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Great band names

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Subject: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 01:21 AM

Well folks, Sparked by a thought raised in another thread, I was wandering if anyone else thinks of band names about ten times a week. For instance, I've long wanted to see a band called "Pyrrhic Victory."

Zippy and the Pinheads.

Bodhran Bopping Babes...

OK, so it's not Hokey Pokey and the Druids. Still ....

KC


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 02:06 AM

I'm sorry KC, but both of those have been used, in a way, before. Zippy and the Pinheads was the original name of the Rolling Stones and the Spice Girls were going to be the Bodhran Bopping Babes except none had enough talent to play a bodhran.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: HåvardR
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 03:39 AM

"Kill the Bouzouki " is one of my favorites (as well as a good suggestion, it occasionally seems). One of the more daft is Scotland's "Deaf Shepherd" (which incidentally is a very good band)

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Ewan McVicar
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 03:56 AM

I have played in pickup groupings where the rule was "Whoever gets the gig names the band" - in order to avoid tax problems. Hence I have played in Glasgow with Audio Murphy, Sourrocks, Houghmagundy, Ba'heid MacBear, Eat The Breid, The Blue Sky Boys, and my favourite - Robbery With Violins.
In Cambridge, Mass, in the 1960s I performed with a group whose name transmuted over time: The Bow Street Irregulars became Happy Jack's Thrift Club became Happy Jack and the Orcs became The Shirefolk.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 04:32 AM

I've mentioned this on a previous thread, I've always wanted to call my (non-existent) band Mal Canto and the Malcontents (for reasons anyone who's heard me sing willunderstand). An occasional band in Essex (reforminmg about once a year to do one last gig) which plays 50s Rock & Roll call themselves the Beverley Brothers!


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: alison
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 04:35 AM

hi,

a freind of mine claims to have seen an advert for a band called "Shut up and dance."!!

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 04:38 AM

There's a punk group in Toronto calls itself "Armed and Hammered". And Gwen Swick ("Tamarack" & "Quartette") back in her Queen Street days, called one of her groups "Hamburger Patty & thr Helpers".


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Kris
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:35 AM

I saw a group called 'Temperance be damned' last weekend - that's great name. There is also a local band called 'Drive the weavers mad'.

Kris


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:41 AM

One of our (great) local bands are called 'Carport Extension'. And the Teletubbies' Nursery Rhymes video has a bunch of guys called 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys' (anybody who went to Public School in the UK will appreciate that one...)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Brakn
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:59 AM

See this thread!

Wonderful Performer's Names


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: HåvardR
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 11:08 AM

Some guy at an Edinburgh venue (Big Jim Knight at Dreethy Neebours, I think) called a friend of mine to find a name for his band to put on the poster. And John, slightly irritable, answered "you can call us flamin' anything" - and so he did.

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 12:21 PM

A friend told me about a band he'd once seen - Boston area I think - called "Enormous Richard."


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: sam Pirt
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 01:29 PM

Hi

I play in a great band/duo called 'AAAAG' 'An Accordion And A Guitar' The Guitarist I play with thought it up as a joke and we kept it!!

Bye, Sam


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Subject: RE: Great band names
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Date: 10 Jun 99 - 01:55 PM

Roger the Chorister. (us) Norfolk 'n' Good (from Norfolk, of course)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: The Shambles
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 02:11 PM

Roger.

There is a band here named The Elderly Brothers.

Some of the names that so called 'tribute' bands have are pretty inventive, even though that is about the only thing about them that is.

Trouble is I can't think of the best ones at the moment.

Fleetwood Back is one and there is an ABBA one called Bjorn Again (They haved offered to play especially for Rick, I hear).


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Shambles
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 02:29 PM

I am "here", if you mean, as I think you do, England.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: The Shambles
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:07 PM

That last post was interesting, it certainly wasn't from me.

Strange? Accept no imitations. The Mudcat is in trouble if there are two of us.

THE (one and only) Shambles.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert C
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:48 PM

My band is "Unsafe At Any Speed." We say "That's our name -- not just an observation." We claim never to have played any song the same way twice.

Friends of ours are in a male duet called "Bent Harpoon". They're completely nuts, but they're very good. One of them also performs solo as "Dr. WhizzBang".

We also know a group of four women called "No Windows". They don't do windows and they don't do floors, but they do sing extremely well.

Another friend who is a PBS listener says his dream band name would be "All Strings Considered", but he made me promise never to use it. I may be violating his trust by mentioning it, so please don't take it.

Bert C


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Captain Swing
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 08:17 PM

I've seen"Norfolk 'n'Good" on the same bill as "Suffolk'n'Watt". (WelL possibly)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: The Shambles
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 08:30 PM

Do they both play 'flat'?


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Captain Swing
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 08:50 PM

They did a very good medley of "Windmills Of Your Mind Mind" and "Yarmouth Town".


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Susan A-R
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 09:50 PM

A few years back there was a rock band in these parts called Screaming Broddoli, and they were good. I once played with a group calling themselves Russ and the Three Susans, because that's who we were And didn't they have a moment at the old Fox Hollow festival where they got all of the performers on stage and did something they all knew (Circle Be Ungroken, usually) and they called themselves the Wretched Mess String Band. I perform with two speech/language pathologists, and when I was working with blind adults I suggested we call ourselves the Eye Ear, Nose and Throat band. Somehow I was never taken seriously. Then there was the punk band at the open mike session who called themselves Death Cow Being from Vermont where the cow has become somewhat a symbol of our rural wholesomeness and cuteness (YUCK!) I rather liked this name myself, but the band sounded like a cow in the thros of. . . well, a fate worse than death.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: DonMeixner
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 10:14 PM

The first band I was in was called "HollyHock Rainbucket and the Picket Fence Skin Divers". I have always wanted to advertise a band name on one of those white sign wagon we see infront of saloons in New York State. I'd call the band "$2.98 Shrimp Buffet". I would also like to have a Glitter Country Band called "Alice Chalmers"

I have friend whose band is called "Color Blind James and The Rock and Roll Experience".

Don


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: RiGGY
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 11:26 PM

John Specker & I were "Country Mucus" ca1970 in Philly and the "The Athole Cummers" [ actual border tune title !!] in Newcastle ca1972

Eliott Ribner & I were "Cruel & Unusual" ca1973 [ your guess which/which ] RiGGY ps was there ever REALLY a "Kit & Kaboodle" ?


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert C
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 11:33 PM

I really wanted to call our band The Old Crusty Minstrels, but they wouldn't go for it.

Bert C


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jory Nash
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 12:01 AM

Once, there was a band from Ontario called "The Truth Hurts." But in Quebec, la belle province, their name was simply pronounced "Da Tru Turds." Cheers, Jory Nash


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 12:32 AM

Ginny says "MAWG" (Middle Aged White Guys), but I disagree.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: emily rain
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 01:13 AM

i had a friend who wanted to name his irish band Blarney Rubble.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: darkriver
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 03:00 AM

In Santa Cruz in the Seventies there were two rock-blues groups: Oganookie was one, Poontang the other.
(Maybe you hadda be there--it was a pretty sexy time after all.)

doug


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 06:11 AM

I offer this one that's just come to me , no commission required: Van White and the White Van Men.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Den
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 09:24 AM

What about the scottish act Duncan Dissorderly or the Preening Accountants. There was a band back home who initially drew a big crowd to their pub gigs they were called Free Beer.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Rosebrook
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 02:51 PM

There is/was a trio from the San Fransisco are who perform sea shanties. The band's name is "Three Sheets to the Wind". (Two of them got together and had a cute, little pillowcase.)

Rose


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 03:53 PM

emily - from posts I have seen in another forum, there IS a band performing as "Blarney Rubble"

saw an ad once for "Heavy Meddle"

MMario


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jack (Who is Called Jack)
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 04:56 PM

A local rockabilly band in Ohio uses the name

Hillbilly Idol


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: emily rain
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 07:20 PM

MMario,

ha! is it based in minneapolis and does it have a guitarist named leo whitebird? if not, he'll be crushed.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 08:38 PM

Den - where were you? I played in a band called 'Free Beer'! (based in Exeter, UK). Only had to put up a poster saying 'Free Beer tonight!!!'
My favourite name was a women's theatre group called 'Cunning Stunts'...
Also in Devon - Eddy Stone & the Lighthouses, Spinach for Norman (there's a long & tedious story attached to that one), Malone's Rangers
But, isn't it strange - when you have a new band, the naming is the most difficult thing...I was in a band which we called 'Mr Smith's' for six months - due to lack of imagination & anonymity (& because we played 'The Piper Through the Meadow Strayed', the theme tune for a Uk TV program called Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden!) - interestingly most enquirers for bookings imagined they'd heard of us - a cosy name.
Jo


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 10:25 PM

I dont know about "great" but the band I played at Milford NH's battle of the bandsin 1967 was called "Mellon Colly Olly and The Loving Subcultures. We took second place though I think Miss Milford liked us most....Ah pollitics>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Helen
Date: 11 Jun 99 - 10:39 PM

Mark,

I like a term I invented which is similar to MAWG (middle aged white guys). Instead of Yuppies (young upwardly-mobile urban persons), it's Muppies (middle-aged upwardly etc). Has connotations of the Muppets - something cute which you don't have to take too seriously.

I mentioned in another thread that an Australian band which plays at the folk festivals, but probably uses a lot of C&W songs is called Sensitive New Age Cowpersons.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bonedaddy
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 03:51 AM

The two bands I'm in now are "Under the Water Lilies"(My festival group) and "The Rogane Brothers" (my working band). Some of my favorite names include: Conga Panic, Everyone But Ray, Kennedy Motorcade,(tasteless but interesting)...Old School Carpool, and last but not least... The Jacksonville Monotone Chorale I'm not claiming to know anything about the last one. Bonedaddy


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Subject: RE: Great band names
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Date: 12 Jun 99 - 06:41 AM

Shambles - that was an error of some kind. I was trying to say that I was in England and from your occasional choice of words Ithought you might be.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Den
Date: 12 Jun 99 - 10:37 AM

Jo this band (free beer) played in and around Warrenpoint and Newcastle Co. Down N.Ireland


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 06:44 PM

Thanks for responding, Den - wasn't us. Interesting - we never heard of another band with the name at the time!
Jo


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Ewan McVicar
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 07:01 PM

I used to be half of an Old Timey duo who only performed in The Grand Ole Opry, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. We were very sincere, so we called ourselves The Credible String Band.
A semi-pickup acapella women's group I met recently are called Damsel Jam.
A Glasgow band is called Steep The Feet - which may be too deep Scots urban vernacular to work for some of our viewers.
As a member of Baheid McBear I once shared the stage with another group called Frank and the Shit Hot Three. They were not.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:32 PM

Craig Johnson just heard a bluegrass band called (get ready) ED McMUFFIN AND THE BLUEGRASSHOLES !

Art


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:35 PM

I forgot a quartet I heard long ago in Chicago called THE FOUR SKINS.

Art


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 01:24 AM

Hey -- I'd heard of the 4-Skins, too. I once sang in the Gonzo All-Star Garage Orchestra. When we did gigs, it was changed to the Pecos Mountain Boys, which I found a little insulting because I'm a girl -- an older girl. I also joined a band once called Sunburst and they made me & Co. So we were Sunburst & Company.

A friend of mine sent me an email once with band names, many of which are simply to raunchy to repeat. You should know, however, before you name your next group, that the following band names are already taken: Alcoholics Unanimous

The Bourbon Crab and Apple Choir
The Cereal Killers
e. coli
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Louder Than God
Minnie Pearl's Jam
Nocturnal and the Emissions
Not Drowning, Waving
Phenobarbiedols
Phlegm Fatale
Poultry in Motion
Psycho Sluts from Hell
Pungent Frustration
Reluctant Stereotypes
Results of Inbreeding
Seven Year Bitch
Skeptic Tank
Stiff Richards
Testostertones
Zombies Under Stress

I'm so disappointed that Psycho Sluts from Hell has been taken already. Damn!

KC


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: danl
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 06:56 AM

my brother had a band called Magic Apple which i always really liked the name of and it had a very cool logo of a green apple with a witches hat on.

i always thought 'The Free Radicals' would be a good name. its a bit of a chemistry pun im afraid but thats what several months of A level chemistry revision does to you i suppose. ah well, only a week to go.

ivy b*


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 08:43 AM

I had just been talking a couple of weeks ago in my office about what a *great* band name "The Free Radicals" would be. I think it's an idea whose time has come. Take it. Go. Become Rich und Famous. Remember me on your way up!

And good luck with your chemistry (it never hurts to have something to fall back on).

KC


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: danl
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 11:08 AM

perhaps youre right. perhaps the last year slaving away over all those equations has been worth it if its produced a good name for a band. so now all i have to do is find a band...


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 11:37 AM

A favorite local band here(in Iowa)is Lazy Boy and the Recliners.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 12:07 PM

In the Southern Ontario area we had the following, Live Sex Show (like Free Beer they sold out there early gigs until people caught on to the joke), The Killer Dwarfs, Pull My Finger, The Haiku Hillbillies, Lester Buck and the Flatland Mountaineers.

My brother suggested The Sammy Lipschitz Experience, think I had better start a band just to use that name.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 06:36 PM

Cairns bands-- FISH BUM LIPS
and SCREAMING BUSH PIGS FROM HELL
both punk/grunge of course.
Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Art Thieme
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 06:56 PM

How about: THE LAZY BOY ROKERS!

There's an old joke about the gal who went out to buy a Lazy Boy rocker. She came home with a drummer.

Art


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Captain Swing
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 07:36 PM

There's a band in Yorkshire called 'Cliff Rescue and the Helicopters' but I particularly like the Lou Reed tribute band called 'Velvet Underpants'

Captain Swing


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: SandyBob
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 05:06 PM

I heard this one at Kerrville: The Sons of the Never Wrong

SandyBob


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 05:16 PM

Three others that played around Toronto,

Chocolate Bunnies From Hell, Gay Bikerz On Acid and Abunchaf**kingooffs


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: peterp
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 08:10 PM

well what about Dumpy's rusty nuts from the leicester area


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Sophie
Date: 16 Jun 99 - 07:41 AM

I once met a guy from Boston who assured me there was a folky band playing there called The Big Bad Bollocks. Not sure if he was telling the truth, though. Sophie


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 12:51 AM

Today it happened again. I was listening to the news on the BBC (we actually get that here in Wyoming) and they were reading a story about the fiasco at Stonehenge, in which a group of druids had obtained permission for a celebration there in observance of the summer solstice. However, a bunch of rowdies took over, stormed the police line (the police were simply there to protect the druids, of course) and began dancing on top of the stones. So of course the coppers had to bust 'em all and send 'em packing.

The news reader intoned so seriously, "Scores of disappointed druids left the area..." I would LOVE to sing with a band named the Disappointed Druids.

kc


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 02:23 PM

If his Lipschitz, what does his arse do?

For those who like their band names tinged with a hint of blasphemy, a friend of mine has a sh**-hot prog-blues band called "The Chosen Few"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Annie T.
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 02:51 PM

I play(ed) with an old-time band called the Boiled Buzzards. Our recordings: "Salt and Grease", "Fine Dining", "Eat at Joes", and "Early Bird Special".

I also play with a contradance band that used to be called the "Gum Band" (Pittsburghese for "rubber band"). Now we're "Band du Jour", plus or minus a couple players.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 04:08 PM

I knew a guy who had a rubber drum, but he couldn't find a rubber band to play in.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Legal Eagle
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 04:12 PM

A friend of mine did have a band called "The Nathaniel Clackthorne All-rubber Band".

Later he joined "Principal Edwards' Magic Theatre".


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Penny S.
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 06:17 PM

I've been trying to do something along the lines of Yvan Sconn and the Biscuits, but it isn't quite right, is it?


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Ewan McVicar
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 05:16 AM

Hey, Lou Reid and the Velvet Underpants was a great band! They used to do free openbair gigs in opposition to high-visibility lowbrow poppish openair events in Glasgow. The leader is still causing artistic discomfort in Glasgow.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 10:52 AM

Penny,

Perhaps your band should be called "Two ha'pennies to rub together"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 10:58 AM

And this morning when my neighbor and I were talking about some pink yarrow in among her regular yellowish yarrow, I said, "You have mutant yarrow..." And then, suddenly, I said, "What a great name for a band: The Mutant Yarrow."

You see? I AM obsessed.

kc


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From:
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 01:14 PM

Hey KC, those rowdies that upset the disapointed druids, by dancing on the stones, were they doing the Hokey Pokey?

annap


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Legal Eagle
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 04:31 PM

At university I played bass guitar in "Wandering Hands and the Jailbait"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Penny S.
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 07:10 PM

Bert, I'm sure that all the bad penny jokes have turmned up somewhere as names already.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Penny S.
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 07:11 PM

My fingernails have got too long.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Billy
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 03:34 PM

I was in a couple of bands over the last few years where we'd make up a new name on the spot. Thus the "Unshaven" was born, as was "Buam Varscht", which I particularly liked, as it's literal translation is "tree sausage" aka bananas in Low German (Mennonite speak; a rural Manitoba thing). The keyboard player had another band with one of my all time favorite names: "The Manatees" or "Sea Cows".


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 04:01 PM

Penny,

Yeah! Sorry, I know you've heard them ALL before. But really it's a human nature (read folklore) thing. People just cannot resist making comments about names.

By the way, do they still make 'Whitbread Trophy' in your neck of the woods. If they do, drink one for me.

Bert Hansell (who's also had funny comments about his name)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 04:37 PM

Just gotta post annap's suggestion for a band name from another thread: Altered Priorities. I really like it!


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: annamill
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 04:48 PM

Allan,

Actually my idea was "Altered Priorities Ahead". What a great concept! Glenn is starting a new band and has been looking for a name. Some good ones came up. Someone suggested "Chaos Theory" which I think is great, but this one is even better. I can't wait to get home and make the suggestion. He like he name to be created by someone in the band, not from the outside, but hopefully he'll like this one.

Thank you Allan, for posting this here.

Annap (I'm back)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 05:04 PM

I think 'Altered Realities' would be more appropriate for us lot


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 05:16 PM

I was just thing that 'Red Dwarf' would be a good source for band name ideas. Such as...

The Scutters
Smeggin L
The Smegheads
Spare Head Number Three
Mutton Vindaloo Beast
Future Echoes
Starbug
Smoke me a kipper

and so on.....

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 06:03 PM

a group of singers introduced themselves at our singaround one night as "The Acapella String Band"

and here is a serious..(well..) group from Alberta, Canada..(I used to chat with the bass player in another place...he has LOTS of neat instruments!)
The Swing Geezers


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 06:08 PM

"The Acapella String Band" Were they playing 'Vocal Chords'?


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 08:56 PM

they were indeed! *lol*..but they tried to use capos, and only two survived..very sad...(the counter-tenor went first)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: WyoWoman
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 11:24 PM

Very good, Bill 'n' Bert. Very good indeed.

KC


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: tooligan
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 02:58 AM

In Kirkcaldy in Scotland we have 'Young Girls Wanted' and in Edinburgh, there is '7 foot Willie'


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,rob wright
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 04:08 AM

My wife sings in a duo known as Anne Taggart and Angie Wright. Boring I know but the variations on their name are

Ananangie

Haggard and Tight

Raggard an Sh*te

They did consider using their maiden names.. Gelazenas and McKeever but thought that no-one could spell it.

Their friends Brass Tacks were following them at a gig .They introduced them as Brassed Off and Tackless.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 05:57 AM

In Delaware, the Urban Wombats.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 12:56 PM

Well, my name here, Toulouse Cruise, is also the name of my acoustic duo... though, as we have a few more drinks, it comes closer to being "Two Loose Screws"....

a local band used the name "Wet Paint" -- they liked the easy availability of finding signs to advertise their shows...

Brian.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Merritt
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 01:42 PM

Acoustic duo I'm in first considered The Curmudgeons as a name. I liked that. We wound up with Home Brew which people seem to like but IMO is a bland sort of name..sounds like it was selected using focus groups and marketing strategies.

Some day I'd like to be in a rock band called Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand.

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,Dave H.
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 02:16 PM

Buckaroo Bonzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers

There's a strange group re-doing AC/DC hits with a bluegrass 'twang called Hayseed DC.

A suggested name "Buyer Beware"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 03:28 PM

I play in a band and we're called Rumplefyke which is Scottish for itchy arse


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,Dave H
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 03:29 PM

Bands I'd like to see:

Slick Willie and the Blue Dress Bimbos

Monica and the Stogies

Al Gore and the Golden Monotones

A Bush, a Dick, and a Colon

G.W. and the Chickenhawks

WMD "Weapons of Mass Diplomacy"

Missing Weapons

Maelevolent Youth

Plastique Surgeons - equally - Plastic Sturgeons

We do have a local band called the Voodoo Dolls


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 06:31 PM

" A Bush, a Dick, and a Colon"

LOLOL! it would be perfectly legal, and they'd never get it past the censors!


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Mark Ross
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 04:36 PM

Here's to THE SONS OF THE UNDERBRUSH, long may they wave.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Raggytash
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 06:56 PM

I was once asked to join, and did a very short guest spot with, a brilliant band from south Manchester named, and this is prefectly true

The Nicaraguan Over Eighties Nudist Leapfrog Troop

Sometimes wonder what ever happen to them, great fun band, with a wonderful lead singer, who for some unknown reason wanted me to take the lead om some songs. Sadly I cannot recall the line up, hope they are all fine and dandy


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: denise:^)
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 11:29 PM

I won't vouch for "great," but--
I once was at a contra dance where a pickup band was playing.
They were asked what their name was; they took a look at the wall behind them, and replied, "No Smoking!"

When I was a new player, I was thrown into a contra dance band with two other newbies, and we called ourselves "Tossed Greens."

The most recent version of our contra dance band is "Contrariwise." (a`la 'Tweedle Dee' and 'Tweedle Dum')

Denise:^)


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: JennyO
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:14 AM

I run a folk club and a guy just sent me an email asking if his group can perform there. They call themselves "Hanging Swamp Swing", apparently named after a botanical feature where they live.

At Easter at the National Folk Festival, there was a group called "Asparagus and the Despotic Lychee". They were a pair of feisty young girls who were rather clever and funny, actually. The audience liked them.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:47 AM

Our gospel singalong band is called the Good News-Goodtime Band. When we introduce ourselves we always point out that people will have a higher-quality musical experience if they sing-- loud enough to drown us out. Maybe I should change it to "For God's Sake Sing Along"!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: stevethesqueeze
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:57 AM

back in the sixties I played in a little band called "Great Greasy Boils under the Armpits." It must have neen bad as I was the lead singer. Our little village band here is called "the mad woman in the bungalow" which could be something to do with our concertina player!!!!


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 12:57 PM

This very weekend I shall be listening to a Jazz band called "frottage" - which means the furtive practice of rubbing oneself against strangers (eg on a train) for sexual gratification. Can't wait......


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 10:06 AM

JennyO - you forgot our friends The Wheeze & Suck Band. They are the only group who can drown out the coffee machine at Jenny's club - some of them are Morris men & they are sight for sore eyes (& great musos too).

When Charlie Noble & Landlady's Daughter were visiting several years ago, LD said that Rhonda looked like she had gone to an audition for a string quartet.

www.wheezeandsuck.com


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 11:32 AM

Yes Sandra, I guess I'm used to them now and forget how unusual I thought the name was when I first met them.

The first year I saw them was at Snalbans, and while talking to John Grenenger, he told me he had booked them for the festival on the strength of their name.

I still love 'em. Lovely bunch of guys, too.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: BoHaG
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 09:52 AM

Our band is called "Band of Hope and Glory" (playing mainly english traditional folk etc etc.
However, the name I really wanted to use (which no one would buy) is "Umbilical Chord"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 10:03 AM

In Wisconsin we have a klezmer band called "Yid Viscious".

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,Banjoman
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 12:49 PM

Not a band name as such, but once was involved with a club that went by the name of PUNCA (Peurile Uncouth Neurotic Childish Art ) reputedly a quote from an Arts Teacher to Peotry/Folk Music et al. Great name for a Band tho?

Always wanted to call or band "The Elastic Band" be cause we're stretched to provide a full line up at most gigs.

Other alternates include "DIS" which can be expanded to DISBAND Should DISBAND

The Bards - because we've been barred from almaost every place we've played


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,mike the knife
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 01:10 PM

I was once in punk bands named: "The Goodrich Blimps" and "2.5 Children". There was a band from Boulder (I think) Colorado once called "The Dancing A$$holes" ("Making rock & roll dangerous again...")
Personal favorites:
Southern Culture On The Skids
DC-10 & The Engine Mounts
Elvis Hitler
The Thin Lads
I'm saving this one for if & when I ever play again: "Globe Of Dudes"- refers to some driving instructions- long story


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,Norbert
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 02:59 PM

Hello there, I very proudly present the name of my irish trad. band, called "Fish and Jigs". I woke up one morning with this band name in my mind...


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 05:04 PM

Split Pigs for Meals




You know the reference: "He took most delight in the SPlit...etc"


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 05:45 PM

There is a band called Nashville Pussy


http://www.nashvillepussy.com/


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 05:59 PM

There is a band here in Northern Colorado called My Sick Friends.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,BUBBA
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:04 PM

I always liked the name, 'aardvark and no money'. I often saw them listed at festivals but never got to see them.


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Subject: RE: Great band names
From: GUEST,McGrath of Altcar
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 08:51 AM

Played with a band called Cardboard Fishcake once.

We considered changing the name to:

The Gyrating Space inspectors.
Sell your limbs
Bludgeon the Seabird.
Give me your knees Douglas.
Blackpool needs Olive Baxter
High altitude babies on Mountain tops numbers one and three

But then we didn't.


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