…Master & Dog.
On Across the Line, the guys explained their reasoning:
“[The old name] is too long and people don’t remember it,” they said. “We get the same reaction when we tell people – we have to tell them three times and at the end of that they’re like, ‘What’s the name again?’. We were on Gerry Kelly’s show the other day and he summed it up when he said he thought we were a showband.
“We thought it was too late [to change] but we thought, before we go any further afield, this is the time to do it now. Quasi is where we got the name of the band from – the first song we ever played as a band was a song by them, called ‘Master & Dog’.”