posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Gazrok
Lord Invader and His Twelve Penetrators
I'd say they've got it...hehe... I was going to say Toad the Wet Sprocket (what the hell were they smokin'?)
They actually got their name from a Monty Python skit in which they make fun of Euro bands changing their names too often.
Full skit.....by Eric Idle
Rex Stardust, lead electric triangle with Toad the Wet Sprocket has had to have an elbow removed following their recent successful worldwide tour of
Finland. Flamboyant ambidextrous Rex apparently fell off the back of a motorcycle. "Fell off the back of a motorcyclist, most likely," quipped ace
drummer Jumbo McCluney upon hearing of the accident. Plans are already afoot for a major tour of Iceland.
Divorced after only eight minutes, popular television singing star, Charisma, changed her mind on the way out of the registry office, when she
realized she had married one of the Donkeys by mistake. The evening before in LA's glittering nightspot, the Abitoir, she had proposed to drummer Reg
Abbot of Blind Drunk, after a whirlwind romance and a knee-trembler. But when the hangover lifted, it was Keith Sly of the Donkeys who was on her arm
in the registry office. Keith, who was too ill to notice, remained unsteady during the short ceremony and when asked to exchange vows, began to recite
names and addresses of people who also used the stuff. Charisma spotted the error as Keith was being carried into the wedding ambulance and became
emotionally upset. However, the mistake was soon cleared up, and she stayed long enough to consummate their divorce.
Dead Monkeys are to split up again, according to their manager, Lefty Goldblatt. They've been in the business now ten years, nine as other groups.
Originally the Dead Salmon, they became for a while, Trout. Then Fried Trout, then Poached Trout In A White Wine Sauce, and finally, Herring.
Splitting up for nearly a month, the re-formed as Red Herring, which became Dead Herring for a while, and then Dead Loss, which reflected the current
state of the group. Splitting up again to get their heads together, they reformed a fortnight later as Heads Together, a tight little name which
lasted them through a difficult period when their drummer was suspected of suffering from death. It turned out to be only a rumor and they became Dead
Together, then Dead Gear, which lead to Dead Donkeys, Lead Donkeys, and the inevitable split up. After nearly ten days, they reformed again as Sole
Manier, then Dead Sole, Rock Cod, Turbot, Haddock, White Baith, the Places, Fish, Bream, Mackerel, Salmon, Poached Salmon, Poached Salmon In A White
Wine Sauce, Salmon-monia, and Helen Shapiro. This last name, their favorite, had to be dropped following an injunction and they split up again. When
they reformed after a recordbreaking two days, they ditched the fishy references and became Dead Monkeys, a name which they stuck with for the rest of
their careers. Now, a fortnight later, they've finally split up.
There are plenty of good band names in the skit....
EDIT: Ok, now I feel dumb. I just saw the date of the post I was replying to. I'm just 6 months late Gaz.....
[Edited on 3-8-2004 by darklanser]