Death Cab For Cutie took their name from a song by The Bonzo Dog Band, a brilliant facet of an otherwise disastrous Beatles’ TV concert film titled Magical Mystery Tour . George Harrison and John Lennon escaped the bus for a while to take in a show at a strip club that featured Viv Stanshall, Neil Innes and company playing a tune as plaintive as it is ironic. Innes would gain fame as part of the Monty Python crew. Stanshall, one of rocanrol’s greatest unknowns, did all sorts of beautiful work before burning to death in his Muswell Hill apartment after popping too many Valium while smoking in bed. One might rightly ask, how could something so fair be so cruel? Instead of pondering such weighty mysteries, just get your metal on. It’s the role of a lifetime, sabes ?