by carl wilson

"The L Word" That Keeps On Giving:
Hideous Band Name Alert

lesbian.bmp

More substantial posts to come later today, including one on the changes at CBC radio. But I couldn't pass this up. The name is moronic enough. But the spin, from NY's Fanatic PR, is so much more retarded that I think it vaults them up and over all the other worthy contenders.

Lesbian Comes Out This Spring... Er, That is, Lesbian the Band
Releases Debut Album, Tours the U.S.
Fans of Boris, Pelican, Neurosis and Mogwai rejoice.

Yep, the band's name is Lesbian.

Why would an all-male heavy-rock quartet from Seattle call itself Lesbian? Well, equally-cool names like Black Sabbath, Venom and Pentagram were already taken. But also, the name Lesbian evokes pure, sexually-charged freedom - and, that's what rock music is all about.

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Ahem.

The band itself doesn't sound that awful, actually, though it's not about to have you trashing your Mastodon albums.

| Posted by zoilus on Thursday, January 18 at 4:06 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (6)

 

COMMENTS

Lesbian The Band: Tepid at Best.

Posted by dylan on January 19, 2007 4:32 PM

 

 

Hey, also: Creepy resemblance of dude from Lesbian to Jonathan Adjemian.

Posted by Sasha on January 19, 2007 3:54 PM

 

 

Fanatic is probably the worst PR company in the world. It's depressing enough that bands even consider hiring PR in the first place, but at what point does one become so lazy, so desperate, yet so professional that they decide to put the Fanatic sticker on their jewel case?

Posted by david b on January 19, 2007 3:27 PM

 

 

"pure sexually-charged freedom..." yeah, they've gone way too far with this one... checking...checking.. ah, yes...I'm over it.

Posted by becs on January 18, 2007 5:42 PM

 

 

Don't feel sorry for them. Fanatic issue about one hundred press releases a day. Dude probably doesn't even remember drafting it.

Posted by Blackmail on January 18, 2007 5:33 PM

 

 

I feel bad for their publicist who is going to have to call journos and producers saying "hi my name is... and I'm calling about Lesbian...." and hope that the person on the other end doesn't mishear.

That's really horrible. And they probably think they are so smart. Imagine what they were like as teenagers.

Posted by becs on January 18, 2007 5:19 PM

 

 

 

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