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    Default Daddy Short Legs...

    So I was listening to Dee Snider on house of hair this morning for a bit and he did some "greasy roots of metal" stuff and talked about VH before playing RWTD. He did the normal story, talked about Mammoth, demos, KISS involvement etc. but then said something I had NEVER heard of. He said that Gene Simmons suggested that they call the band "Daddy short legs" .... I find it hard to believe that I've been around here so long, and a fan of the band so long, and never once heard that. Had anybody else??
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    So I was listening to Dee Snider on house of hair this morning for a bit and he did some "greasy roots of metal" stuff and talked about VH before playing RWTD. He did the normal story, talked about Mammoth, demos, KISS involvement etc. but then said something I had NEVER heard of. He said that Gene Simmons suggested that they call the band "Daddy short legs" .... I find it hard to believe that I've been around here so long, and a fan of the band so long, and never once heard that. Had anybody else??
    I've heard this before. Back in 91/92 on MTV's Rockumentary program, there was a special on VH. Michael Anthony talked about Gene and I believe he mentioned Gene wanted to name the band "Daddy Long Legs" featuring an art concept of a top hat with spider legs coming out of it.

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    I always thought it was Daddy Long Legs too.

    They also considered Rat Salad I thought.


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    I like it. LoL
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    Yes - "Daddy Long Legs" - I think Gene even drew the concept art for them but, fortunately, they rejected the idea.
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    yeah I have the video of Mike on Rockumentary saying Daddy Long Lets too.

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    Yep I remember it, but it was Daddy Long Legs.
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    I remember Daddy Long Legs too.

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    Daddy Drop Dead Legs sounds better

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    So Dee had it a little wrong. I thought Daddy short legs was kinda dumb. I remember Rat Salad too....also dumb. I'd never heard Daddy Long Legs though.
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    Ol' Gene is a visionary. You see, Gene wanted them to be Daddy Long Legs. Then, someday down the road when they faded from glory but mounted a comeback, they could have a dwarf version of their band, which would be called Daddy Short Legs (like KISS and MiniKISS).

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    Gene Simmons is a taint.
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