It's that time of year again. Readers of the blog may get the impression that I don't follow music outside of the China scene. But that's just the topic of the blog, not me personally.
My favourite end of year feature is the AV Club's band name round up.
This is one of the funniest lists you can read ... adopts serious voice ... because it's true. Although I still think 2007 can't be beat. These were real band names from that year:
Gay Witch Abortion
Happy Mother's Day, I Can't Read
The Asbestos Tampons
Makes you think though, what China scene band names would make a list like that? Looking through my Douban band pages, I see that most band names seem quite normal or at least they suit the band. There are some odd ones but none as off the rails as the attention grabbing cries for help that come from the massively over saturated and competitive scenes back home.
We have the Retros for acronyms (Rebuilding the rights of statues) or PK14 (the public kingdom for teens).
Elephant Maker, Double Control Where and Banana Monkey are a bit random. What do you all think?