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If I had a band I'd call it...

Smedley 17 Feb 10 - 11:57 AM
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Subject: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Smedley
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 11:57 AM

Now I know lots of you already do have bands, or groups, but as a non-performer I have often mulled over what I might call a combo I belonged to..... And then, in the middle of a very serious thread elsewhere in here that I had no wish to interrupt with my facetious humour, the ideal band name leapt out at me.

Se would you please give a big old Mudcat welcome to:




















The Occasional Fuckbuddies.




(Not sure how many bookings we'd get in the Midwest.)


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Melissa
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 11:59 AM

My friend and I have an imaginary band which was also sparked by something I read here.

Arrogant Horseshit


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:08 PM

Please don't take this personal, Smedley, but you might be pretty much limited to venues where "Buck Naked and the Bare-Ass Boys" used to perform.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:09 PM

When the age of cassette tapes was at its height I had the idea of a band called "Head Cleaner".


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:11 PM

From what I heard, they, unlike "Bare Naked Ladies", were never accused of false advetising.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:17 PM

There was a doo-wop band in the early 1960s called "The Shit" which as you can imagine didn't help their sales any. They flopped immediately after putting out their first 45 under that title. Which is unfortunate because they had had a hit or two under a previous name. Which I am completely failing to rediscover -- as you can imagine searching "The Shit" gets a lot of hits, but none about a very obscure early-1960's ill-named doo-wop group.

So my imaginary band wouldn't have that name. We'd be...

Eponymous First Album.

O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: theleveller
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:24 PM

I'm looking forward to forming

Sorry About the Smell


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Forsh
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:31 PM

Bill, George, anything but Sue.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 12:41 PM

A metal band called Fecal Boulder...


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:04 PM

There's an alternative, all female rock band named 'The Cunning Stunts'.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Surreysinger
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:10 PM

Some friends and I several years ago were whiling away the afternoon and decided that if we formed a band it would be called Pope Shenouda... possibly not good taste, as he is a real live figure and Pope of Alexandria, head of the Coptic Church. One of our number had been talking about his experiences working in Africa, and had mentioned the name of this particular Head of Church... and the sound of the name just resonated and appealed at the time. (Since all the other members of the group were choral singers, I think it was unlikely ever to be).

In terms of real live band names, I've always rather liked the idea of the Lost Teeshirts of Atlantis.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:18 PM

We used to rehearse in a record storage warehouse during the punk era. Had many a laugh searching the shelves for unusual names. "Throbbing Gristle" comes to mind along with "Walter Mitty and His Little White Lies".


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:34 PM

Some local folks got together to perform one number at a sing.. they introduced themselves as "The Acapella String Band"


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:43 PM

Last fall we heard a country group in a pavilion at the local cidermill/antique store complex. They were mid-age and older, just farmers or working stiffs, but actually very good. They performed as "The Porta-Potty Pickers".


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: The Villan
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:46 PM

Well as I had one today, I would call my band

The Flexible Cystoscopies


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Smedley
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:56 PM

The late John Peel (legendary BBC DJ) once claimed he saw a band in Texas called Stark Naked the the Car Thieves.

Probably too good to be true.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Nancy King
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:03 PM

Some friends of mine (two Brits and a Yank) had a very short-lived group called "Warm Beer." One of the Brits insisted it should have been called "Free Beer." "Just think of the advertising potential," he said, "'Tonight -- Free Beer!'"


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:07 PM

See also the threads Great band names and BS: That's a good name for a band.......


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:11 PM

Well we haven't actually got as far as performing but we have named our old time music band 'The Webfooted Ramblers'


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:16 PM

...a miracle.


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From: Tradsinger
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:34 PM

The Shy Teds.


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From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 02:53 PM

Not particularly funny, like many of the above, but actually my group, if I had one, would be The Storysingers.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 03:55 PM

I have often been accused, with good reason, of being a member of the 'Trembling Wheelbarrows' ( still to be found by the unwary on Youtube) but sometimes, late at night, our beloved front-man Doc Cox metamorpheses, to the disgust of any sentient members of the audience, into the identity of Ivor Biggun, which makes the rest of us 'Ivor's Jivers'. Otherwise I'm quite normal.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST,Ann
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 04:00 PM

Ann O'Malley and the discrepencies


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 04:56 PM

Here's a few names that come to mind:

Good to Go

The Undeterred

The Bilge Suckers (shanty group)

Further Ado (special events stringband)

Spellchek

Cheerily,
Charley Noble & the Ignobles


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM

Snotgobbler


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: eddie1
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 05:18 PM

There was a folk group in Edinburgh some years ago called "Late Licence".
This often led to some confusion when their name appeared on posters!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Dead Horse
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 05:43 PM

If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
every year, regular, to see if we got a booking!


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 05:49 PM

Some friends and I several years ago were whiling away the afternoon and decided that if we formed a band it would be called Pope Shenouda... possibly not good taste, as he is a real live figure and Pope of Alexandria, head of the Coptic Church. One of our number had been talking about his experiences working in Africa, and had mentioned the name of this particular Head of Church... and the sound of the name just resonated and appealed at the time. (Since all the other members of the group were choral singers, I think it was unlikely ever to be).

It's a crying shame he's not at least as famous as the Dalai Lama. What he has to say is just as needed for the world to hear -- he's a sort of Christian corollary to the DL. But I guess he's just not a media hog. Maybe that's how it is: the real world-changers are living quiet lives somewhere and aren't seeking out fame.

If you ever have a chance to read the little book "Peace" by Pope Shenouda, by all means do.

O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Paul Burke
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:14 PM

Proctological Manipulations in the Dark


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Micca
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:49 PM

In a Local events digest found on a train in Kent(UK) was an ad for a local Band called "Betty Swallocks" (Think Spooner!)


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From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:50 PM

The Mucking Forons


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Surreysinger
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 07:55 PM

Mousethief - I have to admit that before my friend brought the name up (quite a few years ago now) it was one that I had never come across... and until I googled it before posting the above I had always been dubious about whether my friend had made the name and the postiion up.
Thanks for those comments.I've just had a quick look at his biographical details on the official website, and for anyone interested I see that there are a large number of books by His Holiness online ... and that he also has a Facebook presence.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 11:39 PM

There is an all-girl band in Australia called Doris Dazed

Their lead singer is , of course , Doris !

Allen


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Smedley
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 02:53 PM

In a Local events digest found on a train in Kent(UK) was an ad for a local Band called "Betty Swallocks"

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There is already a drag act based in Brighton called that. I hope there is no copyright dispute as I don't fancy the band's chances - Betty is a tough old dame.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: bubblyrat
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 03:28 PM

As reported already on another thread ; whilst appearing in a "British Pub" (battle of Waterloo themed, quite tasteless decor but good steaks ) in the village of Sembawang in Singapore, we toyed with the idea of being "The Sembawangkers" ( Obviously ).Well, ANYTHING had to be better than "The Guinness Grenadiers",which is what we WERE called (and I chose the name !!).Photos on "Facebook".


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From: BobKnight
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 04:04 PM

"Private Function," is a great name for tax purposes. On the other hand you'd always be struggling for an audience.

An American friend and I came up with, "Tex Buitoni and The Commie Cowpunchers Country Combo." We never used it for some reason.

We once played a gig as Lee Cooper and The Wranglers.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 05:23 PM

A friend of mine needed a temporary name for a band. Since it was an all-male group, I suggested The Testostertones, and he used it. I think he has used it several times since then. It was a name I actually got from an old Mudcat thread.

Another friend said she wanted to start an all-female band and call it The Boom Chicks.


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From: Cool Beans
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 06:59 PM

Johann Sebastian and His Batch


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From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 06:45 AM

The Fogeys (feat. Tone Deaf Lime Clinton & Thimbles O'Hooligan)

RtS


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: mkebenn
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 03:53 PM

20YRS ago in western New York was a band called "Flat Animals". Never heard 'em, still love the name Mike


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Ptarmigan
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 04:19 PM

Back in the 80s five of us got together & struggled for a name too.

As my name is Dick, some bright spark came up with the name:

Dick & the Four Skins! :-)

Needless to say, we didn't run with that one!

Can't remember why not, perhaps one of our guys was Jewish! :-)

Cheers
Dick


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Paul Burke
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 04:45 PM

When the Daughter and her female pals were starting a band, I suggested Basic Slag, but they chose Angry Butterfly


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 09:02 AM

Secind thoughts: if you want maximum publicity call your band "Support". I suppose the promoters wouldn't wear it. (groan)


Rts


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 12:51 PM

With my background, I had a ready-made name to use, I only needed the opportunity.

So, with their agreement, every time Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer kindly appear as my "backing group", we bill them as "Los Marbles".

This year, George & His Los Marbles will play at Fylde, Leigh-on-Sea and Bedworth Festivals.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 01:50 PM

There was an occasional ceilidh band in Edinburgh called The Betty Swallocks Band about 30 years ago. At least one of its members is still gigging, posts occasionally to music forums and will probably find this thread eventually.

I think the name is actually an allusion - something from Rambling Syd Rumpo? Before my time, anyway.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 03:23 AM

...one of the ads at the bottom of the screen suggeted this one: Gastric Band!

RtS


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: squeezeboxhp
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 03:46 AM

The Harpic Band (alll clean round the bend) of about 30 years ago and Double Helix ( we only play in D&A) both bands actually went out as this


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From: Uncle Phil
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 10:18 AM

We once had a band named Sold Out but, no matter how many posters and adverts we put out, no one ever showed up to our shows.

Two of us played one night as Phil's Harmonic Orchestra.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST,Antoinette
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 11:51 AM

QUEST!


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