9:30 Coffee Break: Name Changes

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

As more scrutiny and attention is being placed on a possible name change for Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, particularly after Hennepin County attorneys have outlined a process for a potential name change, it got us thinking about how name changes are not uncommon in the world of music. There are many artists who have released albums under one name, only to release more work under a different name at a later date.

John Mellencamp, for instance, has released work under a few different variations of his name, sometimes incorporating the name, "Cougar."

By the same token, a number of bands have changed their names during their career arcs; for example, Creedence Clearwater Revival released an album under an unfortunate name that's shared with a racist doll before they created the name for which they are known and admired to this day.

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists — solo performers or bands — who have changed their names? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Golliwogs => Creedence Clearwater Revival "Fight Fire"
Mookie Blaylock=> Pearl Jam "Not For You"
Small Faces => The Faces "Itchycoo Park"
Cat Stevens => Yusuf Islam "Wild World"
The Originals => The New Originals => The Thamesmen =>
Spinal Tap "Gimme Some Money"
Loud Fast Rules => Soul Aylum "Somebody to Shove"
Jefferson Airplane => Jefferson Starship => Starship "Somebody to Love

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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