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Band Name Origins:

  • J Mascis named the band Dinosaur, but the threat of a lawsuit from a California band made of members from Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and other remnants of the psychedelic scene, called the Dinosaurs, made mascis add the jr designation Submitted by: TK
  • This band was originally just Dinosaur before most of the major band members left the group. With a few new members and a threat of a lawsuit by the former members, they became Dinosaur, Jr. Submitted by: newrock

Stupid Band Names:

  • A little Tyrannosaurus Rex running around in a T-shirt, jeans and a propeller hat? NAH! I keep thinking of some kind of kids' meal. "Try our delicious Dino-Burger! And for kids, there's the Dinosaur Jr.!" Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Start Choppin'"I ain't telling you a secret./I ain't telling you goodbye. - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Son Of The Tyrannosaurus RexSounds better, plus it's more specific.Rachel

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Smart Chopin""Start Choppin'"Lizzie
"Start Chopin""Start Choppin'"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Purple Soul""Green Mind"Lisa Basil

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Green Mind,"Minds are not colored green.Pig Smith
"No Bones,"Bones exist.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Kung Fu Fighting ," Carl Douglas"Start Chopping," Dinosaur Jr.
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Out There," Dinosaur Jr.
"Big Yellow Taxi," Joni Mitchell"Pick Me Up," Dinosaur Jr.
"The Bleeding," Five Finger Death Punch"Feel The Pain," Dinosaur Jr.
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"No Ones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"Feel The Pan" originally "Feel The Pain"
Amanda Svenson
"Feel The Pin" originally "Feel The Pain"
Amanda Svenson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Feel The Plain" originally "Feel The Pain"
"Green Mindy" originally "Green Mind"
Penelope Beckinsale
"Now Bones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"Not Bones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"Feel The Palin" originally "Feel The Pain"
Someone's feeling Sarah?
Tiffany Furlong

Change a Letter:

"No Bonus" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"No Jones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"No Tones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"No Cones" originally "No Bones"
Yvette Bristle
"Feel The Rain" originally "Feel The Pain"
Amanda Svenson

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Start Choppin'""Start Hoovering"Fack Sabbath
"Freak Scene""Miley's Scene"Fack Sabbath
"Feel The Pain""Reef The Ways"Fack Sabbath
"The Wagon""Le Wagon"Fack Sabbath

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
If You Could Read My Mind
   Gordon Lightfoot
Green Mind
   Dinosaur, Jr.
If You Could Read My Green Mind
A combination of literally impossible titles!

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Wagon"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York City, New York City
You don't live there anyway
Original Lyrics:
You won't see me, you won't see me
You don't live there anyway

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The Wagon"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York City, New York City
You don't live there anyway
Original Lyrics:
You won't see me, you won't see me
You don't live there anyway

Story about this misheard lyric by: Robert Berardi

After art college, it seemed all my friends had moved to New York, while I was stuck in my hometown. When I (mis)heard this Dinosaur Jr. lyric, I said, 'That's it, I'm outta here.' I lived in nyc for 8 and a half years and spent $60,000 on rent before learning the real lyric. Oops.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
Why? Why don't you like me?
Why They're Repetitive:
Those are the only words. The singer sounds very upset and it's fine until he starts growling.
Submitted by: Gordius

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Feel The Pain"
Opening Lines:
I feel the pain of everyone.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Anagrams:

Rad Juniors Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Chart Stoppin'" originally "Start Choppin'"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Toy dinosaurs
Submitted by: Winter Pepper

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