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CIVL Shuffle: Name change edition

CIVL station manager Aaron Levy eats at AfterMath all the time, and you should too! Don’t forget to come out to any of the awesome CIVL sponsored concerts hosted there throughout the semester! In honour of rebranding AfterMath to exclude the term Socialhouse, here is a shuffle of bands who have had similar name changes!

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: January 9, 2013

CIVL station manager Aaron Levy eats at AfterMath all the time, and you should too! Don’t forget to come out to any of the awesome CIVL sponsored concerts hosted there throughout the semester! In honour of rebranding AfterMath to exclude the term Socialhouse, here is a shuffle of bands who have had similar name changes!

Bush – “Swallowed”

Though “Glycerine” was more angsty, and “Comedown” had that sweet bass-line, this was always my preferred Bush (Bush X in Canada due to ‘70s band Bush threatening legal action) song. Something about Nirvana-esque whirling and derbying. Also, it was on Big Shiny Tunes 2, the best one. Minus Matchbox 20.

Caribou – “Odessa”

From the same gestation grounds as UFV president Mark Evered and The Arkells (Hamilton, Ontario region), Dan Snaith originally named his electronically-based solo project Manitoba, but unfortunately in-famous punk rocker Handsome Dick Manitoba didn’t like the sound of that. Well, Dick, you can’t win a Polaris Prize; Snaith did.

Death From Above – “Dead Womb”

This is the best DFA song, from the Heads Up EP, before (LCD Soundsystem) James Murphy’s label lawyers for DFA decided someone had to put a stop to the expanded use of their acronym, requiring Seb to tack on his abridged birth-year (‘79) to the end of their band’s name.

Finger Eleven – Above

This was their breakout song, but did you know that some Southern Ontarions, or Burlingtonites in specific (where Ryan Gosling attended high school) consider their self-titled debut album under the name Rainbow Butt Monkeys as their best overall effort? Well now you do! Remember, they played UFV in 2009!

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