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Best Band Names

X 10 Mar 02 - 01:12 PM
Lonesome EJ 10 Mar 02 - 01:28 AM
Little Hawk 10 Mar 02 - 12:29 AM
GUEST,Ranger Stan 09 Mar 02 - 10:30 PM
Mad4Mud 09 Mar 02 - 08:15 PM
Lonesome EJ 09 Mar 02 - 03:39 PM
Mad4Mud 09 Mar 02 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Captain Swing 09 Mar 02 - 11:43 AM
Wesley S 08 Mar 02 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Moleskin Joe 08 Mar 02 - 11:10 AM
GUEST 08 Mar 02 - 10:55 AM
rich-joy 08 Mar 02 - 08:16 AM
GUEST,Syd, London 07 Mar 02 - 03:04 PM
JudeL 07 Mar 02 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,AliUK now living in Porto Alegre 06 Mar 02 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Cheryl 06 Mar 02 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Cheryl 06 Mar 02 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Cheryl 06 Mar 02 - 01:34 PM
C-flat 06 Mar 02 - 01:04 PM
Pied Piper 06 Mar 02 - 06:51 AM
Dave Bryant 06 Mar 02 - 06:42 AM
Dave Bryant 06 Mar 02 - 06:39 AM
ChanteyMatt 05 Mar 02 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Alison 05 Mar 02 - 06:32 PM
Bat Goddess 05 Mar 02 - 06:17 PM
SharonA 05 Mar 02 - 11:20 AM
Bat Goddess 05 Mar 02 - 11:16 AM
richlmo 04 Mar 02 - 11:10 PM
GUEST,guest 04 Mar 02 - 10:13 PM
GUEST,Ophelia 04 Mar 02 - 10:06 PM
DADGBE 04 Mar 02 - 04:56 PM
Steve-o 04 Mar 02 - 04:44 PM
Spartacus 04 Mar 02 - 09:39 AM
Pied Piper 04 Mar 02 - 09:30 AM
berk 04 Mar 02 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 04 Mar 02 - 04:24 AM
Anahootz 03 Mar 02 - 10:24 PM
CarolC 03 Mar 02 - 10:20 PM
Rustic Rebel 03 Mar 02 - 09:44 PM
Ian Darby 03 Mar 02 - 06:24 PM
Justa Picker 03 Mar 02 - 04:51 PM
Em 03 Mar 02 - 04:25 PM
Justa Picker 03 Mar 02 - 04:18 PM
GUEST,Em 03 Mar 02 - 03:43 PM
Justa Picker 03 Mar 02 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Em 03 Mar 02 - 03:05 PM
GUEST 03 Mar 02 - 11:32 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: X
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 01:12 PM

Captain Dildoe And His Flying Seamen


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 01:28 AM

One of my favorites from the psychedelic age...Tonto's Expanding Head Band.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 12:29 AM

I always went with the Bob Dylan approach and operated as an individual under his own name, rather than forming a band.

I figure some of the best band names have been:

The Band (talk about the direct approach!)

The Rolling Stones (inspired)

The Who (clever)

Crazy Horse

Well, those are a few of the good ones.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Ranger Stan
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 10:30 PM

There is a great Kansas cowboy band called The Home Rangers. (Home on the Range is the state song.) They play a mix of bluegrass and cowboy music they call Moograss. The praise and worship band at Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas is called Lion Food.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 08:15 PM

(from California) 1) Dr. Feelgood and the Interns of Love 2)The Primal Drone Society 3) Five Easy Pieces (female quintet)


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 03:39 PM

I came across a band in the Folk Section at Mediaplay called Pussy Tourette.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 01:27 PM

Paul Johnson and His Swinging Members


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 11:43 AM

Barium Takeaway


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 01:22 PM

MC 900 Ft Jesus
J C and the Waterwalkers
Puntius Pilate and His Nail Driving Five


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Moleskin Joe
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 11:10 AM

Tequila Mockingbird.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 10:55 AM

I've come across a few good band names over the years. I always liked the names of bands like "The Funkin' Barstewards" and "Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators". Also came across bands called "The Muff Divers" (Muff is a town in County Donegal) and "Fiveskin".

On a similar theme (at the risk of threadcreep) some song titles can be quite funny. Two that come to mind are a song about a motor-bike loving roadie called "The Packer of the Leads" and a blues song about a wayward girl-friend called "My sugar has turned to Alcohol"


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: rich-joy
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 08:16 AM

Some really great names there!!!
Either friends or I have been in bands named :
Gutter Press (folkrock) / ExtraScrote! (blues & jug) / Bilge Ratz (chantey) / The Coxless Six (all female) / The Wandering Menstruals (all female) / Melodical Benefits (harmony) / Andy Oxident and the Free Radical Gospeleers (gospel) / No Strings Attached (a cappella) / Louvre Cats (tropical jazz) /
Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Syd, London
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 03:04 PM

Some friends toyed with a couple of good names:

- Jimmy Climax and the Atlasts

- Dickie Lead and the Loose Connections


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: JudeL
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 02:08 PM

The "Sensitive New Age Cowpersons" who played everything (and I do mean everything) in what they claimed was the style god intended ..... Blue grass ..... this included "Delilah", "Staiway to Heaven" and "Bohemian Rapsody" it has to be heard to be believed! Another band with a strange name is "Shave the Monkey" a band that is well worth seeing if you get the chance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,AliUK now living in Porto Alegre
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 03:59 PM

It´s not a band but there was a guy who used to frequent the clubs in bedfordshire and Hert who went by the name of Hezekiah Slackbandy, which I thought was an excellent choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Cheryl
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 01:43 PM

Oops! Sorry! I swear nothin' happened when first I hit "submit message."


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Cheryl
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 01:35 PM

From Detroit, home of the best bar bands on the planet, a sampling of band names from the upcoming Blowout 2002 in Hamtramck: The Bloody Holly's; Dragstrippers; Clone Defects; Murder City Wrecks; Throttlebody; Inside Five Minutes; Amino Acids; Heckle & Jeckle; The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love; The Immigrant Suns; Gepetto Files; 500 Ft. of Pipe; Filter Kings; Too Many Gods; The Great Fiction; Jelly's Pierced Tattoo. Personally, I like the name of the five old geezers who attend the bluegrass festival I go to every year and play the kids' hill and stuff: Beats Sittin' Home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Cheryl
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 01:34 PM

From Detroit, home of the best bar bands on the planet, a sampling of band names from the upcoming Blowout 2002 in Hamtramck: The Bloody Holly's; Dragstrippers; Clone Defects; Murder City Wrecks; Throttlebody; Inside Five Minutes; Amino Acids; Heckle & Jeckle; The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love; The Immigrant Suns; Gepetto Files; 500 Ft. of Pipe; Filter Kings; Too Many Gods; The Great Fiction; Jelly's Pierced Tattoo. Personally, I like the name of the five old geezers who attend the bluegrass festival I go to every year and play the kids' hill and stuff: Beats Sittin' Home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: C-flat
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 01:04 PM

Looking through an old local "what's on" guide, here's a small selection of band names; The Beer Pigs,Scandalous Bachelors,Raised on Rusks,Marty and the Moondogs,Hillbillies from outerspace,Outrageous Wallpaper,Carol Kell's Duck Soup,The Lolly Giggers,Erik and the Vikings and The Folk Pistols. No exuse for stopping in then!


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Pied Piper
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 06:51 AM

I have a program on my trusty old Atari ST that generates band names from a series editable word lists.It was origenaly disigned to produce poetry (mostly bad I'd imagine).You can change the word combination rules and use your own lists.It's freeware and prity easy to find.Someone might have written a similer prog for windows,maybe I'll check.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 06:42 AM

I can also remember a university gig as HARRY STOTTLE AND THE PHILOSOPHERS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 06:39 AM

When a few of us were on a (very alcoholic) boating trip we formed a band called SCLEROCIS OF THE RIVER.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: ChanteyMatt
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 07:03 PM

Well, I used to be in a group called "Hellfire!" I hang out with a group by the name of The Recliner and the group I jam with every morning on the ferryboat calls itself The Green Bay Pickers. Go figure.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Alison
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 06:32 PM

Knew some young guys in Bathurst (NSW) a few years back who played as Merkin Blues (apparently a merkin is a pubic hair wig?!?). They were pretty good too...


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 06:17 PM

A local pipe band was called FTITCTAJ (pronounced fa-tit-ka-taj) so the local folk station could say their name on the air -- stood for "F*** Them If They Can't Take A Joke".

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: SharonA
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 11:20 AM

Local band on local bar sign: "Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive".


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 11:16 AM

A local pipe band was called FTITCTAJ (pronounced fa-tit-ka-taj) so the local folk station could say their name on the air -- stood for "F*** Them If They Can't Take A Joke".

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: richlmo
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 11:10 PM

I always liked "The Cluster Pluckers".A helluva good band , too. Saw them on Austin City Limits once. Are they still around?


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 10:13 PM

How about 'Lords Of The Ringpulls'!


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Ophelia
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 10:06 PM

My dad once played in

- Rick & the Room Clearers (a harmonica and a hammond organ will do that...),

- Sloppy Endings ( for obvious reasons),

- Mildewed Fig (jazz of course!),

- Platypus Bill (Aussie bush band)


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: DADGBE
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 04:56 PM

Here in northern California there used to be an awful rock band named Popsicle Love Sponge. There's also a local contra band in the bay area named The Underwire Varmints.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Steve-o
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 04:44 PM

My old pal Herb's Bluegrass band had what I still think is the best name for a bunch of city-billies...The Pseudo Mountain Boys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Spartacus
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 09:39 AM

OK OK...

"the ferguson furburger connection"

"love bucket"

"phantasmagrass"

or, one of my friends crowd pleasers...

"amish fistf***"

-spartacus


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Pied Piper
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 09:30 AM

I spent a lot of time in a band called "Right Band Wrong Planet"


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: berk
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 07:39 AM

Half past Dead


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 04 Mar 02 - 04:24 AM

Some really good ones there folks !! Forgot my latest venture is going to be called The Two Rhetts


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Anahootz
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 10:24 PM

Just before the "Seattle explosion" of the early '90's, the "free beer" name was taken, every friday and saturday night, by a different band. It took a few years for the showgoers to catch on...


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 10:20 PM

Back in the '70s I saw a bluegrass band in Tulsa, Oklahoma whose name I liked. They were the "Sons of the Boutonnieres"


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 09:44 PM

Here's a plug for some friends of mine
The Front Porch Swinging Liquor Pigs
they are a good folkie band from Mpls, MN. Hey Anahootz, I also know the guys from the band Free Beer, if it's the same band they are good friends of mine from MN also.
Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Ian Darby
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 06:24 PM

My mate was in a punk band called Menace.

They turned up at a pub gig to find themselves billed as 'Nuisance'.

Took the edge off the image a bit.

Mike Harding used to claim he was in a band called Emmanuel Cohen and the Four Skins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Justa Picker
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 04:51 PM

There isn't one. Have been retired from public performing since 1990.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Em
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 04:25 PM

So, what's the name of your current band?


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Justa Picker
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 04:18 PM

No. This was a Canadian showband. Never did any U.S. dates but we did play in Yellowknife as well as Greenland (because they were starved for entertainment at the time. **BG**)


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Em
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 03:43 PM

Did The Ledson Set ever play at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas? For some reason, the name sounds familiar but I can't quite remember........


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Justa Picker
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 03:14 PM

My first professional band went by the leader's name which was Ed Ledson. The Band's name was "The Ledson Set".

After 3 months of rehearsing as it was a very involved show with everything arranged etc...we arrived at our first gig at some dive in Quebec.

On the marquee out front under "now appearing" was: "The Lead Sunset."

Just one of those true stories one never forgets. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,Em
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 03:05 PM

Best band names are The Nipple Erectors and Pogue Mahone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 11:32 AM

The Herbert Scafoid Screw Set


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 11:22 AM

One of my longtime fave names has been Starboard List.

And a local group that I haven't seen around lately was Jiggle the Handle, which I also thought was pretty good.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: GUEST,willie sinclair
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 09:58 AM

At a recent Deaf Shepherd gig they threatened to change their name to: Simply Rid or Iron Midden For those who don't understand Scots (the hard of hearing) a midden is a place where agricultural refuse was piled high until such time as the composting process was complete. I also play in a band who used to change name every week. We used Poor Genius once & Free Mince, & on one occasion when we realised we were all bearded we were called The Billy Colony.


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Subject: RE: BS: Best Band Names
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 09:40 AM

Brent Ford And The Nylons

PS. For non-UK catters, Brentford Nylons was a company which had a long-running TV ad campaign about 30 years ago. It sold really awful nylon curtains etc which could generate enough static to electrocute full-grown elephants. However, Steve Payne's band in Bristol, locally known as the Nylons, were great.


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