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Askance
04-22-2008, 01:22 AM
I have soft spots for The Strolling Bones, Björn Again, and Anderson Council but my all-time favourite has to be Clearance Creedwater Arrival. Yours?

Manatee
04-22-2008, 01:55 AM
Lez Zeppelin, the all-lesbian Zep cover band.

Argent Towers
04-22-2008, 01:57 AM
Soviet Russia, that band that covers America songs.

They hand their instruments to the audience and make THEM play.

Darryl Lict
04-22-2008, 02:15 AM
Well. I don't know about the cleverness of their names, but these are my two favorite AC/DC cover bands.

Hayseed Dixie. Bluegrass AC/DC cover band.

Hell's Belles. All-female AC/DC cover band. The lead guitarist wears a Catholic school girl uniform.

Mosier
04-22-2008, 02:23 AM
An all-girl band calls itself "Lez Zeppelin"

Indistinguishable
04-22-2008, 02:25 AM
I was just thinking that "Even Better Than the Real Thing" would be a perfect name for a U2 tribute band when I happened to click onto Cafe Society and see this thread topic at the top.

(So far as I can tell, no one's done it, though.)

Charlie Tan
04-22-2008, 02:41 AM
I'm particular to "the Mexican Elvis": El Vez (http://elvez.net/evFrameset.html). Dunno if he's any good though.

China Guy
04-22-2008, 02:52 AM
dread zeppelin - zep songs to reggae beat and sung by an elvis impersonator.

ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness
04-22-2008, 03:53 AM
Hell's Belles. All-female AC/DC cover band. The lead guitarist wears a Catholic school girl uniform.
Similarly, there's AC/DShe, also an all-female cover band.
I also like Cheap Chick, the all-female Cheap Trick cover band.

si_blakely
04-22-2008, 05:23 AM
Some uni friends and I performed a few Dire Straits covers.

We wanted a name that reflected a sense of difficulty or trouble, single syllables, and used D and S.

We called ourselvesDeep Shit

Si

Chez Guevara
04-22-2008, 06:32 AM
Anal Gestapo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_Gestapo).

Not clever as such but surely worth a mention.

Ichbin Dubist
04-22-2008, 07:18 AM
Not a band name, but I get a chuckle out of this CD of Led Zep covers, The Song Retains the Name. (http://amazon.com/Song-Retains-Name-Various-Artists/dp/B000001XVK)

I'm No Saint
04-22-2008, 10:32 AM
Scrantonicity.

KneadToKnow
04-22-2008, 10:50 AM
I think the Fleetwood Mac tribute band using the name Crystal Visions is clever, mainly because I thought the name up independently for a story I wrote and now will have to change it before I can publish. Bastards. :)

singular1
04-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Well, I'll admit to being out of touch. What is Anderson Council a clever cover for?

Beadalin
04-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Cover Girl was a band my friend formed -- all men, who only covered songs sung by women.

Flander
04-22-2008, 12:15 PM
I'm pretty sure there's a Jimmy Buffet cover band called Lost Shaker Assault.

MadTheSwine
04-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Well, I'll admit to being out of touch. What is Anderson Council a clever cover for?

Pink Floyd was named after 2 men named Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

MadTheSwine
04-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Couple Queen cover bands-

Flash Harry.

We are not Queen.

MerQury.

mike ahndembroak
04-22-2008, 03:33 PM
The google ad at the bottom of the thread is UNDO CIRCUMCISION DAMAGE. sounds like a great name for a Revolting Cocks tribute band

pinkfreud
04-22-2008, 03:38 PM
The band GABBA (http://gabba.co.uk/) plays ABBA songs in the style of The Ramones.

ShibbOleth
04-22-2008, 03:57 PM
The band GABBA (http://gabba.co.uk/) plays ABBA songs in the style of The Ramones.

Pink Freud would be a good coverband name, especially if manned by all pyschiatrist (or psych grad students).

Ditto "Forever Jung" as a Rod Stewart tribute band.

Ludovic
04-22-2008, 03:59 PM
Some uni friends and I performed a few Dire Straits covers.

We wanted a name that reflected a sense of difficulty or trouble, single syllables, and used D and S.

We called ourselvesDeep Shit

SiThat reminds me of my favorite Doors cover band,
Crystal Shit
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feppytweed
04-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Anal Gestapo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_Gestapo).

Not clever as such but surely worth a mention.

For some reason, my mind tried to read that as Anal Gazpacho. :eek:

Beware of Doug
04-22-2008, 04:31 PM
I was part of a saxophone sextet that played the music of the once popular Six Brown Brothers (http://hungrytigerpress.com/audio/sixbros_cd.shtml), called (of course) the Six Brown Others.

jsc1953
04-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Obligatory Simpsons reference: the marquee in Las Vegas for Moody Blues cover band "The Satin Knights", featuring as an opening act...The Moody Blues.

MadTheSwine
04-22-2008, 05:05 PM
Shania Twin

Led Zepagain

Chanteuse
04-22-2008, 05:10 PM
Hayseed Dixie. Bluegrass AC/DC cover band.


Came in here to mention this one. I didn't "get" the name until I said it aloud--then I had a good laugh.

Gotta say that it's really something to hear "Big Balls" sung in bluegrass style! :D

River Hippie
04-22-2008, 05:28 PM
NPR had a story today about a Stones cover band called "Sticky Fingers". I think they mentioned a band called "Dixie Chicklets".

/was kinda half-listening at work.

blondebear
04-22-2008, 08:03 PM
The Wholigans

Askance
04-22-2008, 09:49 PM
Pink Freud would be a good coverband nameThere IS one called Pink Fraud. But I still think Anderson Council is the Pict of the crop.

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