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    Band Names

    If I'm not mistaken one of the names the guys were throwing around back in the day was something like "Rat Salade" or something of that nature. (Before they decided on Van Halen, that's such a kick-ass name why would you have to look any further? Besides, what the heck would a "Rat Salade" logo look like?)
    Does anyone know if there were any other names they were thinking of before they came to a final decision? I think I heard at one time that "Mammoth" was another.

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    Default Trojan Rubber Company

    Trojan Rubber Company was one of their earliest names; maybe the first. Gene Simmons wanted the band to be called Daddy Long Legs. There was even a logo for that one - a spider with a top hat.
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    Ed and Al's FIRST band was The Broken Combs. Ed on sax and Al on drums. They used to play at lunch in the school cafeteria...

    If memory serves, I think Ed said one of the tunes they wrote was called, Rumpus, or something like that.
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    What, it never was called Diamond One and his Puppets ?

 

 

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