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Subject: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 12:53 PM

Even if its been done before

What band names do you Like/Find funny?

My Fave is a band that used to play In Toronto Called " Dick Duck and the Dorks"

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 04:17 PM

Or "Free Steak and Beer" that was a good one

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: beadie
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 04:55 PM

A few years back, there was a bluegrass outfit playing out of Milwaukee calling themselves "Grass, Food & Lodging" and using a logo patterned after the large green signs appearing alongside America's freeways.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 11:47 PM

I like the "Flying Chaucers."


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 02:19 AM

In the 60s we had a bluegrass band in New Zealand called "Eloitious (sp?)Fingerpicks, and the Aristocratic Skillet-Lickers - with Fiddling Mother Colleen". Having spent hours practicing getting my tongue round the title, I got up on stage, and announced them - only to be told "We've just changed our name to 'Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
'!". Aaargghh...

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 01:04 AM

I think the most brilliant band name of all time was "The Rolling Stones". You can't come up with a better one than that.

As for "The Beatles", that was a bit silly sounding, but it didn't matter, cos the band itself was superb.

And then there's "The Band". Now THAT's a masterpiece of literal simplicity, if ever there was one.

As for funny/ridiculous/gross band names, how about: Bunchafuckingoofs, Cardboard Brains, Dead Kennedys, Nazi Dog and the Viletones, the Fugs, Limp Biscuit, the Swollen Members, the Slits, and Stark Naked and the Fleshtones.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Ralphie
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 04:53 AM

Not to forget, "Half Man Half Biscuit", "Napalm Death", and "Extreme Noise Terror".
Must get out more!
Ralphie
Oh, and "God is my Co-pilot"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 06:27 AM

I think Hank Wangford on his own was funny enough considering he was a Harley St gaenacologist. But he did have a band and the lead singer (real name Melanie Hrrold) called herself Irma Seetas, sweet little thing she was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: zanderfish3 (inactive)
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 08:26 AM

There is a band in the Calder Valley [ West Yorkshire ] called ' Free
Sandwiches ' my current loosely knit band sometimes 3, 4. but mostly a duo is called ' Play For Ale '


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 12:27 PM

Remember that era when it was cool to give bands names like: the Shirelles, the Shondells, the Ronnettes, and that sort of thing? Now what would you call that style of band naming? It's amazing, people's search to be cool, isn't it?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: okthen
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 02:05 PM

Mr. Red,
Hank Wangford took his psuedonym from the village he was born in, Wangford, just outside Southwold, on the north Suffolk coast........
There's not a lot of people know that...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 04:56 PM

A polka band under the direction of "Whoopie" John Wilfart.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 06:30 PM

How about John Renbourn's pre-Folk rock group:
            
                     Hogsnort Rupert and the Porkestra


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 07:02 PM

1. Bloodwyn Pig
2. Kinky Freidman and the Texas Jew Boys
3. Doctor Rupert and the Wiggly Digits
4. SteelMill (Springstein's old Band0
5. The Who

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 07:18 PM

okthen

Hank Wangford could not has conducted successful surgeries if his alter ego was known to the patient - the mind boggles at the scenario........


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 08:04 PM

The Rolling Stones took their name from a song by The Kingston Trio! Now were back to Folk music!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Ely
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 08:27 PM

I thought it was from Dylan. Oh, well.

I used to dance to a band called Random Acts of Violins.

It's not actually a band, but there's a music-and-potluck group down here called Bread & Jam. Ha ha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Snuffy
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 09:22 PM

I never knew Suffolk had a north coast!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 09:40 PM

"Stones" began their career about 1962, Dylan's (great) record was 1965(or 6?).


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 01:41 AM

1965 is right for the Dylan song. Then the magazine Rolling Stone took its name from (most likely) the Dylan song. As to why Dylan used the phrase "like a rolling stone" in his song...just because it sounded right, I imagine, rather than that it had anything to do with Mick Jagger and the boys. In more recent times, Mick and the boys recorded the Dylan song on a live album, and did it well too.

Too bad Barry Manilow never had a band name for his sidemen. Hey, let's think up one! Someone start a thread to do that, please. I have to go to bed NOW.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 01:47 PM

My favorite groups have names like: "Rice, Rice, Hillman and Peterson", "Berline-Crary-Hickman", "Garcia/Grisman", "Auldridge-Bennett-Gaudreau" and :Rual, Red & Joe". Guess these guys have to rely on musicianship cuzz they shure can't sell the product by grabbing a clever handle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Mooh
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 05:12 PM

Once played in a band named (by fans!) Frankie And The Penetrators. Lousy, usually drunk, rock cover band, and it was a low point in our collectively mediocre music careers.

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Mothers of Invention
Flaming Groovies
ditto The Rolling Stones
Crowbar
Thundermug

Excuse me while I trip down memory lane...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 05:42 PM

Lord Invader and the Penetrators was the origional calypso group. Late 1940"s if you can beleive it. Kingston Trio, bane of Folk progressives, spread "The Zombie Jamboree" far and wide. May their tribe increase.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Deckman
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 06:04 PM

My all time favorite band name came from a Seattle group ... "SWEATY NIPPLES!" Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 07:52 PM

Tha stones got thier name from a muddy Waters song I dought they'ed heard of the kingston trio!

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 08:28 PM

Ol' Mick made that up that story much later (as cover) when the Kingston boys became the epitome of un-hip!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Jul 03 - 08:35 PM

Deckman (Bob) might like 'Sweaty Nipples', but for groups who really 'get down to basics' you'd have to go a long way to beat '10cc' & 'The Loving Spoonful', both of which (apparently) refer to the average quantity of male ejaculata during sex

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 10:21 AM

Guest Where did you get those facts?

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 11:24 AM

Radio interview with ol' Mick back in the 60's. If wrong, sorry 'bout that. I really do not like the Stones anyway. I like more positive music.

Can you name the Muddy Waters tune?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 12:35 PM

As a youth, I fantasised about calling my first proper band "The Same".

Our debut album would be entitled "The Same to You!", quickly followed by "Same Again", and then "More of the Same". After a period of rest and re-asssement, and some changes in the line-up, we'd release "Same Difference".

Disappointed by critical hostility and lukewarm audience reaction, the new band would disperse for about ten years, before re-forming once more to cash in on the nostalgia market with "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same". Then we'd do a lucrative farewell tour and disband for good.

Well, it never happened, and now it never will. If anyone wants to borrow the idea, they're welcome.


Wassail!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 12:43 PM

either "mannish boy"

or "I'm a Man"

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 01:10 PM

If you are certain, OK. It is your Thread. Official retraction!

By the way, are you a Haliaeethus leucocephalus? Maybe a Falco sparverius?                        (no italics on this rig)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Deckman
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 05:09 PM

Or ..."Same old ... same old!" Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Deckman
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 05:11 PM

To Nigel Parsons: Hmmm, I wonder who I should ask? CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 05:55 PM

The Very Men


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 08:51 PM

There's the Butthole Surfers....


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 07 Jul 03 - 11:41 PM

She Stole My Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 09:15 AM

MikeofNorthumbria is the clear winner!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 10:55 AM

I'm not saying I'm right (I'm married so I'm always Wrong!). It's just that I'd never heard that and I can't imagine Kieth and Mick ever listening to the Kingston Trio!

But I don't know them I just can't see it! I know that they loved the blues and the Muddy Waters thing makes more sence.

Respectfuly Raptor (the Plagerising Ahole).


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 11:49 AM

A guy I knew back in Richmond in the 60s was going to call his band "The Walham Green Steam Beating Carpet Cleaning, and Rodent Exterminating Association" It looks like Tim never made it!!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 11:55 AM

Please, no self-flagellation! I did not say I was right or wrong, I just retracted my statement. I love peace. Time to move on. I just like the Kingston Trio and feel they are not well-treated anymore. Please listen to the song if you get a chance.

PS: nice thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 12:15 PM

Self what?

Whats the name of the song?
I'm not as familiar with the as I'd like to be. And can you recomend a K Trio record to buy please!

Raptor (the add on from my last post was a joke from another thread)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for answering. This could be a fun place.

It was their first record. Red cover. Not sure, my turntable is defunct.

I bought "Live at Newport" last year. First-time release of 1959 concert. Atleast it shows how well they could connect with their audience.

Won't touch the bird names?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 05:31 PM

Oops. Forgot name. A spin-off of the Grateful Dead called "Too Loose to Truck". Paints a great picture, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Gray D
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 08:06 PM

There's a local crew called "The Love Handels".

Maaaahvellous,

Gray D


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 10:12 AM

While a band name like "Free Beer" might draw a crowd, I think a name like "Closed for Repairs" might have an opposite effect...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raptor
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 10:18 AM

Theres a band playing around north of toronto call the "Sweater Puppets"

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 12:37 PM

There used to be a bar band in Toronto called "Bunch of F___in' Goofs".


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 04:42 PM

How about the "High Level Ranters". British I think, but probably a major influence on the Mudcat Forum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Renegade
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 05:20 PM

Not to beat a dead horse, but if memory serves me
Muddy Waters recorded "Rolling Stone" or "I'm A Rolling
Stone" in the early 50's. Pre-Elvis 50's.

The Stones were enamored with the whole blues sound; they covered
a lot of blues material on the early albums, and named one of those albums after Chess Records' address in Chicago. Maybe recorded
some of it there. I'm sure it's on a web site somewhere.

Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 02:03 AM

The Dead Horse Beaters


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 01:12 PM

That's Kay's job!!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Raedwulf
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 04:15 PM

I'm disappointed! No-one's mentioned Dumpy's Rusty Nuts!!! *bg*


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jul 03 - 04:34 PM

Correct, Cluin, but they spelled it this way: Bunchafuckingoofs

In that fashion they were able to advertise in the Toronto Star and so on, instead of being censored for daring to use the "F" word in print. I think they may have been the most honestly named musical group in history, and the name gave them instant solidarity with their fans as well...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 01:11 PM

Thanks, LH. I remembered the name, but was ignorant of the spelling.

A good name can work wonders. Look what it did for The Barenaked Ladies.... instant notoriety when their name cause the Municipality of Toronto to cancel their gigs and the media lept on the story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 01:13 PM

Lept?

I meant leapt. (Is that areal word anyway, outside of conversation?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 03:47 PM

No lept is where you have to round with a bell,ringing it, shouting can't spell-can't spell. :-)
*BG*.....Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Bograt
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 07:01 PM

I have a recording of "Banks of the Poinchatrain" (sp).

A great track by.......

HOT VULTURES

Cheers

Bograt


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 08:27 PM

Dr. Bunhead and the Kamikaze Cowpats


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 11 Jul 03 - 08:47 PM

Spock's Beard


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 12:16 PM

Keep this thread going folks, please. At least it is fun.

OK gross is winning over cute. I'll go with the winner:
                                              Hard Meat


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: HuwG
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 01:36 PM

At University, I heard of some Chemistry students who formed a band called, "Hoffman Degredation".

You needed to be a Chem. Eng. graduate to get that one (although I did meet it in Chemistry A-Level). It's the process of converting an alliphatic (long carbon-chain) amide, to an amine, losing one carbon atom in the process.

Bored ? Well, after explaining all that to the audience, there would hardly be enough time to do the rest of the gig, which may explain why they never shot to fame and fortune.


How about "The The" ? This has the side-benefit of being unpronounceable in Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Wa Ban Zhou
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 04:02 PM

A string band from NE Washington and Idaho called " The Famous Potatoes" This is only funny if you've lived in NE Washington or Idaho


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 05:26 PM

What about:
    The Chicken Chokers
    The Mountain River Valley Boys
    Broadzillla (an actual all-female band from Detroit)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: pdq
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 10:43 PM

To whom it may concern, the (overexposed) guest is now legit! By the way, was that Dead-horse Beaters or Dead Horse-beaters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 12:02 AM

Trojan

Sincerely
Garagoyle

bought a lesser brand and found myself a family man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Wa ban Zhou
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 11:40 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 12:23 PM

"!"

As in !Kung, But you may have to be a bushman to pronounce it properly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: lady penelope
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 02:06 PM

My favourite has always been "We don't want the peanut we want the whole plantation dance band".

I used to be in a band called "Who Cares?" and narrowly missed the chance to do a double bill with another local band called "So what?"

I haven't seen Dumpy about for years now. Do you think he's still going?

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: pdq
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 06:53 PM

The ultimate PC name for a bluegrass band was the "Good Ol' Persons". Funniest part is they could flat play!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 09:25 PM

Buster Hymen & the Penetrators


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Jul 03 - 06:11 AM

Mate of mine (dead now - rest his soul) had the nickname 'Stones'. His band were Snoty Stones and the Turdbenders - in 1969 and well before punk!

Favourite name at the mo is the tribute band - By Jovi. Can't think who they might be a tribute to...

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 06:47 AM

Glad to see the Chaucers made it into this list. Wot about such greats as the Dead Sea Surfers and that wonderful ceilidh band Ceili Minogue! We thought of a few as well at a band practice with a south London flavour including Eltham John and Long John Bromley Oh well!!!
What am I doing here at work I am supposed to be on holiday!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Trevor
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 10:57 AM

Pox Doctor's Rubber Glove.
Brent Ford and The Nylons (British 'catters with good memories will twig where that one came from!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 05:01 PM

There's a rock band in Minneapolis called Dumpster Juice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Wesley S
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 05:52 PM

JC and the Water Walkers
Pontius Pilate and his Nail Driving Five
Supermans Girlfriend
Ten Hands
Throbbing Gristle
Quad Pi


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Trevor
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 07:12 PM

Rapsquillion of course


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Ely
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 07:22 PM

I always thought Squirrel Nut Zippers was just garble until I actually saw the candy for sale in Asheville, North Carolina.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 02 Aug 03 - 06:38 PM

Great Metropolitan Steam Band

Lunch at the Dump

Jiggle the Handle

Pioneers of Modern Typography


Linn (not a band name)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Bman
Date: 03 Aug 03 - 06:57 AM

Not to bring down the tone of the thread (don't I always?), but there's an Italian rock band called the Cheetah Chrome Motherf**kers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 03:27 PM

A resident band on Mackinac Island: "Hot Carl & the Cleveland Steamers"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Arnie
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 04:16 PM

Glad to see the Dead Sea Surfers got a mention - they were a great band as well as having an amusing name. I've got on tape a track by a Hull-based band called Roger's Interview (but no-one in Hull professes to have heard of them!)There's also Morris and the Minors (I met Morris, who told me he wrote The Deserter now sung by Fairport) and Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginias (I think Slim was Simon Mayer the mandolin player).


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 04:22 PM

I loved The Ranting Sleazos. Full Frontal Folk is another great and appropriate name.   (Notice how I picked two all-female bands).


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 02 Sep 03 - 05:09 PM

I remember with fondness a 12 inch LP of showtunes by The Original Cast, which (as I recall) had on the record shuck a picture of a presumably broken leg in a plaster cast.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: MBSLynne
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 05:04 AM

I don't think anyone has mentioned "Sensitive New Age Cowpersons"...got to be one of the best!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 05:22 AM

Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas (as they were originally)

Sprocket the Wet Toad

Les Lapins !!



Elfcall


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 08:41 PM

Think I was kiddin, huh?

They really do stink.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Troll
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 12:31 AM

Ovary Dose...an all-female band in Gainesville, Fl.
Whoreculture
Wat Tyler and the Revolting Peasants
The Tholtan Builders ( a tholtan is a building that is falling down)
The last two are Manx bands.
Mudcrutch...they later changed the name to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: jonm
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 03:24 AM

I once thought of "Which Tyler and the Pedants' Revolt" but nobody in the band got it. Eventually we became "Surprise Guests."

Wasn't Ashley Hutchings' first band the Ethnic Shuffle Orchastra?

The House Band?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Splott Man
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 07:57 AM

Way back when, we had a college band called Les Freres Sidebottom. I later graduated to The Kitchen Syncopators (that one has subsequently cropped up elsewhere). Other favourites from south Wales have been Cliff Rescue & the Helicopters (still going strong), and Colonel Pine & the Pine Kernels.

Keep them coming!

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: mike the knife
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 04:55 PM

As for the Cheetah Chrome- he was a guitar player for the punk band The Dead Boys. May be the same guy.
Other faves: King Ustinewicz and the Ustinewicztones, The Dancing Assholes, The Thin Lads, The Goodrich Blimps (I was in that one), Guided By Voices, Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts (Awful band, great name), Birds on Drugs, and so many more I can't remember...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Troll
Date: 04 Sep 03 - 07:54 PM

There is a Klezmer band called "Tennessee Schmaltz"

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Cool Beans
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 03:29 PM

Used to be band of newspaper folk called The Bad News Bearers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 03:56 PM

Interesting to read these names as my my band "Name that Band" is as you might guess, looking for a name.

Some suggestions :-

Phil Dirt and the Shovels
UB50
Meanderthals
Mott the Poophole

If anyone has a real good band name going cheap, let me know

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 08:41 PM

If you play the current BOOM! BOOM! noise, you could do worse than "Sub-Sonic Youth." (It's Free.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Padre
Date: 05 Sep 03 - 10:25 PM

From college days, Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts - a truly outrageous southern bar band.

Bob Hitchcock, I once played in a group called None of the Above - we couldn't agree on a name either. And who could forget Dr. Kilmer's Jug Band, Medicine Shoiw and Storm Door Company.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Niall
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 03:07 PM

We had a band in Cork called the Dancing Bastards From Hell. Another crowd driving to a gig saw a billboard which said "Fit Kilkenny Remoulds" so they called the band Fit Kilkenny & the Remoulds. I've always wanted to call a band either Johnny Foreskin & the Drawbacks or Harry Haemorrhoid & the Piledrivers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 07:10 PM

Ok bands I have played in :
                      The Trojans ( 6th grade we had no idea)
                      Meloncoly Olly and the Loving Subcultures ( 1966 )
                      Solstis ( we had Sun ampliphiers 1968)
                      Dr Dopo Jam ( Copenhagen1970 they knew exactly what they were doing )
                        Clay Wolfe & His Ugly Mugs ( Union Groves NC 1973 -75)
                        Polcat ( well playing music can be a lot of exercise and you cant shower on stage) For the Brits a polcat is a scunk . they smell
                                             All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Robin2
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 10:53 PM

oh, good thread!

My faves are plays on words.

"The Often Ensemble"
A great 3 person group that uses their last names "Atcher, Beck and Kaul"
"The Dead Sea Squirrels"

Robin2


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 11:32 AM

hung like a corgi.

dont know where they got the idea from but they come from somwhere near Balmoral Castle


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Arnie
Date: 11 Sep 03 - 03:00 PM

Seen at a folk club not a million miles from Windsor - The Understaines (not hard to guess where they came from!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Dano
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 05:03 AM

Nigel Mooney's Hip Operation from dublin; not only do they have an awful name, but they're pretty good too. What about the Funking Barstewards?? Roger Ruskin Spear & His Giant Orchestral Wardrobe (aka his giant kinetic wardrobe) is #1 IMHO.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: The Barden of England
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 05:07 AM

My friend and I were known as "Kiss the Tarmac" - reason - I'm John, he's Paul and there were 2 of us!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 08:31 AM

Kevin Kipper's (ex?) band

UB Quiet

Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Joybell
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 06:04 PM

We have "The Bluegrass Souls" here in Australia. Said very fast.
My American true-love and I are sometimes: "Ida Clare and Jessoffel".
Does a duo qualify as a band?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST,Julian
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 05:57 AM

I've always wanted to have a band named Rampant Apathy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Paul G.
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 04:00 PM

My first garage band was named after our keyboard player's mother because she allowed us to practice in her house -- then band was called "Mrs. Rizzo". My brother sat in on occassion with The Lemon Pipers. Then there were Atomic Roosters, Foghat...there's a Florida Folk band called "Sno Rogers" after a fictional baseball player...We're thinking of renaming our current band as "Grumpy Old Men". Maybe the Spaw and Cletus Roadside Review.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Joybell
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 05:58 PM

My above entry should have read Ida Clare and Jess Orval. Sometimes we are Myrtle Green and Bracken Brown if we are in Scottish mode.
Also in Australia in the 70s there was "The Black Velvet Band" Someone must have used "The Blue Velvet Band" surely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: JonnyDyer
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 04:10 AM

Local band called Ember Sea ....... shortened from "The Ember Sea smokers".


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Bernard
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 08:11 PM

Them (Van Morrison's band in the mid 60s)

Norfolk and Good (say it quickly!)

Pickled Tink (dunno if there's such a band, but it sounds like there should be!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:51 PM

I've been involved with:
50-cent Tour
WheelWell (in case someone asked how we sounded, spoken like Elmer Fudd)
and currently Toulouse Cruise (aka Two Loose Screws)...

if someone is looking for a band name, I think that if you are towards an Irish/Celtic base, that "Dervish" could work, especially if high-energy is the norm...

Brian.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite Band Names
From: Alice
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 07:30 PM

refresh


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