Every once in a while a song comes along that has a certain je ne sais quoi: a band actually records a song with their own band name in the title! Yes. Crazy. But it instantly causes one to reflect on just why this would be necessary. Are these songs recorded as a sort of origin tale, or some sort of story about the band? Did the song come first or did the band name come first? So many questions.
Upon a quick search, literally hundreds of these double monikers were discovered, with most of them from never-heard-of groups. For the most part, No Earplugs attempted to go for bands possessing some semblance of a fan base. Some you may already know. “Bad Company” by the band of the same name was a respectable hit in 1974. And don’t forget “In a Big Country,” “This is Radio Clash,” “Stray Cat Strut,” “Talk Talk,” and “Who Are You.” So many more of these anomalies are on this playlist. Enjoy