Thursday, June 02, 2011

Music sub-genre of the day

Denis and I spent some productive time yesterday trying to come up with names of bands that released songs that had the same name as the band itself. We didn't get very far. I know there are quite a few out there.

The story so far:

"Laughing Clowns" by Laughing Clowns.
"Talk Talk" by Talk Talk.
"Radio Heart" by Radio Heart. (Technically by "Radio Heart featuring Gary Numan" but what the heck.)

Denis came up with a beauty, but it must be knocked out on a technicality: "Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley.

He also mentioned Icehouse, who as Flowers released a song called "Icehouse" and then changed their name to Icehouse.

 I know there are a bunch of disco-era singles where they would get a few people together in a studio, kock out a dance-floor banger, and as an afterthought come up with a one-size-fits-all name for the song and the "band".

Check out this YouTube of "Radio Heart". If ever a song, and a video, screamed "EIGHTIES" louder than this, I have yet to see/hear it. Numan busts some of his best moves ever. There's a keytar. The suits are stylish as. (As for the girls, well, what were they thinking? Girls could look good in the 80s. Clare Grogan. Shaz on "Ashes to Ashes" (okay, that was reconstructed 80s).)

Back to work.