Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dumb names of bands named after dumb names

What do these have in common?

Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Booker T. and the MGs

Bon Jovi




Fleetwood Mac



J. Geils

Alan Parsons Project

Joe Perry Project

Van Halen

They're all names of bands that were named after someone in the band. Have no idea why I was thinking about this while driving to work today, but that's all I could come up with. I'm sure there are more. Probably some obvious ones.

And, no, Lynryd Skynyrd wouldn't qualify, because Mr. Skinner wasn't in the band. And solo careers like Madonna, Britney, Ozzy, Phil Collins -- and on and on and on, especially in country music, where so many are solo artists -- don't qualify, either, because they're not bands in the purest sense.