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Deansinger
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No offense intended, goo, but I feel Goo Goo Dolls, as a band name, may be even worse than Hoobastank.

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Tarquin Farquart
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quote:
Originally posted by Saluki Worship:
FWIW, there is a band called !!!

How exactly do you say that one out loud?

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unbroken
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It's usually pronounced 'chk chk chk', but IIRC any one-syllable sound, repeated three times, is acceptable.

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Saluki Worship
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quote:
Originally posted by unbroken:
It's usually pronounced 'chk chk chk', but IIRC any one-syllable sound, repeated three times, is acceptable.

Yep, that's exactly what I've heard too.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
quote:
Originally posted by Saluki Worship:
FWIW, there is a band called !!!

How exactly do you say that one out loud?
Really? This was back in the 80s so maybe there was a spy hanging out who sotle the idea and we should have sued years ago! Dang man, the blown opportunites...Hey wait a minute, that could be a band name, "The Blown Opportunities"
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hit Parade:
I did once read a very NFBSK explanation of why Korn are called what they are, but it's even less appetising than their music.

Yeah, I've heard that too. The version I've heard was:

TMI
TMI
TMI
Don't read if you're eating:

The lead singer crapped on his girlfriend's face, and there were lumps of corn in his poo, hence the name.

Needless to say I don't believe that's where the band name came from.

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Deansinger
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I can't see Korn spelled with a K without thinking of the radio station on Hee-Haw.

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I Am 6-Ironsman
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hit Parade:
I used to think Die Cheerleader were a German band too.

Actually, singular English words into German are often preceeded by the neutral article (would be "das Cheerleader" though I don't think that's used commonly..."die Cheerleaders" though would be a collective noun).

Bad band names

Gross:
Pig Vomit
Revolting Cocks

Stupid:
Candlebox
The Alan Parsons Project
Lez Zeppelin
The The
Andrea True Connection
Seether
Starland Vocal Band

From the Bad Album Covers (and horrible band/artist name) page:
Pooh-Man (MC Pooh)
Furr
Swamp Dogg
Birthcontrol
Devastatin' Dave the Turntable Slave

"What the hell?"
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Captain Beefheart
King Harvest
Pure Prarie League

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Elwood
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Best: (some obscure)

R.E.M.
The Seventy Sevens
Adam Again
Vertical Horizon
Jesus Jones

Worst:
Beatles
Doors
Wang Chung

Best Made Up Name:
Rock Hard Marshmallows

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An old local band that I never saw play and haven't heard anything from had/has both the worst and the best band name ever:

The Scooby Don'ts.

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Quicksilver Messenger Service
I don't seen what's so "what the hell" about that one. Mercury was messenger of the gods, quicksilver = mercury, ergo Mercury Messenger Service.

Blue "Makes perfect sense to me" Byrd

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Deansinger
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Further up the thread, there's mention of Hamilton, Joe Frank and Brown (or whatever), and that brings to mind another general rule of thumb. Band names that are just lists of the member's names genrally reek. Cases in point:
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Emerson. Lake and Palmer (or Powell)
HSAS (it's Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve- trying to disguise it as an acronym just makes it worse)

Y'all get the point, anyway. Sounds like law firms to me. These aren't the people to call when you wanna rock, these sound like the people you call when you need to get out of a speeding ticket or get a good settlement from a presonal injusry claim.

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skippytoe
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Local bands with cool names
Black Harvest
Fungus
The Family Jewels
Dont know why but they struck me as cool.I usually hate any band name that has a story to go with it.

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I just remembered another great band with a great name: The Fugs. This group's sung such songs as Boobs-a-lot. One of their albums is entitled It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest.

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BlueByrd
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quote:
Originally posted by skippytoe:
Local bands with cool names
[snippety]
Fungus
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Since you're from NY, I'm guessing you're not talking about the seventies Dutch folk rock group of that name.

They had a single hit, based on a fishermen's shanty, "Allen die willen te kaap'ren varen".

It's mainly about beards.

Blue "I'm pretty sure that one wasn't intentional, either" Byrd

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Will
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Snatches of Pink, it has a certain je ne sais quois.
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Deansinger
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A couple years back, I went to see the Pornstore Janitors in Seattle

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ConstableDorfl
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There's an English folk dance band called 'Edward II and the Red-Hot Polkas' . You have to know a bit of history for that one!

Worst band name? The Dandy Warhols. Twee and pretentious.

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Is there another folk dance band called Clarence and the Butt of Malmsy?

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I'm quite partial to The Red Hot Chili Peppers as a band name.

And though I love the band name R.E.M., I laughed when I found out that they almost called themselves Cans of Piss.

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LeaflessMapleTree
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quote:
Originally posted by ConstableDorfl:
There's an English folk dance band called 'Edward II and the Red-Hot Polkas' . You have to know a bit of history for that one!

Sorry for the double post, but I just got that and it made me choke on my veggie burger. If I'm not mistaken, that is how he was killed. Red hot pokers up the ass?

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Names I liked:
Vaginasaurus(friends local band)
Stabbing Westward
Creed(before they were a bunch of nancy-boys)
Soundgarden
Grand Funk
Supertramp
R.E.O. Speedwagon

I don't have any bands I don't like, if the music's good I'll listen to em.

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ConstableDorfl
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quote:
Originally posted by MapleLeaf:
quote:
Originally posted by ConstableDorfl:
There's an English folk dance band called 'Edward II and the Red-Hot Polkas' . You have to know a bit of history for that one!

Sorry for the double post, but I just got that and it made me choke on my veggie burger. If I'm not mistaken, that is how he was killed. Red hot pokers up the ass?
Correct. Sadly they've now changed their name to the much less entertaining E2K

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Don't know if I classify this under Best or Worst but there was an Aussie band in the 90s called

Chocolate Starfish

They co-incidently had a cd called "Box" which may not make sense outside of Australia but Aussies will see the co-incidence (intended by the band or not) [Smile]

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MaidenAthene
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There's a local band here called Sickbag. [Big Grin]

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band names i like (it helps that they are all bands that i like, too):

piano magic
aesop rock
built to spill
clinic
hot cross
low
this bike is a pipe bomb

band names i loathe with a fiery passionate hatred:

hoobastank
smooch knob (WTF, DOUCHEBAGS)
korn
third eye blind
oh man, there are so many that i can't think of right now!

band names (of bands that i like) that i am okay with or sort of like, but hate saying out loud:

ratatat
the weakerthans
sunny day real estate
le tigre

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candycane from strangers
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There's a band called Le Tigre? I didn't know that. I have a lot of clothing by a brand of the same name and I rather like saying Le Tigre. It's fun.

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