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Bands with long names [Oct. 27th, 2011|05:04 pm]
Richard Clegg
This afternoon I've been listening to music from bands with long names. Started with the only moderately long: "A Place to Bury Strangers" and then went to "I love you but I've chosen darkness", "...And you will know us by the trail of the dead", "An experiment on a bird in the air pump", "The strange death of liberal england" and finally settling on my favourites, "The eighties matchbox b-line disaster".

I was running out of long names and didn't fancy "My life with the thrill kill kult" or "The presidents of the united states of america" which, despite being fine bands, just didn't fit my mood. So I googled long band names and discovered the existence of "The Powers Of Darkness Shall Rain Blood Upon This City For 500 Years". Unfortunately, I pretty much only discovered their existence. I could not find a track to listen to on the web anywhere. However, I was pleased to find that if I type their name into Amazon.com then the closest match is:
Organ Works by Ned Rorem, the track listing for this leads me to believe it is Quaker inspired church music. I wonder what search algorithm amazon uses? Try it for yourself -- mystifying:


Shamefully the band had no biography on lastfm so I took the liberty of adding one. Feel free to edit:

[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2011-10-27 04:30 pm (UTC)
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead ?

You could always go for long album titles, of which the winner is probably Fiona Apple's "When the pawn...."

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[User Picture]From: steer
2011-10-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
And you will know us... are already mentioned. I rather like them.

Album titles are allowed to be longer I guess because you're not stuck with them for so long.

If we go to track titles I think, not for length, but more for awkwardness 5F-X's album The Xenomorphians, Your Friendly invasion has it:
The tracks on their third album are similarly weird. Their first two albums just have track titles which are hexadecimal combinations.

Note that some track titles are only given as "alien symbols" on that listing and at least one track title uses the fonts from futurama which isn't even a real lanaguage.
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2011-10-27 04:46 pm (UTC)
You did, I missed it when reading. Oops.

There was an album by some whacky electronica band whose titles were either blank or random key board mashings. I played one the tracks on Rubbish on the radio. it was "orfed".

Much like "This films crap, lets trash the seats" which last 2 seconds, as I recall.
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