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Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? Find Out Here.

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

We've said before that New Orleans is providing some really quality acts these days like The Consortium of Genius and Alias: Orion. One of those acts is the experimental punk group Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship. Punk rock plus accordion? Yes ma'am, we'll have that with onion rings.

The group's whole approach to music is a wonderful mismatch of horns and bizarre lyrics that combines for a hell of a musical experience.

But what kind of name is that? Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? How dare they makes us think about their motives! So Rocks Off hid in the band's dressing room, and sprang out of their couch cushions with nunchucks to demand an answer.

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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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