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How the name came to be

by Bibanu' on Jul.23, 2010, under News

Our website received several questions regarding the band name, LSD. Some wanted to know if it’s a secret acronym, other were fuckin’ outraged that it may be referring to the drug known colloquially as “acid”, and lastly there were those who simply said “Way to go, dudes!” – our favorite sort.

How Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ came to be called LSD is quite an amazing story, like everything else surrounding this fuckin’ band. Indeed, the name refers to the drug, lysergic acid diethylamide. It felt right, since LSD’s music is highly reminiscent of acid – not so much psychedelic (only the track Banii si leu’ has psychedelic influences) but rather offering intense spiritual experiences and producing long-term psycho-emotional effects to the listener. And much like in the case of the drug, LSD listeners reported flashbacks: one fuckin’ fan in particular wrote that he had not listened to Turnu’ Babel in over a year and a half, and suddenly found himself humming Moartea on the way home from grocery shopping. That’s just like an acid flashback that hits you years after you had given up on the drug!

As you can see, there are several reasons why the name fits the band. But how did Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ come up with it? They were watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, amazed at the strength of the Indian who broke the fuckin’ wall of the asylum and ran away at the end of the movie. The explanation: lots of pills were given to patients in that movie and as a result they all acted very fuckin’ strangely – some laughed, others cried, others kicked and screamed, and others were endowed with massive strength. It wasn’t surprising for Leu’ Derbedeu’ and Bibanu’ to find out that the author of the novel on which the movie was based, Professor Dr. Ken Kesey, acknowledged that LSD changed his life forever after dropping (i.e. consuming) it for the first time. The drug was actually the inspiration for his fuckin’ novel. As such, the two musicians simply put two and two together and figured that every single pill in that movie was acid; everyone was doing acid just like Syd Barrett in the ‘60s! They watched the movie muted, with Turnu’ Babel playing in the background and wow, what a fuckin’ experience that was! It felt better than hearing Dark Side of the Moon played over The Wizard of Oz! Obviously the name stuck and up to this day it sums up everything that this band is.

There you have it, so stop asking stupid questions.


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