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horrible bands with great names? great bands with horrible names?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by vanguard, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm sure 99 people will chime in now to tell you it was a Smiths song that Dada stole the name of...

    The 2 bands I've been in were called
    "Nicky Nostril and the 9 Nasty Nose Pickers" (and our "big hit" was gonna be "You Think It's Music, but It'Snot") and when that band split up, the rest of us became "The Loser 4", since there were 5 of us wd each could pretend the others were the losers. BY FAR the best thing about us were the band names. Perhaps we should have spent more time practicing and less time listening to Dr Demento?

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  2. Collirem

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    The Decemberists is a horrible band????
     
  3. SChoirFan

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    Iron Butterfly.
    Even if they were clearly jumping on the Led Zeppelin "Heavy/Light" bandwagon. I liked both bands and both names.
     
  4. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    I recently saw America at a small gig and they told some story about how the main guys had originally met and began playing together in England. Maybe that's part of the genesis of their name.

    Same here. One viewing of Stop Making Sense should make anyone see the light.

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    Dont know if these have been mentioned yet:

    Horrible Band, Horrible Name: REO Speedwagon
    Great Band, Great Name: Yes, The Who
     
  5. creading

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    Do you mean Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen...........and
    Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band????

    Both great names by the way

    Greatest Band name: Mothers of Invention
     
  6. kelnet

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    Lousy band, stupid name: The Doobie Brothers
     
  7. telepathetic

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    Great band/horrible name name: Bubble Puppy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_otNCZ5T2o

    Here they are in 2011 being inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN_f_9pZCs0

    Horrible band/great name: Grateful Dead.
    I know, I know... Big fan base, lots of money, a million shows. Back in the days before the Grateful Dead were a huge entity I was a kid with a guitar and searching always for the newest/heaviest sound.
    I read the name Grateful Dead and imagined THE heaviest sound EVER! I was soooo disappointed! I expected loud, distorted guitars, pounding drums, thundering bass and screaming vocals. Instead, I got this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6oIOI9-r5I

    It sounded like some horrible Hollywood idea of a psychedelic band that you'd hear in the background of a scene with go-go girls dancing.

    I've come to appreciate the Dead and their body of work, but the name doesn't fit the style. I remained leery of any "heavy" name until Black Sabbath showed up and sounded like what their name implied.
     
  8. MatthewDickin

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    Great bands, great names:

    The Decemberists (oh yes I did)
    These New Puritans
    And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    At The Drive In
    The Black Keys
    Mastodon
    The Civil Wars
    Iron and Wine
     
  9. StoogeSurfer

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    The Mothers of Invention were supposed to be just the Mothers until the label got involved. Think I like the Mothers better.

    I like bands that have great names that also give me a sense of their music and who they are, and a name like Fugazi does that. Or the Stranglers.

    Great band with a dumb name? Weather Report. That sounds like a name somebody came up with because they were in a rush to take a leak.
     
  10. adeiderich

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    Local band with a great name - Jehovah's Waitresses
     
  11. twangking

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    I always thought Dinosaur Jr was a stupid band name.
     
  12. GregB

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    Great band/ bad name

    Toad the wet sprocket.

    The name comes from an obscure Monty Python skit on the "Contractual Obligation" album. The skit is Eric Idle performing as a Rock and Roll journalist in which one of the stories goes:

    "Flamboyant Ambidextrous Rex, lead electric triangle for Toad the Wet Sprocket, has had to have an elbow removed after falling off a motorcycle. "Falling off a motorcyclist more likely" quoted ace drummer Reg Abbot."
     
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