Friday, 23 September 2011

Top 5 Bands named after fabric

A quick topic this week for no particular reason other than it made me happy. I was listening to Marc Riley a few weeks back and he played Corduroy's cover of Motorhead by Motorhead. I think it's a great name and it got my mind thinking.

1. Denim - Nineties Glam Rock revivalists formed by Lawrence from Felt.


2. Suede - Bowie influenced Brit-Pop upstarts.


3. Felt - Eighties Indie band who released 10 albums & 10 singles in 10 years. Led by Lawrence from Denim.


4. The Chiffons - All girl vocal group from the early sixties.


5. Corduroy - Nineties acid-jazz quartet.


Thanks to those of you on Twitter that helped me find a few more.

Black Lace - Novelty euro-pop horrors.
Cotton Mather - Indie rock outfit from Austin, Texas.
Denim - American party rock band from the early seventies
Nylon - Apparently Iceland's most successful, singer/songwriter girl-band.
The Nylons - Canadian a capella group
Poly-Esther - Possibly just a 5olly joke but I did find a brief mention of a Canadian band with this name. (UPDATE: It wasn't a joke he meant this band The Polly Esthers, check 'em out and let me know what you think)
Silk - American R&B group from Atlanta, Georgia
Cheryl Tweedy - Maiden name of former Girls Aloud singer
Wool - melodic punk-rock band from Washington D.C.

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3 comments:

5olly said...

Gah did i spell it wrong?

http://www.myspace.com/thepollyesthersrock

They're also to be found on iTunes.

Maria said...

Your post made me think of such bands as
- Velvet Underground
- Plaid
- Leather Strip

Chopper said...

I did deliberately leave out the Velvet Underground, though can't remember why now. Forgot about Plaid though - good choice.