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Fun Music Information -> Death From Above 1979

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Band Name Origins:

  • The Death From Above part is taken from an old paratroopers logo from WWII seen in an army surplus store by Jesse F. Keeler (bass/synth). The 1979 was tagged on for legal reasons as a result of a dispute between DFA records and represents Sebastian Graigner's (percussion/vocals) birth year, or as he puts it "the last cool year of the last cool decade". Submitted by: Underalus

Stupid Band Names:

  • Yes this is real! First off, above what? Plus, if death really came from "above," then wouldn't the person notice it? Second off, they weren't formed in 1979. Not even close! They formed in 2001, for pete's sake! Submitted by: nosckaJ

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Romantic Frights" originally "Romantic Rights"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate

Change a Letter:

"Romantic Tights" originally "Romantic Rights"
Iris Verna
"Romantic Sights" originally "Romantic Rights"
Iris Verna
"Romantic Fights" originally "Romantic Rights"
Doug Wells
"Romantic Lights" originally "Romantic Rights"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Romantic Nights" originally "Romantic Rights"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

P.O.D.F.A. 1979 (Payable on Death from Above 1979)
P.O.D. combined with Death from Above 1979
Submitted By: JeReMiah
Death From Above 1989
Death From Above 1979 combined with Ten Years After
Still not much of an improvement from the first band's name.
Submitted By: The Dude
Death From Above 2023
Death From Above 1979 combined with +44
Submitted By: Claire Annette Player

Misheard Lyrics:

"Romantic Rights"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tony Chu, I want you.
Original Lyrics:
Don't need you, I want you.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Beth From A Dove 1979 originally "Death From Above 1979"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism

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