elderly heads of the school thought their name was obscene. They're actually named after an obscure Japanese film.

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* A free concert headlined by Canadian indie folk band TheNewPornographers Music/TheNewPornographers at a semi-Christian college was canceled because one of the elderly heads of the school thought their name was obscene. They're actually named after an obscure Japanese film.



* Pure Prarie League is not a temperance union based in North Dakota.

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* Pure Prarie Prairie League is not a temperance union based in North Dakota.



* Music/BarryManilow did not write "I Write The Songs." It was written by Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, and refers to the creative world of music in general.

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* Music/BarryManilow did not write "I Write The Songs." It was written by Bruce Johnston of the The Beach Boys, and refers to the creative world of music in general.



* Technically Music/TheMoodyBlues albums ''Seventh Sojourn'' and ''Octave'' are their eight and ninth albums respectively, because their first (unsuccessful) professional era resulted in one album, ''The Magnificent Moodies''. However, most fans regard their true professional life to have started with ''Days of Future Passed'', and thus disregard this album. It's available from [[http://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Moodies-Moody-Blues/dp/B000006NGE Amazon.com]].

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* Technically Music/TheMoodyBlues albums ''Seventh Sojourn'' and ''Octave'' are their eight eighth and ninth albums respectively, because their first (unsuccessful) professional era resulted in one album, ''The Magnificent Moodies''. However, most fans regard their true professional life to have started with ''Days of Future Passed'', and thus disregard this album. It's available from [[http://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Moodies-Moody-Blues/dp/B000006NGE Amazon.com]].



* Music/{{America}} was based in England, although all three members were sons of American military personnel and two were born in the US.

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* Music/{{America}} was based in England, although all three members were [[MilitaryBrat sons of American military personnel personnel]] and two were born in the US.



* IOWA is not, in fact, from Iowa, or even the United States. They're Russian (by way of Belarus). They got their name because they're fans of Music/{{Slipknot}}, who are from Iowa and had an album named after their home-state.

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* IOWA is not, in fact, from Iowa, or even the United States. They're Russian (by way of Belarus). They got their name because they're fans of Music/{{Slipknot}}, who are from Iowa and had an album named after their home-state.home state.
20th Jul '16 4:30:33 AM StFan
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* The name of VikingMetal band AmonAmarth is taken from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', yet aside from their self-titled song, none of their material has anything to do with the works of Creator/JRRTolkien. Though they initially formed under the name Scum, they don't appear to have any songs that address politics, misanthropic cynicism or anything else that Music/NapalmDeath would use as a lyrical basis.[[note]]''Scum'' is the name of Napalm Death's critically acclaimed 1986 debut album.[[/note]]

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* The name of VikingMetal band AmonAmarth Music/AmonAmarth is taken from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', yet aside from their self-titled song, none of their material has anything to do with the works of Creator/JRRTolkien. Though they initially formed under the name Scum, they don't appear to have any songs that address politics, misanthropic cynicism or anything else that Music/NapalmDeath would use as a lyrical basis.[[note]]''Scum'' is the name of Napalm Death's critically acclaimed 1986 debut album.[[/note]]
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