Lluther: Inside The Mystery Of The Extra "L"

It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers.

Rock is dead, but every once in a while Rocks Off likes to diddle the corpse. The subject of our latest necrophilia is an alternative-rock band out of Dublin called Lluther, who is coming to stay here in America and rock tits to absolute dust. We've become wildly addicted to the title track of their new album Rise of the Reptile King, and think that the band could be a real shot in the arm to the touring rock scene.

They're loud, they're evil and, most importantly, they sound as opposite of American Idol as is possible. Welcome to the land of the free, boys. You can pick up your deep-fried Snickers and a set of Truck Nutz after you check in.

Fond as we are of our new Irish friends and their wailing rock wackadoo, what the hell is up with that name? Lluther?

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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