Friday, April 20, 2007

(may contain traces of other bands)

Mark Steel famously worries if he's really seen the Four Tops or not, on account of how the Four Tops which he saw contained Four Tops, but none of the Tops which started out.

He won't need to have these philosophical worries if he moves to Florida; there, the Senate is about to pass into law a ruling that any band must contain at least one original member before it can bill itself under the name.

The law doesn't apply if people have paid to use the band's name as a trademark, though. Apparently, the audience isn't being ripped off if the ringers have paid someone else to do it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't care about what any "law" says... no matter what Squeeze was never, is not & will never be a Velvet Underground album... damn Doug Yule with his delusions...

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