As the ship call, so it will float: the history of the names of popular groupsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/as-the-ship-call-so-it-will-float-the-history-of-the-names-of-popular-groups
During his career, the group often change name, especially at the initial stage. Some names hide interesting stories. A cult band can boast an unusual history of their names: some long thought out, and someone just poked a finger in the dictionary. However, under these names of the bands have become popular, and to change the name later, as would be desirable.
AC/DC the Popular Australian group, the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. The band claim that the band's name in English means DC and AC current. This acronym was splashed on the sewing machine, where the sister of Angus young's stage school sewed his costumes.
The Prodigy In the title of this group there is no mystery. Liam Howlett, founder and member of the team, just used the name of his first synthesizer, the Moog Prodigy.
Kasabian In the early career group was called Saracuse but later the band changed the name to Kasabian in honor of Linda Kasabian member of the commune "Family" of Charles Manson.
Aquarium Story about how seemingly easy to come up with a name for the group. Boris Grebenshikov, the permanent soloist of collective, says: "it so Happened that we were driving somewhere in Kupchino. Passed this two-story "the glass". It was called "Aquarium". And someone said here — "Aquarium". And we decided that — Yes."
Linkin park is actually under this name encrypted Lincoln Park. But the word was replaced by Lincoln to Linkin because of the fact that the site linkolnpark.com already existed, and to buy it was not so cheap and domain linkinpark.com was available.
Moloko called this trip hop band is related a funny story. The word Moloko band members peeked in the book "a Clockwork orange", not even knowing that the slang "eleventh" in the product has Russian roots.
Pixies Name for the band was chosen at random in a dictionary. Therefore, the group got the name Pixies, which translated means "little mischievous elves."
Led Zeppelin the name of the cult band has a rather interesting history. It arose as a result of discussion between Jimmy page and drummer and bassist from The Who who claimed that the project page will crash like a lead balloon ("to go down like a lead balloon", meaning "to go down like a lead balloon"). After some manipulation with words and grammar, the ball turned into a blimp.
Duran Duran band Members named their team in honor of Dr. Durand-Durand — character cult erotic-fiction film "Barbarella" with Jane Fonda in the title role.
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground — the name of the brochure about the secret sexual subculture of the early 60's that showed a bunch of Tony Conrad, a friend of John Cale. So the title of the booklet was the name of the group. In addition, by the time it was written The song Venus in Furs (Venus in furs), created under the impression of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, which served as another reason to adopt a new name.
a-ha "A-ha" would sound good in a song, I thought one of the musicians in the band and brought this word in your notebook. And when the question arose about the band's name, suggested this word. Members of the group caught the fact that the name is easy to spell and pronounce in many languages means approval.
Jethro Tull At the initial stage of the career the band had problems with gigs in London, so they had to change the title to play several times in the same clubs. Once the Manager suggested the name Jethro Tull in honor of the agronomists of the eighteenth century. Under this name the group obtained a residence permit in the club, the owner of which they liked.
Chaif the Author of the name of the group is an original member of the band — Vadim Kukushkin. "He had based the two words "tea" and "high". So we called a strong black tea chifir', in huge quantities polomalsya at rehearsals," said Vladimir Shahrin.
Pink Floyd In the early career group was called The Pink Floyd Sound after two Blues musicians from North and South Carolina — Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, then the name was shortened to The Pink Floyd. And after 1970 from it all "came off" the definite article "The".
Rammstein the German group strongly deny the connection between his name and the tragic plane crash on 28 August 1988, Ramstein air base, where during the air show performed by the Italian aviation group of aerobatics was a collision of three planes. But still officially it is considered that there was no other reason to call the team "Rammstein".