Did you ever notice glam bands like to brand themselves in song? If music is a product meant for mass consumption then it makes sense that artists scream their band name as part of lyrics.
Take, for instance, Skid Row. In the song "Youth Gone Wild" the band sings:
"I said 'Hey man, there's something that you oughta know.
I tell ya Park Avenue leads to Skid Row.'"
I love this part of the video, too. All the members together, shouting out the lyrics. So hot. In fact, the pairing of the lyrics, guitar work and video make "Youth Gone Wild" my favorite Skid Row song.
The Bulletboys brand their music too. In their remake of the O'Jays classic "For the Love of Money," Marq Torien shouts "Bulletboys Sing!" I love this, too.
RATT famously mentions their band name in the lyrics to their hit "Wanted Man."
"Human target, In my eyes
I've got you, well in my sights
And by the rope, you will hang
It's your neck, from this Ratt gang."
When bands remake other famous songs, it's necessary to put an original stamp on the track. Poison does this well with their Grand Funk Railroad remake of "We're An American Band." The real lyrics are:
"They said, 'Come on dudes, let's get it on!'
And we proceeded to tear that hotel down"
In the Bret and Co. version, the lyrics are: "And Poison proceeded to tear that hotel down"
What about lyrics that mention a certain band member...and not the band name? In the Motley Crue remake of the Brownsville Station hit, Vince Neil sings:
"Checkin' out the halls makin' sure the coast is clear
Lookin' in the stalls--nah, there ain't nobody here
My buddies Sixx, Mick & Tom
To get caught would surely be the death of us all."
Of course, this isn't really a lyrics change because Brownsville Station mentions their member names as well, but you get my point.
Do you have a favorite song that mentions a band or musician name?