Did You Know…

Ever wonder about the story behind some of the band names out there? Obscure old film references, dreams, and landmarks are just a few explanations for these creations. Some are complicated and detailed, some are simple. For example…

Daft Punk

“The name Daft Punk was inspired by a review in the British music magazine Melody Maker, which called their first band Darlin’ “a bunch of daft punk.””

Explosions in the Sky

“One the fourth of July, 1999 the band performed a set for KVRX’s show ‘Local Live’ under the name Breaker Morant. As they unloaded for the gig fireworks displays were in progress. That night they recorded their first track, “Remember Me as a Time of Day,” which appears on Refurbished Robots: KVRX Local Live Volume 4. The rest of the set can be heard here: KVRX 91.7 FM, Local Live, Explosions In The Sky.

Explosions in the Sky drummer, Chris Hrasky explained in an interview:

“We played a local college radio show on July 4, 1999 and as we were unloading our gear we heard the fireworks exploding. So one of us said “can you hear the explosions in the sky?” and that was that.”

I may or may not have spent a good deal of time browsing through the entire list here.

:: Haley Rheinhart


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