Frankie Stubbs, like so many punk singers before him, learned that a band by any other name does not rock so sweetly. Unless you're in Fugazi or Rancid, the records that bear your punk band's original name are gonna get the praise and the sales. So, even though Stubbs' first post-break-up band sounds rather a lot like Leatherface (though perhaps a bit sombre) the album sunk with little notice. However, Leatherface's American label, BYO Records did sneak some of the Pope tracks onto their Leatherface compilation entitled The Last, perhaps proving that in the punkiverse there's a hell of a lot in a name.
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So why do punk bands get stuck with the first name under which they found notoriety? Let us know what you think in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the Pope link).