Bands by Name Origin (T-Z)

Guess the band based on the clue about the origin of their name. Answers are in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: September 18, 2020
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Band Name Origin
"T" Band
Term used by TV studios to describe a shoulders-up shot of a person as 'all content, no action.'
Talking Heads
Because of mishearing the Beatles lyric "With tangerine trees and marmalade skies"
Tangerine Dream
A reference to the literary character Don Quixote, who mistook windmills for giants
They Might Be Giants
From a thesis paper that described how interplanetary travel was possible in less than a minute
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Named in reference to the aboriginal tradition of sleeping with dingos on cold nights
Three Dog Night
3-letter acronym for each of the members' nicknames
Named after the dog in The Wizard of Oz
"U" Band
The UK government's form number for the Unemployment Benefit Attendance Card, as shown on the band's debut album
A parody of the name of LA glam band Pretty Boy Floyd
Ugly Kid Joe
"W" Band
A nickname given to the frontman when he was a kid by other children teasing him about his asthma
"Y" Band
Baseball player Richie Ashburn used to yell "I've got it!" in Spanish to avoid collisions with his teammate.
Yo La Tengo
Suggested because it was short, positive, direct, and memorable
"Z" Band
A reference to acts such as B.B. King and Z.Z. Hill
ZZ Top
Level 85
Sep 18, 2020
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