For generations, teens and young adults have traditionally felt that cars are, on some level, cool—sometimes the genuinely badass kind of cool, or retro-cool, or ironically so, but still cool. Musicians want to be thought of as cool by exactly that same demographic. So it follows that many bands have named themselves after cars. How many, exactly? Well, that’s where you come in. The encyclopedic entry you’re responsible for fleshing out in the virtual Book of Hoon this Monday should go a long way toward answering that question.
The Caveats (there are always caveats):
- The band must be named after a brand marque or specific model. Neither The Fastbacks nor The Dragsters belong here.
- Band name means band name. Not a performer in the band, album name, song or memorable song lyric, or slang reference. The actual band name. Got it?
- There must be defensible evidence that the band was intentionally named after the car, not just be a coincidental use of the same word(s). For example, Bill Haley’s Comets were clearly not named after the Mercury compact that debuted eight years after the band’s genesis.
Difficulty: Somewhere between British cuisine and Canadian vodka.
How This Works: Read the comments first and don’t post duplicates. Bonus points for adding photos. Remember, you can simply paste in the raw image URL now, thanks to the magic of Disqus.
Image Source: Really…Seriously? People, they’re album covers. Copyright of some record company somewhere.