BANDS I LIKE WITH SEMI-ODD NAMES

Upbeat melodies, clever lyrics, oddball performers ... be still, my heart.
  1. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
    Lost in the Ozone Again
  2. Southern Culture on the Skids
    Doublewide
  3. Bonzo Dog Band
    Jollity Farm, The Intro and the Outro
  4. Fountains of Wayne
    I find the band name highly annoying, but I love nearly every song they've ever done. Every song. Lead singer Chris Collingwood has a new project out called Look Park. Another odd name, another bunch of great songs.
  5. Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
    Milkshakin' Mama!
  6. The Colorblind James Experience
    I'm Considering a Move to Memphis
  7. Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Named for an old-time candy, they are currently touring again after twenty years.
  8. The Rugburns
    Hitchhiker Joe was a favorite singalong song for my daughters. (Totally inappropriate but so catchy!)
  9. Supertramp
    Best wedding love song never used at weddings: Downstream. I still have my T-shirt from their 1977 Even in the Quietest Moments tour.
  10. Squeeze
    My. Favorite. Band. Of. All. Time. Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are both brilliant writers and performers.