Bands whose names lengthened over time...

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Neige » 31 Oct 2023, 07:32

and famously, before Death Cult → The Cult, Ian Astbury was involved in this:

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby The Fish » 31 Oct 2023, 09:42

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Lord Rother » 31 Oct 2023, 09:55

Honourable mentions to Simlarillion, Zeus Pendragon and Strawberry Hill Boys - but they didn't release any albums under original names so don't qualify.

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 31 Oct 2023, 15:53

Neige wrote:and famously, before Death Cult → The Cult, Ian Astbury was involved in this:

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I was going to mention that.

Their first single (forgot the title) was great and I still feel they should have stuck to this name.
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 31 Oct 2023, 17:04

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Neige wrote:and famously, before Death Cult → The Cult, Ian Astbury was involved in this:

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I was going to mention that.

Their first single (forgot the title) was great and I still feel they should have stuck to this name.


I didn't mention them in my original 'chain of the band' as it was only Astbury that was in Southern Death Cult and he formed Death Cult after SDC broke up. 3/4 of Death Cult became The Cult so I thought that more a legitimate name shortening link in accordance with C's strict rules :D
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Nov 2023, 09:16

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Nov 2023, 10:04

Jim Thirlwell stopped being all the various variations ("Foetus Under Glass" being the name on the 1981 debut single) and settled for just being Foetus in the 1990s. I think the last long-form variation was "Foetus in Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe" in 1992.
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Nov 2023, 10:06

"Thee, Stranded Horse" became just "Stranded Horse" after one album. But no-one else knows them, probably.
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Postby pcqgod » 03 Nov 2023, 23:29

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Postby Charlie O. » 03 Nov 2023, 23:48

The Five Stairsteps > (The) 5 Stairsteps & Cubie > Stairsteps
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Postby The Slider » 04 Nov 2023, 08:20

Eddie and the Hot Rods became The Rods
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 04 Nov 2023, 09:40

Ultravox! to Ultravox

[I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned earlier...!]



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Postby Hightea » 22 Nov 2023, 01:17

British Sea Power now Sea Power
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby cheifwhat » 22 Nov 2023, 17:02

The Social Deviants became The Deviants
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Re: Bands whose names lengthened over time...

Postby C » 23 Nov 2023, 12:22

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Re: Bands whose names lengthened over time...

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 23 Nov 2023, 15:26

Shane McGowan was in a couple:

The Nipple Erectors who became The Nips
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Pogue Mahone who changed their name to The Pogues
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Re: Bands whose names lengthened over time...

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2023, 15:56

C, your altered OP/thread title has rendered the rest of the thread incomprehensible to anyone joining late! Or just made the rest of us look like idiots.

Well played!
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Re: Bands whose names lengthened over time...

Postby C » 23 Nov 2023, 16:34

Charlie O. wrote:C, your altered OP/thread title has rendered the rest of the thread incomprehensible to anyone joining late! Or just made the rest of us look like idiots.

Well played!


Sorry Chas - not my intention.

I did it to save space.

I've done it a few times - eg the Grateful Dead thread.

Anyway, Chas-lad, I can't help it if you are an idiot...!





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