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

Stephen L. Rich 18 Nov 10 - 11:03 PM
BobKnight 18 Nov 10 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,Guest (Mark Bluemel) 18 Nov 10 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,Dave in Michigan 17 Nov 10 - 04:30 PM
BobKnight 17 Nov 10 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,Neil D 17 Nov 10 - 10:38 AM
erosconpollo 17 Nov 10 - 09:30 AM
buddhuu 17 Nov 10 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,Patsy 17 Nov 10 - 05:21 AM
Mick Tems 17 Nov 10 - 02:44 AM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 16 Nov 10 - 01:27 PM
raymond greenoaken 16 Nov 10 - 12:45 PM
CheshireCat 16 Nov 10 - 08:52 AM
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Black belt caterpillar wrestler 16 Nov 10 - 07:24 AM
JHW 16 Nov 10 - 06:19 AM
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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 11:03 PM

In Madison, WI there is a klezmer band called "Yid Vicious".
In New York there is a rock band called "Son of Sam I Am".


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: BobKnight
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 08:14 AM

I like the way your girfriend thinks!!! :)


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From: GUEST,Guest (Mark Bluemel)
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 06:33 AM

"My currently mostly imaginary band is named The Far League Rangers. "

Does it have a youth wing - "The Far League Rusks"?

A band I was in that never got off the ground had two opposing ideas for names. I wanted to go for a cod-Russian soul feel with "The Lakov Commitments", while some others thought "The Fabulous Trousers" was a good name (no accounting and all that).

My girlfriend suggested a compromise "The Lakov Trousers".


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From: GUEST,Dave in Michigan
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 04:30 PM

Once, asked (at the gig) for the name of the pickup band I was playing in, I replied "Various Artists". ("You've probably heard our CDs.")


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: BobKnight
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 10:47 AM

The band I occasionally play with is looking for a new name. Serious suggestions only please. Bear in mind we are a Scottish band performing some traditional songs, but mainly our own material. Four vocalists, so plenty of harmonies for those who like that sort of thing. :)


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 10:38 AM

Ace Bandage and the Sprains


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From: erosconpollo
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 09:30 AM

My currently mostly imaginary band is named The Far League Rangers.


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From: buddhuu
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 09:27 AM

Dissing Piskies.

My wife is Cornish, and actually used the phrase in an argument once...

The name is actually going to be used for an act I'm putting together at the moment.


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From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 05:21 AM

The Tawnie Hawks. Don't know why I just like the idea.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Mick Tems
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 02:44 AM

There used to a band in Wales called Mynediad Am Ddim, which means: Free Entry. As teenagers, we called our band The Out Patients' Department.


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From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 01:27 PM

Nic Toczek, the poet/jounalist once told me about a Bradford surrealist band called Three Policemen Carrying a Loaf.

I always fancied a surrealist name - Salvador Diddley.


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: raymond greenoaken
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 12:45 PM

Gaf The Horse In Tears

Born To Bewildered


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: CheshireCat
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 08:52 AM

I still vaguely recall my time as part of Chairman Mao and the Fuzzy Haired Poodles...


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 07:38 AM

We performed once at the Student Union University of Illinois, billed as: "Martin, Bartin, Spartan, and Fargo."


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From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 07:24 AM

"Phallic Alec and the metal petal wranglers".


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From: JHW
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 06:19 AM

Gross Domestic Products


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From: DonMeixner
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:18 PM

I always wanted......
A glam country band called Alice Chalmers.

A Southern Rock Band called $2.98 Shrimp Buffett.

A British Folk Rock band called The Barnsley Spankers

A Bluegrass Band called The Dead Level Valley Boys

A JUg Band called The Casual Sophisticats.

Don


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: BobKnight
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:17 PM

Used to be a band around these parts called "Alpha Q." You have to say it out loud to get the best effect.


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From: Joe_F
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:08 PM

The Grand Canonical Ensemble.


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From: oldhippie
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:20 PM

The Bass Turds


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From: GUEST,Slapper
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:06 PM

Dick Miles and The Eyeping Terrors


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From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:03 PM

If it had my musical partner Jon (who's not very tall) in it, I'd call it "Long John and the Underthings."

On the other hand, if it was an all-women band, I'd definitely go for "The Monstrous Regiment."


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From: Jayto
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:40 PM

Bill Repute and The Lonesome Sinners. Well actually that is the name of one of my projects but it is still new enough I can still say I would name it that.


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From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 01:32 PM

I've always thought "Opera Hooligans" would be a fine name; of course, we would feature neither opera nor hooliganism, but that's what advertising is for (disguising what you get with clever words).

Bob


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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 06:51 PM

To Be Announced.


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From: GUEST,Antoinette
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 11:51 AM

QUEST!


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

Johann Sebastian and His Batch


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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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Subject: RE: If I Had A Band I'd Call It.......
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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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: 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: 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: 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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From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:50 PM

The Mucking Forons


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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: Paul Burke
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:14 PM

Proctological Manipulations in the Dark


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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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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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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: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 05:02 PM

Snotgobbler


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