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Album cover parody of Is This It by STROKES
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Strokes that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Strokes, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

 
 

Band Name Origins:

  • The band's "homework" had been to go home everyday and come back the next with a list of names. One day they were sitting around and Julian Casablancas(vocals) just kind of vomited it out...so, the moral of the story is, don't try too hard to come up with a name for your band. Focus on the music instead...rely on spontaneity. Submitted by: Geneva
  • The band liked all the various meanings the word 'stroke' has. Submitted by: Tareena

Stupid Band Names:

  • I think some of us know what "stroking" is, right? Clarence Carter and Billy Squier told us all about it. Do these 21st NYC sensations like to dance with themselves that often? Submitted by: Please use a name that doesn't relate to the music
  • Were these guys into swimming or rowing? Submitted by: Abdul Blade

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Under Cover Of Darkness"Don't go that way./I'll wait for you. - Brian Kelly

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"The End Has No End,"So why do they call it the end?Ned Riley

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"When Does Linda Cry," The Gestures"All The Time," The Strokes
"What Is Love?," Howard Jones"Hard To Explain," The Strokes
"How Do You Do It?," Gerry & The Pacemakers"Under Cover Of Darkness," The Strokes
"Time For Livin'," Association"You Only Live Once," The Strokes
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Tying Your Luck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Sutch
"Trying Our Luck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Had To Explain" originally "Hard To Explain"
Doug Graves

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Trying Your Cluck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Rehearsing for a hen role?
Naomi Swanson
"Trying Your Pluck" originally "Trying Your Luck"
Jane Farnsworth
"New York City Corps" originally "New York City Cops"
Raphael
"New York City Copse" originally "New York City Cops"
Copse = a small woody thicket
Ashley Michelle McGowan

Change a Letter:

"New York City Mops" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Cups" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Cons" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Caps" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery
"New York City Fops" originally "New York City Cops"
Cynthia Avery

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Last Nite""Hacked Site"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Last Nite""Last Song"Fack Sabbath
"Last Nite""Food Fight"Matthias
"Juicebox""Jukebox"Fack Sabbath
"New York City Cops""Northern Irish City Cops"Fack Sabbath
"Reptillia""Necrophobia"Fack Sabbath
"Last Night""Last Night (I Couldn't Get A Ringtone)"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Last Nite""Half-Life"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Last Nite""Last Flight"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Last Night""Last Night:Christmas Shopping"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
12:51RolexZindzi

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
You Only Live OnceFear Of Death HotlineJC Foster

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Call It Fate, Call It Karma
   The Strokes
I Don't Care
   Fall Out Boy
Call It Fate, Call It Karma, I Don't Care!
GlamRockNinjaLord
Under Control
   The Strokes
Self-Control
   Laura Branigan
Under Self-Control
Rocky Rhodes

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Queen Strokes
Queen combined with The Strokes
Submitted By: Sutch
The Four Strokes
The Four Tops combined with The Strokes
If nothing else, they'd be popular at biker conventions.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York synagogue
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
"Someday"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ex says I'm lacking in depth.
Original Lyrics:
Maya says, 'I'm lacking in depth'.
"Someday"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ex said I'm lacking in depth.
Original Lyrics:
Maya said I'm lacking in depth.
"Someday"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ex says I'm lacking in depth
Original Lyrics:
Maya says I'm lacking in depth.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York synagogue
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops

Story about this misheard lyric by: Alva

Heard the song on the radio, didn't catch the name, so didn't instantly hear "New York City cops".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Razorblade"
The Insulting Lyrics:
My feelings are more important than yours
Why They're Insulting:
Quite obvious. Although it's just a piss take.
Submitted by: Clohe
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Last Nite"
Opening Lines:
Last nite, she said...
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Razorblade"
Opening Lines:
Oh the Razorblade....
Comments:
Grrrreat song tho!
Submitted by: Jake Duncan

Song Title Space Change:

"I Can Twin" originally "I Can't Win"
Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty
"Alone To Get Her" originally "Alone Together"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

The Stokers Submitted by: Olaf
Those Treks Submitted by: Jennifer

Super Short Pop Songs:

"What Ever Happened" Length: 2:47
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Blazer Raid" originally "Razorblade"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

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