Conjunction Junction, Vol. 4 – Send In Your Own!

Time flies. It’s been over a year and a half since I last played my strung together band name game, Conjunction Junction. There were the three entries I wrote myself, in May and August of 2008, with comments by you the reader (special mention goes to Michael Cooper who always fires back with lists of his own) and we even had a rare Celebrity Guest entry when Andy Partridge gave me his list in November of 2008.

Here then is the much delayed Volume 4. The rules are simple, string together as many band -or solo musical artist – names into a mutant new name, and then try to describe what they might sound like. I will go first, but as always, please do send your own to the COMMENTS section below!

GRIZZLY BEAR-Y WHITE STRIPES (pictured above)

Reverb drenched alt-chamber pop with disco strings, lover man growling, no bass, a distorted blues guitar and naive drumming.

R.E.MGMT-PAIN

Autotuned Michael Stipe fronts ne0-psych alternative jams.

ARIEL PINK LADYTRON (pictured above)

The logical coming together of Pitchfork’s favourite sweater wearing American singer and Japan’s beloved girlpop duo, with electronic backing from legendary UK synthband.

UGLY KID JOANNA NEW SUM 41

Retro MTV band tackles pretty chanteuse covers, remade in black t-shirt boy rock image.

THE XX-X-TC

Chilled out, reverb drenched SoCal punk rock with unmistakably British pastoral hooks and quirky lyrics.

HOT CHIPMUNKEES

Nerdy electropop of 60’s TV show group with sped up vocals

BEACH HOUSE OF LOVE SCULPTURE

Victoria Legrand’s ” husky but ethereal” voice, over nineties altrock featuring Dave Edmunds on guitar.

NEIL YOUNG JEEZY- Z TOP

Shakey singer fronts rap group with three piece power blues band behind him.

DANIEL LANOIS HEAT

Liverpudlian Pete Wylie moves to New Orleans and hooks up with Canadian U2 producer and atmospheric folkie.

LESLEY GORILLAZ

It’s Damon Albarn’s cartoon party and he can cry if he wants to.

THE RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT SMITHS

Vagabond folk songs, sung in breathless bedsit angst and backed by reverby Johnny Marr guitars.

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE KRAMER

Clever power pop reworkings of MC5 standards, inlcudes “Kick Out The Jams (And The Style Councils Too).”

OK GOGO’S

Five girls from Los Angeles. On treadmills.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Send them to my comments section.

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16 Responses to “Conjunction Junction, Vol. 4 – Send In Your Own!”

  1. ROGER WATERBOYS

    Upbeat Celtic pop songs about personal isolation and overprotective mothers.

    GUNS N’ ROSE COUSINS

    Introspective East Coast singer songwriter ruminations on hookers and heroin.

    OLIVIA ELTON JOHN

    Crap music but the outfits are fantastic.

    STEVIE WONDERMINTS

    Classic 70’s funk soul tinged with Brian Wilsonesque harmonies.

    BOY GEORGE MICHAEL BOLTON

    Doesn’t last long enough to make it into the studio. Hello magazine buy the rights to the bail hearing photos.

  2. THE JAMES GANG OF FOUR TOPS

    Riff heavy polemical punk in 4 part harmony.

  3. JANIS IAN ANDERSON, BRUFORD, WAKEMAN & HOWARD DEVOTO

    A self-reverential progressive flute act that pisses on itself.

    • Lawrie Ingles Says:

      I was thinking

      Janis Ian Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howard Jonestown Massacre

      who is Howard Devoto?

      How bout

      Il Devo!

  4. BONEY EM IN M

    European white disco rap layered over Pop Muzik

  5. CHEAP TRICKY WOO TANG CLANNAD

    South Central’s Celtic guitar wranglers from Illinois

  6. This one doesn’t quite work in the game but maybe as a subsect we might enjoy
    JOHNNY CASH with the STRANGLERS
    That would be the MAN IN BLACK with the MEN IN BLACK for country punk with no sartorial dilemmas.

  7. Joe Jackson Five Man Electrical Band Of Gypsies

  8. I mother earth wind and fire
    Screamy edgy funk

    Blood Sweat and Tears For Fears
    What goes up must come down

  9. Lawrie Ingles Says:

    Guns and Rosenbergs
    sometimes I feel like a mouse in the jungle baby

    Kings XTCCR
    I see hear smell touch and taste a bad moon rising

    ELOwest of the Low
    OPen the clamshell and see the whites of their eyes

    Bruce Springsteen and the E L P Street Band
    Rosalita come out to the hoedown

    Seals and Kraftwerk
    Old school technofolk

    Blue Peter Gabriel
    Roxy genesis

    Geddy Lee Harvey Osmond Brothers Johnson
    just too good to be true!
    or Ged the funk outa my head

    Too bad Elton JOhn Mayer of Simpleton doesn’t really fit.

  10. Lawrie Ingles Says:

    U Timbuk 2
    Bono already wears shades.
    sample the god

  11. Jane Sibbery’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing on the Beach
    The Jesus and Mary Alice in Chains – Taste the Man in the Box
    Pink (Floyd) – Syd was always missundaztood
    X Ten CC – Johnny, Don’t Make Plans for Nigel
    Leslie Spit Screaming Treeso – Grunge band managed by a dog
    Grateful Dead Kennedys Can Dance – Political voodoo burnouts
    The Monk(ee)s – Definitley had some drugs in their pockets
    Scissor Shakespears Sisters of Mercy – Wait, I think I already did that one

  12. Oh, and thanks to Lawrie, I got my record up to 20:
    The Good Allman Brothers, the Bad Big Brother and the Holding Company Brains and the Queens of The Rolling Sly and the Family Stones LA Guns N Roses Temple of the Dog Pilots Age of Electric Light Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Darkness

  13. The Beach Boyz 2 Men Without Hats.

  14. Milli Vanilla Fudge.

  15. R.E.M.FRANKIE VALLI GOES TO HOLLYWOOD.N.ABCDEFLeppard

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