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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What Bands Have Songs Named After Themselves?

Posted by on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Last night at the Funhouse I spotted a girl with dreadlocks wearing a D.R.I. t-shirt (Crossover era!) and wondered, "Does D.R.I. have a song called "D.R.I.?" Then I went though a list of bands that had songs that were the same as the band.

Give My Taxes Back!
  • "Give My Taxes Back!"

D.R.I. doesn't have a song called "D.R.I." But the Meat Puppets have "Meat Puppets." Other bands with songs named after the band: Jodie Foster's Army, Talk Talk, Saint Vitus. There are more, right? There must be so many more!

 

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crap bag 1
Bad Company comes to mind.
Posted by crap bag on August 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
mackro 2
Bad Company
Living In A Box
They Might Be Giants
Arcwelder...
Posted by mackro http://mackro.blogspot.com on August 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM · Report this
mackro 3
Pennywise
NoMeansNo
Posted by mackro http://mackro.blogspot.com on August 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Mike Force 4
Built to Spill.
Posted by Mike Force http://www.autotone.net on August 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
tallchris 5
Porno For Pyros.
Posted by tallchris http://policeteeth.bandcamp.com on August 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM · Report this
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Talk Talk
Minor Threat
Teen Idles
Posted by Pawwwl on August 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM · Report this
J. Burns 7
Motorhead
Posted by J. Burns on August 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM · Report this
mackro 8
Iron Lung - "Life. Iron Lung. Death"
Posted by mackro http://mackro.blogspot.com on August 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
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Minor Threat
Posted by drift on August 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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Wilco
Posted by beOHbe on August 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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born against
Posted by derp on August 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM · Report this
Mr_Friendly 12
Ballad of Mott the Hoople
The Young Fresh Fellows had a YFF Theme and YFF Update Theme.
Posted by Mr_Friendly on August 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
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Warsaw
Slowdive
Ramleh
Organized Konfusion
errrrmmm.....New Kids On The Block

And I guess "Born Against Is Fucking Dead" sorta counts.
Posted by Pawwwwl on August 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 14
The Monkees!
Posted by Emily Nokes on August 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM · Report this
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IRON MAIDEN
Posted by MAIDEN on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM · Report this
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Spice Girls. Spice Up your Life. Does that count?
Posted by Mumbly Jo on August 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
corey j brewer 17
Black Sabbath's song Black Sabbath, off their album Black Sabbath. (sidebar @ James: Motorhead is technically a Hawkwind song).
Posted by corey j brewer http://coreyjbrewer.tumblr.com/ on August 14, 2012 at 10:56 AM · Report this
Trent Moorman 18
Allman Brothers.

Just kidding.
Posted by Trent Moorman on August 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM · Report this
yos-wa 19
ramones covering motorhead's R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
Posted by yos-wa on August 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Estey 20
"Public Image"
"(This Is Radio) Clash"

The Mentors had many songs which reference (or describe) themselves in the titles: "Havin' Sickies Baby," "My Name Is John," "Northwest Breeder," "Inches of Three," but yeah that's a bit off topic.
Posted by Estey on August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this
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Iron Maiden
Posted by BLSM on August 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM · Report this
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Snoop Dogg "What's My Name?"

(A: "snoop dogggggy-daaaaa-aaaah-aaaah-gawg")
Posted by Kelly O on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM · Report this
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come on..... how has everyone forgot big country?
Posted by nburica on August 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
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oh and to maintain my indie cred, Sigur Ros
Posted by nburica on August 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
derek_erdman 25
@20: "Havin' Sickies Baby" is a really good song. The Mentors are so gross.
Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on August 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
mackro 26
@17: true, but Motorhead released it on their own debut self-titled album too. If Lemmy was plotting the band Motorhead already, then it would count. You'd have to go inside Lemmy's brain to get the TRUTH
Posted by mackro http://mackro.blogspot.com on August 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM · Report this
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We are Devo!! D.E.V.O
Posted by JohnnyPoopSkin on August 14, 2012 at 12:37 PM · Report this
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Wang Chung
The Pipettes

Could we say Queen with "Killer Queen"?
Posted by Chris B http://eccentric-orbit.org on August 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
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Rema Rema
Posted by InvisibleHour on August 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
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Public Enemy - "Public Enemy No. 1"
Posted by Dave Segal on August 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM · Report this
merry 31
Butthole Surfers

Posted by merry on August 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this
d rock 32
UGK's Underground Kingz
Posted by d rock http://www.13th-Grade.COM on August 14, 2012 at 4:26 PM · Report this
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Green Day
Posted by thedonproject http://www.thedonproject.com on August 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM · Report this
pg13 34
Madness
Icehouse
Posted by pg13 on August 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM · Report this
--MC 35
#12, not only did the Fellows do songs about themselves, for a while there they were doing songs for other Seattle bands and others, like the Power Mowers and the Sharing Patrol. They seem to have stopped doing that after they recorded "Amy Grant".
Anyway, let's not forget "Give It To The Soft Boys" by the Soft Boys, and the eponymous songs by Belle and Sebastian and Imperial Teen.
Posted by --MC on August 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM · Report this
Posted by Gern Blanston on August 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 37
Also, Antmusic by Adam & The Ants.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYCvC7ko…
Posted by Gern Blanston on August 17, 2012 at 7:09 PM · Report this

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