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Band Name Origins:

  • "Well, Guster was originally called Gus, and the first few copies of Parachute have that name on them. There are about ten dozen different stories about where they got Gus, including that it was the name of Ryan's freshman roommate Evan's dad, or that it was short for "asparagus". The one that's been claimed by the band the most is that they were named for the 1976 Ed Asner-Don Knotts masterpiece "Gus", about a failing football team that hires a field goal-kicking mule and goes on to great success - the band gave this story in a 1999 online chat and later repeated it in a recent interview on "Austin City Limits". It's quite possible that none of these stories are true, but the important thing is that they soon discovered that about ten dozen other bands were called Gus too. Popular myth (or just Brian) would have it that that in the midst of their struggle with what to rename themselves, Brian's friend Rit Zbikowski was leaving for Japan to teach English. As he walked out the door to go to the airport, he called out "Guster!" It stuck. As irony would have it, the artist who originally forced them to change their name, has now changed his name and is touring as Gus Black."-From the '' website. Submitted by: Shana
  • The band originally named themselves 'gus,' which was short for asparagus. When another artist already had that name, one of their friends suggested adding the 'ter' at the end. Submitted by: Todd

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Pop Singer," John Mellencamp"Melanie," Guster
"Secret Agent Man," Johnny Rivers"I Spy," Guster

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Meanie" originally "Melanie"
I KNEW a Melanie who's that near (-) to Meanie!
Billy Reuben

Change a Letter:

"Melanin" originally "Melanie"
Melanie Bianca Green

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Airport SongHare Krishna Recruiting Hotlinetckma

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Usher combined with Guster
Submitted By: Ferragamo

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Your mice said a lie.
Original Lyrics:
You're my satellite.
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna f***, gonna f***
Original Lyrics:
Don't look back, don't look back
Misheard Lyrics:
Your bass guitar and Shaq CD
Original Lyrics:
Your bass guitar and Shaggs CD
Misheard Lyrics:
Tour my shack o' light.
Original Lyrics:
Your my satellite.
There are additional Guster misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna f***, gonna f***
Original Lyrics:
Don't look back, don't look back

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jimmy

We play this in our store all the time. The volume being so low makes him sound like he's revealing some "urges" over the PA!

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Fa Fa"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
FaFa - FaFa - Fa - Fa - Fa - Fa
Never be the same again
Why They're Repetitive:
I won't be the same again either because I think you permanently damaged me with those annoying lyrics!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Barrel Of A Gun"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She's enough to make me warm
It's all so safe and sound
Lie back and fast asleep
If you could see what I could see
Drip drop a lovely dream
Why They're Dirty:
I'm pretty sure we can all see that the singer's "movie star poster" is getting him a little hot and bothered. So hot and bothered in fact that it carries into his sleep... more accurately his dreams. His wet and nasty dreams :]
Submitted by: Fawnzy

Song Title Space Change:

"Me, Lanie" originally "Melanie"
Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty

Band Name Anagrams:

Set Rug Submitted by: Selena Stopmez
Guest R Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
Between guest Q and guest S

Song Title Acrostics:

IS: "I Spy"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

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