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Album cover parody of Is This It by STROKES
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Strokes that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Strokes, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Band Name Origins:

  • The band's "homework" had been to go home everyday and come back the next with a list of names. One day they were sitting around and Julian Casablancas(vocals) just kind of vomited it, the moral of the story is, don't try too hard to come up with a name for your band. Focus on the music instead...rely on spontaneity. Submitted by: Geneva
  • The band liked all the various meanings the word 'stroke' has. Submitted by: Tareena

Stupid Band Names:

  • I think some of us know what "stroking" is, right? Clarence Carter and Billy Squier told us all about it. Do these 21st NYC sensations like to dance with themselves that often? Submitted by: Please use a name that doesn't relate to the music
  • Were these guys into swimming or rowing? Submitted by: Abdul Blade

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Juicebox"The title of the song is Juicebox, which is not in the song's lyrics. - Rock Maninoff
"Under Cover Of Darkness"Don't go that way./I'll wait for you. - Brian Kelly

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"New York Witty Cops""New York City Cops"Lori Tirol
"New York Bitty Cops""New York City Cops"Lori Tirol
"Jukebox""Juicebox"Margo Gram
"Hard To Exclaim""Hard To Explain"Renee Keener

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"The End Has No End,"So why do they call it the end?Ned Riley

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Why Don't You Call Me?," Alicia Keys"Hard to Explain," The Strokes
"When Does Linda Cry," The Gestures"All The Time," The Strokes
"What Is Love?," Howard Jones"Hard To Explain," The Strokes
"How Do You Do It?," Gerry & The Pacemakers"Under Cover Of Darkness," The Strokes
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Tying Your Luck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
"Trying Our Luck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Had To Explain" originally "Hard To Explain"
Doug Graves

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Trying Your Cluck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Rehearsing for a hen role?
Naomi Swanson
"Trying Your Pluck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Jane Farnsworth
"New York City Corps" originally "New York City Cops"
"New York City Copse" originally "New York City Cops"
Copse = a small woody thicket
Ashley Michelle McGowan

Change a Letter:

"The Ena Has No End" originally "The End Has No End"
"New York City Mops" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Cups" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Cons" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Caps" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery

There are additional Strokes song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Eternal Summer""Eternal Christmas"Duc4AmIRight
"Why Are Sunday's So Depressing""Why Are Holidays So Depressing"Duc4AmIRight
"Last Nite""Hacked Site"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Last Nite""Last Song"Fack Sabbath
"Last Nite""Food Fight"Matthias
"Juicebox""Jukebox"Fack Sabbath
"New York City Cops""Northern Irish City Cops"Fack Sabbath
"Reptillia""Necrophobia"Fack Sabbath
"Last Night""Last Night (I Couldn't Get A Ringtone)"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Last NiteAmnesia ClinicRyan
New York City CopsNew York City Police Departmentsoph
You Only Live OnceFear Of Death HotlineJC Foster

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Pandora's Box
   Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
   The Strokes
Pandora's Juicebox
Located in Pandora's Lunch Box
Brit Boxx
Call It Fate, Call It Karma
   The Strokes
I Don't Care
   Fall Out Boy
Call It Fate, Call It Karma, I Don't Care!
Under Control
   The Strokes
   Laura Branigan
Under Self-Control
Rocky Rhodes

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Massive Strokes
Massive Attack combined with The Strokes
Submitted By: Rock Maninoff
The Hot Hot Heatstrokes
Hot Hot Heat combined with The Strokes
Submitted By: Rick O'Shea
Massive Strokes
Massive Attack combined with The Strokes
Not a pleasant way to die.
Submitted By: Rock Maninoff
The Four Strokes
The Four Tops combined with The Strokes
If nothing else, they'd be popular at biker conventions.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
They act like one words, but they just like turds.
Original Lyrics:
They act like Romans, but they dress like Turks
"NYC Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
He was in the bedroom
She said time to go now.
Original Lyrics:
Nina's in the bedroom
She said time to go now.
"You Talk Way Too Much"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't make new decisions
Original Lyrics:
Can't make good decisions
Misheard Lyrics:
My ex says I'm working 'til death
Original Lyrics:
My ex says I'm lacking in depth
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York synagogue
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops

Story about this misheard lyric by: Alva

Heard the song on the radio, didn't catch the name, so didn't instantly hear "New York City cops".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
My feelings are more important than yours
Why They're Insulting:
Quite obvious. Although it's just a piss take.
Submitted by: Clohe

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Last Nite"
Opening Lines:
Last nite, she said...
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Opening Lines:
Oh the Razorblade....
Grrrreat song tho!
Submitted by: Jake Duncan

Song Title Space Change:

"I Can Twin" originally "I Can't Win"
Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty
"Alone To Get Her" originally "Alone Together"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Stork Sheet Submitted by: Clara Suzette Bartilson
Sheet Stork Submitted by: Clara Suzette Bartilson
Whatever a sheet stork is
The Stokers Submitted by: Olaf
Those Treks Submitted by: Jennifer

Songs That Are Banned:

"New York City Cops"
The song was pulled from the US CD release of their debut album following the 9/11 attack. However, it was still released in other markets, as well as the US vinyl pressing.
Submitted by: Jay

Super Short Pop Songs:

"What Ever Happened" Length: 2:47
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Nast Lite" originally "Last Nite"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
"Sue York Nitty Cops" originally "New York City Cops"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl
"New York Kitty Sops" originally "New York City Cops"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl
"Blazer Raid" originally "Razorblade"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

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