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Wonderful Performer's Names-

The Shambles 29 Mar 99 - 04:12 PM
AlistairUK 29 Mar 99 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 04:12 PM

I used to think that the US was the place for wonderful exotic names of performers. However, on the recently released Topic's Voice Of The People, I found the following pairing, that I think rivals anything that the US can offer.

I give you England's own 'Scan' Tester and 'Rabbity' Baxter.


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From: AlistairUK
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 05:07 PM

As I think I said in another thread. There is a guy in the Bedfordshire area that goes out under the moniker
Hezekiah Slackbandy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: tomtom
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 05:14 PM

Mumford Bean & his Itawambians Ephraim Woodie & the Henpecked Husbands


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From:
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 07:24 PM

o dear we are all saddo's, aren't we


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Dale Rose
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 08:09 PM

Aww, it's hard to beat the old time string bands for nifty names. Here's one~~Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers. They were from Calico Rock, AR(just north of Mountain View) c. 1928.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 09:36 AM

Southern Ontario has some very flat areas. There is a local Bluegrass band known as Lester Buck and his Flatland Mountaineers.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Arkie
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 10:52 PM

We used to have a band in these parts called "Squirrel Heads and Gravy" We could noever tell which one was 'Gravy'. They eventually became more respectable and were known as "Dr. Humphrey and the Biscuit Boys". We never figured out which one was Dr. Humphrey either.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 11:48 PM

Are we restricted to REAL bands, or can I add the one we heard about in Vermont: Vinyl Dinette and the Formicas.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 01:08 AM

There's the old-timey band Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers--and Norman Nostril and the Nine Nasty Nose Pickers. --seed.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 10:06 AM

There is bar band around Ontario who filled a lot of clubs before people caught on, Live Sex Show.

I saw a poster for a band called Pull My Finger.

There are some sites devoted to this. Check out

www2.acorn.net/~aa423/bands.htm

I have seen a much more complete site, but can't seem to find it right now. Will post if I can locate it, I laughed for hours.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 10:51 AM

There's a, er, jazz I think, band that's very big in the Midlands over here called "King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys". I wonder if they've ever been on at the Custard Factory? Then there was folkie Pakki Byrne, who wasn't from Pakistan at all. And then there was the late writer of monologues, Nosmo King: move the space a couple of places to the right ...

Steve


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 11:01 AM

Ah, congruence!

I went to see Si Khan on Friday night. I am sorry to say it was not a packed house. Wonderful performer. He has a warm voice and an idiosyncratic guitar style, but his heart makes up for whatever else is lacking. Lovely songs and very singable choruses.

Well, at one point, Si talked about his friend Ephraim Woodie and Ephraim's early recordings as Ephraim Woodie and the Hen-Pecked Husbands.

Ephraim talked about one song being cut short by the recording engineer. The engineer said they only had 2 minutes and 45 seconds for the take and Ephraim would have to cut off the final verse. Well, Ephraim did what he was told. It was a sort-of gospel number which talked about ways to handle the devil if you should encounter him. Si listened to the song and said it seemed there should have been room for the last verseand he asked Ephraim to sing it. To paraphrase the verse it went, "you throw the devil in a pit and hit him over the head with a crock of s**t." Si figures that the engineer was just "editing" the song for commercial purposes. I suspect he's right about that.

So, today I encounter Ephraim on a thread. My, my, my.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 03:23 PM

From the world of bluegrass:

Seldom Scene
Rarely Herd
Lost Wages
Freight Hoppers
Gopher Broke
Cow Tippers
The Case Brothers (Martin & Gibson)

(It goes on and on . . .)


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From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 03:33 PM

For sole in your sea music, Finn & Haddie. How cheekie of me (Blush). Barry


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Arkie
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 06:15 PM

A couple more: Vince Vance and the Valients and Phil Dirt and the Doziers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 07:23 PM

I played in a group whose full name was The Snake Gully General Store and Comfort Station Orchestra.

In the township of Woodford in Queensland (host to the Woodford Festival) there's a fruit and vegie shop called Grapelands, owned and operated by a guy who does Elvis renditions every afternoon. His name is Elvis Parsley.

Speaking of Woodford impersonations from the 60's I've also seen Retro Tull, and Peculiar Clark.

There's a very quirky and popular Aussie bluegrass group known as The Sensitive New Age Cowpersons.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Brakn
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 07:30 PM

Dean Gabber and The Gabberdeans
Ken Wood and The Mixers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Mike Billo
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 09:13 PM

My wife and I used to perform using our names, Mike and Marian Billo. but lately we've been calling ourselves"The Foaming Billos"


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 10:02 AM

I forgot about the Canadian East Coast Band, Buddy Whatshisname and the Other Fellers.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Pete peterson
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 11:41 AM

Every year at Galax the program lists about 300 (200 bluegrass & 100 oldtime) ridiculous band names. Sone of the ones i have played in over the years (not just galax but various fiddle contests) The Golden Age Retrievers (a current band!) Lawyer Woodbridge and his Court-Ordered Wiretappers Bowing for Dollars Ben Borscht and the Beats (another active band) Otter Chaos The Grange-hall Flyers (a dance band from CO which plays in about six different grange halls) Pete


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Ian Kirk (inactive)
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 12:28 PM

Will you put your hands together please and welcome that well know Scottish blues singer

Lead Ears McStuff

and a legendary band keeping the old time rock traditions alive

Dave Rave and the Rockets

I thangyew

:-) Ian


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: LEJ
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 12:45 PM

Couple colorado bands; From Boulder, the long-running and quite filthy Four Nicators. And Denver's Mother Folkers. There was also a rap group that passed through not long ago who had a great name,"The Insane Clown Posse."


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:12 AM

Here's another one. Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers, c.1935. (No, I'm not making that up)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 09:25 AM

I once played with a band called Hesperous Sprott and the Fiddlers Elbow Band but I believe there is a duo in Norfolk England called Norfolk 'n Goode. I havn't heard of them for sometime so I think they are probably true to their name. Cheers Bill


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Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:00 AM


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From: TomTom
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:04 AM

Floyd Ming & His Pep-Steppers. Another personal favorite, some old-timey fiddler named Seven-Foot Dilley.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:48 PM

Don't have to go beyond Ontario for some good ones. Grit Laskin has been listed on an album or two as "Blind Bermuda Shwartz". I'm on a couple of forgettable projects as "Lance D Boyle". Oops, forgot about a long ago bluegrass band I was in called "The Gangreen Boys". A Local TV producer said our name was offensive (he didn't think the joke was funny) and arbitrarily changed us to the "Bluegrass Ramblers". Needless to say, we broke up shortly after. The odd thing about it was that also on the TV show was a rock band called "The Spastikks". No-one changed their name. I guess they were just tougher than us.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: RWilhelm
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 03:24 PM

There was a jug band in the 20's called "Feathers and Frogs"


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: jofield@yahoo.com
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 02:26 PM

What, no one mentioned Peaty Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law?

I assume there were several bands called Wolfgang and the Wolf Gang.

James.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 03:57 PM

Uh, have we forgotten the rock groups or don't we want them. Lot of strange there, but the best to hit it big are "Bare Naked Ladies" from Canada. Try looking for their web site...they got one! Speaking of Canada, there are also "Crash Test Dummies" too. Obviously a Fielding plot here of some sort.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: rich r
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 07:20 PM

Years ago I briefly sang in a group called "The Oxtail Ragout Three" with the middle word pronuounced like its English spelling, i.e. rag-out. Out of Fergus Fall in west central Minnesota there is an old time/bluegrass band called "The Uff Da Mountain Boys". INterestingly they do not have a fiddler, but one of the members plays the fiddle parts on the harmonica.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 07:25 PM

'Tain't no plot, Paw. We also have the "Bourbon Tabernacle Choir" and "Bartok Guitarsplat". No kidding.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Virginia
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM

My favourite is a Canadian (I think) band called "The Dinner is Ruined". They do a sort of industrial/punk/spoof thing.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:10 PM

Fisher Hendley's Aristocratic Pigs. A real old-time band in the 1920s (when they weren't called old-time).
There used to be a band in Detroit called the Loose Stools.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:31 PM

Wonderful Performer's Names? Scrump is one that springs to mind :-)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:45 PM

Patty O'doors and the sunloungers!

There was also Brixton Bert's band

The Guild of Ancient Shoe Repairers.....

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Bugsy
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:59 PM

I was a founder member of shanty team called "The Fo'csle Firkins" and there was once a scratch shanty team called "Discharged Seamen"

CHeers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Sherbs
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 05:13 PM

I used to go frequently to see a friends band called:
The Baker Babbage Bonk Banned


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Songster Bob
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 07:54 PM

"Fisher Hendley's Aristocratic Pigs." Actually, they chose that name when they were sponsored by a pork processing company.

Then there's the flash guitarist, formerly from Lucinda Williams' band, whose name is Gurf Morlix. I have his CDs, and he's really great (this has nothing to do with his name, of course).

And I was in a band, back in the day, called the Greasy Run Toad Trompers -- our mythical list of 'greatest hits' included 'Teach your tadpoles (you who are on the road must have a toad that you can cling to)' among others.

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:11 PM

It would be hard to beat Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas (they later changed it to something much less interesting).

There was a punk band (from Edinburgh?) called Matt Vinyl and the Decorators.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:17 PM

What about Howling Wilf, has he had a mention yet? Oh, and Stanley Accrington.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: RTim
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:19 PM

Don't forget the great American "Irish" band - "How To Change A Flat Tire."

And I am in a band called - Beggars Description.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 10:39 PM

An all female bluegrass band in Pittsburgh, PA was called 'The Bushwackers'. Don't know if they're still active, but they were really good.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Bugsy
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 11:27 PM

There used to be a group of women in NZ called "The Ovarian Sisters"

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 03:38 AM

Achilles And His Heels
Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
The end is listless.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:02 AM

My husband is in a group called Last ones out. That's because they usually are.
Robyn


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From: Scrump
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:19 AM

LOL Bugsy - I like that one.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: mrmoe
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:25 AM

My son's (former) band was called "uncomfortable silence".....maybe a strange name for a head banging band....


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:46 AM

Max Galactic and the Cloud of Evil (sort of klezmer/jazz)

Armed and Hammered (punk)

Hamburger Patty and the Helpers (Gwen Swick, long back during the Queen Street scene (Toronto)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:54 AM

A few of my favourites:

Cliff Rescue and the Helicopters
The Four Skins
Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Splott Man
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:56 AM

There's the British blues band - Cliff Rescue & The Helicopters - I've got the T Shirt


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: kendall
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:59 AM

Some years back there was a bluegrass band here called "Lunch at the dump"


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 07:21 AM

Sydney acappella group "Dog Walking Backwards"

The only group named after a resourceful dog that had only one way to get out of a tight situation.

they are also wonderful singers


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From: Y_Not
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 08:02 AM

Who remembers The Dead Sea Surfers? always thought that was a great name.


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From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 12:37 PM

Hershey Bar Mitzvah


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From: DADGBE
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 01:11 PM

A friend of mine plays in the contra dance band, 'Bandamonium'.


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From: mrmoe
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 01:46 PM

.....and who could forget mogan david and the grapes or wrath, manifold and the heat risers, or doctor dubele and the park street undertakers....


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From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 02:11 PM

My favorite was a pick-up choral group who billed themselves as "The Acapella String Band".


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From: Amergin
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 02:12 PM

There is a local band called Amadan....


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From: Songster Bob
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 02:21 PM

There are whole websites dedicated to band names, some of them "real," and some of them fanciful -- "That'd be a good name for a band, there, Sparky" kind of thing. I don't have a URL handy, but then, there's the Google, isn't there?

A friend of mine is in a band called "The Luckless Pedestrians," and another in "The Blind Robins." And who can forget "Ben Steele and His Bare Hands?" (a real band, too).

My current bands have really bland names -- Last Gold Dollar and Civil War Comrades (this last because the bandleader owns the URL civilwar.com), so I don't expect to ever get listed in any of the band name websites.

Bob Clayton


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From: MARINER
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 03:06 PM

How about the Irish band "Hank Halfhead and the Rambling Turkeys "
Then there's local Wexford band "The Kick Ass Cuckoos" Also "Blind Boy Grunt " Wonder what became of him? .I have him on an album recorded in the basement of Dobell's Record shop ,London in the early 60s.


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From: GUEST,ib48
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 04:38 PM

slippery clit,a chickory tip tribute band


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From: Genie
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 06:33 PM

Well, he just got cut from American Idol, but his dad was a well-known musician (whose name I can't recall - hardy har har) and he had a certain something about his voice.   His name?

Sundance Head

;-D

I think that name oughta be good for a gig or two.

Genie


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From: Jim Lad
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 10:21 PM

Jim Brannigan


anon.


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From: Jim Lad
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 10:22 PM

Yeah!
He's great.



Guest anon.


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From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 11:59 PM

Here in Madison, WI we have klezmer band called Yid Vicious.


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From: Bugsy
Date: 15 Mar 07 - 02:32 AM

Yid Vicious! I like that!


CHeers

Bugsy


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From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 15 Mar 07 - 06:54 AM

And, of course, Yorkshire's very own punk/Bollywood band the Sex Patels!


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From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 12:00 AM

howbout sidney's kidneys


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From: GUEST,Mike in DC
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 12:21 AM

The Genetically Modified String Band


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From: ad1943
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:22 AM

Dear Mariner


I think that "Blind Boy Grunt" was Bob Dylan

There is a band in Australia named "Doris Dazed"


I play in a band named   "Big Willy and the Boys"


Allen in Oz


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:40 AM

when the bush band Ryebuck play for Contra dances they use the name Pastrami on Rye.

sandra


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From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 04:44 AM

Surely, there MUST be an Appalachian side somewhere called "Appalachian Controlee "---?? If not, there should be !! If you don't " get it " in the US, try looking at the label on a French wine bottle !!


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From: Mark H.
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 12:05 PM

Here in Scotland a band called Midge Coil and the Repellents lasted one short gig. We weren't very good.
When Robin Williamson and John Renbourn got together, playing harp and guitar, they turned down the chance to call themselves The Incredible String Tangle.
From Swansea, I remember B.B. Smith and the Noisy Bastards; also Andy Pandymonium.


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From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 04:30 PM

Let's not forget Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers or the Volo Bogtrotters.

Stephen Lee


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From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 01:59 AM

Nosmo King - From the Music Halls - claimed his name was up in lights in every theatre...


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From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 02:02 AM

Curly Boy Stubbs


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From: goatfell
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 03:34 AM

if I had my own band it would called the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, which was the name of a football team in Scotland from Ayrshire, and one of it's players was a young man called Bill Shankly


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From: goatfell
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 03:40 AM

My Dad, God rest his soul, remembers Nosmo King, and said that he was great


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From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:17 AM

Terry Silver ( Leadfingers ) and I , as well as several others including Johnny Collins, Tom Lewis, George Wilson ( Geordie -Peorgie ) , are all familiar with various locations in Singapore, all of us having been in the Navy/Army/RAF out there. One of the better -known villages on the island is called SEMBAWANG, and I have suugested to Terry that we might all get together one day, and perform as " THE SEMBAWANGKERS " !!


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:21 AM

La Bottine Souriant.
G

The smiling ankle boot.


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From: TheSnail
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:36 AM

More in line with the original post, at the time that 'Scan' Tester and 'Rabbity' Baxter were playing in Sussex, Eely Whent (fiddle), Spanker Austin (cello) and Harkie Nesling (fiddle) were traditional musicians in Suffolk.


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From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:42 AM

So who was Lemmie Brazil ??


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From: TheSnail
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:07 AM

Lementina Brazil, melodeon player from a traveller family in Gloucestershire.


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From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:28 AM

Thankyou !! I always wanted to know that ---seriously !!! Why was " Scan " Tester so called ?? I guess you must know that too !!( you can tell what sort of music I like !! )


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From: MARINER
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 09:34 AM

Hi ad1943 , I knew who Blind Boy Grunt was . It was most certainly Bob Dylan , I just wanted to see if many others knew .


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 09:42 AM

Who was Lefty Wilbury?
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From: TheSnail
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:21 AM

According to Reg Hall's biography of Scan - "I never played to many posh dances" -

On one occasion the [Scan and his uncle Tom and elder brother Trayt"] were piling out of the cart when someone, amused that Lewis was man enough to play music but too small to jump down off the tail unaided, gave hime a hand and shouted out,'Come here, you little scantiloper!'. The name 'Scan' stuck for life.

Answers one question but poses another.


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From: GUEST,Pete Sumner
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM

Anyone remember RUMPLE THREESKIN or LIMP WILLIE AND THE DISAPPOINTMENTS

The first from Scotland and the second from Lincolnshire (I think)....

Pete Sumner
California


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From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 01:25 PM

Trout Fishing In America

Shag Connors and the Carrot Crunchers

The Arrogant Worms


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From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:34 PM

Hot Carl & the Cleveland Steamers


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From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:36 PM

Randy VanWarmer

Kitty


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From: GUEST,mushroomfreddie
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:18 PM

from Wales, some years ago - Elvis Preseli


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From: Skipper Jack
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 09:40 AM

What about "Hanging Johnnies" from the West Country. They let it all hang out!!

Then there is Baggyrinkle from Swansea. Do they wear rinkly baggies??


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From: Edmond
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 09:59 AM

Who, from the Manchester scene of the late 1960s, remembers Big John's Baekelite Nipple Band ?


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From: GUEST,Trevor Thomas
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:44 AM

I bought a CD the other day which featured a band called the Light Crust Doughboys, which I thought was a good one.

My favourite band name at the moment is the Jimmy Shandrix Experience. Genius.


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:48 AM

Sic transit gloria Kitty.
G.


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From: Splott Man
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 11:28 AM

I was in The Kitchen Sinkopaters for a while.


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From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 11:44 AM

Who could forget "Kinky Friedman and his Texas Jewboys?" One of their all-time favorites was "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed!"

Locally, we have a phenomenon known as the annual "Over-The-Line" tournament. It is, basically, a form of three person softball, played on the beach or open sandy area. The tournament has always been a bacchanalian event, though somewhat tamer than in past years. Most notably, the team names (which might well become band names) are often unprintable and notorious. They are introduced by the announcers in absolute deadpan fashion, adding to the weirdness. Some of the less offensive include, "The Richard Pryor Barbecue Rib & Chemical Company," (just after his unfortunate experiment with free-basing), "A One-Eyed Rocket to Uranus" and "Stop the Bus and Let My Brother Jack Off." Programs sell like hotcakes, often to those who never bother to attend.

Current events spawn many of the names, and nothing is sacred. Some years ago, ABC Sports wanted to televise the event, asking only that the names be toned down. They were told to take a flying leap, bringing raucous cheers from the local sponsors, The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC).


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From: goatfell
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 11:47 AM

then there was the group that I was in called Rumplefyke (means itchy arse)


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From: GUEST,Jim Carroll
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:37 PM

'Nimrod Workman'

Jim Carroll


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From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 02:10 PM

Peterborough bass player, J.P.Hovercraft played for Max Mouse and The Gorillas, Michael Behnan and Joe Hall and the Continental Drift among others.
Toronto singer/songwriter Melwood Cuttlery.


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From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 01:45 AM

An old friend of mine (sadly, now deceased) used to perform under the name Sleepy Silver which is an anagram for Elvis Presley.

Stephen Lee


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From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 08:02 AM

John Baker and Bob Cleveland, both stalwarts at Gainsborough Folk Club amongst others, decided that, despite their ages they wished to form a boy band. We called them "VestLife"....


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From: GUEST,edthefolkie
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 08:27 AM

Course there are all these wonderful bluesmen like Sleepy John Estes and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

A member of a well known band invented a bluesman name game to play in the van. He has to have a name (like Blind Lemon) consisting of a physical disability, a fruit and a US president.

One he came up with was Double Amputee Kumquat Madison.

Don't try this at home children....


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 08:34 AM

Syphilitic Sloe Polk
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From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 05:27 PM

edthefolkie's mention of Sleepy John Estes reminded me of his musical partners Hammy Nixon and Yank Rachell. Great names all.


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From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 18 Jul 07 - 06:43 PM

We had a group in Kent some years back called "Free Admission". I believe that a few venue organisers didn't catch on quickly enough, but then, for some unknown reason, bookings suddenly dried up.

BTW Giok, "Sic Transit" (we couldn't find a singer named Gloria Mundy, and Cath had already taken up with some guy named Turner), without the Kitty is Clive Lever and myself, as credited on the Guide Cats Volumes 1 & 2 CDs.

Don T.


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From: Mike Miller
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 12:34 AM

Back in the 60's the Philadelphia Folk Festival hired an eclectic performer named Virgil Sturgel. I wonder what became of him.
Someone mentioned Sy Kahn. When I met him I asked if he had changed his name to Ho Chi Mihn City.

                         Mike


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From: Bill S from Adelaide
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 06:58 AM

We performed at Mechelen Festival in the 70's and were billeted with the lead singer of an eponymous band called Joe Prik who performed long ballads in Flemish, rock-style. Truly bad, they were sent off stage and he started fighting the manager.
There was a band in Sydney called "Free Beer and Strippers"..


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From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 09:39 AM

Local bands round here include "Kathleen Turner Overdrive" (rock) and "The Farm Cart Orchestra" (folkish)


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From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 09:46 AM

A female singer from Suffolk, now long dead .... Alien Stollery


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From: GUEST,Mary Brennan
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 05:59 PM

Devon Sproule.


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From: tinvic
Date: 04 Aug 07 - 12:02 PM

I play in a band called "The Sussex Pistols" which I like to claim is the silliest folk dance name in Britain, but unfortunately there is some pretty stiff competition from:-
The Itchen Scratch Band (Southampton)
The Govan Spoonful (Glasgow)
Ceilidh Minogue (Scotland)


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From: GUEST,Colin Moore
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM

Don't know if you think our band name deserves your accolade, but we are called Boo Boo Charioca and the Thunderstars. We perform in folk clubs mainly.


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From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 04:16 PM

Hi Jim; Yes, Nimrod Workman is an odd name, but he was a damned good singer. Also from America, gospel singer Homer Rodehever. And a lady called Arizona Dranes. Burl


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From: Newport Boy
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 04:33 PM

At the pub in Glenelg a couple of years ago, we were entertained by Annie Lupton and her Stonking Jive Band. Very good, too - I still remember her singing.

I also remember the local who'd had (more than) enough to drink at 9pm and collapsed to the floor. His mates carefully picked him up, carried him out to his car and laid him to sleep on the back seat. I can't believe he was sober enough to drive when he woke in the morning.

Phil


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From: Stringsinger
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 04:41 PM

I am partial to two historic group names. Uncle Dave (Macon) and the Buckle Busters.
and...The Mound City Blue Blowers.

There was a Weaver's attempted clone called the "Unravellers".

How 'bout a made-up one? The Sycophantic Syncopaters or the Syncopating Sycophants?

Ramblin' Jack Elliot used to call Bascom Lamar Lunsford....Bastard Lampoon Lunchfart.
This is because when Jack, Guy Carawan and I visited him in Turkey Creek, N.C. he wasn't too hospitable. He called us "comminists".

Frank Hamilton


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From: Bill D
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 05:25 PM

"comminists", huh? *grin* Some of those 'good 'ol boys' were pretty narrow in their views. Uncle Dave Macon was kinda that way, too.


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From: Bluegrassman
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 05:28 PM

On Teesside there is a a duo called Shy Talk and there was a band called Far Canal at one time.


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From: Dan Keding
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 06:10 PM

I was doing a concert in a small town high school many years ago when I met some boys who had a local band that did dances, etc. They had the best name I ever heard for a rock band - Book 'Em Dano.


Dan


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From: Bainbo
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 06:54 PM

Didn't there used to be somebody called Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds?

Which somehow reminds of a guy I saw performing in a pub in London, called Ed Furst.


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From: paula t
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 07:24 PM

How about the absolutely wonderful "Six Hands In Tempo" _ a very classy guitar group who couldn't really announce themselves just by their initials!


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From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 04:20 PM

Ah yes. Six Hands In Tempo, from my home town of Nottingham. As you say, 'Very Classy' I hope they are still playing, evgen if in other groups. Burl.


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From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 09:09 PM

From Dublin in the late '60's, featuring Clive Collins and Patsy Whelan - Fiddlin' Ginger Billy and the Black & white Pudding-Benders.

Seamus


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From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 11:50 PM

I am absolutely not making this up. Ben Dover and the Screamers!


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From: Trevor Thomas
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 10:39 AM

Almost as good as the Jimmy Shandrix Experience - I bought a CD recently by a bagpipe band called the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. It's really good.


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From: Hamish
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 12:11 PM

From Somerset there's a ceilidh band caled The Lucy Lastic Band.

I'm guesting mext summer at Broadstairs with John E Cash and the Orange Tree Country Cowboys. Ye-hah!

--
Somebody else


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From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 11 Dec 07 - 04:31 PM

And, lest we forget, you folks in the Mother Country sent us Colonials one Jerry Dorsey, AKA Englebert Humperdinck. It takes real brass nuggets to use a name like that as a serious crooner.


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 06:02 AM

Machine Gun Fellatio still does it for me.


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From: GUEST,Marty
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 10:41 AM

Peculiar Clerk.
Sydney band from days gone by.

Website:
www.users.tpg.com.au/adsluisy/PCbio.htm


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From: mrmoe
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 11:24 AM

....are we forgetting bermuda schwartz?.....wierd al's drummer....


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From: Mikefule
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 01:04 PM

Six Hands in Tempo did a 25th anniversary reunion gig recently at Carrington Folk Club, and were still good.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are good too.

I recently bought an album by Deaf Shepherd, mainly on the basis of the name - a reference to Def Leppard, in turn a reference to Led Zeppelin). There is also a Tone Deaf Leppard, I think.

Rocky Sharpe and the Replays had a female singer called Helen Highwater. And she was very good indeed.

Reading some sleeve notes yesterday, I came across a reference to someone called Monika Pramstaller.

I have a rockabilly album by Johnny Legend and his Rockabilly Bastards.

There's a very good anarcho-punk band called the Rudimentary Peni.

Someone else mentioned the skinhead musical quartet, The Four Skins.

Then there's the plainly descriptive "Screeching Weasel".

A friend uses the nom de plume of Quince Cheese. I have sometimes toyed with the idea of building a "punk" Morris Fool's persona around the name "Dreadful Tosh".


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From: bankley
Date: 23 Dec 07 - 01:16 PM

"Luke the Drifter" aka Hank Williams

"The Singing Brakeman" aka Jimmie Rogers

"Holy Fuck" aka Holy Fuck, from Toronto

"2Pac" aka Tupac Shakur


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From: GUEST,Ed Furst
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 01:06 PM

Other names I have worked with:
The Elastic Band (the 60s soul band),
Matt Finnish,
BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free),
Pete Bogg,
Luther Vandriver, etc. Don't ask.
Of course, I have never used Ed Banger. That would be silly.


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From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Jan 08 - 01:10 PM

There was a Cajun band with a regular gig on Bourbon St. called "[Somebody-or-other] and the Can't Hardly Playboys."

I'll be back when I remember more...


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From: Celtaddict
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 01:34 PM

The Pirate Music for New Orleans thread mentions a participating band called
The Jolly Garogers.


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From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 01:57 PM

which reminds me of a local bunch of young rockers, who may or may not any longer exist:

Garage a Trois


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From: GUEST,Bizibod
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 02:48 PM

Rabid Babies

Windowlickers

Only saw the posters looooong after the event, so can only guess the genre.....


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From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 03:58 PM

Suffolk bell and horseshoe band.
Flashing heels. Skip Hire.Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 04:34 PM

The Icelandic singer, Bjork, once belonged to a band with the surly name, Taffi Tikarrass. Apparently, the Icelandic translation is "Cork the Bitch's Arse."


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From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 05:29 PM

This may be a false "urban legend," but one of my favorite band names has always been:

Free Beer

Very attention-grabbing when distributed on flyers, posters, etc.


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From: Cool Beans
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 06:48 PM

Not musicians but a colleague used to collect interesting names of actors and other theater folk. Some favorites: Stroke T. Renigade, Rockets Redglare, Suede Ong and Arwulf Arwulf.


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From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 09:58 AM

The Cowslingers
Hostile Amish
Screwtractor
Truck Meets Train
Jehovah's Waitresses
The Cramps
Big Hunk of Cheese
Cop Shoot Cop
Hyper As Hell
Corpse Vomit
Blue Lunch


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 10:35 AM

There was a short lived folk group in the late 60's called 'The Alderley Edge Over Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Team', Also remember 'Mad Jocks and Englishmen' around the same time.

FC


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From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Feb 08 - 12:42 PM

The Weavers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 08:18 AM

Have we had Johnny & the Prison Didn't Help Boys yet?

I understand these gents are resident in Sheffield, which explains a lot.....

http://www.johnnyandtheboys.co.uk/home.html


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice)
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 03:18 PM

"o dear we are all saddo's, aren't we "

no we all have a sense of humour, Mr. I'm The One With The Lampshade On My Head At Parties (Mr.ITOWTLOMHAP for short)

Blind Boy Grunt (aka Bob Dylan)

and, of course, The Massed Alberts, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, and Bill Posters Will Be Band

Charlotte (An Evening of British Rubbish)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Vic at work
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:22 AM

I have not looked at all the posts so if mentioned before, sorry.

The new modern idiot grunt band. Still performing, but only just.

Vic


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Capo da Monty
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 07:52 AM

Weasel's Feel. (Bishop/Wild) Dorset mid 70's.

Believed to have been derived from the appreciation of Decameron's "Stoat's Grope"!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:16 AM

Six finger shuffle.
Webby toes and the shallow enders
One degree of seperation
I am only in this band because HE is the headmaster.
Call your momma aunty
Grandads Little Lovers
All Lincolnshire or Norfolk Band Names I think


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 07:44 PM

James Blunt announced on Have I Got News For You that his first band was called Limp Willy and the Disappointments.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vzxw3/Have_I_Got_a_Bit_More_News_for_You_Series_40_Episode_4/


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 08:26 PM

A local country group, not bad at all, were performing as "The Porta-Potty Pickers".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Martha Burns
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 10:18 PM

I once shared a performers' shuttle bus with a klezmer band called "Mrs. Toretsky's Nightmare."
There was a woman on the bus who was coming as a guest of the band. Turned out, she was married to one of the band members, a guy with the last name "Toretsky." And SHE, of course, was "Mrs. Toretsky."
That's been one of my favorite band names, ever since.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:22 AM

The Electric Light Orchestra was brilliantly punning.

Telephone Bill & the Smooth Operators {for Yoosers: a 'bill' here means an account for payment}.

Mudge & Clutterbuck were their real names.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 07:50 AM

We were always quite proud of "Blind Panic" as we could use it variously to describe how we reacted to the audience or their reaction to us. It also went well with our compliation album "Panic measures".

I thought I caught a reference to another band having started up calling themselves the same name recently, which could cause confusion.

There was a punk band in London that started to use the name but changed when we told them that we were already using it.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: melodeonboy
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:23 AM

And let's not forget that wonderful Puerto Rican musician from New York whose name consists of two body parts - Willie Colon!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,schlimmerkerl
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:32 AM

The Traveler Pecker Dunne.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: C-flat
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 09:48 AM

In the same vein as Jimi Shandrix Experience, Deaf Shepherd, etc, I always like "Fake Thackray" as a tribute name.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 02:03 PM

My daughter was in a folk punk band called Piper Doon, so named because the piper's instrument was out of commission.

I think Roger the Chorister is a fab name.


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Subject: hezikiah slackbandyWonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 08:50 AM

I recall seeing Hezikiah slackbandy at the bishops Stortford folk club, several years ago, he was acompanied by 3 girls appropriately named "The fabulous Slackettes", they were excellent, it was a great night, Hezikiah returned later without them and it was not as good.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 07:15 PM

Tone Deaf Leopard


Bands I've been in/am still in: The Phatt-B'Stards, Blo na Gael, Nine Mile Ride, Madrigalleon, Take The Shilling and... many years ago in the punk era, Loose Stools


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 07:16 PM

There was aband in the late 60's/early 70's called Doctor (Somebody's) Efficacious Green And Purple Pills


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: beeliner
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 01:45 AM

A real stripper who usta perform frequently in my home town:

"Chris Colt and her 45's".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 03:48 AM

How could Doctor Bowser's Brown Bowel Oil Band (of blessed memory) have escaped mention so far?

To say nothing of
Sid Sideboard and the Chairs
Us and Him
Dickie Hart and the Pacemakers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 05:35 AM

As a sometime(s) landscape architect, I intend to call my next band Billy T Brown and The Capes. As some of you know my first ever band was Joy Stick and The Cockpits (the singer really was called Joy)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 08:50 AM

Jet Blast & The Deflectors!


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Trevor Thomas
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 10:00 AM

In the four years since I last saw this thread I've remembered a band from about 20 years ago who did twangy guitar instrumentals. They were called Dalek Beach Party, and the line up was

Aaron C Rescue - Guitar
Dudley Serious - Bass
Howard Sway -    Drums.

The name Johnny And the Prison Didn't Help Boys has cropped up in the meantime, which is a name I recognise, because I'm currently serving a sentence as Mandolin Player in that selfsame band. Yes, we're all indeed long residents in Sheffield, but only one of us was born in that fine city. The rest of us range from Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Newcastle and Taipei.


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From: GUEST,rickyb
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 04:01 AM

Dr Bowser's Brown Bowel Oil Band


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Rickyb
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 04:03 AM

and I was very annoyed to find that my fictional punk band, invented when I was at school in 1978, has had their name stolen - The Test Icicles


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From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 10:17 AM

Two very popular fellows, often to be seen cleaning cars in Sainsbury`s car park between forgettable songs are "Deaf Orange Watson" and "Truck Harrison".


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 11:27 AM

Someone told me of a Canadian Hurdy Gurdy player called Barb Dwyer some years ago. Also an Irish radio presenter by the name of Rick O'Shea.


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From: Mark Ross
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 05:44 PM

There was a duo playing in Greenwich Village back in the '70's who called themselves "Free Beer".

When I was in High School 40 years ago we had a jug band called "Prendergast Farganswaller and His Merry Marching Society For The Preservation Of Insignificant Causes". I don't quite remember how I came up with that, but it stuck with us. Of course, there wasn't an MC in the world who could introduce us correctly.

Mark Ross


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From: BobL
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 03:55 AM

In Milton Keynes, there's a bluegrass band with the rather inevitable name of The Concrete Cowboys.

And Floating Crowbar may have been the only band named after an electrical circuit.


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From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 07:43 AM

Two that I've thought of using are The Ottoman of Repentance (Scottish/Middle Eastern) and Deep Fried Mars Bar Mitzvah (Scottish/klezmer).


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From: GUEST,Andy F
Date: 08 Jun 17 - 03:15 PM

Ref: Hezekiah Slackbandy, I remember him well, really funny songs like Love theme from psyco, Green green grass of home(grass=hash). wonder what he's doing now? love to know. Victamana@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 11:20 AM

Canadian Band, and very good as well, "Courage of Lassie".


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From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 09 Jun 17 - 03:27 PM

During the Punk era, we used to rehearse in a record warehouse. I spent some happy times browsing the shelves but the only name which comes back to me was a band called "Throbbing Gristle".

Wasn't there also a band by the name of "Max Headroom and the Car Parks"?


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From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 07:50 AM

Mitre's Well (Nuneaton 1990s)

& I saw the Hank Wangford Band at the Trowbridge Folk Festival (a child thereof WILL happen this year) - lead singer was Irma Seetis (Melanie Harold) she was a sweetie.

A local shanty group is the Two Anchors (say it out loud).


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From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Jun 17 - 10:35 AM

Certainly nor wonderful, and scarcely performers, but my identical cousins: the player of the Washboard of Mass Destruction, Thimbles O'Hooligan, (thanks again Charlie for the name)and the blues singer ToneDeaf Lime Clinton, are worth a mention but definitely NOT a listen.
RtS


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From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 08:54 AM

Hoover the Dog


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 08:10 PM

Love these old threads....

Used to go and hear a great blues band in Newcastle (Oz) called Al Symer and The Forget-Me-Nots.

Then there was Bluey Zarsoff and the Zarsoff Brothers (Rocky, Terry, Bernie and others) who had quite a following around Australia for a few years.


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