Incredible Edible Bands: 10 Musical Acts With Munchie Monikers
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For years, bands have been naming themselves after food -- fruits (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Blind Melon), veggies (Black Eyed Peas, Korn, The Gourds), baked goods (Humble Pie, Limp Bizkit ), home-cooked entrees (Meat Loaf) and condiments (Salt n' Pepa, The Spice Girls).
We've compiled a list of our favorite "food groups" for your listening pleasure along with some great corresponding recipes.
10. Apples in Stereo
The band was originally called "The Apples" but gradually became "The Apples in Stereo," with the "in stereo" under-emphasized, either in lower-case or in parenthesis. Singer Robert Schneider discussed the band's name in a college magazine interview saying "We're The Apples, the music's in stereo. It's not actually the band name -- it's a step back from it, a band name once removed. We're The Apples, in stereo. Kind of like a TV show, 'in stereo!' That always seemed to be a really big deal, that it was in stereo." McIntyre later said, "It's cool the name changed cause the Apples and the Apples in Stereo were really two different entities."
Hungry for more? Check out this delicious baked apple crisp recipe. Don't forget to serve with vanilla ice cream!
9. Blue Oyster Cult
The name "Blue Öyster Cult" came from a 60s poem penned by manager Sandy Pearlman. In the poem the ""Blue Oyster Cult" was a group of aliens who had assembled to secretly guide Earth's history." It's been reported that the band didn't like the name at first but settled for it anyway.
Hungry for more? Swing by Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen on Mondays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. when a dozen oysters on the half shell are only $5.25!
8. Meat Puppets
The band chose the name Meat Puppets in June of 1980 after a song written by singer and guitarist Curt Kirkwood of the same name. The title was taken from a cartoon from 1982 by B. Kliban called "Bill and Sue Enjoy the All Meat Puppets."
Hungry for more? Since a "meat puppet" isn't a real thing, and I'm sort of happy about that, the first thing that came to mind was a kabob for some reason. Paula Deen has a good-lookin' recipe for grilled lime chicken and shrimp kabobs with pineapple and red peppers.
7. Bowling for Soup
The Denton, Texas pop-punk band's name is a nod to Steve Martin's bit "Bowling for Shit" from his 1978 comedy album "Wild and Crazy Guy" which itself is a play on the 70s TV game show Bowling for Dollars.
Hungry for more? With cooler temperatures around the corner, (low of 48 on Wednesday! Woohoo!) why not try this flavorful, spicy pumpkin soup recipe?
Just...Bread, random, plain and simple. According to lead singer David Gates, "a bread truck came along right at the time we were trying to think of a name...it began with a B, like the Beatles and the Bee Gees. Bread also had a kind of universal appeal. It could be taken a number of ways." He added, "Of course, for the entire first year people called us The Breads."
Hungry for more? If you're a fan of Starbuck's Banana Walnut bread, no need to pop in for a slice. A few years ago, Starbucks was just giving away their recipe on little cards for customers to try at home!Next Page
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