Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rock Rule No. 161

If You Name Your Band After a Geographic Area, You Will Sacrifice Critical Respect for Hits.

Cases in Point:
America
Asia
Boston
Chicago
Europe
Kansas
Nazareth

3 comments:

Joe said...

Um . . . New York Dolls?

T. Nawrocki said...

The New York Dolls don't count (and since I'm the one making the rules, I decide what counts), and nor do the Ohio Players or the Iron City Houserockers or the London Suede. The rule is that your name must entirely consist of the geographic area, a la Berlin, who count in spades.

B Beckman said...

Today's Daily Double, Buffalo Springfield, achieved both and alas Teenbeat Recording Artist Romania, the tenderly named death metalers Treblinka, and head-bangers Alpha Centuri achieved neither.