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Strangeways • View topic - Favourite and least favourite band names

Favourite and least favourite band names

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon May 08, 2006 3:41 pm

A wee variant to the 'favourite song titles' thread. Which band names would you classify as class, and which ones do you consider quite dull? Feel free to explain as well.

PS: regardless if you like the music or not. One can perfectly find a band name very dull but still like all albums the band released (for me for example, Echo & The Bunnymen are my favourite band of all time, but I would have prefered if they'd have opted for just Echo instead of their actual name)
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon May 08, 2006 8:31 pm

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Postby rubygirl » Mon May 08, 2006 9:19 pm

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Sweet irony ;)
And they were called Johnny and The Self Abusers when they had some 'punk' leanings... :D I like them though, well some songs at least.

I think a band's name is very important - not that if I like the music the name will put me off, but a name has the power to make wonder and make me wanna check the band out.

The Good
The Smiths - simple, yet making you wonder...so common, it sounds like the unknown quantity X in maths - you can fill it with whatever content you like...

The Stranglers - I love band names with 'the', they always sounds to me the best - and the easiest to pronounce/remember :) And I like this one because of the 'deadly' overtones to it... B)

Death Cab For Cutie - I am not familiar with the band's music, but this always makes me laugh - and I love things that make me laugh. Sounds wonderfully ironic to me - and I'm in love with irony.


The Not-so-Good:

Pet Shop Boys - I've been a fan for ages, but c'mon...

Emerald Rose - even for a band, whose agenda is 'to make pagan music', this is kinda pretentious. But still I like them...

Godspeed You Black Emperor! - I ahte names that make me go 'WTF' - and that are too long, too incomprehensible, too silly, too too...

Dogs Die in Hot Cars - how unimaginative can you get? Such names really give out how the people behind them didn't have a clue and after much mental exhaustion picked up the first line that came to mind, with the excuse it's unusual for a band's name. Well, not accidentally so.



The Really Silly:

Johnny Hates Jazz
Curiosity Killed The Cat
- do they realize how they succumb themselves to lack of success? I mean, imagine saying 'My favourite band is Curiosity Killed The cat'...it jst doesn't sound right....
Met Without Hats - hmm, hatful of hollow comes to mind.

Oh, I am sure I'll be coming back to this thread very soon. :)
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Postby helmoz » Mon May 08, 2006 10:17 pm

there was a band called The 13th Floor Elevators - i really liked the sound of that name.




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Postby Bref » Tue May 09, 2006 11:44 am

Good: Led Zeppelin,Joy Division,The Smiths,Sonic Youth,the undertones,the velvet underground,happy mondays,daft punk,buzzcocks,stone roses & sex pistols


Bad: Kaiser chiefs,oasis,blue oyster cult,babyshambles,the darkness & the coral
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Wed May 10, 2006 11:20 pm

Good- Queens of The Stone Age, The Dandy Warhols, I Monster, Janes Addiction, Massive Attack.

Bad- Duran Duran, Funeral For a Friend, The Mock Turtles, Snow Patrol, Toto.
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Postby rubygirl » Wed May 10, 2006 11:57 pm

There are so many really bad band names...countless, new and new come to my mind -
A Flock of Seagulls
Kajagoogoo!!

Black Eyed PEas
The Buthole Surfers
Tight Fit
Bad Boys Blue
Boney M
Haircut 100...
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Postby tca2005 » Sun May 14, 2006 10:59 pm

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Postby Chorlton_Ruffian » Mon May 15, 2006 1:20 pm

Good - Rage Against The Machine

Shit - Black Eye Peas. Shit music, too.
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Postby Miserable Liar » Mon May 15, 2006 3:16 pm

'Lurries' is just cool, lorries come to mind which is what is so great I think.

'The Doors' is a very good name I think.
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Postby JaneSays » Tue May 16, 2006 2:20 am

Jane's Addiction - interesting
Manic Street Preachers - also interesting

The The - confusing
Boy Kill Boy - when i first heard it, i thought emo
Our Lady Peace - sounds like a crappy pop band
Pavement, Tool etc. - Hmmm what are the other options...Bread? Paper?
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Tue May 16, 2006 11:50 am

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