Pleiades

Album: Gretchen Goes To Nebraska (1989)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was originally called "Milky Way," but a friend of King's X guitarist Ty Tabor advised him to change a few lyrics and the song title. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matt - Boston, MA
  • Pleiades is a star cluster. In mythology, the Pleiades are seven sisters who had affairs with some of the gods.
  • The album title is something the band came up with as a goof when they were tossing around ideas. "'Gretchen Goes to Nebraska,' that was hilarious," lead singer Doug Pinnick told Songfacts. "We fell on the floor when we came up with that one."

    They had that title for about five years before the album was finally released. When their manager, Sam Taylor, asked them what they were going to name it, they sprung it on him.

Comments: 5

  • Anton from Lincoln, NeAlong with Tacklebox, I have a more developed demo of this, but can't seem to find any info on it
  • Paul from St. Petersburg, FlPleiades was the first song that began to form the band's sound and direction in their early years, as Ty Tabor will attest to in various sources, including the CD "Tacklebox" (the Ty Tabor demos vol 1&2 - Molken)
  • Darrell from Eugene, United StatesThe Pleiades constellation (placed inside of an oval) is also the logo of Subaru. "Subaru" is the Japanese name for Pleiades, and not that this has anything to do with the King's X song, but Serena (my girlfriend) always gets Saab and Subaru confused, which is easy when it comes to the redesigned Subaru WRX wagon that was brirfly sold as a Saab.
  • Aaron from Palm Bay, FlI love King's X. They blow me away.
  • Bryanthemadposter from Washington, MiThe title likely comes from the Bible. Given the heavy spiritual influence in King's X's early work, this seems likely.

    "Can you hold back the movements of the stars? Are you able to restrain the Pleiades or Orion?" - Job 38:31
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