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    Band names you love and hate

    (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 ( : )
    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.

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    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)


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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    Angry Samoans
    Circle Jerks
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    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

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    Good ones:

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

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    More interesting names:

    Afghan Whigs
    Soul Coughing
    Touched by an Uncle
    Jimmy's Chicken Shack
    Elvis Hitler
    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    Captain Beefheart
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    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.

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    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.
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    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
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    I loved the Afghan Whigs. Brilliant lyrics, interesting chord progressions, good stuff all around.
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    My favorite name was a local band called

    "Peabody and the Waybacks"
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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    The The

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

    The Bloody matt Dillons
    Rancid Yak Butter Tea Party

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    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

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    Re: Band names you love and hate

    Best band name ever:

    The Dead Kennedys
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