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« Reply #50 on: 30 May 2006, 08:56 »

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If you subtract the Nazi undertones, Joy Division is a really kick arse name for a band.



Why do you have to subtract the nazi overtones? They're not nazis.


Indeed, Warsaw is also a great name for a band.
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« Reply #51 on: 30 May 2006, 09:01 »

Warszawa is better ;)
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« Reply #52 on: 30 May 2006, 09:01 »

The insider would be cool name. Does anyone know if it's taken?
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« Reply #53 on: 30 May 2006, 09:12 »

If I ever have a backing band, they will be called 'The Nouns.'
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« Reply #54 on: 30 May 2006, 14:54 »

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

"Who are you going to see tonight?"
"Holy Fuck!"
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« Reply #55 on: 30 May 2006, 15:18 »

I think my fav band names are...

The Stone Roses
A Perfect Circle
The Sex Pistols
The Stooges (It fits their sound so well.)
Gorillaz (Normally I don't like z's instead of s's, but for some reason this works here.)
Adam & the Ants
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (It doesn't describe them at all, and I think that's why I like it.)
Thievery Corporation
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« Reply #56 on: 30 May 2006, 16:05 »

i really like the name pink floyd. i don't know, it just sounds nice.
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« Reply #57 on: 30 May 2006, 16:49 »

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

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

I don’t like the name because you wouldn’t be able to tell your grandma or someone like that about them. I’m not saying that I would but like just imagine it…
“So deary, what kind of music are you listening to these days?”
“Holy Fuck!”
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« Reply #58 on: 30 May 2006, 16:57 »

that also would apply to anal cunt...
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« Reply #59 on: 30 May 2006, 17:09 »

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Why do you have to subtract the nazi overtones? They're not nazis.


I know; I meant the Nazi origins of the name. Concentration camp prostitution and such.
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« Reply #60 on: 31 May 2006, 06:51 »

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club(It doesn't describe them at all, and I think that's why I like it.)


I thought it fitted quite well on Take Them On, On Your Own, but I suppose it doesn't fit the new album. Also Take Them On has the most badass bass opening to an album I have ever heard. You should own it just for that,
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« Reply #61 on: 31 May 2006, 06:51 »

There is a band called Captain out there if any one is interested. Weren't System of a Down just called System originally.

Some names that I really like
Iron and Wine
The Flaming Lips
Editors
Doves
The Rocket Summer
Be Your Own pet
Brigade
Air
Daft Punk
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
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« Reply #62 on: 31 May 2006, 08:16 »

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Acid Hades.

This is not an actual band, but my History teacher used the phrase 'Acid Hades Rock' to describe Cathedral when my friend started playing it on his boombox in class. It is now my mission in life to create a musical project that lives up to that title.


And a worthy mission it is.
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« Reply #63 on: 31 May 2006, 18:15 »

BRMC - A great band name, yes. It never ceases to amuse me that in one of their videos they had to drive to a gig or something and they took a car instead of motorbikes.

Pink Floyd - it's catchy, it sticks in the mind, it's unique, and it's very, very Syd.
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« Reply #64 on: 01 Jun 2006, 03:28 »

The most amusing band title I've heard over the last year has to be:
Oh No! Oh My! (http://www.myspace.com/ohnoohmyband">plug)

Thank goodness they changed their old http://www.thejollyrogers.org/">name. It was generic as hell.
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« Reply #65 on: 01 Jun 2006, 03:42 »

Black Sabbath. I cant believe nobody metioned them yet.
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« Reply #66 on: 01 Jun 2006, 18:21 »

a local two man band in my state is called

Best Fwends

i love the name cuz the two guy in the band are best friends ;)
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« Reply #67 on: 01 Jun 2006, 18:23 »

Do they play crustpunk? because that would make the best crustpunk band name ever.
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« Reply #68 on: 01 Jun 2006, 20:39 »

I agree with Anal Cunt.  You can get around the whole "Holy Fuck" problem because most people "in the know" call them AxCx (so I'd go into stores in my hometown asking for AC and I'd get handed ACDC. Ugh).

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John Cougar Concentration Camp
Frantic Romantic
Fat Girls at the Snack Table
All Girl Summer Fun Band
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Jets to Brazil
Jud Jud
The Pixies
Talking Heads
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« Reply #69 on: 01 Jun 2006, 20:54 »

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The name of my imaginary band: Stevie and the Date Rapists.

This made me laugh.

The Phemonenauts
Violent Femmes
Ladytron
The Dandy Warhols
Fantastic Plastic Machine
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« Reply #70 on: 05 Jun 2006, 13:57 »

bad yodelers bought their lp for about 1 buck for the name and then ive loved the music
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« Reply #71 on: 05 Jun 2006, 21:21 »

Elemeno P,After School Knife Fight,The Fucking Champs.
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« Reply #72 on: 05 Jun 2006, 21:44 »

There was a band that won best band name in a local paper called "Icanlickanysonofabitchinthehouse"  or something to that effect.  
However i've always been partial to these band names.
Built to Spill, Broken Social Scene, and Neko Case and her Boyfriends.
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« Reply #73 on: 05 Jun 2006, 23:23 »

Ladytron is a good name! Dag, yo!

Tortoise and The Postal Service are also pretty good names I think.
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« Reply #74 on: 06 Jun 2006, 17:03 »

My made up band was always Shortwave Rhapsody or Oceanica

Olivia Tremor Control has always been one of my favorites, though really anything from Elephant 6 had a good name.
Elf Power was another one.
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« Reply #75 on: 06 Jun 2006, 17:52 »

Two (garage) bands that I was in for a short time before we gave up: The Last Conquistador, and (the better one) The Hubcaps of Courage.  I now use both names in guitar hero.
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« Reply #76 on: 06 Jun 2006, 21:27 »

Pouches the crab, or Texas is on fire.
The postal service is a cool name, considering the music was sent between the artists via e-mail.
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« Reply #77 on: 07 Jun 2006, 06:24 »

Did you honestly just say Texas is on Fire? Man, fuck those guys.  They were from my old town and they suck. Also, their singer is a prick.


And I have reason to believe they totally sotle their name From Texas is the Reason, just because I am a cynical ass.
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« Reply #78 on: 07 Jun 2006, 16:13 »

Einstürzende Neubauten
Dr Octagon
Zapp
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« Reply #79 on: 19 Jun 2006, 01:08 »

I've always like these...

Placebo
Marcy Playground
Architecture In Helsinki
Queens of the Stone Age
The Teaparty
Modest Mouse
The Pixies
Dogs Die In Hot Cars
They Might Be Giants
Velvet Revolver
Echo And The Bunnymen
Gomez
The Von Bondies
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Goo Goo Dolls
Liquido

and my all time favourite: Machine Gun Fellatio
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« Reply #80 on: 19 Jun 2006, 02:19 »

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It would definitely be Anal Cunt.


Vaginal Jesus.
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« Reply #81 on: 19 Jun 2006, 03:51 »

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Dogs Die In Hot Cars


My friends dog died in a hot car so this always makes me feel sad.

Also, I really like the name Motörhead. It just has a a really cool feel to it.
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« Reply #82 on: 20 Jun 2006, 17:02 »

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« Reply #83 on: 20 Jun 2006, 17:21 »

Ohh, that last name is the worst.

Some friends and I were supposed to start a band called "K like um". It never happened though. The name spawned from my roommate starting every damn thing she said with "K like, um...".
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« Reply #84 on: 20 Jun 2006, 17:40 »

trachtenburg family slideshow players
hedwig and the angry inch
sunny day real estate
a boy named pinfold
dismemberment plan
the appleseed cast
velvet underground
belle & sebastian
animal collective
twilight singers
mates of state
transoceanic
clem snide
aesop rock
viva voce
mogwai
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« Reply #85 on: 20 Jun 2006, 18:19 »

Squarepusher.

I love it.
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« Reply #86 on: 21 Jun 2006, 16:26 »

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trachtenburg family slideshow players
hedwig and the angry inch
sunny day real estate
a boy named pinfold
dismemberment plan
the appleseed cast
velvet underground
belle & sebastian
animal collective
twilight singers
mates of state
transoceanic
clem snide
aesop rock
viva voce
mogwai


you could've organized them by size... it would make a lovelly pattern hehe
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« Reply #87 on: 21 Jun 2006, 16:32 »

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trachtenburg family slideshow players
hedwig and the angry inch
sunny day real estate
a boy named pinfold
dismemberment plan
the appleseed cast
velvet underground
belle & sebastian
animal collective
twilight singers
mates of state
transoceanic
clem snide
aesop rock
viva voce
mogwai


I agree with all of the ones I've heard of from that bunch.

You also win for having a D Plan avatar.

My contribution:
Archie Bronson Outfit
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« Reply #88 on: 21 Jun 2006, 18:07 »

Well, the bad my roommates and I have is called 665.9.... but I hate that name.  I thought The SRO's would be a good name.  It refers to the old signs they'd put on venues that stood for Standing Room Only when it was really packed.  Plus people wouldn't quite know how to say it.  S-R-O's sound like a car or something, but Sroe's sound cool too.  

I also thought David Bowie's band Tin Machine had a cool name.  But I also love David Bowie, so I think Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is pretty fucking tight as well.
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« Reply #89 on: 21 Jun 2006, 22:22 »

In high school, my buddies and I toyed with the idea of a band called "Ingrown Toenail".

Seriously, listening to us play was about as painful.

Our local group of metalheads, who actually DID make some money as a band at local functions, came up with a great mock band:

"Flourescent Dead Chihuahuas".

They drew up mock album covers and everything; it was hilarious.

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« Reply #90 on: 22 Jun 2006, 03:33 »

The Crucifucks
Dead Kennedys
Apocalypse Hoboken
Mischief Brew
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« Reply #91 on: 07 Jul 2006, 20:22 »

Beat Happening

I knew i'd like them from the name alone

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Saturday Looks Good To Me
The Morning After Girls (shit local psychadelic band)
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« Reply #92 on: 07 Jul 2006, 22:03 »

Cute is What We Aim For

haha, just kidding.

Fugazi
Jawbreaker
The Weakerthans
Jets to Brazil
The Lawrence Arms
The Get Up Kids
Weezer

generally speaking, i think the best band names are no longer than three or four syllables wrong.
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« Reply #93 on: 07 Jul 2006, 23:28 »

Misantropical Painforest has to be the king of awesome band names

Other good ones:

My Dying Bride
Hecate Enthroned
Carpathian Forest
Axis of Advance
Grand Belial's Key
In The Woods...
Star of Ash
Neptune Towers
Something For Kate
Rainbow
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« Reply #94 on: 07 Jul 2006, 23:44 »

NEMBRIONIC HAMMERDEATH

I've never heard them, or heard of them, I cannot classify them, but I saw the name on some metal site and it is seriously the best band name I have ever seen.

EDIT: They are apparently Dutch death metal.
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« Reply #95 on: 08 Jul 2006, 02:41 »

My ongoing quest to outright win every opinion thread on these forums continues with The Band With No Name.

I'm also fond of The Orb as a band name, I know not why.

Lastly, Runrig.  The best band named after anything to do with agriculture.
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« Reply #96 on: 08 Jul 2006, 03:38 »

One day, I plan on forming a kitsch pop band called Jeremy and the Octopus, though it may just end up being called Jeremy.
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« Reply #97 on: 08 Jul 2006, 05:17 »

To be surprisingly generic, I love 'The Beatles'. It just makes me grin that it's so simple yet a nice pun.
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« Reply #98 on: 08 Jul 2006, 09:07 »

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Ohh, that last name is the worst.


They called themselves that before 9/11. I think they just perform as 'I Am The...' now.
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« Reply #99 on: 08 Jul 2006, 09:59 »

did nobody mention 'morning wood' yet?
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