Reading P J O’Rourke’s Holidays In Hell (1988), I learned that in Communist Poland, during the mid-1980s, there was a postpunk band called Garaz w Leeds, or, in English, Garage in Leeds. Had they actually hailed from Leeds, or indeed from anywhere in the UK, this would have been a terrible, terrible name. But precisely because they were languishing behind the Iron Curtain, playing their reportedly very gloomy “Cold Wave” music, I think this is one of the most fantastic band names ever devised. Where are they now, I wonder?
UPDATE : They’re on YouTube!
Did you know…
Joy Division were once known as Warsaw?
Garage In Warsaw doesn’t quite have the same magic about it though I suppose.