Wikipedia named our band - not very sexy unfortunately
Sick of the dreary, unimaginative choice of CDs available in the shops (or what's left of them)? We certainly are. But we’re most amused by the latest craze to hit the net – Wikipedia Names Your Band. If Zavvi's racks had been full of the stuff that this little trick is throwing up, we probably wouldn't be tearfully mourning them now. Here’s how it works…
Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” and the title of the first article you get is the name of your band. Then go to “Random Quotations” and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your imaginary band's album. Next, go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days” and the third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Use a photo-editing program to combine those ingredients together and, hey-ho, you're now a mysterious, enigmatic band with your first album ready to hit the shops.
As you can see from ours, we've generated the kind of CD that you'll find in the bargain box at the HMV sale for about 40p, but here's some of the best that have been submitted to BuzzFeed. They're genius. Have a go yourself and send us the results - we'll stick the best ones up on the site in a kind of Tony Hart gallery stylee.
Rock on kids.