If you’ve ever played in any kind of half-assed blues band, which I did for a year or so (as a barely competent drummer), you know that the band has to have a half-assed blues band name. The one I played in was called the Sludge Brothers. The thinking was that “sludge” sounded authentic on some level; it also sounded like Flatt and Scruggs. A variation of this same band adopted a different name — Dog Breath — for a special one-night gig. It was stolen from Frank Zappa, of course.

But the band never adopted the greatest blues-band name I ever heard — Blind Pig Sweat. I heard it spoken exactly once in my life by someone other than myself, but I never forgot it. Whatever this quality is, it’s something you want in any name, title, etc.