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RosieRed
08-02-2005, 02:07 AM
(Gotta admit, I stole this idea from another board.)

What band names do you love? What band names do you hate? Do you love some band's music but hate their name? Do you love some band's name but hate the music?

A few of mine:

Names I like:
Velvet Revolver
Cowboy Junkies
30 Seconds to Mars ( :p: )
Radiohead
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Joy Division
Nirvana
Smashing Pumpkins
The Polyphonic Spree
Death Cab for Cutie

Names I don't like:
Limp Bizkit (sp?)
Frou Frou
Louis XIV
Hoobastank
Bleu

Like The Killers and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs music, but not so much the names.

oneupper
08-02-2005, 09:24 AM
Good Name:

Journey
Foreigner
Nirvana
Blue Oyster Cult
Crazy Elephant
Deep Purple
The Who
INXS

Bad Name

Doobie Brothers (doobie?)
Lynard Skynard
Alabama
Boston
Chicago
Kansas
(what's with the geography anyway?)
The Cars
Kiss
The Police
The Animals (couldn't get more specific, ey?)
(not enough imagination, I guess)


Nothing to do with music

zombie-a-go-go
08-02-2005, 09:35 AM
Angry Samoans
Circle Jerks
Ned's Atomic Dustbin

registerthis
08-02-2005, 10:06 AM
I don't know if there's names I love OR hate, but there are some I think are interesting...

Cycle ****s From Hell
Solid Frog
Napalm Death
Rhino Bucket
Tree of Snakes
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains

LvJ
08-02-2005, 10:14 AM
Good ones:

Architecture in Helsinki
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Boy Least Likely To

:dancingco :runaway:

Johnny Footstool
08-02-2005, 10:51 AM
More interesting names:

Afghan Whigs
Soul Coughing
Touched by an Uncle
Jimmy's Chicken Shack
Elvis Hitler
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

RFS62
08-02-2005, 10:57 AM
Captain Beefheart

registerthis
08-02-2005, 11:14 AM
More interesting names:

Afghan Whigs
Soul Coughing
Touched by an Uncle
Jimmy's Chicken Shack
Elvis Hitler
The Afghan Whigs were quite good. They were popular on the college scene when I used to DJ at the OSU student station, I remember them quite well.

Caveat Emperor
08-02-2005, 11:25 AM
A friend of mine in DC was involved in a local band called "Dr. Claw and the Gadgets," which I always thought was pretty sweet.

I actually think the "Blank & the Blanks" naming style needs to come back for bands. It's retro.

zombie-a-go-go
08-02-2005, 11:37 AM
The Aquabats


I actually think the "Blank & the Blanks" naming style needs to come back for bands. It's retro.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Johnny Footstool
08-02-2005, 12:46 PM
I loved the Afghan Whigs. Brilliant lyrics, interesting chord progressions, good stuff all around.

REDREAD
08-02-2005, 01:03 PM
My favorite name was a local band called

"Peabody and the Waybacks"

registerthis
08-02-2005, 01:44 PM
The The

There's a couple local Columbus bands whose names I always liked:

The Bloody matt Dillons
Rancid Yak Butter Tea Party

KronoRed
08-02-2005, 02:09 PM
I loath any band name that's longer then 4 syllables, or any name you have to shorten.

Band names should be short and easy to say

:D

Redsland
08-02-2005, 05:07 PM
Best band name ever:

The Dead Kennedys

Blimpie
08-02-2005, 05:16 PM
Dead German Tourists
Thumper and The Plaid Rabbits
N.W.A.
Deacon Blue
Coldplay

Falls City Beer
08-02-2005, 05:25 PM
?


(& the Mysterians)

Ravenlord
08-02-2005, 05:45 PM
Love
Avatar
Death Knell
HammerFall
Slayer
Anthrax
Megadeth
Velvet Revolver
Guns N' Roses
Spinal Tap
Arch Enemy
Drowning Pool
Wolves' Throne
Vintersorg (means 'Song of Winter' in Swedish)
Poison
Dr. Butcher
Alabama
Sum 41
Skid Row
The Highwaymen
Travelin' Weelberries
Eucharist
Buckcherry
Black Label Society
Pride & Glory
Meat Puppets

Hate
The Pale Ones
Anal ***t
Dying Fetus
Stonesour
Staind
Godsmack
Crank County Daredevils
Cinderella (sorry Johnny)
Black Foot
System of a Down
King Diamond
Dragonland
Korn
The Band
Bread
Cream
Purgatory
Crystal Method
Blur
ICP
Afghan Wigs

Falls City Beer
08-02-2005, 06:44 PM
King Diamond


Didn't somebody get killed at a show of his at Bogart's many years ago?

Ravenlord
08-02-2005, 08:42 PM
Didn't somebody get killed at a show of his at Bogart's many years ago?possibly.

i know people have died at King Diamond/Mercyful Fate internationally. one dude at a show in Denmark (KD's home) died when he got his neck broken by a goat head. something about beheading with a chainsaw and it just kinda flew off with some force or something like that.....

NoCalRed
08-02-2005, 10:43 PM
More interesting names:

Afghan Whigs
Soul Coughing
Touched by an Uncle
Jimmy's Chicken Shack
Elvis Hitler
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Back in 95 I believe, I happened to be in Cincinnati for a couple weeks visiting family and decided to catch a Afghan Whigs show at Bogarts. I did not hear much of there music before, but I was a fan afterwards. Also the next day I went down to riverfront and picked up some top 4 tickets and caught the reds game and wouldn't ya know it sitting behind me were the Afgan Whigs. :beerme:

wheels
08-02-2005, 11:40 PM
Names of bands that I love:

Death of Samantha
The Pagans
The Dead Boys
The Stooges
Thomas Jefferson Slave Appartments
Great Plains
The Starvations
Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Angry Samoans

I don't really hate too many band names because it's hard for me to be critical of that when so many good ones have been taken, but here goes...

Coldplay
The New Bomb Turks....My favorite band of the nineties, and a name that I think held them back.
Modest Mouse
Built to Spill
The Rock n' Roll Soldiers

bucksfan
08-03-2005, 02:41 PM
Not based at all on the music one way or the other, band names I have liked :
- Mindfunk
- Living Color
- the Sleestacks (sp?) - saw them play in Cleveland or Kent once
- Dogs D'amour
- Ekoostik Hookah
- Nirvana
- Soundgarden
- Hollyfaith
- Deep Jimi and the Zep Creams (from a novelty standpoint only)

Not based at all on the music one way or the other, band names I have disliked :
- Velvet Revolver (sorry Rosie - I just can't get it to roll off my tongue)
- Godsmack
- Mary's Danish
- Warrant
- Trixter

westofyou
08-03-2005, 02:44 PM
Butt Trumpet

pedro
08-03-2005, 02:51 PM
Scrappy Hamilton
Call Me Daddy

westofyou
08-03-2005, 02:52 PM
Tennesee Tophats

pedro
08-03-2005, 02:53 PM
Archers of Loaf

wheels
08-03-2005, 03:04 PM
Pinchers of Loaf

pedro
08-03-2005, 03:22 PM
Pinchers of Loaf

Is that a side project for Butt Trumpet?