Bands named after books

    • wingkon escribió...
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    • 31 Jul 2010, 22:43

    Bands named after books

    I was reading "The Farthest Shore" today, and I noticed that they mentioned the "Keep of Kalessin" in the book, which the band named itself after.

    Others I've noticed:
    Amon Amarth - Taken from Lord of the Rings
    As I Lay Dying
    Atreyu - Character in the never-ending story
    Gorgoroth - Taken from Lord of the Rings
    Paradise Lost
    Sixpence None the Richer - Taken from CS Lewis

  • Aerosmith are named after the book Arrowsmith.

  • - The Velvet Underground, well, of course. :-)
    - Modest Mouse from the Virginia Woolf story, "The Mark on the Wall"
    - Alice in Chains draws part of its inspiration from Alice in Wonderland
    - Steely Dan... Source removed for the underage crowd, you'll have to trust me, it is from a book
    - Depeche Mode from the French fashion magazine (yes, I'm reaching here)

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    Editado por ArcaneDotOrg el 1 Ago 2010, 21:24
  • and Steppenwolfe

  • there is a Spanish band, "Vetusta Morla", which is called like that because of the turtle of the never ending story.
    and The Doors, they took the name of an Aldos Huxley book, The Doors of Perception, i think.

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    • 2 May 2012, 11:28
    -Saurom before called Saurom Lamderth taken from "The Lord Of The Rings".

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    • 2 May 2012, 11:38
    -Hamlet is another spanish band

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    • 2 May 2012, 11:54
    Well I don't remember more band, I post this message and finnish Dünedain and Mägo de Oz the 2 names are writed wiht the symbol (") but in spanish this words dont be writen wiht it. Dunedain appears in J.R.R. Tolkien's world and Mago de oz means blizzard of Oz, of course. There's another finnish band called Oz

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    • 2 May 2012, 21:40
    The Fall: after the novel by Camus (La Chute)
    Gregor Samsa/Josef K: characters from Kafka's Metamorphosis and The Trial

  • Joy Division - derived their name from Ka-tzetniks "The House of Dolls"
    Meursault - refers to the main character of "L'étranger" by Albert Camus
    Belle & Sebastian - named after "Belle et Sébastien" by Cécile Aubry

  • Well, there are a lot of bands who play wizard rock and named themselves after Harry Potter stuff.

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    • 16 Jul 2012, 1:52
    Surprised no one's mentioned Of Mice & Men yet, even though this thread is still pretty small lol

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    • 16 Jul 2012, 18:04
    Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    • 17 Jul 2012, 17:36
    Beyond the wall of sleep, by Lovecraft's story

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    • 17 Jul 2012, 20:59
    Uriah Heep refers to a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novel David Copperfield

  • The Artful Dodger (Oliver Twist)
    Veruca Salt (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

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    • 3 Sep 2012, 1:32
    H.P. Lovecraft it's not a book, but he is one of my favorite authors

  • Two bands I don't like:
    Hot Water Music (named after the Charles Bukowski story collection... I love him, but not the band)
    The Devil Wears Prada (named after that popular book)

    Two bands I like:
    The Fall (named after Camus novel)
    Drive Like Jehu (from the Bible, 2 Kings 9:20)

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    • 5 Sep 2012, 6:48
    The Triffids after John Wyndham's 'The Day of the Triffids'
    And of course... The Books!

  • Ahab, named after the captain in Moby-Dick.

    Éowyn after the Lord of the Rings character (also the middle name of the singer)

  • Titus Andronicus

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