4. And then comes the most important part: choosing a name. How about a play on words?
5. It helps if someone in the band has a punnable name.
6. Why not go for something from your English GCSE syllabus?
7. You could take a mathematical approach.
8. You could be like East 17 and call yourselves after where you grew up (doesn’t work so well if you’re from Kent).
9. Some are too clever for their own good.
10. And some are so punk rock that they stick it to THE MAN and they just don’t care.
11. If all else fails just get one out of the dictionary.
12. But someone in the band doesn’t like the name. So you go back to discussing it endlessly.
13. And every self-respecting band needs a logo that you can doodle on your maths textbook.
14. ONLY AT THIS POINT CAN YOU ACTUALLY START PLAYING ANYTHING.
16. No one could drive to practices, so you had to get all your gear on the bus. Drummers would re-think their choice of instrument.
19. Songwriting! Your lyrics are THE most important words that anyone has ever written.
21. By law, all bands formed in the western world after 1991 have to do a version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
It’s a song that’s been subject to some fairly inventive interpretations over the years.
This is closer to free jazz than the original.