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Bands whose names lengthened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 15:00

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Charlie O. » 30 Oct 2023, 15:07

C wrote:I'm not accepting names changed to initials

So no T. Rex?

No M+M? (Martha + the Muffins)
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby ChrisB » 30 Oct 2023, 15:08

The Silver Beatles ..... The Beatles

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Charlie O. » 30 Oct 2023, 15:11

Does Van der Graaf count? (One could argue it's a different band...)
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 15:20

ChrisB wrote:The Silver Beatles ..... The Beatles


Can't you read lad.....??!!

See opening post




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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 15:22

Charlie O. wrote:Does Van der Graaf count? (One could argue it's a different band...)


That counts - but it was temporary

As for T. Rex - yes of course, but I didn't want to hog a long list and I thought I'd leave the easy ones for the likes of you Chas ;)

M+M - are you sure...? I didn't know that

Album cover evidence please?





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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Charlie O. » 30 Oct 2023, 15:37

C wrote:M+M - are you sure...? I didn't know that

I guess this doesn't count, really:

In 1983, lead vocalist Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane pared the band down to a duo and briefly changed the name to M+M.
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 15:39

Charlie O. wrote:
C wrote:M+M - are you sure...? I didn't know that

I guess this doesn't count, really:

In 1983, lead vocalist Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane pared the band down to a duo and briefly changed the name to M+M.


Correct Chas - no it doesn't lad




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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Oct 2023, 16:07

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 16:11

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Image

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Good call.

I loved OMD and saw them live 3 or 4 times but lost interest after Dazzle Ships, which is brilliant, so I missed the abbreviated nomenclature journey

Thanks




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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 16:21

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Image

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Yes. I forgot that one



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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby robertff » 30 Oct 2023, 16:21

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Small Faces - Faces. First album released in the US was credited Small Faces.



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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby robertff » 30 Oct 2023, 16:40

You may not want to accept initials nevertheless; Bachman Turner Overdrive - B.T.O on some of their later albums.


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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Oct 2023, 16:53

The Easy Cure became The Cure, but that's straying in to Silver Beatles territory.
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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby ChrisB » 30 Oct 2023, 18:02

C wrote:
ChrisB wrote:The Silver Beatles ..... The Beatles


Can't you read lad.....??!!

See opening post




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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby C » 30 Oct 2023, 21:15

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Image

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Yes - I thought of that but I looked it up and couldn't find any evidence

I must be getting senile

Correction, more senile





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Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 31 Oct 2023, 05:21

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Re: Bands whose names shortened over time...

Postby Neige » 31 Oct 2023, 07:22

C wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
C wrote:M+M - are you sure...? I didn't know that

I guess this doesn't count, really:

In 1983, lead vocalist Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane pared the band down to a duo and briefly changed the name to M+M.


Correct Chas - no it doesn't lad




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I think it does, at least for this 1986 album which is credited exclusively to M + M (previous albums were released as "Martha & the Muffina / M+M" or "M+M o/k/a Martha & the Muffins"). They reverted to their original name in 1992.


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