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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 1994 09:06:29 -0400
From: bj835[at]-remove-cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Tim Connors)
Subject: Name abandonment

Regardless of the merits or demerits of abandoning a name,
it seems pretty clear to me that he's talking about the name
Jazz Butcher in all its permutations, not just "Jazz Butcher
Conspiracy." His post said the name has become a millstone
around his neck. It wouldn't make sense for him to say that
with respect to "JBC" but not intend to include "JB" in his
pessimistic diagnosis.

Other bands that have done similar things... Game Theory,
boiled down to one guy in the end, became "The Loud Family."
I believe he lost a lot of listeners, though a long time lag
may also have contributed. Bob Mould became Sugar and added
lots of listeners. Big Audio Dynamite became Big Audio
Dynamite II and increased their US airplay. And of course,
everyone who goes solo does this, in a manner of speaking.
He doesn't have much to lose, really, and lots to gain,
though I will miss the name too.

TJC Ceci n'est pas une sig.file.