Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Eight Best New Names for Gen X Bands in Light of Their Aging

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Matt (#26)

The 50th Anniversary Present

oudemia (#177)

Jawbroken (Due to Calcium Deficiencies)

Paige (#21)

Butthole Surfers holds up.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Memorial Sleater-Kinney Cancer Center

TableNine (#1,104)

Jane's Addiction to Her Glaucoma Medicine

TableNine (#1,104)

Bifocal Melon
Eddie and The Priuses
The No-Longer Breeders
Fine Young Non-Red Meat Eaters
Jimmy Early-Bird Buffett
The Cure To My Lumbago
Rage Against the
Salt-N-Pepa, But Hold The Salt
The Minor Strokes

The Won't Live To See Another Birthday Party

LondonLee (#922)

X-Ray Spex a Gen X band? Surely not (I assume that's the reference in Martha Raye Spex)

I'm Gen X (eeecccch!), and I listened to them, so that was my litmus test.

I agree that the timeline is tricky but really DO NOT forget that technically Gen X begins with people born in 1961! Now Poly Styrene was born in 1957 (!!!) but.

LondonLee (#922)

Yes, but you could also have listened to Elvis Presley. Doesn't make him "Gen X" either.

LondonLee (#922)

1961? Really? Blimey, I'm a Gen-Xer and never knew it.

SeanP (#4,058)

It depends on who you ask – some count the "baby boom" as running all the way through like 1965.

@Lee: Sure, but Elvis didn't produce music past 1977, unlike X Ray Spex.

Bruce Springsteen and Debbie Gibson produced music during the Gen X time, but I don't consider them Gen X. It's more of a sensibility.

laurel (#4,035)

The Hip Replacements

Dave Bry (#422)

I would have voted for Miles's "Slowdrive," which made me burst out laughing yesterday.

and apologies is this has already been said (this thread has covered so many posts!) but:

Kidney Stone Temple Pilots

BadUncle (#153)

Nick Cave and the Bad Knees
Arrested Real Estate Development

saythatscool (#101)

Clarence's "Green River In My Depends" is still haunting me, btw.

Hope that makes up for the dupe Weezer. By which I meant:


LondonLee (#922)

Siouxsie & The Bad Knees

Miles Klee (#3,657)

was trying to come up with one for them

thank you

Bittersweet (#765)

Elastica Waistband is still my favorite.

Matt (#26)

Choire really should have included the earlier thread in his decision-making process. There were certainly some gems there. But you go to [REDACTED] with the [REDACTED] you etc.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Story of my life.

Screen Name (#2,416)

Some people listened to hip hop:
Big Daddy Cane
Public Infirmary
A Tribe Called Rest

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Public Enema

Matt (#26)

De La Soul Active Seniors Community

Dave Bry (#422)


LondonLee (#922)

Grandmaster Hot Flash

bitzyboozer (#6,867)

The Tragically Broken Hip

Flashman (#418)

The Rheumostatics

The Presidents of the United States of Muslin Kenya

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