Boris Yeltsin’s Death Has Middling Effect On American Indie-Rock Scene

Apr 23rd, 2007 // 6 Comments

yeltsin.jpgSo Boris Yeltsin is dead (this is merely a technicality, as Yeltsin was officially declared “pickled” in 1998). This can only be bad news for Springfield, Missouri indie-pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, who will now have to spend the rest of the week opening their live shows with a little “weird, huh?” monologue, as well as fielding calls from confused CNN reporters. It just goes to show that you should never, ever name your band after an actual public figure, because once that person dies, you’re going to have forever defensively explain your band’s entire history (which, frankly, nobody wants to hear in the first place). And so we ask the following bands to take today’s lesson to heart, and quickly change their name before it’s too late:

Gena Rowlands Band
Mr. T Experience
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
The Real Tuesday Weld
Emmet Otter’s Jug Band

Former Russian leader Yeltsin dead [CNN.com]

  1. xtianrut

    What, no Patty Hurst Shifter? Such a great band name…

    http://www.pattyhurstshifter.com/

  2. Cassiel

    Based on the demographics of their fan base and the onset of Alzheimer’s, imagine the explaining and ticket refunds these guys must have to go through every night:

    http://www.glennmillerorchestra.com/

  3. Kathleen Turner Overdrive

    Those are all awful band names.

  4. mackro

    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin can easily keep their name without shame. Now the band name will be a permanent R.I.P.

    It’s still the worst band name ever.

    Nah, Van Gogh’s Daughter is still the worst. Never mind.

  5. Hyman Decent

    I think Sorry About Dresden have (or had) the worst band name ever. How would we like it if a band from a predominantly Muslim nation called themselves Sorry About the World Trade Center?

  6. ohkay

    Well, I am the World Trade Center did indeed find themselves in an awkward situation a few years ago…

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