could have workshopped the band name a little more, IMHO
Now that he's gone they can start a new group called "Group"
The Band and the Velvet Underground are two groups everyone praises that no one ever listens to.
At least the Band had the Weight which some people recognize...
I agree - sort of a lame name and awkward to use in a sentence (like my OP). Up On Cripple Creek is fairly well known. And The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a lesser known gem sung by Helm.
Marc Cohn has a song called Listening to Levon, about making out with a chick in the car until a Levon song comes on the radio when he completely loses interest in the girl.