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Band Name Origins:

  • Originally called Southern Death Cult after a Native American tribe (not sure which one, sorry) whose beliefs and practices concerning exhaltation of one's ancestors held fascination for singer Ian Astbury. When Southern Death Cult disbanded (releasing one retrospective album of singles, demos and live performances), Astbury formed a new band with guitarist Billy Duffy, and bassist Jamie Stewart, called Death Cult. Death Cult released two 12" EPs before changing their name to The Cult - they were about to appear on British TV for the first time and were concerned the name would be misinterpreted. Submitted by: Michel
  • They Started out as the Southern Death Cult. The band members changed and for copyright reasons, they couldn't keep the name. They shortened it to Death Cult, but for similar reasons they had to shorten it again to simply the Cult. Submitted by: Chris

Stupid Band Names:

  • You might mistake them with BLUE OYSTER Cult. Both bands are really good anyway. Submitted by: Kronus

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Diffi-CultA lot of their songs are hard to understand.Joe
The SectSects are somewhat similar to cults.GlamRockNinjaLord

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Coming Down (Drug Tongue),"There's no such thing as a drug tongue.Brit Boxx
"Love Removal Machine,"No such machine exists.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Fire Woman,"Does she set fires or is she on fire? Firemen!Peter
"Love Removal Machine,"Never heard of such a thing. Who invented it?Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Crash! Boom! Bang!," Roxette"Sound of Destruction," The Cult

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Die (Ciao Baby)" originally "Edie (Ciao Baby)"
Couldn't ask for a more severe change of meaning!
Wendy Torrance
"Ride In The Snow" originally "Rider In The Snow"
Samantha Wayland
"Big Neon Litter" originally "Big Neon Glitter"
Audrey Ruiz
"Rider In The Sow" originally "Rider In The Snow"
Naomi Swanson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sweet Seoul Sister" originally "Sweet Soul Sister"
Lucy Crosland
"Raider In The Snow" originally "Rider In The Snow"
Shelley Potts
"She Spells Sanctuary" originally "She Sells Sanctuary"
Is her name Vanna White?
"She Shells Sanctuary" originally "She Sells Sanctuary"
Try saying that 20 times fast!
"She Smells Sanctuary" originally "She Sells Sanctuary"

Change a Letter:

"Firm Woman" originally "Fire Woman"
Candy Welty
"Fine Woman" originally "Fire Woman"
Candy Welty
"Rider In The Show" originally "Rider In The Snow"
Regina Olsen
"Sweet Soil Sister" originally "Sweet Soul Sister"
Meg Owens
"Sweet Foul Sister" originally "Sweet Soul Sister"
Meg Owens

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Sun King""Chun-King"Wendell Watkins
"She Sells Sanctuary""She Sells February"Red Ant
"She Sells Sanctuary""Let's Stand Stationery*"Stephen Harrington
"She Sells Sanctuary""Select Series: She Sells Stationary"Stephen Harrington
"Fire Woman""Tire Woman"MrMacphisto
"Love Removal Machine""Rug Removal Machine"Malcolm Higgins

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
RainWeather NetworkKathryn
She Sells SanctuaryFree Homeless ShelterBrendan

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
   John Parr
Fire Woman
   The Cult
St. Elmo's Fire (Woman In Motion)
Changing the gender in the 1st song!
This Woman
   K.T. Oslin
Fire Woman
   The Cult
This Fire Woman
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy
   Big & Rich
American Horse
   The Cult
Save An American Horse, Ride A Cowboy
Opie M.
Hooray For Hazel
   Tommy Roe
The Witch
   The Cult
Hooray For The Witch Hazel
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cult Survivor
Survivor combined with The Cult
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Cult Jam
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam combined with The Cult
Also uses two repeated words! (Another band from the department of redundancy department?)
Submitted By: Ed

Misheard Lyrics:

"She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Play my bagpipes, my bagpipes.
Original Lyrics:
And those heads that turn, make my back burn
"New York City"
Misheard Lyrics:
She teased me with her tits
Original Lyrics:
She teased me with a taste
"Soldier Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sold your balloon
Original Lyrics:
Soldier blue
"She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well the exercise, makes my back turn.
And I have the time, paperback, paperback burn.
Original Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes Lorraine
Original Lyrics:
Here comes the rain

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Once again, why so many “rainy” songs sound like “Lorraine”.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Aphrodisiac Jacket"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Sittin' on a mountain looking at the sun
Plastic fantastic lobster telephone
Why They're Nonsensical:
It only works underwater, but at least it's free on weekends....or so it seems.
Submitted by: Johnnyboy
"Lil' Devil"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She came on with an alligator smile
Dynamite lover scorpion child
She came on with a cyclone kiss
Hey there baby you don't never miss
Why They're Nonsensical:
Big mouth alligator smile? Cyclone kiss? Just what does she do to you anyway? Then in this song you mention "lizard in a bottle". What's in your drink anyway? Sta-range!
Submitted by: Pat Maheiney

Song Title Space Change:

"Wild Hearted's On" originally "Wild Hearted Son"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Wild Heart Ed Son" originally "Wild Hearted Son"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Lil' de Vil " originally "Lil' Devil"
Cruella when she was young?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Celt Hut Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern

Song Title Acrostics:

SAD: "Saints Are Down"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sea Shells Sanctuary" originally "She Sells Sanctuary"
Submitted by: Lou Quilson

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