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Best band name ever?

Gurney 30 Jan 09 - 10:41 PM
GUEST,Gavin Atkin 30 Jan 09 - 09:37 AM
GUEST,steve 30 Jan 09 - 09:11 AM
Zen 30 Jan 09 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,Green Wellies 30 Jan 09 - 07:08 AM
GUEST,baz parkes 30 Jan 09 - 06:44 AM
RTim 29 Jan 09 - 10:34 PM
Midchuck 29 Jan 09 - 03:05 PM
RTim 29 Jan 09 - 02:21 PM
ClaireBear 29 Jan 09 - 01:36 PM
Big Al Whittle 29 Jan 09 - 08:34 AM
Raggytash 29 Jan 09 - 07:20 AM
Valmai Goodyear 29 Jan 09 - 06:23 AM
Guy Wolff 28 Jan 09 - 08:08 PM
ClaireBear 28 Jan 09 - 07:54 PM
van lingle 28 Jan 09 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,Guest, H 28 Jan 09 - 07:14 PM
Gin Crewe 28 Jan 09 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,John C 28 Jan 09 - 11:08 AM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 28 Nov 08 - 10:32 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 28 Nov 08 - 10:21 PM
Geordie-Peorgie 28 Nov 08 - 08:19 PM
skarpi 28 Nov 08 - 02:23 AM
Max 27 Nov 08 - 10:10 PM
terrier 27 Nov 08 - 08:50 PM
Rowan 27 Nov 08 - 07:20 PM
terrier 27 Nov 08 - 06:03 PM
Rowan 27 Nov 08 - 04:49 PM
Bat Goddess 27 Nov 08 - 12:03 PM
BusyBee Paul 27 Nov 08 - 10:02 AM
Geordie-Peorgie 27 Nov 08 - 09:56 AM
Folk Form # 1 27 Nov 08 - 09:15 AM
Hamish 27 Nov 08 - 08:01 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Nov 08 - 06:32 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 27 Nov 08 - 06:19 AM
GUEST,DaveP 27 Nov 08 - 06:08 AM
MC Fat 27 Nov 08 - 03:19 AM
GUEST,meself 26 Nov 08 - 07:22 PM
JedMarum 26 Nov 08 - 07:19 PM
Cluin 26 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,30_button 26 Nov 08 - 05:21 PM
VirginiaTam 26 Nov 08 - 02:40 PM
Richard Bridge 26 Nov 08 - 12:24 PM
Bernard 26 Nov 08 - 12:19 PM
Banjovey 26 Nov 08 - 12:17 PM
Sailor Ron 26 Nov 08 - 12:08 PM
John MacKenzie 26 Nov 08 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 26 Nov 08 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Gurney
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 10:41 PM

I wish 'The New Modern Idiot Grunt Band' would re-form. They were great. I wondered if there was a previous incarnation.

'Previous Incarnation' wouldn't be a bad name, though. 'Treacle Parkin' for a northern band?

I was in a band called 'Tiddly-Pom-Pom-Pom' while it lasted. The name only makes sense in the antipodes.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,Gavin Atkin
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 09:37 AM

Or Melons for Ecstasy?

Thought about calling a band the Cambridge Heathens, but decided against it as only inner East Londoners would have understood.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,steve
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 09:11 AM

Well there's alway the "Shy Teds" and not to be outdone our shanty group is called "The Two Anchors". There's four of us, but you've got to work out who are the two...

Steve.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Zen
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 08:47 AM

My two occasional bands go out under the names:

The Sheet Crick Ramblers (still room for MCFat's clearly closely-related outfit!)

The Stocious Brothers

Zen


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,Green Wellies
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:08 AM

From the 80's there was a punk band named 'Buster Hymen and the Penitrators' Yuk !


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 06:44 AM

Ryburn dance band Hooke's Law

Why...their favourite tune was Return of the Spring...

Ask a friendly physicist...I had to!

And just to make Ralphie feel wanted, the Hackney Martians, or have we done that one??

Baz


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: RTim
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 10:34 PM

My wife came up with a new one tonight

Miss Heard and the Mondegreens

Tim


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Midchuck
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 03:05 PM

"Oedipus and the Mothers?"

Peter


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: RTim
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 02:21 PM

I suggested to some friends recently that we call our group
Quissett Crossing - because we sometime practice near a set of
traffic lights at a crossroads near the village of Quissett in MA. USA

They said NO - It sounds like a A Shopping Mall!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 01:36 PM

Once, when we were competing against groups called "the Slips" and "the Teddies" in an acapella singing contest, I suggested that we change our name (Cyderman's Fancy) to "Long Jon and the Underdinks."

Jon is about 5 foot 6 on a good day, by the way.

C


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:34 AM

there was band round here called Letsby Avenue - I never saw them.

I was in a duo called 'idlevice', and I once toyed with the idea of an alter ego called Salvador Diddley - surrealist r and b, but I turned it down in favour of Boy Scout and the Woggles.

I was in a jugband called Juggerlugs - the bass drum had two big pink ears made of hardboard on the front.

i had a record coming out in a duo called Men in Kilts - but luckily the company went bust before it was released - so i never had to get a kilt.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Raggytash
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 07:20 AM

I've just recalled a salford band from the sixties

"Albertos il les trios paranoas"

there also Cliff Rescue and the Helicopters


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 06:23 AM

Bryan (The Snail) Creer and I occasionally go out as Drooling Concertinas.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 08:08 PM

One Union Groves say 1974 I was so busy selling Pottery that one of the other guys from My band went up to sign us up .. So as we were getting ready to get up in front of say 60,000. I hear over the PA ... " so give a North Carolina welcome to "Clay Wolff and his Ugly Mugs ".. Not the best name ever but one I will never forget !!! We played "Hickery Wind" and had a standing ovation ...   Nice people .. Bruce Canavaro came up with the name if anyone lives around Port Townsend Washington state . Hes a great fiddle and piano and bass player. All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 07:54 PM

Saxon Violins


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: van lingle
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 07:30 PM

The Chicken Chokers
The Mad Ayatollahs From Hell
The Rambling Drifters aka The Drifting Ramblers
Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys
...and yeah The Wailin' Jennys. Great name for a great group.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,Guest, H
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 07:14 PM

The Four Skins


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Gin Crewe
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 03:33 PM

Called ourselves "Frolicking Pete and the Fumbling Fingers Concertina Ceilidh Band" one cheerful, wine-drinking evening 25 years ago and been trying to pretty the name up ever since.
"The Fingers?" Perhaps not.
"Pete and the Fingers?" No....
"Frolicking Pete Ceildh Band?"
"Fumbling Fingers?" Oh dear!

You should hear the phone calls... "May I speak to ...errr... could I talk to... um- do you have a dance band?"

My current favourite is "Irascible Badgers". Even the band can't explain what it means!

Whilst I'm carrying on: we called ourselves "Wenchall" from "When shall we three meet again," being a little long in the tooth and three in number. That's not the meaning that Internet searches throw up....


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,John C
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 11:08 AM

has to be Mercury Zoot and The Raspberry Nipples- based around Hertfordshire last saw them about 35 years ago near Stevenage


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 10:32 PM

There was a punk band named the Sick Fucks. They got their name one night when someone yelled out "You aren't a band, your just a bunch of sick fucks".


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 10:21 PM

I love the Wailin' Jennys.   I have to admit, it took me awhile to figure it out and then one day I was saying their name on the air when it hit me.

I think my new all-time favorite is the No Shit Shirleys.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:19 PM

There wez a bunch of sailors in the 70's in Cornwall had a band caalled 'Shy Talk'

Nee doobt aah'll remember a few mair afore lang


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: skarpi
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:23 AM

ME , HER AND THE MOUSE ,

and OUR ROSE of course

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Max
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 10:10 PM

I've been in: The Filthy Fucker Jug Band, Woodpussy & WhistlePig, and The Kazoo & Tambourine Repair Co.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: terrier
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:50 PM

I get the idea, Rowan. Like " As usefull as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest :)


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Rowan
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 07:20 PM

"Upstairs in a Tent" conjours up allsorts for me :)

For me, terrier, it conjured up a notion that had no connection with Irish bands.
In Oz, there are several phrases that start off "As useless as ..." Sometimes, for ironic effect, they're rephrased as "As useful as ..."
One of them is "... a two storied tent."
Another is "... a plough upstairs."
And a third is "... teats on a bull."


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: terrier
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:03 PM

Years ago, a Liverpool based group, when doing floor spots, would call themselves "The Pleasure Organisation" so they could say to the MC if the name was too long, shorten it to "Pleasure Organ".
ME and Mrs T sometimes go out as an accordeon based band as "Gwynt Yn A Vegin" (Welsh). If we play in England, it translates to "Wind In The Bellows". Another local band is/was "John E Plank and the Planktones" alias "The Helsby Hillbillies". Irish type band "Upstairs in a Tent" conjours up allsorts for me :)


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Rowan
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 04:49 PM

I've mentioned them elsewhere but two early "all women with attitude" rock groups in Oz were
Hens' Teeth
and
The Ovarian Sisters.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 12:03 PM

Another favorite out of the past was "Pioneers of Modern Typography" -- and I wasn't even in it!

A friend and I sometimes called ourselves "Typographers With Attitude".

Maybe someday I'll put together a group of trad singing women and call ourselves "Ladies With a Past".

Linn


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 10:02 AM

We named a duo of older statesmen at our folk club - Vest Life.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:56 AM

Hey, Masha!

One of my current 'outings' is caalled "Blo na Gael"

Aah wez aalso in a punk band in the 70s, in Cornwall - They wez caalled 'Loose Stools' - Never got a gig!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 09:15 AM

The Band, 'cause it is so easy to remember.
There use to be a punk band from the 70s called the Banned, which I liked.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Hamish
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:01 AM

Sensitive New Age Cowpersons

Hayseed Dixie - bluegrass versions of heavy metal tunes including one or more by AC/DC

...and of course Blind Summat - Yorkshire bunch who include our very own Banjiman, MrsBanjiman, Becks and Jools.

My first band was called Rising Damp. Then we merged with Jumping Jack Thigh. THe new band was called Damp Thighs.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:32 AM

Just heard of one from ced2, Sir Nigel and the Gricers, very odd.

eric


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:19 AM

Obviously none of us have got a life....but, thanks for the entertainment!!
Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,DaveP
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:08 AM

A friend of mind once did some sound mixing for 'Vicky Sinex and the Nasal Sprays' - apparently Vicky had green hair


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: MC Fat
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 03:19 AM

I nearly bought a Lowden guitar as I liked the Lowden he has. If I had bought when we went out as a duo he wanted to call us The Lowden Right Wanes


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 07:22 PM

Harder For the Ladies.

(You heard it here first).


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: JedMarum
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 07:19 PM

Lonestar Stout


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Cluin
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM

She Stole My Beer.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,30_button
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:21 PM

If I had a punk band, I'd call it Youth in Asia. Doesn't work for anything folkie, I guess.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 02:40 PM

Luther Wright and the Wrongs. Love their blue grass version of Another Brick in the Wall.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:24 PM

I left out the best (locally-ish - and I mean the name)

Empty Vessels (from near Dartford)


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Bernard
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:19 PM

The Heavily Brothers... he was Smoking Heavily and I was Drinking Heavily.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Banjovey
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:17 PM

I'll nominate my current band, The Beachy Headbangers.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:08 PM

My favourite names must be "The Romney Marsh Mountaim Rescue" and a duo I was in "Protection Racket"... for £15.oo we WONT come & play at your club! Ron


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:04 PM

The Walham Green, Steam Cleaning, Carpet Beating and, Rodent Exterminating Association.

Thanks Tim.


JM


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 11:37 AM

One of the all-time "in-your-face" bands (still playing, I believe) is "Kinky Friedman and his Texas Jewboys." Kinky, who is given to wearing ten-gallon hats and smoking large stogies, even ran for office recently in Texas. One of his early numbers was dedicated to womens' lib - "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed."

Some others:

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
A One-Eyed Rocket to Uranus
John Maynard Keynes and the Brazen Interventionists


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: jonm
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 11:21 AM

Doing a couple of tribute-band style parodies in the early 80's, we called ourselves Painbow (Rainbow covers, the backdrop was the classic Rainbow arch, but instead of the hand coming over to "catch" it, it went underneath and gave a two-fingered salute - the bakcdrop was the bast thing about the band apart from my Graham Bonnet-era Palm Beach shirts).

The second outfit was a Whitesnake parody band called Trousersnake, with impressive non-comestible applications of half cucumbers.


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Subject: RE: Best band name ever?
From: GUEST,Surreysinger
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 10:53 AM

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM - remember them - their gospel choir got to the last rounds of Last Choir Standing?) have lectures in our theatre, and every year they put on showcase events... it's always good fun having a look to see what the little dears have named their bands ... to date one of my favourites has been "And your mother" ....never saw them perform, so I have no idea whether they were rock or pop ... would love to know!!


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