three letter bands

bruisedhips wandered away from an IM conversation earlier and I punished the poor woman with REO Speedwagon lyrics.

This got me to thinking about three letter bands from the 70s, and how much they sucked. It seemed to be a thing with bad pop bands and dinosaur rock guys to give themselves 3 letter abbreviations. Here’s a list:

ELO
BTO
MSG (Michael Schenker Group, augh)

Any others? REM was later, and didn’t suck until the 90s. I remember at once point in the 80s the Little River Band (augh) tried to cut their hair short and look vaguely New and called themselves “LRB” for one album. We all laughed really hard at that. I know some people called Blue Oyster Cult “BOC” but I don’t think they ever put that on their albums or anything like that.

I’m dropping the 3 letter thing in my continuing torment of my unfortunate friend. I think she’s getting Supertramp next, and then maybe some.. aww crap, she signed off.

24 thoughts on “three letter bands

  1. I’m pretty sure MSG was 80’s.
    And BTO!?!?!?!? They were Gods! MEN among men!?!? They were…they were…
    OK, yeah. They were pretty fucking bad.
    I’m drawing a blank trying come up with more. You could just go for the cheap shot and say ‘Yes’; plus their lyrics have always been atrocious.

    1. MSG?…
      Yes, they were definitely 80s. Oh, and I actually think that MSG doesn’t stand for Michael Shankar Group. I actually think it’s for McCulley Shankar Group… as in Steve McCulley and Michael Shankar. I remember being firmly corrected by my sister when I made the previous assumption at ome time.

      1. yeah.
        It’s all a matter of when Michael left the Scorpions. I’m pretty sure that was not before the 80’s began.
        It was Micheal Schenker Group for many years. The Rob McAully joined and they changed the name.
        Considering that I don’t give a shit about the Scorps, Michael Schenker, or Rob McAully, the truth about the amount of utterly useless information rattling around in my skull becomes clear!

    1. But!
      Sigue Sigue Sputnik was formed with the idea of being a complete sellout non-musical visual marketing gimmick.
      Other bands just fall into that sort of thing.

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