Recently I've been responding to Facebook posts challenging me to name a band that doesn't have an "A" in its name, or to come up with my own band name by using the color of my pants followed by the last thing I ate. At the time I would have been "Blue Carrots". Inspired by those rediculous propositions, today I came up with one of my own: Name any musical act that has a fruit or vegetable in their name. The response was overwhelming. It was like a trip to the grocery.
There were plenty from the produce section: The Cranberries, The Raspberries, Bananarama, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Wild Cherry, Tangerine Dream, Peaches (& Herb), The Lemon Pipers, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Blind Melon, Fiona Apple and Smashing Pumpkins.
Strolling down another aisle you'll find: Bread, A Taste of Honey, Pearl Jam, Green Jelly, The Soup Dragons and Wishbone Ash (I assume salad dressing?)
On to the meat section: Chickenfoot, Fishbone, Meatloaf, and Captain Beefheart.
Then Dairy: Cream and The String Cheese Incident.
Desserts: Sugarloaf, Humble Pie, Cake and Vanilla Ice (cream).
Quite a list, one that would make an excellent night of music. If You needed a late night snack grab a tiny box of California Raisins.
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