Did you know??? That Jack White’s band The Raconteurs had to be renamed “The Saboteurs” for the Australian market when it was discovered that a Queensland jazz band was already using the name “The Raconteurs”.
The Australian Raconteurs” refused to give up their name for the amount they were offered, and instead asked for a higher price from “The American Raconteurs” record company, who refused to pay the greater amount. A member of ”The Australian Raconteurs” said that they had not been informed of who was trying to buy their name and asked for the larger sum of money to see what would happen.
A statement to the Australian press reads:
“The Raconteurs name was already taken by a jazz band, to make things easier, and in the spirit of espionage and subversion, we have decided to become The Saboteurs in Australia only.”
Here’s “Consolers Of The Lonely” CD’s with the different band names….
And the debut album “Broken Boy Soldier“….
Heres link to The Saboteurs website…