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.
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.
Chilled out, reverb drenched SoCal punk rock with unmistakably British pastoral hooks and quirky lyrics.
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.
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).”
Five girls from Los Angeles. On treadmills.
Okay, now it’s your turn. Send them to my comments section.