History NonIndicativeName / Music

16th Aug '17 12:05:08 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Music/{{Asia}} is a rock band that started in Britain. However, one of their former band members, Aziz Ibrahim, is of Pakistani ancestry.

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* Music/{{Asia}} is a rock band that started in Britain. However, one of their former band members, Aziz Ibrahim, is of Pakistani ancestry. Also their album ''Alpha'' is their second album while ''Omega'' is two albums before their final one.
29th Jul '17 10:04:53 PM thelivingtoad
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** The Alan Bown, Music/ManfredMann and Danny Wilson were bands (as indicated by the "The" in the first case). Manfred Mann were named after their keyboardist (real name: Manfred Lubowitz), who later formed Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Thunderclap Newman were also a band, named for their pianist who in turn was named for his heavy-handed playing style.

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** The Alan Bown, Bown and Music/ManfredMann and Danny Wilson were bands (as indicated by the "The" in the first case). Manfred Mann were named after their keyboardist (real name: Manfred Lubowitz), who later formed Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Thunderclap Newman were also a band, named for their pianist who in turn was named for his heavy-handed playing style.
29th Jul '17 10:02:36 PM thelivingtoad
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** The Alan Bown and Music/ManfredMann were bands (as indicated by the "The" in the first case), and the second one didn't have anyone called Manfred. Thunderclap Newman were also a band, named for their pianist who in turn was named for his heavy-handed playing style.

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** The Alan Bown and Bown, Music/ManfredMann and Danny Wilson were bands (as indicated by the "The" in the first case), and the second one didn't have anyone called Manfred.case). Manfred Mann were named after their keyboardist (real name: Manfred Lubowitz), who later formed Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Thunderclap Newman were also a band, named for their pianist who in turn was named for his heavy-handed playing style.
19th Jul '17 2:05:26 PM Trueman001
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* Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds, Music/LCDSoundSystem, Music/OwlCity, Five For Fighting, Music/NineInchNails, Music/FortMinor, The Ready Set, and Passenger aren't bands. They're oddly-named {{Stage Name}}s and/or solo projects.

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* Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds, Music/LCDSoundSystem, Music/OwlCity, Five For Fighting, Music/NineInchNails, Music/FortMinor, The Ready Set, Synergy, and Passenger aren't bands. They're oddly-named {{Stage Name}}s and/or solo projects.


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** The Alan Bown and Music/ManfredMann were bands (as indicated by the "The" in the first case), and the second one didn't have anyone called Manfred. Thunderclap Newman were also a band, named for their pianist who in turn was named for his heavy-handed playing style.
12th Jul '17 6:18:25 PM AcePedro
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* None of the Music/BlackKids are kids, and only two of them are black, sibling Reggie and Ali Youngblood.
4th Jul '17 5:29:19 PM KYCubbie
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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 bisexual.

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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 Music/{{Freddie|Mercury}} was bisexual.



* Music/TenThousandManiacs was named for the B-movie ''Film/TwoThousandManiacs'', multiplied by the number of members. Which makes the name nonindicative in another way. Since the name was inspired by one of the original gore films, one might expect a death metal or grindcore band, rather than a fairly laid-back alternative group.

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* Music/TenThousandManiacs was named for the B-movie ''Film/TwoThousandManiacs'', multiplied by the number of members. Which makes the name nonindicative non-indicative in another way. Since the name was inspired by one of the original gore films, one might expect a death metal or grindcore band, rather than a fairly laid-back alternative group.



* In the Music/BlackSabbath song "Iron Man" from ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' Iron Man seems mis-named. In one lyric states, "He was turned to steel in the great magnetic field" and another describes his "heavy boots of lead." No other lyric but his name suggests that he's pure iron. Of course, being lyrics written by Geezer Butler, the words were obviously selected for rhyme rather than scientific accuracy.

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* In the Music/BlackSabbath song "Iron Man" from ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' Iron Man seems mis-named.misnamed. In one lyric states, "He was turned to steel in the great magnetic field" and another describes his "heavy boots of lead." No other lyric but his name suggests that he's pure iron. Of course, being lyrics written by Geezer Butler, the words were obviously selected for rhyme rather than scientific accuracy.



* The Thompson Twins contain neither any twins nor anybody named Thompson. They were named after two characters from the Franchise/{{Tintin}} comics, who ''also'' aren't twins, and only one of whom was called Thompson (the other was Thomson). Confusing enough yet?

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* The Thompson Twins contain contained neither any twins nor anybody named Thompson. They were named after two characters from the Franchise/{{Tintin}} comics, who ''also'' aren't twins, and only one of whom was called Thompson (the other was Thomson). Confusing enough yet?yet?
** And to make things even more confusing, the only time when the group had exactly two members was their final years of 19861993. They started out with four members and grew as large as seven, but had their greatest commercial success as a trio from 19821986.



* 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 going!

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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 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 going!



** It is not easy to dance to ''A Collection of Great Dance Songs.'' The album art lampshaded this by featuring ballroom dancers guyed to the ground, and are unable to move.

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** It is not easy to dance to ''A Collection of Great Dance Songs.'' The album art lampshaded {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this by featuring ballroom dancers guyed to the ground, and are unable to move.



** There is no one called Pink Floyd in the band. Founder Syd Barratt named the band after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Lampshaded in the lyrics for "Have a Cigar" - "Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?" which is something they apparently got asked a lot. The main character of ''The Wall'' is named Pink, but his last name is never mentioned.

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** There is no one called Pink Floyd in the band. Founder Syd Barratt Music/SydBarrett named the band after bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Lampshaded in the lyrics for "Have a Cigar" - "Oh, by the way, which one's Pink?" which is something they apparently got asked a lot. The main character of ''The Wall'' is named Pink, but his last name is never mentioned.



* '80s band Danny Wilson was named after the Music/FrankSinatra film ''Meet Danny Wilson.'' The band was originally named Spencer Tracy, but Tracy's estate threatened to sue.

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* '80s band Danny Wilson was named after the Music/FrankSinatra film ''Meet Danny Wilson.'' The band was originally named Spencer Tracy, Creator/SpencerTracy, but Tracy's estate threatened to sue.



* The French horn is not French. It was named to differentiate it from the English horn, which, in turn, is not English--it got its name from a mishearing of the French for "angled horn."

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* The French horn is not French. It was named to differentiate it from the English horn, which, in turn, is not English--it got its name from a mishearing of the French for "angled horn."horn".



* 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 Beach Boys, Music/TheBeachBoys, and refers to the creative world of music in general.



** Similarly, LilWayne's "[=MegaMan=]" doesn't sample the VideoGame/MegaMan theme; it's just the name of the song's producer. The Young Money camp seems to be sticking with a lot of working titles lately.

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** Similarly, LilWayne's Music/LilWayne's "[=MegaMan=]" doesn't sample the VideoGame/MegaMan theme; it's just the name of the song's producer. The Young Money camp seems to be sticking with a lot of working titles lately.



* Music/{{Asia}} is a rock band that started in Britain. However, one of their former band members, Aziz Ibrahim is of Pakistani ancestry.
* Music/{{America}} was based in England, although all three members were [[MilitaryBrat sons of American military personnel]] and two were born in the US.

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* Music/{{Asia}} is a rock band that started in Britain. However, one of their former band members, Aziz Ibrahim Ibrahim, is of Pakistani ancestry.
* Music/{{America}} was based got their start in England, although all three members were [[MilitaryBrat sons of American military personnel]] and two were born in the US.States. They subverted the trope by relocating to Los Angeles in 1972, shortly after achieving mainstream success.
24th Jun '17 2:14:36 AM Piterpicher
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* Similar to the above, Music/ThePresidentsOfTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica are just three guys from Washington ''[[{{Seattle}} state]]''.

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* Similar to the above, Music/ThePresidentsOfTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica are just three guys from Washington ''[[{{Seattle}} ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} state]]''.
10th Jun '17 11:14:16 AM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] name derives from two original root words: "motz" and "hart," meaning "stupid" and "tough." It essentially means DumbMuscle.

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* [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] name derives from two original root words: "motz" and "hart," meaning "stupid" and "tough." It essentially means DumbMuscle.
10th Jun '17 10:54:00 AM nombretomado
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* [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] name derives from two original root words: "motz" and "hart," meaning "stupid" and "tough." It essentially means DumbMuscle.

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* [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] name derives from two original root words: "motz" and "hart," meaning "stupid" and "tough." It essentially means DumbMuscle.
22nd Mar '17 9:08:52 PM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* Despite its rather dark title, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0gI71qqNM "That Finger On Your Temple Is The Barrel Of My Raygun"]] by Stars of the Lid is actually a soothing ambient song.

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* Despite its rather dark title, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0gI71qqNM com/watch?v=qIqVMLscn9k "That Finger On Your Temple Is The Barrel Of My Raygun"]] by Stars of the Lid is actually a soothing ambient song.song.
** Same for melancholically named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ7CU9QIHAA "Requiem for Dying Mothers"]], which actually happens to be a SweetDreamsFuel with relieving lack of dying mothers.
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