We need a new band name

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Odin, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. ryanm

    ryanm Guest

    "Not A Speck Of Cereal" <XchrissherwoodX@Xcomcast.netX> wrote in message
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    > As "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net> so eloquently put:
    > [] Anyone got any good ideas
    >
    > I've offered this many times, but nobody's biting:
    >
    > Flaming Wet Scrotum.
    >
    > Try it. It will work.
    >

    I don't know what you're talking about, but I'm not biting anyone's
    scrotum...

    ryanm
  2. As jshinal_REMOVE_THIS_PART@mindspring.com (John S. Shinal) so
    eloquently put:
    [] Not A Speck Of Cereal wrote:
    []
    [] >We Ain't Canadian, Thankfully
    []
    [] Hmm...the UnCanadians ?

    Axly, I love them furry folk from up north, but that's a damned good
    band name, that right there.

    [] >Not A Speck Of Euro-Centric
    []
    [] Trailerpark Eurotrash.

    Anything's possible in Texas.

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  3. As "Tukin Fourscan \(and seven years ago\)"
    <touscan4kin@com-diddley-castaway.net> so eloquently put:
    [] "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net> wrote
    []
    [] > > Flaming Wet Scrotum.
    [] >
    [] > How can it be flaming if it's wet?
    []
    [] Lighter fluid is wet.

    Yeah. Or it could be "flaming" in <ahem> another sense.

    You know. And the wet part, well...

    Is it getting warm in here?


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  4. 'nuther Bob

    'nuther Bob Guest

    How about you change it to a semi bubble gum cover band:

    Night of the Living 'Bread'".

    Bob
  5. "Odin" wrote:

    > Anyone got any good ideas for a band name?


    I keep wanted to see someone use either "Dick's Army" or "Army of Dicks."

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  6. "Jonathan Roberts" <NotMe@NotMyAddress.Nothing> wrote

    > I keep wanted to see someone use either "Dick's Army" or "Army of Dicks."


    Dixie Wrecked

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  7. Gamelan

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    "No Busking" <nobusking@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > > Anyone got any good ideas (nom not you Polfus, I said *good* ideas) for a
    > > band name?

    >
    > The Short Bus


    The Dumples
    Big Nife
    Limozeen
    Taracula
  8. RC Moonpie

    RC Moonpie Guest

    On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 06:03:14 GMT, "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net>
    wrote:

    >Anyone got any good ideas (nom not you Polfus, I said *good* ideas) for a
    >band name? We want to "polish" the image a bit to get some more better
    >paying gigs so we're moving away from the "blue collar" image and trying to
    >work into the middle somewhere. Southern Comfort was a good name, but the
    >folks who sell booze sic'ced their lawyers on us and we've fought the good
    >fight. Since they decided to pay us to change names we're going to take
    >their offer but first we gotta have a catchy name that doesn't sound silly
    >or have any negative connotations. Then we have to get the website redone
    >to reflect the new band name and image. So let's have 'em, band names
    >needed.




    LosSouthernComfortsUK182

    email me if you want, somewere i've got this fabulous email from this
    weerdo in Texas who came up with about a thousand hilarious band
    names, i could just forward it to you.

    The Bipolar UnEmployables
  9. RC Moonpie

    RC Moonpie Guest

    On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 05:28:49 GMT, Les Cargill
    <lcargill@worldnet.att.net> wrote:



    >Naw. That's too obvious a title for a MAJOR CHART WRECKING
    >POWER BALLAD the likes of which may skeer the gummint into
    >subsidizing breath mintz.
    >
    >(Visualize Mutt Lange whisper vocal treatment)
    >
    ><thoo blippy blap>
    >TWENTY-FOUR PAIR MOGAMI
    >I HEAR IT'S ALL OVER TOWN.
    >
    >TWENTY-FOUR PAIR MOGAMI
    >YOU KNOW IT'S NOT A CLOWN!
    >
    ><thoo blippy bap>
    >
    >Word.



    heh. that was genius. aint it about time you ran for California
    Guv-ner?




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    >> --
    >> do the usual to reply
  10. RC Moonpie

    RC Moonpie Guest

    On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:33:50 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:



    >
    >Actually, Odin isn't a bad band name.



    they could all dress up like Vikings. Probly go over real good in
    Plano. Ryan would have to wear a blonde wig and change his name to
    Thor. Drive to the gigs in a goat powered Harley.
  11. RC Moonpie

    RC Moonpie Guest

    On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:41:31 GMT, "Robert Barker"
    <rwbarker@spambegonecox.net> wrote:

    >"Vince" <turnip@truck.com> wrote in message
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    >> The Farts?
    >>
    >>

    >He said 'UPSCALE', Dood. It would have to be 'The Champagne Farts'.
    >



    no, it would have to be the "Farting Thru Silk Playboys"
  12. RC Moonpie

    RC Moonpie Guest

    On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 20:07:59 -0500, "Tukin Fourscan \(and seven years
    ago\)" <touscan4kin@com-diddley-castaway.net> wrote:

    >"Jonathan Roberts" <NotMe@NotMyAddress.Nothing> wrote
    >
    >> I keep wanted to see someone use either "Dick's Army" or "Army of Dicks."

    >
    >Dixie Wrecked



    I dated her.
  13. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "RC Moonpie" <rcm@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    > >Actually, Odin isn't a bad band name.

    >
    >
    > they could all dress up like Vikings. Probly go over real

    good in
    > Plano. Ryan would have to wear a blonde wig and change his

    name to
    > Thor. Drive to the gigs in a goat powered Harley.


    We could row my bass boat to the gigs.
  14. As RC Moonpie <rcm@hotmail.com> so eloquently put:
    [] On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:33:50 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:
    [] >
    [] >Actually, Odin isn't a bad band name.
    []
    []
    [] they could all dress up like Vikings.

    StratQueen on vocals?

    Chris

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  15. Bob

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    Gamelan wrote in message ...
    :
    :"No Busking" <nobusking@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    :> > Anyone got any good ideas (nom not you Polfus, I said *good* ideas) for
    a
    :> > band name?
    :>
    :> The Short Bus
    :
    :The Dumples
    :Big Nife
    :Limozeen
    :Taracula
    :
    Thrush and the cunts
  16. Grant

    Grant Guest

    Odin wrote:
    > work into the middle somewhere. Southern Comfort was a good name, but the
    > folks who sell booze sic'ced their lawyers on us and we've fought the good
    > fight. Since they decided to pay us to change names we're going to take


    Ummm... how 'bout "Fair and Balanced" ? I don't think that one's taken.
  17. "Grant" <gpetty@aos.wisc.edu> wrote

    > Ummm... how 'bout "Fair and Balanced" ? I don't think that one's taken.


    Franken's gonna cream Fox, wach an' see.

    But on that note, I think "Barely Balanced" might
    work for The Bros. Mattes...

    Jus' funnin'.

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  18. Twang

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    "Tukin Fourscan (and seven years ago)"
    <touscan4kin@com-diddley-castaway.net> wrote in message
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    > "Grant" <gpetty@aos.wisc.edu> wrote
    >
    > > Ummm... how 'bout "Fair and Balanced" ? I don't think that one's taken.

    >
    > Franken's gonna cream Fox, wach an' see.
    >
    > But on that note, I think "Barely Balanced" might
    > work for The Bros. Mattes...
    >
    > Jus' funnin'.
    >
    > --
    > If Toucan, four can
    > Six bits, a dollar.
    > Reply to me @ toucan@mailblocks.com



    for christ sake. be creative.
    the obvious choice is

    Fox Franken

    or if you prefer

    Frankenfox

    You'll get sued by both, and perhaps Mary Shelley hiers as well, catapulting
    your band into instant celebrity, political and social ramifications galore,
    literary reference adding the all important psuedo intellectual ring,
    requiring no skills or talent whatsoever.

    And of course, that's where most names come from.
    The idea of recognition without effort, appeal without substance.


    Sort of like the jr. high school kid who thinks a good line for 'chicks' is
    'wanna tickle my elmo?'.

    Which, by the way, doesn't work in jr. high, but is perfect at state
    dinners.


    I could suggest you choose a name based on something to do with what you
    play and how you feel and think about playing it..
    but hey..
    That would require a foundation in love of music, rather than a foundation
    in mass marketing technique, and we all know what a pain in the ass that is.

    Me..

    next band..

    Nasty Macfaharty and The Passing Chords.


    fits in more ways than you can possibly know.

    even musically.


    Twang!
    ps
    I was going to call it Pepto Abysmal, but I can't afford a pink paisley
    tele.
  19. ryanm

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    "Twang" <twang49@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > You'll get sued by both, and perhaps Mary Shelley hiers as well,

    catapulting
    > your band into instant celebrity, political and social ramifications

    galore,
    > literary reference adding the all important psuedo intellectual ring,
    > requiring no skills or talent whatsoever.
    >
    > And of course, that's where most names come from.
    > The idea of recognition without effort, appeal without substance.
    >

    Actually, you just nailed our first name completely. It was effortless,
    recognizable, and came with a whole bunch of pre-associated themes that we
    could use. Unfortunately, we also got the threat of litigation that comes
    with it. It did, however, apply very appropriately to the music we play.

    > I could suggest you choose a name based on something to do with what you
    > play and how you feel and think about playing it..
    > but hey..
    > That would require a foundation in love of music, rather than a foundation
    > in mass marketing technique, and we all know what a pain in the ass that

    is.
    >

    Nah, there's a bigger pain in the ass. You see, when we name the band
    something that represents the music we play, half of the venues we want to
    play in won't even talk to us. Meanwhile, other bands with the exact same
    set lists are playing those venues because they have a "younger", "newer",
    more "hip" image, even though they suck. They're called stupid stuff like
    Blender or Chode Monkies or something like that, which tells absolutely
    nothing about the band, but sounds like something the local college kids
    might like to hear. But when you show up, they play Sweet Home Alabama and
    Takin' Care of Business. The problem is, to get the bookings we want, we
    need to "improve" our image, because unfortunately, the trailer park theme
    only sells to crowds who live in trailer parks, and those gigs don't pay
    very well. It's not that we didn't like our name, it's that we *have* to
    change it, and as long as we're thinking up a new name, we might as well use
    it to open a few new doors.

    ryanm
  20. There's a maple syrup called "Northern Comfort". They even have a
    label similar to the booze.

    Obviously, you can't use this, or "Northern", so how about "Southern"
    whatever. I propose "Southern Exposure". Probably already taken, but
    roll with it: "Southern" <something> is the formula.

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