Well, geez, this seems a little harsh. Beck’s representatives contacted Texas folksters Beck & Cauthen to request that the band change its name, lest the little Beck somehow get confused with the big Beck. Little Beck and co. obliged, despite now having to push their album release to November. They are now known as “Sons of Fathers.”
From the artists formerly known as Beck & Cauthen’s Facebook:
To our surprise, we got a letter last week from representatives of Beck, who asked us to change it. We don’t want to create confusion with Beck, or for that matter Jeff Beck, Glenn Beck, Beck’s beer, or any other Beck. We hope he listened to some tunes from the new album, also called ‘Sons of Fathers!’
It was a sign for us to change the name to something that included the whole band, not just a duo. We are all in this together and we all play a role. We used the phrase “Sons of Fathers” long before we wrote the song and changed the band name. It is our expression about the past, our families, our roots and who we are, good or bad, right or wrong.
Not particularly thrilling, but hey, at least they chose a name that avoided the words “bear”, “twin” or another misspelling of “weekend.” Still, it seems like it would be pretty difficult to confuse what’s going on in the video below with “Qué Onda Guero.”
[via Huffington Post]