Yeah, there is a little back story about the name of the band. Apparently the band had always intended to go to a member-neutral name but hadn’t got around to it by the time Last of the Ghetto Astronauts caught on nationally. I remember hearing an interview where Matt said at that point “You don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth.” They stuck with the name and apparently the ensuing ego-battle between members is part of what contributed to the eventual break up.
Originality of the name aside. I think history has shown that the name wasn’t exactly misrepresentative of the driving force behind the group. The best thing any of the former members could do afterwards was when Dave Genn joined 54-40 to fill in for Phil Comparelli.
Also, I listened to silent army in the trees again. Heavy stuff….