Why did they choose the name Five Iron Frenzy?

m_28d29ca85a364109ba4a14db531a12c0Ever 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 Denver, Colorado’s Ska/punk band Five Iron Frenzy.

So this one doesn’t come straight from the source, it comes from a middle man (the internet) but according to bassist Keith Hoerig this is how the name came about…

“We got the name Five Iron Frenzy from a roommate of most of ours. He was kind of paranoid, and afraid that if he went outside on this particular night he was going to get jumped by some people. He had a golf club to defend himself and he said something to the effect of it being like “putter mayhem”.  One of our friends looked at the golf club he was holding, and noting that it was a five iron said, “No, more like a Five Iron Frenzy.” The name stuck.”

Some good ole fashioned paranoia, plus a golf club turned weapon and a band name was born.

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