by Andria Lisle
UNIMAGINATIVE BAND NAMES
Exhibit B: The rising British country band The Gilded Palace of Sin. Way too obvious. They're fans of Gram Parsons. But "it’s kind of like taking Exile On Main Street as a moniker," as Popmatters noted last month.
Exhibit C: "Cheeky" dance producer Joy Orbison. Sure, it has more of a ring to it than his given name, Peter O'Grady, but, as noted on Buddyhead, appropriating the moniker of the "Crying" crooner makes for an "astonishingly terrible" name for a DJ.
Make it stop!