Bart Bull, BATTLE OF THE BAND NAMES author: Mr. Media Audio Interview

Let’s not mince words: the Fabulous Poodles were neither fabulous nor poodles. But I always chuckled at the name, dug the music, and, perhaps most important, it’s 30 years later and I still remember them.

So what is it about the name of a rock band?

If Air Supply managed to call themselves the Beatles, they still couldn’t suck any less.

Bruce Springsteen could have called his band “Exit 9” and millions of ex-pat Jerseyites would still follow them to the ends of the earth.

But that’s just my take. I’ve got a real expert on band names joining me today. Bart Bull is the author of Battle of the Band Names: The Best and Worst Band Names Ever.

Bull has worn a number of hats in his career. He was on staff at the birth of Bob Guccione Jr.’s SPIN magazine. And he was an editor of Vogue. He sees the world a little differently than most people, which often makes his reporting more compelling and a little confounding on first or second read.

You can LISTEN to this interview with BART BULL, author of the book BATTLE OF THE BAND NAMES, by clicking the audio player above!

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