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What is your favorite band name?

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Subject: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 03:15 PM

Well, I haven't given this a ton of thought but I saw a thread posted today by the, "Flying Chaucers," and I thought - wow,
what a great name for a band - so my lot is is cast with the Flying Chaucers; but, what is your favorite band name; and yes, you can list more than one. In fact, you can even put forth a band name that no one has ever used but you think would be a great name.
I always though "Truncheon" would be a great name for a metal band. Have fun. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 03:29 PM

Achilles and His Heels.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,firinne
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 04:27 PM

When I lived in Liverpool in the 60's, the Liverpool Echo ran a competition for names for a pop group, can't remember what won but most unforgettable was 'Snotty and the Nosepickers!'


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 04:32 PM

Hey I wasn't ready!

My first proper band was called, honestly, Joy Stick and the Cockpits.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Serious
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 04:36 PM

I think Show of Hands is a damn fine name for a band!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:00 PM

A couple of bands aah've had the great good fortune te be involved in are

Phatt-B'Stards
Blo na Gael
Nine Mile Ride
Jet Blast & The Deflectors


But aah still think that yez have te gan back te that late 60's/early 70's for things like

Blodwyn Pig
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre

But for me aall time favourite band name - Dire Straits

If Dire Straits and Chris Rea made an album, what wad the' caall it?


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:27 PM

The Sons of the Underbrush.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cattail
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:43 PM

Hot Vultures

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Anne Lister
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:43 PM

I badly wanted to call a band I was in Lemming Moran and the Tarts, but I was voted down.

A short-lived effort (but I did like the name) was Macswel's Friends .. you'd have to have met Macswel to appreciate the name. Macswel was a soft toy made by my Mum, with heaps of character.

Anne


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 06:53 PM

my son's favorite band (not sure if fave band name, but probably so)
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 07:18 PM

I always wanted to call a band 'Meat Soup Enema'


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 07:30 PM

Look in the BS section. I refreshed an old thread about Favorite Band Names.
It's a music thread... don't know why it is in BS.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 07:48 PM

There is a band extant - from Canada, I think - whose name makes me smile: Buddy Whassisname and the Other Fellers.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GerryMc
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:05 PM



I wouldn't call it a favourite but in the '80s we were in a band called...

Jack Door and The Ravens

and at school, when looking for a 'strong' name for our band we were very nearly...

Caustic Soda and the Bleach Boys



Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Compton
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:22 PM

I thought Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginians were a stroke of genius. There was a punk band in Stafford called Denis Racket and the Noise Boys!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: M.Ted
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 12:08 AM

Recent favorites:

Neutral Milk Hotel
Dogs Die in Hot Cars
Hayseed Dixie
Me Too and the Gimme Gimmees
Badly Drawn Boy
Insane Clown Posse
l


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Rowan
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 01:00 AM

The thread Alice refreshed has the Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, I'm pleased to report. The first all female rock group in Oz (in the early 70s) that I heard about was called "Hen's Teeth"; unfortunately they didn't last very long. A couple of years later another all female rock group formed in Sydney, called "The Ovarian Sisters"; I think they lasted 4-5 years.

And, in the late 70s, I occasionally played (and sang the occasional shanty) with "Rum, Buggery and the Lash!" who did a great version of "Running Bare".

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Splott Man
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:35 AM

Bands I've been in:

Needeep
Stuff
Chunky
The Kitchen Sinkopators
Hamstrung Bones

The latter was after a joke on (I think) Round the Horne referring to Lord Snowdon as Anthony Hamstrung-Bones.

A fave name I know is the Blues band - Cliff Rescue & the Helicopters


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: mattkeen
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 04:53 AM

Gas Mark 5


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Trevor
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 06:35 AM

Brent Ford and The Nylons were in Birmingham in the 70s. And I liked the sound of Ricky Cool and The Icebergs (presume it's the same person now touring as Ricy Cool and The Hoola Boola Boys.

Bamsquilverboozled was a pretty good name, we thought! Rapsquillion is easier though these days!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 06:44 AM

My nominations:

Bob's Little Brother's Mate's Band
The Above Average Weight Band


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 06:55 AM

In the 70s, there was a punk band (made up of music journalists, I believe), called the Snivellin' Shits. Best band name ever, surely.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 06:58 AM

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra
The Men They Couldn't Hang
Mechanical Horsetrough
Wishbone Ash
Bellowhead
Uriah Heep
Capercaillie

Those are all real. Some friends had a school band called Easy Grandma.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 08:00 AM

Ceilidh Minogue
May Contain Nuts


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: dj bass
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 08:09 AM

Gay Bikers on Acid
The Booze Brothers
Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators

dj


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Compton
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 12:08 PM

There was a Ceilidh band I knew thought about calling itself "The Oral Six"!!...but didn't.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Warwick Slade
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:03 PM

The band of my other self is called "Walter Ego and the Doppelgangers"
Catch them somewhere in Dorset


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:23 PM

Hi Georgie - Nick Pallett from Principal Edwards (they later shortened their name to that) was a mate of mine at university and he there had a band called the Nathaniel Clackthorne All-Rubber Band.

One of my uni bands was Shaft and the Rocks (the lead singer was a mining engineer, see?) and one of my school bands was the Pink Perves. Another uni one was Wandering Hands and the Jailbait.

I am also the oldest surviving member of Roger the Chorister.

More currently, yes, I too think that the Flying Chaucers is a great name, and there is a snigger snogwriter female trio from somewhere near Cambridge called "Deadly Lampshade".

I liked the in-your-face element of Courtney Love's band name "Hole", and also "the Slits".

"The Chosen Few" is a pretty good name too.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:39 PM

Knit Your Own Yogurt
Hugh Reed & the Velvet Underpants
The Crazy World of Arthur Lowe


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:47 PM

Half Man Half Biscuit


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:48 PM

Gogol Bordello


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 02:55 PM

Machine Gun Fellatio


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:10 PM

Half Man, Half Biscuit?

Was that a band fronted by Lionel Richtea ???


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:18 PM

Flying Chaucers, of course!

And --

Starboard List
Three Sheets to the Wind

and there used to be a local Portsmouth, NH rock group called "Jiggle the Handle".

Linn


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 04:12 PM

Come to think of it, there was "Empty Vessels", from Dartford-ish.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: M.Ted
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 05:52 PM

"The Men They Couldn't Hang" makes me think of "My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult"--


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: the button
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 05:54 PM

Hayseed Dixie (bluegrass covers of AC/DC & other heavy rock)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:20 PM

There is a punk band here in Eugene Oregon that calls itself(and you will forgive me I hope);

FUCK GOD IN THE FACE!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:44 PM

Grab the Future By the Face

Linn


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GerryMc
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 08:16 PM


and I was also in The Above Average Weight Band (AKA Fat B!"tards)


Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Mark H.
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 03:20 AM

Wish I'd thought of Midfield General.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Serious
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 03:26 AM

The Oysterband - great name! great music too!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Compton
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:00 AM

I saw advertised in Chester..........The Shy Teds !!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Nick
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 07:25 AM

Jimmy Shandrix Experience


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Beer
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 09:42 AM

Cutty Sark
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Serious :0)
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 11:16 AM

Mawkin-Causley is a grand name too!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 02:49 PM

I saw an American band play in London, called simply "Fuck", they were quite good. Got the CD somewhere. I don't think they got a lot of radio play.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 02:55 PM

There's an old-time band that goes by the name Wabash Cannibals.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cluin
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 02:56 PM

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GLoux
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 02:58 PM

The Wabash Cannibals post was mine...my cookie is now reset.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Padre
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:40 PM

I once played in a string band which could never agree on a name, so we ended up as 'None of the Above'


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:49 PM

I remember a group of singers once introducing themselves as "The Acapella String Band"


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:56 PM

Crash Test Dummies is a good one.

From the list of acts who have been at the Topic in Bradford:

Bandersnatch
Bully Wee Band
Donkey's Breakfast
Highly Strung
Hoover the Dog
Instruments of Torture
Kitsyke Will
Magna Carta
Molly Bloom
Old Rope String Band
Pegleg Ferret
Pillowfish
Pyewackett
Scold's Bridle
Soundsphere
Strawhead
Tanglefoot
WAZ!
Whitney Gin
Widdershins
Yorkshire Relish


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: John Hardly
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 07:13 PM

"Me Too and the Gimme Gimmees"


:^)

I liked "Catskinners".


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Beer
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 08:13 PM

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Crooked Stovepipe
4 Strings and a Squeeze Box
Free Beer (This one has fooled a lot of people into thinking there was free beer only to find it was the name of the band.)
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 08:38 PM

Oh boy...

Bloodwyn Pig
Kinky Freidman and the Texas Jew Boys
Tractor
Claude Jones
Grin

and of course two of my bands:

Doctor Rupert and the Wiggly Didgets (70's)
Sidewalk Bob and the Pedestrians (current)

B~


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Sharon G
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 10:32 PM

Not necessarily a favorite name, but definitely got attention was the first band I was ever part of:

The Hot Desert Love Toads
(I call it the Hot Desert String Band if I need to mention it now)

Corned Beef and Couscous.... aka Music from County Cairo
(Irish meets middle eastern)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 10:44 PM

I think that The Rolling Stones was a hell of a good band name. Inspired. Nice that they also turned out to be a hell of a good band.

Some other band names I think are quite good:

The Band       (The essence of simplicity! Smart.)
The Mothers of Invention      (although I did not like them much)
The Grateful Dead          (brilliant name!)
The Viletones
Stark Naked and the Fleshtones (a pun based on "The Viletones")
Sex Pistols
The Velvet Underground
The Clash
Voidoids
Cardboard Brains
Dead Kennedys (utterly tasteless...but very effective for its purpose)
Bunchafuckingoofs (the most honestly named band in the history of punk rock!)
Souxie and the Banshees
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
King Crimson
Meat Loaf (Conveys a lot, doesn't it? Or maybe not? Heh!)

I put a lot of punk bands on the list, because I find their names hysterically amusing. It's very odd to base a musical movement on total loathing for self, society and others...but they somehow did it. Quite extraordinary in retrospect.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Celtaddict
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 11:09 PM

Any idea if Corned Beef and Couscous is still around? A Google search finds one reference only, in a concert series in Tucson in 1996, so it seems most unlikely. But if you knew my family you would know we really NEED these guys!!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 04:28 AM

I see that it's not only folk/traditional bands listed here. Among my favorites include

Gypsy Guerilla Band (They claim to play "hit and run music".)
Cross Rogues
Strawberry Alarm Clock (essence of the Sixties)
Iron Butterfly
1910 Fruitgum Company (from a wrapper they found in the attic)
Faster Pussycat (from the film "Faster Pussycat Kill Kill")

(It's 3:30 in the morning, so I'm lucky if my brain works at all!)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,rich (bodhránaí gan ciall)
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 05:17 PM

Hypnotic Clambake

The String Cheese Incident

Gan Ainm (many have used it)

The (Sun Ra) Arkestra

The Incredible String Band

Me First and the Gimme Gimme's

Jefferson Airplane (shortened from a fictitious bluesman named Blind Lemon Jefferson Airplane)


Finally, I've always wanted to name a band Public Domain so that we could collect royalties from everyone who had ever played any public domain material!    :-)

Rich


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: mrmoe
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 05:46 PM

anyone remember doctor dubelea and the park street undertakers.......or magan david and the grapes of wrath.....I was once in a band named slippery when wet.....named for no other reason than to use a road sign in our backdrop....


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Y_Not
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 08:08 PM

THE DEAD SEA SURFERS where are they now?

THE HONG KONG KAY LEE COMPANY

SIX HANDS IN TEMPO

THE Y FRONTS (Bob Williamson & Bernard Wrigley)

STORMCROW

THE BE GOOD TANYA'S

THE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Nick
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 09:44 PM

Box of Goats


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: ad1943
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 09:52 PM

I play in a band named :

Big Willy and the Boys

Sometimes known as Willy and the F   wits


There was an all-female band in OZ titled Doris Dazed


Allen in Oz


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: M.Ted
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 10:41 PM

There used to be a group in the Bay Area called "The Pointless Sisters"--


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Genie
Date: 05 Sep 07 - 11:38 PM

I'm kind of partial to Barenaked Ladies.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 12:52 AM

A local band as the iffy name of Punch Judy.

I can't say I care for the goup, but they likely had hopeful guys show up, only to be disappointed in some way: Bare Naked Ladies.

Leatherwolf~'cause it's such a great Heavy Metal band name for a fantastic Metal band (triple axe attack)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 12:56 AM

The 4 Skins.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Ernest
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 02:53 AM

St. Bushmills Choir (name of a folk-punk band found on the www)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Brakn
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 04:28 AM

Dean Gabber and the Gabberdeans.
Ken Wood and The Mixers.
Ed Banger and The Nosebleeds.
Medium Wave Band.
Paddy Goes To Hollyhead.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: folk1e
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 05:38 PM

How about Shaemus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen
I never got over those pink tights he wore eather!


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Wendy
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 06:37 PM

Richard Hell and the Voidoids


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Y_Not
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM

BODHRAN BODHRAN

(pronounced BORAN)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: DADGBE
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 09:00 PM

That female punk band from Los Angeles has my vote - The Cunning Stunts


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 09:10 PM

I just encountered two while doing a bit of Net wandering:

Mr. Quimby's Beard

Spock's Beard


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Sharon G
Date: 06 Sep 07 - 10:09 PM

Just returning to visit this thread...Corned Beef and Couscous went into retirement after about 2 years of existence. Just an historical artifact now, but there might be a living room tape available still....that would be from my living room.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 04:13 PM

Long Jon and the Underthings...but I've never been able to get my partner Jon (who is short, of course) to start the band.

Thought of this about 20 years ago when we were in a singing competition, the second Harmony Sweepstakes, against "the Slips" and (I think) "the Girdles."


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: kendall
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 04:43 PM

Lunch at the dump.
That was a bluegrass band here a few years ago. They all met at the landfill and found out that they all made music, so they formed a band. Too bad they broke up.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Rich(bodhránaí gan ciall)
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 04:59 PM

Dry Branch Fire Squad


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 05:05 PM

Red Molly
the name and the band

and I still don't know where they got the name from-
a long lost cousin from Ireland?
a tropical fish?


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cstargazy
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 07:02 PM

Hi Texas, some unused (in my world) band names for you...Cardboard Mountaineers, Chicken-in-a-Basket, Warp Dressers and Twisters,...and some used ones...Monk Brown and his Dirty Habits, Pineapple Nine (particularly creative this one:they sang English Folk,did not do any numbers about pineapples, and there were only three of them...they hoped their audiences would be sypathetic on account of six band members not having bothered to turn out... tho' indifferent musically, they were quite droll)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cstargazy
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:13 PM

Spiced Quinces, Thick Perkins, Chocolate Chinchillas, Salt-water Duck, Elderflower Fritters, Smoked Goose,Sangaree, Turtle Lady Curzon


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cluin
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 08:23 PM

The Blow Monkeys


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Cstargazy
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 12:44 AM

Peatbog Faeries, Shoogenlifty, Eager Igor and the Ukrainian Ramblers, Ivabolakov and the Balalaika Barbed Wire Hurdlers


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 01:19 AM

Austin Lounge Lizards

How's Bayou (Cajun group)


Smegma ( I kiddingly said a while back that I thought this would be a good name for a band, and I was told there already was one! ) *g*


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 01:21 AM

Bill Murlin, of Portland, OR, and another guy named Bill sometimes perform free at festivals under the name
"The Unpaid Bills."


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 01:25 AM

A now-defunct Celtic group in Portland, which had at least 2 different incarnations with variations in the band's personnel, was "Howling Gael."   I love that name.

And we have a great bluesman here named Paul DeLay. While Paul was in the slammer on a drug rap -- I know, I know, hard to imagine that happening with a blues musician -- the band performed under the name "No DeLay."


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 02:11 AM

Hootie & The Blowfish

Redbone

The Blues Magoos

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Remember "Fire"?)

? & The Mysterians


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 04:00 AM

I always liked the implied irony of The Pure Prairie League, and in the same James Stewart Western vane, the New Riders of the Purple Sage.
But it's hard to beat Nashville Pussy.

By the way, did you hear about my Uncle Charles' rooster?


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 05:33 AM

The Banned Band


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 05:34 AM

Or even better:

The Bent Banned Band


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: bankley
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 11:57 AM

Rumpleforeskin,
Rolling Estonians,
Blind Lemon Pledge,
Steppenshit,
Cunning Linguists
Jerry Hatrix
and from Toronto.. "Holy Fuck"... which takes care of religion and sex. They were cut from the line-up at the Canada Day celebrations in London but did really well in Glastonbury....


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: MystMoonstruck
Date: 08 Sep 07 - 07:41 PM

The Electric Prunes

Climax
In the Sixties, most of us wouldn't have understood the implication. I've been listening to some "bubblegum" songs and realized the lyrics were not as sugar and spice as whe thought. Oh my...)

Lemon Pipers
Speaking of bubblegum, here are some of the fanciful words that, when you take another look...)
"Take a trip on my pogo stick
Bounce up and down, do a trick
I'll play a beat on your pumpkin drum
And we'll have fun in the sun"
Now I KNOW how naive my friends and I were! How we managed to stay so sweet 'n' innocent in the craziness of the Sixties I'll never know.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Electric Light Orchestra

Steelers Wheel


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,guest ian
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 04:37 PM

strolling clones


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Beer
Date: 11 Sep 07 - 09:29 PM

Natural Gas


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Frank Lee
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 04:37 AM

Not a band as such, but 'The Old Spice Girls' is a dance team in Cumbria


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 05:28 AM

Apologies if any of these were mentioned earlier, but:

    Sid Sideboard and the Chairs
    Us and Him
    Wit of a Banker
    Women Wrestling in Mud (another that got complaints from disappointed punters)
    Floating Crowbar (named after an electrical circuit?)
    Dickie Hart and the Pacemakers

but the ultimate most brilliantly tastless band name of all time has just got to be

      Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 05:35 AM

I forgot the local family band of yore - Dyer Tribe


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 05:55 AM

100th post ?


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Barnacle
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 06:00 AM

There used to be a ceilidh band in the North of England called

Oscar the Frog

Thirty years on and I still remember the name. I wonder if they are still going?

Sue


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Marilyn Monsoon
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 07:49 AM

Ok, here goes.

Butthole Surfers
Limp Bizkit
Gay Dad
Napalm Death (scary!)
Cradle Of Filth
Dandy Warhols
and erm......Tom Jones


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: mattkeen
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 07:57 AM

Vince Pie and the Crumbs

Did at least 3 gigs in and around Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire in late 70's


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 08:03 AM

One of these days I'm going to form a band called TBC.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Snake
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 09:25 AM

Snotty and the Nosepickers
(Actually existed as a band in Johannesburg, South Africa)

Suck

(Also a South African band circa 1979)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 10:32 AM

Courage of Lassie. Great Band as well..gone now..too bad.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Splott Man
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 11:20 AM

lefthanded guitar

"Red Molly
the name and the band

and I still don't know where they got the name from-"

She's a character in the Richard Thompson song - Vincent Black Lightning 1952


Splott Man


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 10:07 PM

The Brian Jonestown Massacre


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Neil
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 09:02 AM

After over-imbibing at a local Blues festival I saw Blue Lunch, and then I did.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 03:47 AM

The Nearly Music Consort (filkers).

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: LesB
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 01:57 PM

deafshepherd
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Raggytash
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 02:34 PM

I was very very briefly in a band in Manchester in the late seventies who gloried in the name

" The Nicaraguan Over Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Team"

Thought it was a brilliant name then ................ still do come to think of it

Raggy


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Raggytash
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 02:35 PM

Troupe not team, The Nicaraguan Over Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Troupe"


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 02:56 PM

Around here (St. Louis, MO) a couple of my favorites are The Sins of the Pioneers and one of the bands I play with, The Hot Baloney Boys.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 04:51 PM

"A Beautiful Noise," if only because it's my son's band and finally beginning to do well regionally after six years or so.


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 05:33 PM

My trio is named "Matthew-Mark, Luke and Bubba" because here in the south Matthew-Mark is considered one name. We rejected the name "The Rhythm Methodists" and for one night only we performed as "The Brokeback Mountain Boys".

JC and the Water Walkers
The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Boys Life
One City Without a Train
The New Wave
Dark Restaurant


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 09:51 AM

Raggytash, the Over-Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Team used to be reported on regularly on Round the Horne; they held exhibition matches against the Harlem Globetrotters, bring and buy sales and an annual flagpole squat.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: What is your favorite band name?
From: GUEST,Neil
Date: 15 Sep 07 - 10:01 AM

Dread Zeppelin
Cowslingers
Skrew Tractor
Jehovah's Waitresses
Hostile Amish
Truck Meets Train
Cop Shoot Cop
Blond Boy Grunt and the Groans
Corpse Vomit


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