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Great band names

GUEST,McGrath of Altcar 28 Jun 03 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,BUBBA 27 Jun 03 - 07:04 PM
GUEST 27 Jun 03 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 27 Jun 03 - 05:45 PM
Richard Bridge 27 Jun 03 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,Norbert 27 Jun 03 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,mike the knife 27 Jun 03 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Banjoman 27 Jun 03 - 12:49 PM
GUEST 27 Jun 03 - 10:03 AM
BoHaG 27 Jun 03 - 09:52 AM
JennyO 26 Jun 03 - 11:32 AM
Sandra in Sydney 26 Jun 03 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,KB 25 Jun 03 - 12:57 PM
stevethesqueeze 25 Jun 03 - 07:57 AM
wysiwyg 25 Jun 03 - 07:47 AM
JennyO 25 Jun 03 - 07:14 AM
denise:^) 24 Jun 03 - 11:29 PM
Raggytash 24 Jun 03 - 06:56 PM
Mark Ross 24 Jun 03 - 04:36 PM
Bill D 23 Jun 03 - 06:31 PM
GUEST,Dave H 23 Jun 03 - 03:29 PM
Tam the Bam (Nutter) 23 Jun 03 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,Dave H. 23 Jun 03 - 02:16 PM
Merritt 23 Jun 03 - 01:42 PM
ToulouseCruise 23 Jun 03 - 12:56 PM
GUEST 23 Jun 03 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,rob wright 23 Jun 03 - 04:08 AM
tooligan 23 Jun 03 - 02:58 AM
WyoWoman 24 Jun 99 - 11:24 PM
Bill D 24 Jun 99 - 08:56 PM
Bert 24 Jun 99 - 06:08 PM
Bill D 24 Jun 99 - 06:03 PM
Bert 24 Jun 99 - 05:16 PM
Bert 24 Jun 99 - 05:04 PM
annamill 24 Jun 99 - 04:48 PM
Allan C. 24 Jun 99 - 04:37 PM
Bert 24 Jun 99 - 04:01 PM
Billy 24 Jun 99 - 03:34 PM
Penny S. 23 Jun 99 - 07:11 PM
Penny S. 23 Jun 99 - 07:10 PM
Legal Eagle 23 Jun 99 - 04:31 PM
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WyoWoman 23 Jun 99 - 10:58 AM
Bert 23 Jun 99 - 10:52 AM
Ewan McVicar 23 Jun 99 - 05:16 AM
Penny S. 22 Jun 99 - 06:17 PM
Legal Eagle 22 Jun 99 - 04:12 PM
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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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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
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,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: 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,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: 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,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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 03 - 05:57 AM

In Delaware, the Urban Wombats.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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:
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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