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Battle of the Band Names: Best & Wors by Bart Bull

Battle of the Band Names: Best & Wors


Battle of the Band Names: Best & Wors by Bart Bull

Award-winning, long-time music journalist Bart Bull has compiled thousands of odd, obscure and funny band names and organised them into 25 highly-designed chapters including Best, Worst, Tribute Bands, Heavy Metal Bands, Heavy Metal Bands in France, Hip Hop names, Surf Bands, Punk ensembles, Japanese Bands with English names, Groups created for TV & Film, Country & Western outifts and band names with colours, places and the word 'Little' in them.A small sampling of Bull's choices for the Worst Band Names: The Ultimate Spinach , Menswear , Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies , The Prisonaires , Archers of Loaf , The Genitorturers , Pink , Cream 69 , String Cheeze Incident , The Klanzmen , Cap'n Jazz , Jack B. Nimble And The Quicks , Business Card , and Starcastle . Each chapter features an introduction with Bull's unique and wittily acerbic prose. From the ridiculous to the sublime, this book travels through fifty years of music history and is for anyone with a healthy interest in music and pop culture or even those interested in words and language.

About the Author

Bart Bull is the former West Coast Editor of SPIN, Details, and Vogue. Twice winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Writing, he has spent lengthy tour bus, soundcheck, and hotel room time with the likes of Muddy Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Al reen, John Lee Hooker, The Grateful Dead, Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Arkestra, The Band, Ian Dury, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and many, many others.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2009


Bart Bull

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams


256 pages


Rock & Pop music



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