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« Reply #100 on: 08 Jul 2006, 10:46 »

I hate Morningwood so much.
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« Reply #101 on: 08 Jul 2006, 11:08 »

Screaming Trees
The Expendables
Pearl Jam, simply because they arent a jam band
The Casual Fiasco, who IS a jam band
Abandon Jalopy, just because of how silly it sounds

Also, i think that Black Cab Motorcade, a song by the band State Radio, would make an absolutely awesome band name. People could hire them to play on top of the cars in the motorcade of the funural of important people.
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« Reply #102 on: 08 Jul 2006, 11:14 »

pearl jam simply because it means smegma (if i'm not mistaking, and if it doesn't, it should)
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« Reply #103 on: 08 Jul 2006, 21:52 »

Echo and the Bunnymen
The Appleseed Cast
The Album Leaf
Deerhoof
Sufjan Stevens

Also, I have a friend who's band is called "Legato." Legato is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable break between the notes." This describes the band perfectly.
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« Reply #104 on: 09 Jul 2006, 01:08 »

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I have a friend who's band is called "Legato." Legato is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable break between the notes." This describes the band perfectly.


As opposed to Coldplay, which is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable difference between the songs."
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« Reply #105 on: 09 Jul 2006, 01:09 »

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« Reply #106 on: 09 Jul 2006, 01:36 »

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Echo and the Bunnymen
The Appleseed Cast
The Album Leaf
Deerhoof
Sufjan Stevens

Also, I have a friend who's band is called "Legato." Legato is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable break between the notes." This describes the band perfectly.


It's not a musical style, per se, just a type of phrasing in music.
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« Reply #107 on: 09 Jul 2006, 05:21 »

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pearl jam simply because it means smegma (if i'm not mistaking, and if it doesn't, it should)


I actually thought it referred to semen.
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« Reply #108 on: 09 Jul 2006, 06:09 »

Pickled Dick (They were playing near me. It struck me how people must be running out of names.)
Gay For Johnny Depp (They played at Download, I'd be tempted to go see them if I was there for that day.)
Propagandhi
Fugazi
Dead Kennedys
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« Reply #109 on: 09 Jul 2006, 10:35 »

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Also: Holy Fuck is one of the best band names ever.

"Who are you going to see tonight?"
"Holy Fuck!"


holy fuck is one of the best BANDS ever dude, god

when i saw them before wolf parade.. it was religious man, the energy goin' through me.

not so great on recording but live.. almost intolerably awesome. where you'd have to close your ears "I WAS NEVER MEANT TO HEAR SOMETHIN' SO GOOD..".... i'm gonna get coffee.

oh for the thread:
Echo and the Bunnymen
Cat Power
Acid Mothers Temple
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

..nothing that wasn't already said i guess.
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« Reply #110 on: 09 Jul 2006, 11:43 »

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Quote from: Teh_Shinobi
I have a friend who's band is called "Legato." Legato is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable break between the notes." This describes the band perfectly.


As opposed to Coldplay, which is a musical style defined as being a "smooth, even style without any noticeable difference between the songs."


Hahahahahaha!
Oh man... nice.

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It's not a musical style, per se, just a type of phrasing in music.
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Yeah, I know... it's usually used as a direction in a musical piece. It's just a great way to describe their songs and it IS a style of music.
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« Reply #111 on: 09 Jul 2006, 13:38 »

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pearl jam simply because it means smegma (if i'm not mistaking, and if it doesn't, it should)


I actually thought it referred to semen.


I thought this too, but Eddie Vedder says it was named after his grandma 'Pearl' her hallucigenic Jam.
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« Reply #112 on: 10 Jul 2006, 07:41 »

Hmm...

I always liked "Passengers" for a band name.  It's probably been used.  I have a mental image of the eponymous album, with the band giving each other piggyback rides running along the top of a sand dune.  

Anyway, a few real bands whose names I like...

The Ballistic Brothers
Thievery Corporation
Fila Brazilia
Morcheeba
Foundation
Nightmares on Wax
The Clash
Radar
The Exile Brothers
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« Reply #113 on: 10 Jul 2006, 08:00 »

It has, most notably as a collaboration between Brian Eno and U2:



Ghastly, no doubt.
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« Reply #114 on: 11 Jul 2006, 05:10 »

The Boy Least Likely To

because i'm twee as f*uck

also like The Stars of Track and Field, John Wesley Harding, and Gnarls Barkley
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« Reply #115 on: 11 Jul 2006, 05:21 »

I know it's been mentioned before, I but I love the name Skyclad. It's just such a wonderfully evocative name. Wearing the sky, as it were. A beautiful image.

Codeine. Short, and it fits the hazy, druggy music the band made.

The Fall. It's short, it's sharp, it's a Camus reference.

Josef K. Science has proven that anything with nods to Kafka rules by default.

Banco de Gaia. I may be biased by the fact that I have an unhealthy, possibly illegal love for Toby Marks' music, but like Skyclad, this is one of those names that evokes beautiful images in my mind. Speaking of BdG, Toby's nightmare of has come true in the form of the Qinghai-Xizang railway line.
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« Reply #116 on: 11 Jul 2006, 06:26 »

Limp Biscuit!

We're talking about the worst band names, right . . ?
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« Reply #117 on: 11 Jul 2006, 06:28 »

The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine (because the song from the War of the worlds soundtrack is cool as hell)
Circle Takes the Square (just because)
cLOUDDEAD (it's so damn artsy and snobbish that you can't help but like it)
Dat Politics (there's something glitchy and itchy in both the name and music)
Envy (...)
Heavy Heavy Low Low (very very stupid bandname but funny band, check their hidden track on Courtside Seats)
Johnossi (uhm dunno why)
Katzenstreik (german.. BOOYA!)
Mew (because you can write it backwards and all sorts of cool things)
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« Reply #118 on: 12 Jul 2006, 02:06 »

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I know it's been mentioned before, I but I love the name Skyclad. It's just such a wonderfully evocative name. Wearing the sky, as it were. A beautiful image.


It really is a beautiful image, though to me it invokes hippy modern day pagans/Wiccas who use it as a synonym for 'naked'.

The Teardrop Explodes - Burroughs reference and great band name
Halo of Flies (dosen't the guy from that post here?)
Japanther
Guitar Wolf
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« Reply #119 on: 12 Jul 2006, 02:46 »

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Banco de Gaia


This band name frustrates me because I always see them come way more frequently than what I'm actually looking for when looking for Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (often shortened to Banco). Same with Death in Vegas, Death in June, Death Cab for Cutie, etc, when searching for just plain Death.
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« Reply #120 on: 12 Jul 2006, 03:02 »

Damn Echo and his Bunnymen!  Damn convergent evolution!

I like 'em short and punchy, much as I like my album covers bold and geometric.  Bonus points for mental associations with a dark, Blade Runner-meets-Wipeout XL future.

Fluke
Underworld
Juno Reactor
808 State
Laibach
Kraftwerk
Squarepusher
Source Direct
Bola
Orbital
o9

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The Future Sound of London
Mouse on Mars
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« Reply #121 on: 12 Jul 2006, 03:30 »

I think I've mentioned Gojira before in this thread, but without any significant explanation.

First of all, the name is just plain awesome. Short, catchy and easily shouted. Their lyrics also deal with a lot of environmental (mother Earth having her revenge, Flying Whales, that sort of stuff), where Godzilla has some significance. Godzilla was created by nuclear testing, ie. Man's carelessness with Nature, and that naturally resulted in Tokyo being laid to waste around 60 times. Nuclear testing's a bitch, ain't it?!

But the final touch, is that their sound and riff style fit the name even better. When they get heavy, they really do sound like some gargantuan force of nature, stomping along.

Emperor is also a favorite, because they really sound that majestic.
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« Reply #122 on: 12 Jul 2006, 14:03 »

Dredg is a neat name for a band. So's Giant Drag (http://www.giantdrag.com/), IQU (pronounced e-cue), Aphex Twin, Kasabian, and Deftones.

As for the best band name I came up with, it would probably be "Defecate Solo." Usuable with permission. (heh)

PS. As for Japanese bands, I'd have to say Tokyo Jihen, L'arc~en~Ciel, and Dir en Grey have great names.
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« Reply #123 on: 12 Jul 2006, 18:41 »

Angel Corpus Christi
Cellar Door
Echo & the Bunnymen
Horror Pops
Iggy Pop &/or The Stooges
Jesus Lizard
Killing Joke
Litmus Green
Meat Puppets
Mudhoney
Neutral Milk Hotel
Placebo
Screaming Trees
Slapstick
Slint
Sonic Youth
Strapping Young Lad
Velvet Underground
Violent Femmes
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« Reply #124 on: 13 Jul 2006, 00:32 »

Bell Orchestre
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« Reply #125 on: 13 Jul 2006, 01:15 »

I also think Giant Drag is a good name for a band, but I might be biased because I think they're also fucking ace.
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« Reply #126 on: 13 Jul 2006, 08:49 »

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« Reply #127 on: 25 Jul 2006, 08:51 »

Welcome to my first post, my friends!

Anyways, if I were to start a band it would be called "Smart Cookie", but I'd probably get into legal issues with a cookbook with the same name.Meh....

Now, as for actual bands, I enjoy the name "Wolfmother", just because it really fits their stoner rock style of music.
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« Reply #128 on: 25 Jul 2006, 12:06 »

Wolfmother's name is awesome because they took it from a Tom Robbins book (Skinny Legs and All).

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« Reply #129 on: 25 Jul 2006, 12:15 »

Hmm, I didnt know that...................that's kinda interesting
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« Reply #130 on: 25 Jul 2006, 20:32 »

Wow... i hate them so much less now and will have a chat to them about Tom Robbins if i run into the guys
Seriously, they might be indie everywhere else but in Australia Wolfmother are EVERYWHERE. And i mean that their music is everywhere, the band is everywhere, people with the band's shirts are everywhere... its a bit nuts

as for Wolf bands, Wolf & Cub (local noise guys) is cool 'cause it comes from an awesome manga/movie series. and AIDS Wolf is just ace. as is Guitar Wolf
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« Reply #131 on: 25 Jul 2006, 20:55 »

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Halo of Flies (dosen't the guy from that post here?)


I'm not from the 'real' Halo of Flies. I formed my project independently and released stuff before I found out about them, and when I did, didn't see why I should change the name, as I doubt commercial success will ever be forthcoming for me. Predictably, we both got the name from the same place: the kick-ass Alice Cooper song.  It's just such a powerful little phrase, got completely stuck in my mind. (If anyone from the Minneapolis Noise Rock band also posts here, sorry guys).

Skyclads name is indeed associated with Wicca (kind of unsurprising since they're all Wiccans/other assorted pagans). The ever-obliging Martin Walkyier did in fact write a song (called, strangely 'Skyclad') about the meaning of the name on their first album, Wayward Sons of Mother Earth:


"We cannot see though clothes may maketh man they cannot give us shelter
On this mortal helter-skelter if our loyalties are torn,
Between the values we believe in and the egos we are feeding:
We stand all together naked as the day we were born.
And so cast off the lies that are our lives and find the truth within.
SKYCLAD! The veil has lifted,
SKYCLAD! Now I see through,
SKYCLAD! Your mask of illusion,
SKYCLAD! To the fake that is you."

The whole song in general is a brilliant piece of writing. SUCH A GOOD BAND.
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« Reply #132 on: 25 Jul 2006, 22:18 »

Dying Fetus (first one that came to mind)

Hecate Enthroned

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« Reply #133 on: 25 Jul 2006, 23:39 »

Since every kickass name has been taken i figured i would make my own up....

I just had to laugh
E string Cut (actually happened to me when my guitar string snapped)
Last Rope I Ever Saw
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« Reply #134 on: 26 Jul 2006, 00:28 »

A Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.

I'm not sure why exactly... It's just fun.

Good music too.
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« Reply #135 on: 26 Jul 2006, 02:25 »

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Since every kickass name has been taken i figured i would make my own up....

I just had to laugh
E string Cut (actually happened to me when my guitar string snapped)
Last Rope I Ever Saw
Unfinished Basment
The What


I like The What.
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« Reply #136 on: 26 Jul 2006, 09:03 »

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A Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.

I'm not sure why exactly... It's just fun.

Good music too.




I hate that name, but it's not the worse of the A Silver Mt. Zion ones, that honour is reserved for The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band with Choir
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« Reply #137 on: 26 Jul 2006, 09:23 »

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Since every kickass name has been taken i figured i would make my own up....

I just had to laugh
E string Cut (actually happened to me when my guitar string snapped)
Last Rope I Ever Saw
Unfinished Basment
The What


I like Last Rope I Ever Saw.
I also like the doors.  An awsome name.
The deftones name actually got me into them, also team sleep is a cool name, it's chino's side proj.  Milk's name got me into them as well, as well as a band called Subject, wich i don't think exists anymore. Sob. I also thought Led Zepplin was a sweet name, but I couldn't listen to their music.  I just... can't.  I don't know why. My brother and I were in a band called freak flag from a jimi hendrix tune.  I was also in "House of Flies" from a deftones song, other names we bounced around:
The Chairs
N R Sleep (Get it? In our sleep, pretentious and lame at the same time!)
Spank
Che Guevara (did i spell that right?)
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« Reply #138 on: 26 Jul 2006, 12:33 »

skyclad   -Cool name.. Also reminds me of something from a book called Northern Lights; A polar bear was clad in armour made of sky-metal, hence he was skyclad n_n
Arch Enemy - It 'feels' right.. With the A, then the E... If that makes absoultely no sense then.. well..yeh. But i do like the word Arch, so combining it with something always seems to sound nice to me.
Daft Punk, Pink Floyd - Hear the name once, and its always there.
Oasis - Just so different, not something i'd ever have thought of for a band name, but with their fame, they practically redefined the initially conidered meaning of the word.

I would have said the name Pantera but as its just spanish for panther.. It'd seem greater if it was its own word. It's always a nice-sounding word for me.
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« Reply #139 on: 26 Jul 2006, 12:38 »

I dunno if it's been mentioned, but Strapping Young Lad is a pretty great one, especially when you consider how it has absolutely nothing to do with their sound.
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« Reply #140 on: 26 Jul 2006, 13:44 »

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Since every kickass name has been taken i figured i would make my own up....

I just had to laugh
E string Cut (actually happened to me when my guitar string snapped)
Last Rope I Ever Saw
Unfinished Basment
The What


I like The What.


"So who are you seeing tonight at the concert?'
"The What"
"the concert"
"THE WHAT!"
"do you have a hearing disorder?"
.....only if there was such a band..
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« Reply #141 on: 26 Jul 2006, 14:42 »

-Issei Sagawa

named after a japanese college student who killed and ate one of his classmates and managed to avoid prosecution somehow. he is now some sort of bizarre celebrity in japan, aparently.


-The Scumsluts

a local band. the name fits the music so well. they just get drunk and sound like shit and cover the occasional gg allin song. they have a song called "shootgun boos" (inside joke, mispelling of "shotgun booze") and during this song everyone in the band, and many audience members, shotgun a beer or 3. its alot of fun


also; i think The What is a cool name. if only....
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« Reply #142 on: 26 Jul 2006, 21:47 »

I've always thought Autopilot Off had a good name, regardless of what anyone thinks of their music.

And no one can deny the awesome power of the Embryonic Polka Dotted Rockabilly Fighter Pilots. Their theme song lives on forever in my head.
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« Reply #143 on: 26 Jul 2006, 22:41 »

I've always liked most post rock band names, like:

This is a Process Of A Still Life
Burn Rome In A Dream
God Is An Astronaut
We're From Japan!
Meanwhile, Back In Communist Russia...
On! Air! Library!
Japancakes

But, then again, I could just be name dropping.
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« Reply #144 on: 26 Jul 2006, 23:33 »

i guess ill have a crack at another batch of new Band titles...

Dead Tooth
3-4 AM stories
Open Door Locked Window-(vice versa if you like it that way)
Losing Chords
Blood (Brothers) Killing Blood (sisters)-(vice versa if you like it that way)

i was gonna use "iMonkeys" but this website already has it
http://www.robandelliot.cycomics.com/index.php

PS. The What © are now mine! unless one of you guys want to use it for a real band..
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« Reply #145 on: 27 Jul 2006, 19:55 »

Good band names to mess up flyers-

TBA
Free Beer
$50 Cover
Closed for Inventory
Live Girl Dancers
AA Meeting
Doors at 5:30
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« Reply #146 on: 28 Jul 2006, 11:14 »

People naming bands just so that they mess up flyers or for the purpose of conversations like this:

"Who are you going to see tonight?"
"Band name, like, Holy Fuck or The What or whatever else was mentioned"
"WHO/WHAT/OH FUCK"
"REPEAT"

Are pretty much my fucking pet peeve.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #147 on: 29 Jul 2006, 00:50 »

Town Hall Steps
see, all the kids in town meet at the Town Hall steps. everyone meets there, but espeically the underage emo/goth/punk/metal kids. so naming a band after it tells you EXACTLY what you're going to see
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« Reply #148 on: 29 Jul 2006, 05:00 »

Our town hall doesn't even have steps.

Woe is me.
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« Reply #149 on: 29 Jul 2006, 07:58 »

I don't even know where the fuck our town hall is. Do we have a town hall? I have no idea.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.
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