mixtape: name me

You have to love when bands can shout themselves out in their own songs. That’s a special kind of talent that gets huge props. A few obvious ones immediately come to mind thanks to the ability to tie the song title, album title and artist name together (the ultimate TRIFECTA!), whereas others are more subtle in their approach, hiding the name deeper within the lyrics… but band names in song titles and song lyrics is definitely fun to follow and, it all started with the Monkeys? Maybe… but here’s some of the ones I am more apt to be listening to lately that you might enjoy:

Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath” from Black Sabbath
Motorhead “Motorhead” from Motorhead (yes, it is the Hawkwind cover)
Metallica “Whiplash” from Kill ’em All (in the lyrics)
Testament “the Legacy” from the Legacy (their original name)
Anthrax “Anthrax” from album Fistful of Metal
Iron Maiden “Iron Maiden” from Iron Maiden
Exodus “Exodus” from Bonded by Blood
Iced Earth “Iced Earth from Iced Earth
Skid Row “Youth Gone Wild” from Skid Row (in lyrics)
Hammerfall “Hammerfall” from Glory to the Brave
Queensryche “Queen of the Ryche” from Queen of the Ryche
Bad Compay “Bad Company” from Bad Company
Fleetwood Mac “Fleetwood Mac” from (the Original) Fleetwood Mac
Chicago “Chicago” from Night and Day
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band “E Street Shuffle”
the Who “Who Are You?” from (the Who were masters at this anyhow)
Iron Butterfly “Iron Butterfly Theme”
Dream Theatre “Ytse Jam” from (their original name backwards)
Children of Bodom “Children of Bodom” from Hatebreeder
In Flames “In Flames” from Lunar Strain
Cryptopsy “Gravesend…a Cryptopsy” from Blasphemy Made in Flesh
Despised Icon “Despise Your Icons” from Consumed by Your Poisons
Strapping Young Lad “S.Y.L” from
Sepultura “Born Stubborn” from Roots (in lyrics)
Voivod “Voivod” from War and Pain
the Jimi Hendrix Experience “Fire” from Are you Experienced? (roll over rover & let Jimi take over – also valid have been “Are You Experienced?”)
Living Colour “What’s Your Favorite Color” from Vivid
Fishbone “Fishbone” from is Red Hot
KoRn “All in the Family” feat. Fred Durst from Follow the Leader (in the lyrics)
the Clash “Radio Clash” from Super Black Market Clash
Bad Religion “Bad Religion” from Bad Religion (EP)
Green Day “Green Day” from 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Minor Threat “Minor Threat” from Minor Threat
Descendents “Descendents” from I Don’t Want To Grow Up
Sworn Enemy “Sworn Enemy” from As Real as it Gets
From Autumn to Ashes “Short Stories with Tragic Endings” from Too Bad Your Beautiful (in the lyrics)

And, we’ll end this on Soulfly, Soulfly I-V (or whatever number we’re on, since there’s one on each album…thanks Max!)

– four late additions, yes, it’s all too easy to shout one’s self out in hip hop but hereya go because of their influence and impact on the rock and metal community:
Public Enemy “Public Enemy #1” from It takes a Nation of Millions
Beastie Boys “Beastie Boys” from The Beastie Boys
Run DMC “Run’s House”
Body Count “Body Count” from Body Count

alright, I know there’s tonnes more, I even left some out because I’m not really a fan of the band, so feel free to leave it in the commentary

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2 Responses to mixtape: name me

  1. dov teta says:

    Mother Love Bone ‘Capricorn Sister’ (from Apple)

    • thedoormouse says:

      Damn, not familiar with that reference, good call, I’ll definitely have to check it out – reminds me, it’s been a while since I pulled them off the shelf for a listen

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