After the late-80s industrial band of the same name. Musical style of the band itself is almost impossible to describe - imagine a really weird blend of heavy bass and dub-like riffs, heavily processed, and then overlaid with multiple layers of samples from military/religious/political figures. Probably responsible for the start of the whole "sampling music" genre.
Their influence as individuals was far greater than their influence as a band per se - the names of the four main members (Keith LeBlanc, Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood, and Doug Wimbish) seem to crop up just about everywhere in music from about 1980 through 1990 in a range of styles from old-school rap (e.g. Grandmaster Flash), to funk/dub (George Clinton), to jazz (BB King, Miles Davis), to pop/retro/industrial (Annie Lennox, Depeche Mode, NIN).
Besides, I figured with ads for shows like this:
...and cover art like this:
...what would be a more appropriate name for hacking a 6.4G MP3 boombox out of spare parts?
(And with the audio-out mod using ButtonPuncher's buffered op-amp solution, I'll be able to do the bass in
their "Mind at the End of the Tether" track some serious justice!)