You know when you really want to name your band after a pair of pants but nothing sounds just right? The Khakis, Corduroy Mayhem, Denimator...
How about going less literal and more making-up-your-own-homonyms-for-foreign-languages? Let's open our textbooks to Zoobombs and refer to how they morphed the Japanese word for "trousers" into a perfect foil for their indefatigable, sweat-drenched funk/alt-blues stew of a sound.
So, to review: they took "Zubon"/trousers, messed with the syllables and came up with Zoobombs. There's a band name formula in there, and not just Japanese/English linguistic alchemy...
1) Khakis = (Japanese) "Kakisu" = Cocky Sue
2) Jeans = (Spanish) "Pantatlones" = Panther Loners
3) Bell Bottoms = (Italian) "Bottoni Di Campana" = Button Up The Camper Van
4) Corduroy = (French) "Velours Côtelé" = Velour Cut N' Lay
Okay, it needs a little work. Let's take a break and get into the Zoobomb gang:
They've been around since 1994 and they play every live show like it's their last. It hasn't been proven, but they could probably sustain entire cities with their energy, if there was a way to hook up a adrenaline-powered battery. Oh yeah, and since they're Japanese, they're genetically disposed to filter and transform North American pop culture into something weirdly amazing.
Here's further proof we could do away with fossil fuels, power plants and whatever other environmentally-unfriendly energy source by simply hooking these guys up to a big ol' Rock N' Roll turbine:
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