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Pomuzi is a Dutch team consisting of two journalists, a music expert and a computer freak, united by the view that in a world where cars fly, children should not go out without a helmet on.

Our blog is written out of genuine interest in music, pop groups and the band naming phenomenon. We strive to explain a few band names every workday and hope to complete the list before the internet runs out of disk space.

Inspiration sources, choices and meanings of band names are described in a mildly satirical style. This enables us to present the information in an amusing, inviting yet highly instructive way. It also allows us to highlight strengths and weaknesses of the human nature that are laid bare when people are having a go at the Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame. We do not intend to harm feelings or reputations of individuals, groups or organizations, except for a few dictators, criminals, religious fanatics and other bad company – in fact all those known for trying to make a critical approach like ours impossible.

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  • Eagles Of Death Metal - Rock on!
    on Dec 12, 2015 in 1990s E Rock USA
    On Friday, November 13th, 2015 they were on the stage of the Paris Bataclan theater when terrorists raged there in a hideous fashion.At that moment the band was not quite prepared to consider this route to world fame.But so be it: now we all know tha...
  • Pulp
    on Nov 29, 2015 in 1970s Alternative GBR P Pop Rock
    Indie rock band from Sheffield, built up around frontman Jarvis Cocker, who never very clearly contradicted rumors that he is a brother or a cousin of Joe Cocker – even though the only thing that relates Jarvis to Joe is that they are both from She...
  • Crystal Method - Choice stress
    on Nov 28, 2015 in 1990s C Electronic USA
    In a scene where sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll reign supreme it is only natural to suspect an association of band names with recreational drugs. That also goes for Crystal Method, an electronic music production duo from Los Angeles that provided compo...
  • Cro-Mags - Reminder
    on Nov 27, 2015 in 1980s Alternative C Rock USA
    Hardcore punks and trashers from New York City.The band name is a contraction of the term Cro-Magnon.Cro-Magnon man is one of our prehistoric ancestors from the late Paleolithic (by the Homo sapiens in the street it is known as the Stone Age).The cre...
  • Insane Clown Posse
    on Nov 26, 2015 in 1980s Hip hop & Rap I USA
    Hip hop duo originating from Delray and Detroit, Michigan that produces horrorcore.The duo consists of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who rather go through life as wicked clowns with the alibis Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.There are not many musical...
  • Sum 41
    on Nov 25, 2015 in 1990s CAN Rock S
    If you like melodic hardcore you should be comfortable with Sum 41.The kabalistic-style band name can be explained in two ways, both of which have to do with money.One theory is that if you look at which special characters there are on a keyboard abo...
  • Wiseblood - Not for Christ's sake
    on Nov 24, 2015 in 1980s AUS Electronic Rock W
    Electronic noise rock band from Melbourne, circulating around the talents of singer, composer and producer James George Thirlwell (born 1960), also known as Clint Ruin, Frank Want of Foetus.James' band produced - as he himself put it - 'violent macho...
  • Sunn O)))
    on Nov 23, 2015 in 1990s Alternative Rock S USA
    Pronounced simply as Sun, the name of this band from Seattle, Washington specializing in drone metal, experimental music and noise.Sunn O))) is a kind of graphical representation of the logo of the famous Sunn amplifiers: that logo consists of the na...
  • Wet Dreams
    on Nov 22, 2015 in 2000s Alternative Rock USA W
    Punk and psychedelia band from Atlanta, Georgia.For an explanation of the band name: see Nocturnal Emissions.Active: 2005-present, USASite: http://www.myspace.com/thewetdreams...
  • Styx - The long way home
    on Nov 21, 2015 in 1970s Rock S USA
    Masters in mixing rock genres (prog, power, hard) with elements originating from the American theatre world.The band from Chicago, Illinois accepted its name with some reluctance after a list of alternatives had been presented to the members.Accordin...
  • Dru Hill
    on Nov 20, 2015 in 1990s D R&B & Soul Religious USA
    Singing group celebrating R&B, soul and gospel music, based in Baltimore, Maryland.Dru Hill is the pet name of Druid Hill Park, a leafy tract of land that once stood comparison with Central Park (New York) and Fairmount Park (Philadelphia).The pa...
  • Pylon
    on Nov 19, 2015 in 1970s Alternative P Pop Rock USA
    Rock band with a soft spot for jangle pop, coming from Athens, Georgia. Named after the novel by William Faulkner from 1935.Active: 1978-1983; 1989-1991; 2004-present, USASite: http://wearepylon.com/...
  • Juliana Theory, The - Speculation
    on Nov 18, 2015 in 1990s J Rock USA
    Greensburg and Latrobe, Pennsylvania produced the members of this American rock quartet. The band started its career at Christian record label Tooth & Nail Records; noteworthy, because it was absolutely not a Christian band.Some fans seem to know...
  • Mumiy Troll
    on Nov 17, 2015 in 1980s M Pop Rock RUS
    One of Russia's most important rock bands partly relies on Brit pop. But the band from Vladivostok and Moscow crossed other borders as well - for example when a band name had to be chosen.The fact is that Mumiy Troll is a russification of the word Mo...
  • Röyksopp
    on Nov 16, 2015 in 1990s Electronic NOR Pop R
    Trip hop-and downbeat duo from Tromsø with a for many tongue twisting name.The Norwegians of course have no problems with it, just as we have no trouble with the word Common puffball (because that is what we are talking about here).Don't think that...
  • Strawbs - Listened to their consumers
    on Nov 15, 2015 in 1960s Country GBR Rock S
    For nearly half a century in business, this bluegrass band once started as Strawberry Hill Boys. Nowadays they play mainly rock-like numbers.Before they adopted their current name Strawbs they were called after Strawberry Hill, the part of London whe...
  • Cuby + Blizzards
    on Nov 14, 2015 in 1960s Blues C NLD
    Legendary blues band from Grollo (as the village was then called; now it is called Grolloo).We spell the band name here as the bad did on the first records (so with that 'plus sign'); the spellings Cuby & The Blizzards and Cuby and The Blizzards...
  • Crystals
    on Nov 13, 2015 in 1960s C Pop USA
    One of the most important girl groups of the 1960s, best known for songs such as He's A Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron and And Then He Kissed Me.But they started with a composition by Leroy Bates, entitled There's No Other (Like My Baby).The girls owe their g...
  • Murder by Death - The game of the name
    on Nov 12, 2015 in 2000s M Rock USA
    Four man formation from Bloomington, Indiana, mainly occupied with rock music.The name is the same as the title of a 1976 comedy directed by Robert Moore and with the participation of such big names as Truman Capote, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, David...
  • Jon Cougar Concentration Camp
    on Nov 11, 2015 in 1990s Alternative J Rock USA
    Punk rockers from San Diego, California who made things easy for themselves by making rocker John Cougar Mellencamp look a jerk with their group name.Active: 1994-1999; 2009-present, USASite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Cougar_Concentration_Camp...