Was enjoying some Beastie Boys last night when it occurred to me that while name-checking yourself in rap and hip-hop is near required, it’s not really something you hear in other genres.
“One-two-three-to-the-four/Snoop Doggy Dog and Dr. Dre at your door”
“Beastie Boys known to let the beat …/ hmm, drop?”
“Mr. Moles on da beats/And Missy be the beats behind the beats” (Missy Elliot)
Ok, I actually don’t know enough country or techno to know if it’s common there.
Trying to think of examples outside of rap & hip-hop.
[li]“Milkmen Stomp” by The Dead Milkmen[/li][li]“KMFDM Sucks” (and other songs) by KMFDM[/li][li]“Put the Book Back On The Shelf” by Belle & Sebasitian has a coda where they mention themselves[/li][/ul]
I don’t think “Bad Company” by Bad Company fits the bill. They’re not talking about a band.
Any others? Note I’m not looking for songs where the singer talks about “me” or “me and the band” (example: Willie Nelson’s “Me and Paul”) but rather explicitly says the band’s name or their name.