Taken band names you wish you could use.

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  1. SixStringSlinger

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    This was inspired by my response to another thread. What are band names you wish you could use, but you can't because they're taken? In other words, what band names do you wish you had come up with? This has nothing to do with the bands or their music, just the name.

    Here are some of mine:

    The Heartbreakers - A band using this name sets the tone before anyone even knows who they are. It doesn't matter what you look like. Whoever calls your band by its name is working on your terms.
    Los Lobos - Short, sweet and simple. Kinda like The Beatles, but with a cool animal like a wolf, without the lame-teenage-metal-band vibe of "The Wolves".
    The Skatalites - References the music being played. References cool stuff in space. Clever mash-up that's not groan-inducingly obvious. I'd want to use this band name even if the band didn't play ska.
     
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    The Rolling Stones. IMHO, the greatest band name ever.
     
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    Conversation at work the other day...
    We were talking about job security and what the boss would do to replace us employees.
    Someone said we could all be replaced by monkeys.
    I said it could be a great band name, everyone agreed. :) :) :)
     
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    Because a crap ton of people would show up at our next gig.
     
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    The Mermen.
    Great name, cool band.
     
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    It just conjures a bunch of great images/memories.
     
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    The Hype (was mostly the Mick Ronson era Bowie backing band pre “The Spiders from Mars” name performing as an actual band like Bowie later tried again with Tin Machine. always wanted that name with debut album called “Don’t Believe”).

    Also like the name Moxie, but it’s owned by a band I’m not familiar with.
     
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    There used to be a band that played in NE Texas and NW Louisiana quite a bit when I was playing down that way...

    The Well Hungarians

    The band leader’s real name was Wylie Cousins.

    I think someone did steal that name a couple of years later and use it.
     
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