Sarah has posed this question and I could only respond with a STORY.
Back when Mrs Repressed and I were young and wild we were off to King's Island with our other roommate and my BF at the time. On the way, we were listening to an interview with Michael Stipe where he was discussing the concepts for the album OUT OF TIME.
At one point in the story he starts talking about the album title and declares."I wanted to call it CATBUTT".
Later in that day, at King's Island we had enjoyed a few in the Bier Garten and decided to make one of those videos where you sing along like Karaoke and they make a terrible music video. We thought this was a great idea and chose to sing LOVE SHACK (a personal anthem of our swinging single days.)
After our recording......the little man setting up our information asked innocently,"What would you like to call your band?"
And clearly there was only one answer.
It was quite enjoyable to hear them announce that next up singing "Love Shack" would be CATBUTT!!!
If Mrs Repressed and I hadn't settled down and gotten married, our life goal was to tour the country with our imaginary rock band - CATBUTT. To this day, we're known to send each other a CATBUTT themed gift on occasion - but it's been a while so I only can say
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU LAURA!!!! CATBUTT LIVES FOREVER!!!
THANK YOU ATLANTA! GOODNIGHT!!!