Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dizzies Music Supplement

Dizzies Team Member Hua—whose cell-block tag is 'The Professor'—has two rare versions of a Fab Four ditty about eternal fruit patches up at his blog...

Toward a partial list of groups who've written songs with the same title as their name (as a songwriter, do you feel pressure to make this your best song, your defining statement?):
Bad Company, "Bad Company"
They Might Be Giants, "They Might Be Giants"
Hallelujah the Hills, "Hallelujah the Hills" (This band is great!)
UPDATE: Friend Edward Crouse's band Logjam's "Logjam"

Slight variation: Doktor X, "The Sickening Sound of Doktor X"
The Beatles, "The Ballad of John and Yoko"

Any other ones you can think of?
UPDATE: "Fergielicious"!

The intricate lyrics of Sarah Johns—check out "The One in the Middle," at first you think, this is corny, but then the lyric keeps going...I also get a kick out of "He Hates Me," this sentiment should appear more frequently in songs, no? (This is inside baseball, but for some reason these songs remind me of old tracks recorded by the man currently known as Team Knucklehead, a/k/a composer of "The Theme to 'The New-York Ghost.' ")

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Blogger T Hodler said...

Slightly more difficult: bands who write eponymous songs that are also on eponymous albums. I can only think of one.

Black Sabbath, "Black Sabbath", Black Sabbath

10:19 AM  
Blogger T Hodler said...

Oh, except for the Bad Company one you already mentioned. I'm dumb.

10:25 AM  
Blogger hua said...

Not sure what to call this but there's also bands who break up, reform as a new band, and then name that new band after one of their old band's songs:

Flake Music's "The Shins", When You Land Here, It's Time to Return

10:36 AM  
Blogger Arlo Ogg said...

Okkervil River's "Okkervil River Song"

11:11 AM  
Blogger bhadd said...

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars as David Bowie was Ziggy Stardust counts. Perhaps not as David Jones was David Bowie!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Final Fantasy's "An Arrow in the Side of Final Fantasy"...

Close: Public Image Limited's "Public Image."

Blue Öyster Cult's "Let Go" has the lyric: "B.O.C., you can be whatever you want to be/You got the power, we've got the key..."

4:59 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

The Pipettes, "We Are the Pipettes"

The Clash, "This Is Radio Clash" (hmm)

Big Audio Dynamite, "Bad" (

5:13 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Toy Love, "Toy Love Song"?

Yo La Tengo, "The Story of Yo La Tango"? (Or, just as playfully, "You Can Have It All"?)

Destroyer, "The Pornographers"?

10:31 PM  
Blogger Douglas Wolk said...

Talk Talk, "Talk Talk," on Talk Talk.

Also: Bo Diddley, "Bo Diddley."

James Brown, "James Brown (Thanks)."

11:50 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Body Count, Ice-T's metal band. Their eponymous record Body Count features THREE eponymous songs — "Body Count", "Body Count's In the House", and "Body Count Anthem".

3:05 PM  
Blogger Arlo Ogg said...

Destroyer, "Destroyer's the Temple."

7:48 PM  

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