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  • Sloth Nov 16, 2008 08:40 AM
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Since the "songs referencing food" thread has hit a wall, let's think about artists with food/ingredients in their name.

I'll start with 10 from a quick scan of my record collection

Smashing Pumpkins
Marc Almond
Moldy Peaches
Death by Chocolate
Screaming Broccoli
Ultimate Spinach
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cracker
the Jam
Huevos Rancheros

Okay, some obscure ones in there, but you get the idea. Tell me yours.

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  1. These are not ALL in my music collection, but the few I immediately thought of were:

    The Cranberries
    Meatloaf
    Cream
    Bread
    Ice T ;-)
    Bananarama
    Fiona Apple
    Lemonheads
    Black Eyed Peas
    Squirrel Nut Zippers
    The Honeydrippers

    1. Cake

      Blue Oyster Cult

      Cherry Poppin' Daddies

      Amy Winehouse

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      1. re: fern

        Pearl Jam!

      2. Wild Cherry
        Hot Chocolate
        Peaches & Herb
        Humble Pie
        Hot Tuna
        Strawberry Alarm Clock
        A Taste of Honey

        1. Leftover Salmon
          Bad Livers
          Phish (LOL!)

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          1. re: Boudleaux

            Well, if Phish flies, how about KORN and Eminem?

          2. Gin Blossoms
            April Wine
            Hot Chip
            Vinegar Joe
            Grapes of Wrath
            Sugar Ray
            Meat Puppets

            1. Jello Biafra.

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              1. re: phee

                Which makes me think of Green Jello who had to change their name to Green Jelly due to trademark infringement.

                Thank you all. I actually own music by everyone mentioned so far and am coming up with a set that is bound to confuse the neighbors. Maybe I should have come clean at the start, but I DJ as a hobby and always play a theme set. Usually, people "get it" by the 4th or 5th song. I'm hoping that this one will keep people wondering for awhile.

                Some additions
                Lemon Pipers
                Tangerine Dream
                Vanilla Fudge
                Honeycombs
                1910 Fruitgum Co.
                Electric Prunes
                Apples in Stereo
                Chocolate Watchband
                Jellyroll Morton
                Crawdaddys
                Mickey & the Milkshakes
                Eve's Plum
                Moby Grape
                Neutral Milk Hotel
                Blind Melon
                Blind Lemon Pie (fictional, but its from the Rutles, so it kinda counts)

                Keep 'em coming!

                1. re: Sloth

                  Stringbean. :)

                  1. re: Boudleaux

                    He was sure fun to watch (and listen to)...

                     
              2. Veruca Salt !
                Salt n' Pepper

                edit: p.s. does Noodle from the Gorillaz count?

                and also Juice Newton

                1. Besides Cake, there's also The Sea & Cake...

                  http://www.theseaandcake.com/

                  1. Some that haven't been mentioned yet:

                    Angel In Heavy Syrup (all-girl Japanese guitar-noise band; admittedly not an actual food, but clearly food-inspired)
                    The Apple Pie Motherhood Band (minor figures of the late '60s Boston scene best known for their single "Gypsy")
                    The Applejacks (third-string British Invasion act, first band to record Ray Davies' "I Go To Sleep")
                    Beaujolais (new solo project from a guy formerly in Wolfie and The Like Young)
                    Beef Terminal (Canadian post-rock tangentially related to Broken Social Scene)
                    Big Star (tangential: named for a Memphis-based supermarket chain)
                    Black Eyed Peas (mostly awful contemporary pop band, though I do like their single "Shut Up")
                    Blancmange (UK synth-pop duo best remembered for their fantastic 1982 single "Living on the Ceiling")
                    The Bran Flakes (New Jersey noise-pop act tangentially related to my friend R. Stevie Moore)
                    T-Bone Burnett (minor alt-country legend, these days best known for the soundtrack to O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU)
                    The Cake (not the '90s group Cake, but a '60s girl group)
                    The Cakekitchen (one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    The California Oranges (current indie pop act with roots in the '90s band Holiday Flyer)
                    Candypants (short-lived but awesome LA power pop act)
                    Chicharones (Canadian hip-hop duo best known for their single "Pork Rind Disco")
                    Cinnamon (Swedish '90s act quite similar to the Cardigans)
                    The Close Lobsters (fantastic but sadly little-remembered Scottish band from the late 80s UK scene retroactively called C86)
                    Cloudberry Jam (another Swedish group from the '90s, quite loungy and cool)
                    The Cookies (early '60s girl group)
                    Dolly Mixture (early 80s Scottish indie kids named after a local confection)
                    The Donuts (Philly indie rockers led by a guy I know)
                    Fantastic Everlasting Gobstopper (UK indie act named after...well, you know)
                    The Fatback Band (70s instrumental funk)
                    Flying Burrito Brothers (the band Gram Parsons formed after he left the Byrds)
                    Grab Grab The Haddock (the band the rest of the Marine Girls formed after Tracey Thorn left for Everything But the Girl)
                    Grapefruit (late '60s UK act best remembered for the single "Dear Delilah")
                    Half Man Half Biscuit (maybe my favorite band ever)
                    Amy Honey (Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter)
                    Jupiter Apple (great contemporary Brazilian psych artist)
                    Kid Creole and the Coconuts (great 80s dance band)
                    Lambchop (fantastic chamber pop act from Nashville, featuring one of my favorite contemporary singers)
                    Lemon Kittens (experimental UK post-punk act featuring singer Danielle Dax, who later went solo)
                    The Marshmallow Coast (offshoot of the Olivia Tremor Control)
                    Martha and the Muffins (great Toronto act best remembered for "Echo Beach," one of the all-time greatest new wave singles)
                    Mary's Danish (late '80s LA college rockers remembered for the singles "Don't Crash the Car Tonight" and "Julie's Blanket" -- they were a GREAT live band)
                    The Mighty Lemon Drops (another C86 band)
                    The Mutton Birds (another one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    The Noisettes (current UK indie band with a great bilingual pun of a name)
                    The Orange (another one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    Orange Cake Mix (one-man-band indie bedroom pop)
                    Orange Juice (one of the most influential UK bands of the early 80s, best remembered for the great single "Felicity")
                    The Orange Peels (their debut album SQUARE is among my favorite albums of the 1990s)
                    Outrageous Cherry (eclectic Detroit indie rock band who regularly reinvent their sound)
                    Papas Fritas (Boston indie trio of the 90s best remembered for the singles "Hey Hey You Say" and "Way You Walk")
                    Peaches (gender-bending Montreal electro-rock diva best known for the amazing single "**** The Pain Away")
                    Peanut Butter Wolf (one of my favorite DJs)
                    The Peppermint Rainbow (60s one-hit wonders -- the great "Will You Be Staying After Sunday")
                    The Pipettes (another current UK indie act with another bilingual pun)
                    Red Snapper (UK electronica duo)
                    Spearmint (Scottish indie act)
                    Syrup USA (dream pop act led by ex-Swirlies singer)
                    Mayo Thompson (leader of long-running Texas freaks the Red Krayola whose solo album CORKY'S DEBT TO HIS FATHER is a particular fave)
                    The Vejtables (San Francisco folk-rockers circa 1965)
                    The Virgin Prunes (artsy Irish cross-dressers including the brother of U2's guitarist)
                    Wheat (Boston indie rockers)

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                    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                      Seconding one of my favorite musicians since I began to listen to music:

                      MEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      As in Meatloaf.

                      As in Marvin Lee Aday.

                      1. re: dolores

                        Or, as the NY Times once memorably called him, in deference to their style guide, Mr. Loaf. (he spells it as two words)

                      2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                        barmy, a tour de force!

                      3. Tommy Roe!

                        Also, I have to mention Boston's beloved Nervous Eaters. Their one and only album -- I have a promo copy -- features a complete set of teethmarks.

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                        1. re: Bob W

                          Clever!

                          1. re: mwhitmore

                            http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

                        2. Jimmy's Chicken Shack

                          Vanilla Ice
                          Country Joe and the Fish
                          Chuck Berry
                          Buck Cherry
                          Wild Cherry
                          the Eels
                          Brandy

                          Eddie Rabbit
                          Rosemary Clooney
                          iggy Pop
                          Johnny Mars (candy bar)
                          Bad Brains

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                          1. re: roro1831

                            Also:
                            Eagle Eye Cherry and his sister Neneh Cherry
                            Bowling for Soup
                            Soup Dragons
                            Jellyfish
                            bananarama
                            Sugarcubes

                            1. re: roro1831

                              Don't forget their dad, free jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. Or, for that matter, funk bassist Busta "Cherry" Jones, who worked with Parliament, Talking Heads and the Gang of Four.

                              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                                I had a massive girl crush on Neneh Cherry back in college.

                                http://images.google.com/images?hl=en...

                          2. Trout Fishing in America
                            Fishbone
                            Reel Big Fish
                            The Raspberries

                            1. Country Joe and the Fish
                              ..... oops just saw that someone else noted them, and realize that I just dated myself for no good reason.

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                              1. re: chef chicklet

                                The Tea Party

                                1. re: LabRat

                                  Marmalade
                                  The Gourds

                              2. discovered another one today while patrolling the music blogs: "The Oranges Band" (the song is When Your Mask is Your Revealing Feature.

                                1. Just to name a few...

                                  Strawberry Switchblade
                                  Wild Seeds
                                  Blind Lemon Jefferson

                                  1. cibo matto

                                    1. On a classical note, let's remember the very famous Italian opera composer Rossini and his very tasty tournedos Rossini!

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                                      1. re: joschus

                                        The Seeds
                                        Jellyroll Morton
                                        Opera singers of 100 years ago:
                                        Nelly Melba - where they got Melba Toast
                                        and Luisa Tetrazzini - as in "Chicken"

                                        1. re: Leonardo

                                          she inspired peach melba, too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach_Melba

                                          oh, look, a wiki about foods named after people! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...

                                          1. re: alkapal

                                            WOW!! that is a long list. I had no idea. Very interesting.
                                            Thanks.
                                            I can now show off how much I know about food :) :) :)

                                            1. re: alkapal

                                              Oh great. Thanks alkapal. Yet *MORE* trivia to get stuck in my brain. ;-)

                                        2. Iron and Wine, Lemon Jelly, Olive

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                                          1. re: CoryKatherine

                                            Joe Bananas and the Bunch (Music with a peel)

                                          2. The Beatles; some countries eat them....

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                                            1. re: OCAnn

                                              a-ha. well in that case...Papa Roach, The Grasshoppers & Adam Ant should all count as well. and i guess then we could also include any artists or groups whose names include any variation of Dog, Cat, Horse, Kangaroo, Squirrel...

                                              ;)

                                              i'm pretty sure all the ones i came up with were already mentioned, except two - Lime Credo (indie rock band out of Atlanta back in the early 90's that never really blew up), and God Street Wine.

                                              1. re: OCAnn

                                                "The Beatles; some countries eat them...."

                                                But that would be "beetles." :)

                                                1. re: ttoommyy

                                                  And they were, in fact, renamed after being the Silver Beetles...

                                              2. Peaches and Herb...Oh saw they already mentioned
                                                I did sound for a LI band in the '70s called MUSHROOM.
                                                Sanford and son tv show had Blind Mellow Jelly
                                                T-Bone Walker.

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                                                1. re: phantomdoc

                                                  There are a current duo called "Infected Mushroom" ....although that doesn't sound particularly appetizing :)

                                                  I'm particularly fond of "Forgive Me" off their album "Vicious Delicious"

                                                  1. re: im_nomad

                                                    infected mushroom....related to infected corn? http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/...

                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                      lol, love those. i'm particularly fond of the Beggin' Strips and the Prison Wine entries.....Steve needs to make more "Don't eat it"s....those are funny as hell.

                                                2. Gefilte Joe and the Fish

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                                                  1. re: Tripeler

                                                    Since you've resurrected this thread and mentioned Gefilte fish, enjoy the Noshville Katz
                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlT_M6...

                                                    1. re: Sloth

                                                      Gosh, thanks!

                                                  2. Did anyone mention Blind Melon?

                                                    Hunt

                                                    1. Fats Waller. If he counts, so would Fats Navarro.

                                                      Technically, Jimmies [as in sprinkles] are food, but including every artist named Jimmy would make this list endless.

                                                      Pete "Coke" Escovado?

                                                      Brandy?

                                                      Blind Melon Chitlin [for all you Cheech & Chong fans]

                                                      Porky Cohen [a trombone player with Roomful Of Blues]

                                                      Jimmy Buffet [Yeah, I know it's Buffett, but I couldnt help myself]

                                                      Did anyone mention Moby Grape?

                                                      Art Pepper

                                                      Etta James & The Peaches

                                                      Pepper Adams

                                                      Candi Staton

                                                      Charlie "Yardbird" Parker

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                                                      1. re: Fydeaux

                                                        Ten hours later, I just realized I neglected to mention The Electric Prunes.

                                                        I would think that The Lovin' Spoonful would get honorary inclusion on this list.

                                                        Then there's Coco Robicheaux. And Long John Hunter.

                                                        1. re: Fydeaux

                                                          The meaning behind The Lovin' spoonful wasn't food related. A little more x-rated. Hint: same as 10 CC.

                                                          An Oldie from the 60's has escaped mention, an instrumental that gets stuck in your head, and was used in Alka Seltzer commercials: No matter what shape ( your stomach's in), by the T-Bones.

                                                          1. re: Veggo

                                                            Yeah, I know, but I doubt that most people know, so I threw it out there anyway.

                                                            Good call with The T-Bones.

                                                            1. re: Veggo

                                                              Ah, that brings up T-bone Burnett too.

                                                              Hunt

                                                            2. re: Fydeaux

                                                              Wow, I figured that I was the only person here, old enough to remember the Electric Prunes, though I have to admit, that at my age, I never thought of them.

                                                              Hunt

                                                              1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" is the only song of their's that I actually remember, but I do recall that they recorded an art-rock attempt at a Mass, and a version of Kol Nidre (!).

                                                                As for age, we are only as old as our hair, just a little bit older than our teeth.

                                                          2. The Strawbs

                                                            Blondie

                                                            The Righteous Apples (group in a PBS series that starred Elizabeth (E G) Daily)
                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hi4MU...

                                                            Peter Lemongello :)

                                                            1. Ludwig van Beethoven (beet garden.... borscht) .... purportedly said to his cook, if you tell a lie, you do not have a good heart, and if you do not have a good heart, you cannot make good soup.

                                                              1. Guns n Roses!

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                                                                1. re: Axlsgoddess

                                                                  Huh?

                                                                  Hunt

                                                                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                    That was my first thought, and we neednt consider what 'eating a gun' is all about. So I hope what Ms Goddess is referring to is that rose petals are used as an ingredient in some Asian cuisines.

                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                      Yes! Rose petals and rose water etc

                                                                2. Heart, Mother Love Bones, The Honey Drippers, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Buffalo, Blue Oyster Cult and The Spice Girls

                                                                  1. How about Tangerine Dream?

                                                                    Hunt

                                                                    1. Hot Chocolate, and especially when produced by Allen Toussaint.

                                                                      Hunt

                                                                      1. What about the New Orleans band, La Roux (a darkened gravy)

                                                                        Hunt

                                                                        1. Has anyone mentioned Strawberry Alarm Clock?

                                                                          What about Marmalade?

                                                                          Gotta 'be more.

                                                                          Hunt

                                                                          Oops - already been named. Sorry.

                                                                          1. OK, David Gates and Bread.

                                                                            Hunt

                                                                            1. Here is a DOUBLE: Captain Beefheart, and his Trout Mask Replica album!

                                                                              Hunt

                                                                              1. OK, this is a real stretch, but as 'possum (opossum to many) is a fine dish in the Deep South, let's go with Deweezil Zappa for 300!

                                                                                Hunt

                                                                                1. Two, that are close in name, but totally different in music:

                                                                                  Makin' Bacon
                                                                                  Big Pig (total percussion band)

                                                                                  Hunt

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                                                                                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                    Which brought to mind Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs.

                                                                                    Bill, you must have had ground glass & gunpowder for dinner last night! You're on fire!

                                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                      Una mas cerveza!!!

                                                                                      While we're on that theme, how 'bout Joe King Carrasco y las Coronas?
                                                                                      (okok- stretching it to the breaking point there as the band name is really the Crowns, not the brand of beer, but I just had to do it...)

                                                                                      1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                        Now, you have come up with a group that is totally unknown to me, and I thought I had a fair handle on most musical genres and the bands.

                                                                                        As for last night, well I had missed this thread, when it originated, and HAD declared Wine-Thirty already. No sooner would I post, than another would jump from the dusty reaches of my mind. It just happened, but I think that I have emptied that mental vault.

                                                                                        Hunt

                                                                                    2. Another double:

                                                                                      Vanilla Fudge

                                                                                      Hunt

                                                                                      1. Since this thread is from 2008, it has probably been mentioned, but the Gin Blossoms, sort of fit.

                                                                                        Hunt

                                                                                        1. DJ Food (http://ninjatune.net/artist/dj-food
                                                                                          )Senior Coconut (http://www.senor-coconut.com/)

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                                                                                          1. re: Maximilien

                                                                                            Fish. He had a number one song in the UK in 1985 (Kayleigh) when he was singer of Marillion.

                                                                                          2. Anyone mention Pearl Jam?

                                                                                            For the funniest song using fish as puns check out Kip Adotta (google for it on Youtube) singing Wet Dream.

                                                                                            There was a British band in the 70's called Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers.

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                                                                                            1. re: smartie

                                                                                              Yes, Pearl Jam was mentioned up above.

                                                                                              FYI to those posting repeats: all you have to do is hit control + F on a PC and the "find" function pops up (I think it is command/apple + F on a Mac). Type something in there and it will find occurrences of that word or phrase on the page.

                                                                                              1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                oops sorry

                                                                                                anyway there is Darrell Hall and John Oates.

                                                                                              2. re: smartie

                                                                                                There was also a US band, of a later circa, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were one of the first big-time bands, to feature tattoos in a big way.

                                                                                                Hunt

                                                                                              3. Your mention of Marc Almond suddenly reminded me that there was also a Mark/Almond, formed by two guys who played with John Mayall on his Turning Point album.

                                                                                                This then reminded me that an early incarnation of The Allman Brothers was call Allman Joys.

                                                                                                Then (for no coherent reason) it occurred to me that no one had yet mentioned Cookie & The Cupcakes.

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                                                                                                1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                  Actually, we had all met at CH dinner, and decided to NOT mention Cookie and the Cupcakes...

                                                                                                  However, as you mentioned John Mayall, from his Bluesbreaker days, we will let the reference slide, but ONLY this time.

                                                                                                  Of course, the Allman Bros., made up for the "almond" incident, when they recorded "Eat a Peach," so they get a pass too.

                                                                                                  Hunt

                                                                                                  PS - Now, if you change your screen name to "Feydeaux-deaux," then all will be forgiven... [Insert a great big grin here.]

                                                                                                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                    (^-^)

                                                                                                    I will reserve 'Feydeaux-Deaux" for postings on the New Orleans board.

                                                                                                    [RE John Mayall: I have been involved for some time in a project to transfer all my vinyl to CD, a massive undertaking. When I got done with the Mayall stuff, 7 LPs worth, my first thought was, "What WAS I thinking?!" Most of the albums I bought in the 60s & 70s I still enjoy, but of these, only Jazz Blues Fusion was listenable! Ans as much as Mayall left me scratching my head, other white blues bands of the day (Canned Heat, for example) still play fairly well!]

                                                                                                    And I guess my invite to the CH dinner where Cookie was dicussed got lost in the email or something....

                                                                                                    While I'm thinking about it, Bo Diddley used to have a girl singer performing with him named Cookie Vee.

                                                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                      Yes, some of the Mayall material was great, but then... there were other cuts, but that is to be expected, like Long John Baldry.

                                                                                                      BTW - certainly, I mentioned Captain Beefheart and "Trout Mask Replica?"

                                                                                                      Hunt

                                                                                                2. Then, there is "Baked and Burnt," by Mama's Gravy.

                                                                                                  Hunt

                                                                                                  1. Somehow, I think that I mentioned Tangerine Dream, but might have missed them. Their best material was the soundtrack for the movie "Thief."

                                                                                                    Hunt

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                                                                                                    1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                      I loved that soundtrack. Still have it somewhere on vinyl.

                                                                                                    2. Hot Chip
                                                                                                      Deerhoof

                                                                                                      1. OK, here is one from the deep, dark past - Pot Liquor, who did the best rendition of "Morning Dew," with the possible exception of "The Damnation of Adam Blessing," from the same circa.

                                                                                                        For those, who do not know, "pot liquor" is the juice from cooking collard greens, kale, and similar, and in some circles, referred to as "collard liquor". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collard_...

                                                                                                        Hunt

                                                                                                        1. Of course, there is Fishbone. Others have mentioned Country Joe, but cannot recall this one.

                                                                                                          Hunt

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                                                                                                          1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                            I'm confused: are you saying you dont recall Country Joe & The Fish?

                                                                                                            "GIMME AN F!"

                                                                                                            1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                              "What are we fighting for... ?" Yes, that I knew, but now, almost a year later, cannot find what I was referring to, regarding my comment, "Others have mentioned Country Joe, but cannot recall this one." Oh well, guess that I am as confused now, as I was back then.

                                                                                                              Hunt

                                                                                                          2. The Dead Milkmen

                                                                                                            1. I'm a 60's guy:
                                                                                                              Electric Prunes
                                                                                                              Strawberry Alarm Clock

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                                                                                                              1. re: Motosport

                                                                                                                Both have been mentioned, in fact 3 times each. But with those brilliant names I guess they are worth mentioning a 4th time. :)

                                                                                                              2. All these entries, and no one gives honor to that All-American food, the hot dog???

                                                                                                                As in,

                                                                                                                Frank Sinatra
                                                                                                                Frank Black
                                                                                                                Frank Zappa
                                                                                                                ...

                                                                                                                1. And then there was the early 70s synthesizer hit, "Popcorn" by Hot Butter!

                                                                                                                  1. And a terrific alt-country/Americana/whatever band from Boston:

                                                                                                                    The Swinging Steaks (sometimes just called the Steaks)

                                                                                                                    (Actually, I now have reason to be grateful for the thread: it inspired me to check their website, where I found and downloaded a newly-released live album from their early 90s heyday!)

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                                                                                                                    1. re: brandywiner

                                                                                                                      DAMN......totally forgot about the Steaks! Good one, brandywiner! Haven't seen them in a long time.

                                                                                                                      1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                        And, thinking of alt-country bands with a Boston connection, here's another favorite:

                                                                                                                        The Blood Oranges

                                                                                                                        (Apparently, there's now a UK band using the same name.)

                                                                                                                        1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                          The Steaks will be playing Johnny D's in Davis Sq on March 3!

                                                                                                                          1. re: Tonality666

                                                                                                                            And that's exactly where I used to see them! AND the date they're playing is a Saturday. Hmmm....perhaps the boyz behind the bar might see a former regular that night - thanks Tonality!

                                                                                                                      2. How 'bout Linda McCartney with Paul in . . . Wings!

                                                                                                                        1. Butterbeans and Susie, a sometimes bawdy vaudeville act whose repertoire included "I Want a Hotdog for My Roll."

                                                                                                                          1. Tom "T-bone' Wolk
                                                                                                                            Ginger Baker

                                                                                                                            Here's a couple that's stretching the category: Roger Waters Ron 'Pigpen" Mackernan

                                                                                                                            Here's one that I don't think much of as musicians: The Bacon Brothers

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                                                                                                                            1. re: RCC

                                                                                                                              Ginger Baker is like a twofer! Good one.

                                                                                                                            2. does Jimmy Buffett count?

                                                                                                                              1. a retro one - Cherry Garcia!

                                                                                                                                1. Jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring

                                                                                                                                  And am I stretching it to include the New Riders of the Purple SAGE?

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: brandywiner

                                                                                                                                    New Riders - good one, and I vote that "sage" qualifies. Man that goes way, way back, but I appreciate it.

                                                                                                                                    Hunt

                                                                                                                                  2. Korn

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: SDToonces

                                                                                                                                      Already cited way up above.

                                                                                                                                    2. Somebody mentioned Ginger Baker. Which brings to mind the song Strange Brew...
                                                                                                                                      Let's not forget CREAM!

                                                                                                                                      [Oops, my bad- it was in the very first reply.]

                                                                                                                                      The 70s Italian prog-rock band PFM, whose name Premiata Forneria Marconi meant "Marconi's Finest Bakery..."

                                                                                                                                      Has anybody mentioned Plum Loco yet? What about Mudhoney? Or the Death Ramps?
                                                                                                                                      If we're going toxic, there's Poison. And Belladonna, the band, or the several albums by that name, or about a dozen different songs.

                                                                                                                                      And it's a bit of a stretch, but there was the 80s group Fine Young Cannibals...

                                                                                                                                      Getting even more bizarre & obscure, in the early 90s I engineered recordings for a band called Kuru, named for a disease- also known as "the laughing death"- related to Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, and unique to (you guessed it) those who practice cannibalism.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                                                                                                                        Hey, Bret Michaels (Poison) is a big contributor to some of our charities here (Phoenix), and I missed that! Thanks for the mention.

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                                                                                                                                      2. The Babyshambles - named after the evil sickly, sweet sparkling wine
                                                                                                                                        Bombay Bicycle Club - named after the chain of Indian restaurants in the U.K.

                                                                                                                                        1. Japancakes. Wonderful instrumental alt-rock.

                                                                                                                                          1. OK, here is another, but I am too lazy to Expand All, and read each post - The Marmalade - "Reflections of My Life."

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                              Wow. Haven't thought of this song in years. I went through a stretch where I played this 45 first thing on getting home from school every day! Good call!

                                                                                                                                            2. OK, here's another one, LeRoux (think "the roux") and "New Orleans Ladies."

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                                                                                                                                              1. This one has to have been mentioned, but with 40 bazillion replies, who would bother to look at every reply, and then count the references: The Cupcakes.

                                                                                                                                                Hunt

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                  You can just click "expand all" and then ctrl+F for "The Cupcakes". It turns out you actually mentioned "Cookie & The Cupcakes" a year and a half ago upthread.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                                                                                                    You can just click "expand all" and then ctrl+F for "The Cupcakes".
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                                                                                                                                                    Thank god for that function. I could never imagine reading every post just to find one particular word. The "find" function has to be one of the top 5 computer functions of all time. Why people don't know about it/use it more frequently I just don't understand.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                      I thought everyone knew about CNTL-F. As well as CNTL-C and CNTL-V for copy/paste.

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                                                                                                      does control + F not work on macs?

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                        I think it's CMD-F on a Mac, alka.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                                                          You are correct LindaWhit. I use a Mac at work.

                                                                                                                                                      2. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                                                                                                        Yes, I know of Expand All, but was too lazy to read each reply in the thread - my bad, and thank you for the correction.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                          You don't have to read all the posts; just use control + F and use the search tool.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                            And exactly does one search for - "all food related songs?"

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                              I guess our wires are crossed. I meant search the group you want to post first to see if it was mentioned in this thread. Contol + f opens up a find box, you type in a word or words and it will find every instance of that word or words on the page. This way you don't have to read each post in this thread to see if the group you want to post had already been mentioned.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                                Whatever you wish to do is fine with me.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                  In all fairness Bill you did ask for clarification:
                                                                                                                                                                  "And exactly how does one search for - all food related songs?"

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chinon00

                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you Chinon00. I was only trying to be helpful and pass on a quick tip that makes it so much easier to search the page rather than having to slog through each post.

                                                                                                                                                    3. Here's another blast from the past: Sweet
                                                                                                                                                      ("Fox On the Run," "Love Is Like Oxygen")

                                                                                                                                                      1. The Clicquot Club Eskimos

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        1. Another one I cannot believe I overlooked previously: Juice Newton!

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                                                                            Already mentioned:

                                                                                                                                                            im_nomad Nov 16, 2008 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Veruca Salt !
                                                                                                                                                            Salt n' Pepper

                                                                                                                                                            edit: p.s. does Noodle from the Gorillaz count?

                                                                                                                                                            and also Juice Newton

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                              So sorry; I scanned through the old posts, & saw Verruca Salt, but the last line didnt register.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                                                                                No need to be sorry (even if you were being sarcastic). :)

                                                                                                                                                                The find function is your friend when wanting to see if someone has already posted something.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Wow, unless I am going blind (quite possible), I am pleased to add Pigmeat Markham.

                                                                                                                                                            And Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Bob W

                                                                                                                                                              Late to this long thread, but scanning through it I didn't see:
                                                                                                                                                              Barbecue Bob, an old blues singer who got his nickname because he was a chef in a barbecue joint.
                                                                                                                                                              Sugar Pie DeSanto, blue singer from the 50/60's.
                                                                                                                                                              Orange Juice, Scottish band.
                                                                                                                                                              Juice, 3 piece female group made a great song (video on youtube was deleted by BMG) called "Best Days."
                                                                                                                                                              Pig Bag, 80's U.K. instrumental rock band. Love their song, "The Big Bean" which is a rocked up version of what we used to call in school, "The Mexican Hat Dance."
                                                                                                                                                              I don't believe any of these were previously mentioned.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Feed_me

                                                                                                                                                                Orange Juice was mentioned in a post on November 17, 2008. :)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                                  What about Oran "Juice" Jones? I haven't thought about him in decades.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Bob W

                                                                                                                                                                    Yours is the first mention. Forgot all about his hit "The Rain."

                                                                                                                                                                    I saw you (and him), walking in the rain...

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: ttoommyy

                                                                                                                                                                      Got another one -- Honey Cone, early 70s soul hitmakers (Want Ads and Stick-Up).

                                                                                                                                                                      And rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef (real name Tommy LaBeff). I once said hi to him outside a club in Boston.