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How about Cliff Richmond?
Posted by: Dave Oscroft | Jan 16, 2008 at 12:55
Oh, this is irresistible. Not convinced by Lily Balham, I think that's reaching a bit. But what a great little idea. Whitney Euston is almost too good to be true. MC Hammersmith is my favourite. Something about the clash of Captain Madtrousers and that rather grubby station is delicious. I'm about to get on the Tube at Green Park. Green Park Day, anyone? (Now who's reaching?) Damn you for getting Amy Limehouse, Ben.
Posted by: Mike Reed | Jan 16, 2008 at 13:57
PS: I suppose Waterloo Sunset doesn't quite fit the pattern. But there isn't a Tube station called Ray Davies.
Posted by: Mike Reed | Jan 16, 2008 at 13:58
I'm more familiar with the Tyne & Wear Metro, so I give you:
Posted by: David Atkinson | Jan 16, 2008 at 14:10
Marilyn Mansion House.
Or for us thirtysomethings, Ultravauxhall.
Ace - it's Mornington Crescent with pop geeking :)
Posted by: Bez | Jan 16, 2008 at 14:16
Posted by: Mark McGuinness | Jan 16, 2008 at 14:27
Not to mention Toni Brixton.
Posted by: Mark McGuinness | Jan 16, 2008 at 14:29
KD Langdon Park
Puddle of Mudchute
Posted by: Bez | Jan 16, 2008 at 15:22
I LOVE Ultravauxhall!
Posted by: claire gates | Jan 16, 2008 at 15:24
Jonathan Richmond surely.
Posted by: John | Jan 16, 2008 at 15:28
Morden a Woman.
Always found that far funnier than it actually is.
Posted by: James Greig | Jan 16, 2008 at 15:34
Scissor (Seven) Sisters.
Oh dear, back to work I think.
Posted by: James Greig | Jan 16, 2008 at 15:39
First post here in a while, but I couldn't resist!
Phil Tufnell Park.
Iron Maida Vale (Reaching I know.)
I should be writing my dissertation... Hmm.
Posted by: Kieren Messenger | Jan 16, 2008 at 16:29
Iron Morden should have been in there.
Posted by: Nick Asbury | Jan 16, 2008 at 16:41
Iggy Poplar from the TfL website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/microsites/itunes/default.aspx?BAC=ITUNES-TFLBANNER&page=Home
I think The Rolling Leytonstones and Cliff Richmond are the best so far.
Posted by: Ben | Jan 16, 2008 at 16:42
St. Paul's McCartney?
I'll never be a copywriter.
Posted by: Kieren Messenger | Jan 16, 2008 at 16:50
Posted by: John | Jan 16, 2008 at 17:12
Bachman Turner Ovaldrive
Posted by: John | Jan 16, 2008 at 17:20
Posted by: davidthedesigner | Jan 16, 2008 at 18:19
MC Hammersmith is my favourite
Posted by: yoni | Jan 16, 2008 at 21:56
They Might Be Gants (Hill)
Posted by: John | Jan 16, 2008 at 22:04
Bob Marylebone. Go West Hampstead. Cilla Blackfriars. Cyprus Hill (Cyprus is on on of those Docklands lines). Leona Lewisham.
Lily Balham is rubbish.
Posted by: dan at innocent | Jan 17, 2008 at 09:06
Parsons Green Day.
Posted by: dan at innocent | Jan 17, 2008 at 09:16
Just to get them out of my system...
Kanye West Brompton
The Beautiful Southfields
Jools Holland Park
The Jesus and Marylebone
and of course
Posted by: Nick Asbury | Jan 17, 2008 at 09:29
Posted by: John | Jan 17, 2008 at 10:27
Well, go on then…
New York Dollis Hill
Sheena East Ham (no, wait: Shee Neasden)
Leytonstone Temple Pilots
Balham & The Angel (two for the price of one)
Amersham Lake & Palmer
Tufnell Park Shakur
Posted by: David Atkinson | Jan 17, 2008 at 17:58
Posted by: Tom | Jan 17, 2008 at 21:02
Amersham Lake & Palmer is genius. Thank you David.
Posted by: dan at innocent | Jan 17, 2008 at 21:28
Posted by: Lebowski | Jan 17, 2008 at 22:43
Queensbury of the Stone Age
Chet Baker Street
Lee Scratch Perivale
Gil Scott Heron Quays
Ron Wood Green
Posted by: Steve O | Jan 18, 2008 at 00:14
eep!! these are all fuckin' awesome!!
Posted by: lauren | Jan 18, 2008 at 01:10
And to thnink some ad agency has been paid thousands for this.
Hey, TFL, don't pay them. Post your next brief on this site and bung us all free Oyster passes for a year when we answer it.
Posted by: Lebowski | Jan 18, 2008 at 01:57
Posted by: John | Jan 18, 2008 at 14:52
How about 'St. John's Wood' ?
That's a tube station, isn't it?
This is brilliant.
'Southwark' - that's my local one.
Come one - any more ?
Posted by: Tom | Jan 19, 2008 at 16:05
A few more...
Eddie Rayners Lane
Alan Parsons Green
Jerry Lee Lewisham
Steve Earle's Court
Posted by: Steve O | Jan 19, 2008 at 23:14
Jerry Lee Lewisham is my new favourite. Although just about all of these are better than Lily Balham.
Posted by: Nick Asbury | Jan 21, 2008 at 09:31
Posted by: Rob Mortimer | Jan 21, 2008 at 11:45
Bank Zappa. Ok ok I'll get my coat
Posted by: John | Jan 22, 2008 at 00:26
Put your coat down, John, Bank Zappa's hilarious. But I think my favourite so far is The Jesus & Marylebone.
There's Bond Street, but who would know we were celebrating the not-quite-as-sexy-as-they-think-they-are girls' violin band? Queensbury is in a similar vein. And All Saints is just ridiculous.
So how about:
Gunnersbury & Roses
Linkin Park Royal
Gram Parsons Green
U2's favourite guitarist: The Edgware
Bayswater City Rollers
(Or Beverley Knightsbridge, for younger listeners)
A-ha's inimitable lead singer: Morden Harket
One for the producers: Trevor Hornchurch
Kilburn & The High Roads (because nothing sounds like Ian Dury)
I think I should stop now.
Posted by: Mike Reed | Jan 22, 2008 at 20:38
The Beautiful Southgate?
Merle Haggerston (a bit too country?)
... another Amy Winehouse reference:
is that the sound of a barrell being scraped?
Posted by: Richard McKeever | Jan 23, 2008 at 14:20
Marble Arch Enemy
Ok, thats the last of it gone...
Posted by: Rob Mortimer | Jan 23, 2008 at 14:48
This is AWESOME!!
Ok, how's about:
Paul Elephant & HardCastle
Posted by: al woods | Jan 24, 2008 at 14:57