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Author Topic: Do you ever judge bands on their name?  (Read 8033 times)

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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #50 on: 16 Mar 2014, 18:45 »

bro, he did this when he was 16 years old:

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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #51 on: 17 Mar 2014, 06:17 »

I dislike when a band can't actually give a reason for their name (thinking specifically of Alkaline Trio, here) and they say it doesn't mean anything.

And there's been several local bands with this problem - incorporating the name of the town you're from in your name is either really pretentious or severely limiting your audience. Probably both at the same time.
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #52 on: 17 Mar 2014, 06:27 »

I always found it hilarious that Tokyo Dragons called themselves that because they thought it might make them popular in Japan. That's such idiot-genius.

I just remembered I wrote a blog post about band names, can't remember if I posted it in here already: http://madcap156.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/band-names-are-rubbish-nowadays/
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #53 on: 17 Mar 2014, 11:19 »

I was talking about this with my brother the other day. I think a lot of bands just settle on a 'temporary' name that ends up becoming permanent. Like, they're all sitting around jamming/rehearsing whatever and they say "Let's just call ourselves... *spots a beer bottle* Meantime? We can think of something else later" however, later never happens, and they end up with it for the rest of their career. That's what happened to Foo Fighters at least,
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #54 on: 27 Mar 2014, 14:30 »

I am very thankful I could talk Kabir into changing the name of Sun Kin from what it used to be. At first we were called Injun Magic, because he's Indian (as in, India) and I'm Magic. After a while we realized how racist it appeared for my white ass to be in a band called that. So Sun Kin it is.
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #55 on: 28 Mar 2014, 15:47 »

also sounds like "Sunken"
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #56 on: 31 Mar 2014, 21:31 »

well, for the time being, I'm out of the band due to financial constraints prohibiting frequent (or, honestly, even occasional) travel to Kabir's house. so that's not terribly far off.
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #58 on: 01 Apr 2014, 02:08 »

I am kind of ambivalent about the name of my Grind band Gestapolis. I can live with it, since the whole nazi-accusation thing that might come up is easily and quickly dispelled anyway, but were I to go back I would probably have voted more strongly against. However, I don't have a better idea. Also, it continues the tradition of naming your band from another, older band's song nicely.
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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #59 on: 16 Apr 2014, 06:30 »

You could call your band Stumpy and the Cuntfarts and it would be a better name simply by being distinctive.
I'd just like to make a note that I'd listen to Stumpy and the Cuntfarts religiously.

Worst band name (and worst band) I've ever heard of is God Lives Underwater. They opened for KMFDM and Genitorturers in Tampa back in the '90s and played like they were on valium. I cannot put into words precisely how SHIT they actually were.

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Re: Do you ever judge bands on their name?
« Reply #60 on: 16 Apr 2014, 07:03 »

You could call your band Stumpy and the Cuntfarts and it would be a better name simply by being distinctive.
I'd just like to make a note that I'd listen to Stumpy and the Cuntfarts religiously.

I can't believe I came up with this, six months on and I'm laughing myself to death at my own joke.
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