Originally Posted by GAC
Us older guys have a harder time because we aren't familiar with some of these newer bands.... and especially where they come up with some of these names!!
Life was so much simplier when it was... Beatles, Dave Clark 5, Monkees, Byrds, Beach Boys, Four Seasons.
Now you got.... Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, and Cowboy Junkies.
There is actually a band called Butthole Surfers.
Regarding the picture, I'm sure there are some Euro bands mixed in as well, considering the picture is an ad for Virgin Megastores.
As far as all the crazy new names that bands come up with, isn't it really done out of necessity? Aren't all the basic names taken up by now? You have to get creative if you don't want to infringe on someone else's trademarks and copyrights. I seem to remember back in the late '80s/early '90s when some popular British bands were forced to put "UK" after their names because some small-time band in the US had taken the name first.