Why did they choose the name Bouncing Souls?

Why did they choose the name Bouncing Souls?

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s New Jersey legends Bouncing Souls.

Apparently the band’s name is a reference to Doc Martens shoes, which were a staple of punk dress when the band was formed in the early 90’s.  At the time (and still to this day) Doc Martens was using the advertising slogan “with Bouncing Soles” for their air-cushioned soles and the guys in the band thought sounded even catchier as a band name.  The rest is history.

Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: MxPx

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