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Biffy Clyro's stupid name
Biffy Clyro were urged to change their name by their record label.
The Scottish band, who are named after a Welsh astronaut who attempted to become one of the first men on the moon, believe their "stupid" moniker has made them try harder to do well.
Singer Simon Neil, said: "We were 15 when we picked that name. The first record company said, 'You have to change it'.
"We stood firm. In retrospect we probably should have, but it's given us a drive - we know our name's stupid, but wait till you come and see us."
The 'Mountain' hitmakers have toured extensively, around the UK but found their experiences performing on the remote Shetland Islands the most bizarre.
Drummer Ben Johnston explained: "The taxi driver's also the nurse who's also the postman."
Simon added: "It was like 'Wicker Man', they're all absolutely nuts."
The group believe their latest album, 'Only Revolutions', offers a better showcase of their personalities than any of their other records.
Simon told Esquire magazine: "It's almost happy sounding. But we're always smiling anyway, even when we're miserable."Posted on 9 Jan 2010 07:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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