Inside Rock

What's in a Name?

October 23, 2020 JabberGuys Season 1 Episode 2
Inside Rock
What's in a Name?
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Inside Rock
What's in a Name?
Oct 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
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The JabberGuys discuss underlying meanings and messages from some of your favourite rock songs, as well as uncovering the origins of many popular band names on this episode of INSIDE ROCK.  Some of the band name origins are a little graphic, so make sure the kids aren’t around when you listen.

Dolly Parton
“I Will Always Love You” - Written for Porter Wagoner as a farewell when she left his show
Queex references the Netflix documentary about Dolly: “Here I am

Led Zeppelin
“Black Dog”

Talking Heads
Reference to ‘Max Headroom’

Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show
Shown only from the chest up to avoid his gyrating lower body considered at the time to be inappropriate for TV

The Day the Music Died
Don Maclean’s “American Pie” about the death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, JP Richardson (the ‘Big Bopper’)
Waylon Jennings escapes the same fate 

Creedence Clearwater Revival: origin of name 

Deep Purple
“Smoke Across the Water” backstory
“Stupid with a flare gun” identified
Band name origin

Steely Dan
Band name origin… yikes!
‘Black Friday’ backstory

The Rolling Stones
Started as the ‘Blue Boys’
Band name origin
“Brown Sugar” backstory

10cc
Seriously, the origin of this band is messed up.  
(Although there are differing reports on the accuracy of the claim.)

Nirvana
Teen Spirit” backstory
Band name origin
Kurt Kobain’s former band called ‘Fecal Matter’ … seriously?

Joni Mitchell
“Woodstock”
Missed Woodstock to appear on the Dick Cavett TV Talk Show

Elton John
Name origin
“Philadelphia Freedom” backstory

Twisted Sister
Name origin

MTV Documentary: “I Want My MTV” reference

AC/DC
“Back in Black” backstory
New album scheduled for release, November 13, 2020

Axl Rose – ‘Guns and Roses’ lead singer
Vocal range computer-ranked by Concerthotels.com

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Show Notes

The JabberGuys discuss underlying meanings and messages from some of your favourite rock songs, as well as uncovering the origins of many popular band names on this episode of INSIDE ROCK.  Some of the band name origins are a little graphic, so make sure the kids aren’t around when you listen.

Dolly Parton
“I Will Always Love You” - Written for Porter Wagoner as a farewell when she left his show
Queex references the Netflix documentary about Dolly: “Here I am

Led Zeppelin
“Black Dog”

Talking Heads
Reference to ‘Max Headroom’

Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show
Shown only from the chest up to avoid his gyrating lower body considered at the time to be inappropriate for TV

The Day the Music Died
Don Maclean’s “American Pie” about the death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, JP Richardson (the ‘Big Bopper’)
Waylon Jennings escapes the same fate 

Creedence Clearwater Revival: origin of name 

Deep Purple
“Smoke Across the Water” backstory
“Stupid with a flare gun” identified
Band name origin

Steely Dan
Band name origin… yikes!
‘Black Friday’ backstory

The Rolling Stones
Started as the ‘Blue Boys’
Band name origin
“Brown Sugar” backstory

10cc
Seriously, the origin of this band is messed up.  
(Although there are differing reports on the accuracy of the claim.)

Nirvana
Teen Spirit” backstory
Band name origin
Kurt Kobain’s former band called ‘Fecal Matter’ … seriously?

Joni Mitchell
“Woodstock”
Missed Woodstock to appear on the Dick Cavett TV Talk Show

Elton John
Name origin
“Philadelphia Freedom” backstory

Twisted Sister
Name origin

MTV Documentary: “I Want My MTV” reference

AC/DC
“Back in Black” backstory
New album scheduled for release, November 13, 2020

Axl Rose – ‘Guns and Roses’ lead singer
Vocal range computer-ranked by Concerthotels.com

Visit JabberGuys.com to subscribe to our podcasts

 



50 Years of the Rolling Stone
The magazine’s rise to prominence as the voice of rock n roll and leading showcase for photography.

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Musiclal Instruments and more!
Amazon's Best Sellers in Musical Instruments, Stage, and Studio

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

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