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    Posted: November 20 2017 at 04:35
bands have changed their name for all kinds of reasons
mostly for luck but there are other reasons.
which band has gaind from changing their name?
has this spoil?
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Sanguine Hum used to be Antique Seeking Nuns with exactly the same people. It seems to have worked for them though I prefer the ASN material.
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While not quite the same band, Giles Giles & Fripp changing their name to King Crimson was probably a good idea...
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Sanguine Hum used to be Antique Seeking Nuns with exactly the same people. It seems to have worked for them though I prefer the ASN material.

I came to say the exact same thing...almost word for word

Jimmy Ellis deserves a mention. Former Elvis soundalike changing his name to Orion helped him immensely (tbh it wasn't his idea). The fact that Elvis had died shortly before and that Jimmy wore a mask also helped things along nicely - with a huge part of his fans believing he indeed was Elvis and that he'd undergone facial surgery to garner some form of privacy.

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Well there was that time that Emerson Lake & Palmer changed their name to Triumvirat...but they quickly came to their senses.  LOL
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Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Well there was that time that Emerson Lake & Palmer changed their name to Triumvirat...but they quickly came to their senses.  LOL

... and then they made Love Beach. However, their alter's album Illusions on a Double Dimple, is more or less on par with Brain Salad Surgery.
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Never quite understood why Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, and then just Starship. I was never really a fan but it seems like their music got suckier with every name change.
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According to Ian Anderson, the original line-up had such a bad reputation that they had to change their name on a weekly basis.  Jethro Tull was the one that stuck.
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Chicago Transit Authority changed their name for fear of being sued. I guess it didn't do them any harm.


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Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

While not quite the same band, Giles Giles & Fripp changing their name to King Crimson was probably a good idea...

Bob probably wanted Fripp, Fripp, Fripp and more FrippWink
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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Well there was that time that Emerson Lake & Palmer changed their name to Triumvirat...but they quickly came to their senses.  LOL

... and then they made Love Beach. However, their alter's album Illusions on a Double Dimple, is more or less on par with Brain Salad Surgery.
Listened to IOADD first time on friday - Quite catchy in parts - but I don't think it's in the same class as KE9.
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Climax Chicago Blues Band, from Staffordshire, apparently under pressure from the American band Chicago, changed their name to Climax Blues Band. It is a snappier and more appropriate name, but how it affected Chicago I cannot see. The original Nirvana and Beat also changed their names (ridiculously) to suit American record companies/ bands. The latter gained smug satisfaction at their own self-importance I suppose.
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In 1977, for their album Pompeii from that year, Triumvirat changed their name to New Triumvirat for contractual reasons. The use of the previous name was being contested.
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Organisation changing their name to Kraftwerk for their "sophomore" album, which today by many is considered their debut....and to even more people means absolutely nothing as they think Kraftwerk started with Autobahn
The name change had no effect on their success methinks but rather the shift in style towards a more melodic and at the same time mechanical sound did.
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^^Triumvirat's first three records are the best progressive rock on the planet. Illusions On A Double Dimple, their finest, is an incredible listening experience.
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

According to Ian Anderson, the original line-up had such a bad reputation that they had to change their name on a weekly basis.  Jethro Tull was the one that stuck.
Yes, it was the first time somebody called and asked for the band to come back and play, and that was the main reason why they stuck with Jethro Tull.
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Tyrannosaurus Rex to T Rex seemed to work
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The Originals -> The New Originals -> The Thamesmen -> Spinal Tap.
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Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

Never quite understood why Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, and then just Starship. I was never really a fan but it seems like their music got suckier with every name change.


Their early stuff with Grace Slick was classic, masterful stuff then yeah.....I guess it was a good decision so that they didn't soil their reputation under the same name LOL
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

While not quite the same band, Giles Giles & Fripp changing their name to King Crimson was probably a good idea...

Bob probably wanted Fripp, Fripp, Fripp and more FrippWink

Considering that Crimson is practically Fripp's solo work under an alter-ego, yes Clap
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